TAG: Avery Johnson

NBA / Jun 14, 2013 / 11:15 am

The 10 Greatest “Oh No He Didn’t” Quotes In The NBA Finals Since 2000

Ron Artest

The NBA Finals have given us a lot. Spectacular finishes. Legendary performances. Bill Russell. Magic Johnson. Tim Duncan. But it’s not always the big trophies and the ESPN specials that we remember. What about the lighter moments? Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Apr 19, 2013 / 11:00 am

We Reminisce: The 2007 “We Believe” Warriors Playoff Run

Baron Davis

Before 2007, the last time the Warriors had made the playoffs, Chris Webber was a rookie, Tim Hardaway was mesmerizing defenders with his potent between-the-legs/crossover combo, and Chris Mullin was sniping jumpers from long range, sporting his trademark military haircut. After coaching this group of future Hall of Famers, Don Nelson was fired the following season after a slow start. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Dec 28, 2012 / 5:12 pm

J.R. Smith and Exclusive Kicks Dominate the Best of NBA Twitter and Instagram

j.r. smith celebrates

Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.

Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »

NBA / Dec 28, 2012 / 11:30 am

Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In Brooklyn

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets yesterday, less than one month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Month award. Ownership, after spending $330 million in the offseason on roster upgrades, wasn’t happy with the team’s progress as they went from an 11-4 record to sitting at .500 with 14 wins and 14 losses. Unfortunately for Johnson, he was never going to see the finished product on this team, as he was in a no-win position as soon as he was hired. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 27, 2012 / 1:10 pm

Breaking: The Brooklyn Nets Have Reportedly Fired Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson

Brooklyn is hurting, having lost seven of their last 10 games to fall all the way back to .500. Just a few weeks ago, the Nets were thought to be one of the best teams in the East along with New York and Miami. Now, they’re struggling to stay afloat in the playoff race. They need a fall guy. Enter Avery Johnson. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2012 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Joe Johnson Talks About Brooklyn & His Favorite Jordans To Play In

Joe Johnson

Last week, I got the opportunity to attend Joe Johnson‘s “Shop with a Jock” event in downtown Brooklyn. Fifty underprivileged children from the Brooklyn area were all given $100 gift cards to shop at Target with Joe Johnson and friends. During the holiday season it was great to see how excited the kids were, not only to meet one of their favorite local NBA players but to also get something for Christmas. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 30, 2012 / 2:30 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Coach of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year

There are established patterns to winning NBA Coach of the Year. You either guide a team with high expectations to its expected goal, stun with an eye-popping turnaround out of the Lottery or take a team from the playoff fringe into a team no one wants to face in the opening round by catching fire. We’ll call them the Excellence’s Status Quo, Out Of Nowhere, or Next Step plans to earning respect, respectively. With the curtain being drawn on the 2012-13 season tonight, Dime is projecting the major awards all week, and today we look at the top coach. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 29, 2012 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Wizards & His Call Of Duty Skills

Bradley Beal

With the NBA opening up the regular season tomorrow night, teams are gearing up for what is sure to be an exciting season. With the new rookies finally officially entering the league this week, each team just became slightly more interesting. Take Bradley Beal for instance. He could start full-time in Washington, and is going to get a lot of opportunities to prove his worth to the Wizards. We’re expecting big things from him this year, so much so that we gave him the fifth-highest odds at winning this season’s Rookie Of The Year award. Read More »

Smack / Oct 20, 2012 / 5:06 am

Stephen Curry Hurts His Ankle Again; The Lakers Await Superman

Stephen Curry

There are already inklings from management, trickling out of Bay Area reports, that Steph Curry‘s rolled right ankle Friday night is not as serious as it looks. But don’t let out that breath all the way, Warriors fans, because if he can get his ankle rolled at a standstill by someone stepping on it, this could happen all the time. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The 10 NBA Coaches Most Likely To Face Off With Another Coach

photo. Rocky Mountain News

The life cycle of Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano‘s midfield ¬†feud Sunday over what is proper NFL end-game etiquette is just about over now. We’ve heard the defenses and the accusations and hashed out what exactly count as unwritten rules in football. The rarity of coaches tossing jabs at each other — I can think of just Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz and Pete Carroll blasting Mike Bellotti — is still too good to let go entirely, though. Read More »