It’s a cherished Celtics [team stats] bedtime story: A long, long time ago, a young man named Paul Pierce [stats] made a colossal fool of himself during a playoff game against the Indiana Pacers. But the young man matured... more »
Kevin McHale didn’t begin this process as the front-runner to be the Rockets’ next head coach. The Rockets set out to hire Lawrence Frank or someone a lot like Lawrence Frank. In other words, a head coach very much like Jeff Van Gundy. Since Leslie Alexander and Daryl Morey made head coaching experience a must and since McHale has just 94 games of experience and a losing record, he barely met the basic criteria. Yet as the process played out, they became more impressed by the day. For instance, the Rockets believe he’ll be:
• A great leader and someone a lockerroom and an entire organization can rally around. Every player who played for him said (a) he got better under McHale and (b) was treated with respect.
• Great at player development, especially at...
Amar’e Stoudemire is recruiting you. He is working you. He is hustling you. Stoudemire is as aware as any athlete we’ve had around here, he enjoys the almost universal praise he’s received from the moment he signed his... more »
There was no World Peace or global domination for the Lakers on Friday night. Planet Nuggets came to life. Breathe deep. Nuggets rule Lakers 99-84. "It was a fun win for me," George Karl said. "I can't remember one that I... more »
Game 2 of this playoff series turned ugly in the third quarter. Game 3 turned ugly at the same time and only got worse at the end. That’s the way it will be the rest of the way, however long the Bulls’ postseason lasts,... more »