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NBA / Sep 7, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Hall Of Famer Reggie Miller Reflects On Why He Was So Clutch

Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller stepped off his plane on Thursday and as he walked through Bradley International Airport, just outside Hartford, Conn., it hit him. He didn’t need the bright lights that will await him Friday night in Springfield, or seeing his picture hanging with the all-time greats. He felt it – he was a Hall of Famer.

“It’s already hit me trust me,” said Miller. “Emotionally I’ll probably be a wreck tomorrow.” Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Dime NBA Draft Profile: Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger

They used to call it one of the best draft classes of the last 25 years. Now, it’s looking more and more like Anthony Davis… and then everybody else. Still, this Thursday, the 2012 NBA Draft will bring hope, and hopefully new talent to some teams that desperately need it.

As we do every year, Dime will be holding you down with mock drafts, player interviews and diaries (you should check out Dion Waiters‘ draft diary), and we will also be bringing you draft profiles for every potential prospect deemed worthy. With this year’s crop of talent, that list is long. Our last profile was on the future of Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Today, we’re looking at Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

The Buzzer-Beating Dunk You Almost Certainly Missed

Springfield Armor

The Springfield Armor, the Nets’ D-League affiliate, used a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to climb back into Thursday night’s game against the Maine Red Claws. This set the stage for one of the best finishes of the season. Read More »

College / Nov 22, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Providence Coach Ed Cooley Has The Friars Dreaming Big

Ed Cooley

After Providence’s 80-72 road victory over Fairfield on Nov. 14, Friars first-year head coach Ed Cooley described the win as “bittersweet.”

In first five seasons as a head coach, Cooley turned a 13-19 Fairfield team in his first season into a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-best 25-8 in his final year, and had the Stags within two wins of an automatic birth to the NCAA Tournament. The way he turned around Fairfield is exactly why Providence wanted Cooley to return to his hometown this spring to coach his beloved Friars. Read More »

College / Nov 21, 2011 / 11:00 am

John Calipari & Kentucky Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Terrence Jones

In just his first two years in Lexington, John Calipari has had six former Wildcat players get selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. All but one fell under the one-and-done generation of players.

His career has benefitted greatly from the “one year removed” policy. After each season, Calipari sees talented players head to the NBA, while he welcomes in another crop of blue-chip prospects. But through it all he’s missed one thing: an NCAA Championship. Read More »

College / Nov 1, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Thomas Robinson & Tyshawn Taylor Have Kansas Reloaded

Thomas Robinson

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down a Wisconsin and their All-American earlier today, we’ll keep this going with No. 13-ranked Kansas (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »

College / Oct 14, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Inside Scoop: UConn Is Ready To Defend Their National Title

Jeremy Lamb

Wednesday afternoon, the UConn men’s basketball team took part in the annual Husky Run outside of the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. On this cool fall day, the atmosphere was light and relaxed. They were signing autographs, coaches and players were joking around, and former UConn stars Kemba Walker and Hasheem Thabeet were reliving their days in Storrs.

The season officially begins tonight, and the laid-back autumn days are coming to an end for the defending national champions. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Aug 15, 2011 / 11:30 am

Run TMC: How Two Seasons In The Bay Changed Three Lives Forever

Run TMC

Almost two decades ago, three ball players from the Golden State Warriors captivated the NBA with their fast-paced, high-scoring and most importantly unselfish style of play. The trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Chris Mullin punished defenses and thrilled the Bay Area in their two seasons together. They would forever be known simply as Run TMC. Read More »

College / Aug 12, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Herb Magee: The Real Best College Basketball Coach Ever

Herb Magee

Mike Krzyzewski won his 900th career game on March 20, 2011 after his Duke Blue Devils defeated the Michigan Wolverines in the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament. Four days later in the Sweet Sixteen, the top-seeded Blue Devils were upset by Derrick Williams and the Arizona Wildcats.

Coach K will need three wins to pass his mentor and former coach at Army, Bob Knight, to become the all-time wins leader in the history of Division I men’s basketball.

Although 903 victories is a monumental milestone, it will still leave him almost two dozen wins behind the NCAA’s all-time leader. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2011 / 11:00 am

Chris Mullin Is Ready For His Hall Of Fame Close-Up

Chris Mullin

The Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend began Thursday afternoon with a press conference at center court. One by one the 10 newest inductees took their place on stage. Sitting front and center was the 16-year NBA veteran Chris Mullin. The Brooklyn native looked calmed and poised. He had nothing to be nervous about; he had done this all before. Read More »