OMG….He’s Still Playing In The NBA?

(#TBT to 2/15/11 original publication date; still rings true.) When Jerry Sloan retired last week it made me face a sad reality; that I am getting old. By him retiring, it’s like another link to being a kid watching the NBA is now gone. As long as these guys continue to play, it means we’re … Read more

1996 NBA Draft: Best Ever?

The thing I remember most about the 1996 NBA Draft, particularly when draft order was determined during the Draft Lottery, was how excited 76ers President Pat Croce got when it was announced the Sixers would get the number one pick. His personality, coupled with the success of the franchise over the next five years, basically … Read more

Jim Calhoun Interview: “Don’t Blame Me For Working Harder Than You”

Before Jim Calhoun ever coached a college basketball game he worked as a grave digger, a granite cutter, a headstone engraver, a scrap yard worker, and a factory worker. His father died when he was 15 and as the eldest boy, the responsibility to provide for the family – a total of seven people including himself, his … Read more

When the East was a Beast: The Rise and Fall of Big East Basketball

Big East basketball was a conference full of perennial contenders. After a massive fall, it’s finally on the way up again. I miss the Big East. The days of hard-nosed defensive basketball where an elbow was a hello. There’s a saying that goes, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good … Read more

Worst Trades in NBA History

Scottie Pippen As A Seattle Supersonic - Worst Trades In NBA History

The NBA Trade Deadline is about to heat up. Check out our list of the worst trades in NBA history. In the throws of an NBA season, general managers can look to make a move that takes their team from a playoff wannabee to championship contenders. We’ve seen it work for teams past and present. … Read more

Bill Belichick IS Gregg Popovich, Finkle IS Einhorn!

Have you ever seen them in the same room at the same time? Bill Belichick is Gregg Popovich, Gregg Popovich is Bill Belichick. They are the exact same human being. Here is why.

Based on their respective styles in dealing with the media, we hear a lot of comparisons between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. What we don’t hear anything about is how similar their careers have been in terms of development, duration, style, and success.

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