TAG: Brad Stevens

NBA / Sep 14, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Unlikely To Return For Season’s Start

Rajon Rondo, Joan Rivers

Rajon Rondo, Joan Rivers (photo. @RajonRondo)

After hearing that Derrick Rose is 100 percent, though he can do “almost everything,” some other banged up players are releasing timetables for their return. One player in particular will be taking on a lot of new responsibilities after the departure of his star teammates to Brooklyn. Unfortunately, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is unlikely to be ready by the season’s start after ACL surgery. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 14, 2013 / 11:31 am

New Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Sends A Letter to Former Celtics Inviting Them To Practices & Games

Brad Stevens (photo. Instagram/celtics)

Brad Stevens (photo. Instagram/celtics)

After the Celtics surprised a lot of NBA followers by naming former Butler coach, Brad Stevens, to shepherd the rebuilding project in Boston, he’s been killing it. He visited Rajon Rondo at his camp in Kentucky and was intelligent and personable in his introductory press conference. So far he’s been saying and doing all the right things since taking over the position, and now he’s reached out to former Celtics greats to invite them to attend practices and games. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Surprises From The NBA’s Orlando Summer League

Andre Drummond

Rasheed Wallace

A few weeks without NBA action went by after Miami took home their second consecutive NBA title. But summer basketball is finally back in full effect. For many fans, this time of the year is the most exciting due to the free agency frenzy, blockbuster deals, and seeing their squad’s new blood battle it out on the hardwood in Orlando and Vegas. Read More »

NBA / Jul 7, 2013 / 11:22 am

5 Reasons To Watch NBA Summer League This Year

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd, Dime #40

Admit it, you miss basketball. Sure, the business of the offseason has been fun to follow with a walloping 26 free agents switching teams already, but it’s not the same. For many of you, the closest you’ve gotten to real basketball is either playing pickup with your friends, or constantly updating the rosters in NBA 2K13 in order to match all the moves being made around the league. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Jul 4, 2013 / 2:29 pm

The Basketball World Reacts On Twitter To Brad Stevens Becoming The Head Coach Of The Celtics

Boston Celtics

Almost immediately after it was announced that the Boston Celtics had hired former Butler head coach Brad Stevens, NBA players and everyone else took to Twitter to voice their takes… Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 10, 2011 / 3:15 pm

NBA Draft: Butler’s Shelvin Mack Will Be This Year’s Greivis Vasquez

Shelvin Mack

Shelvin Mack (photo. Butler University)

Since jumping onto the national radar in Butler’s amazing 2010 National Championship run, Shelvin Mack has gone from unexpected surprise to burgeoning star. Last season, many of the accolades associated with the Bulldogs’ success was credited to current Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and Coach Brad Stevens – and rightly so. But this season, with an even more improbable return to the NCAA title game, Mack made the difference. And along with graduating forward Matt Howard, Mack made the nation once again take notice of the skills that Coach Stevens has so openly coveted. Read More »

College / May 4, 2011 / 11:30 am

Meet The Next Brad Stevens

Rob Cross

David Ambrose (Steve's American father), Rob Cross & Steve Tchiengang

It is 11 p.m. on Saturday night of Halloween weekend, one of the biggest party weekends of the year at Vanderbilt University. People across campus are putting on their costumes getting ready for the night’s festivities, including Vanderbilt men’s basketball manager Rob Cross. However, Rob then gets a text from Steve Tchiengang, power forward on the team, saying “Let’s shoot in 45 minutes.” Most sane people would say not tonight, but Rob is not sane when it comes to basketball. So at 11:45 he trudges over to Memorial Gym in full costume and rebounds for Steve before starting his night. This incident is just one of many that exemplify Rob’s undying commitment to Vanderbilt Basketball. Read More »

Smack / Apr 5, 2011 / 1:42 am

UConn and Kemba Walker Choke the Life out of Butler, Win NCAA Championship

Kemba Walker

We have all witnessed history. On many, many levels. We wake up this morning with UConn as champions of college basketball; the Huskies the last team standing at the end of an absolutely incredible postseason rampage that included winning five Big East Tournament games in five days and then reeling off the six Ws needed to win the NCAA Tournament. That type of run would have been considered unreal for a top-ranked team – the fact that it was put together by a UConn squad that wasn’t even ranked until Week 4 of the season and then entered the Big East Tourney as a No. 9 seed is just absurd. History will remember this Connecticut squad as one of the most unlikely championship teams in college basketball history Kemba Walker should donate his kicks (Air Jordan 6-17-23) to Springfield. He’s been wearing these ever since the start of the Big East Tournament and hasn’t lost since. After the Big East tourney, he told us he was ready to go get six more Ws … To the game … Read More »

College / Apr 4, 2011 / 4:00 pm

UConn vs. Butler: Dime Picks a National Champion

Shelvin Mack

So what are you doing at 9:23 PM ET tonight? Unless you’re watching WWE RAW’s recap of last night’s Wrestlemania, you’ll be tuned in to the NCAA National Championship game between No. 8 seed Butler and No. 3 seed UConn.

So how is this going to play out tonight? You’ve undoubtedly watched/listed to Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb, Digger, Hubert, Dickie V, and any number of other talking heads; you’ve probably read plenty of pre-game analysis and you may have even made your opinion known in the comments section of the site or on our poll (most of you appear to be feeling UConn). So last but not least, some members of the Dime Crew wanted to weigh in our personal picks for tonight’s game: Read More »

College / Mar 22, 2011 / 11:15 am

For The Final Four, This Year’s Butler Is… Butler

Butler

Words. Eitan Tye

The Butler Bulldogs stamped their ticket to the Sweet 16 this year in spectacular fashion, edging out a bruising Old Dominion team with a tip-in at the buzzer, and muscling their way past No. 1 seed Pittsburgh with a clutch free throw late in the game. However, despite defeating “the two most physical teams in the tournament,” in the words of ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes, the Bulldogs’ improbable run has been largely overshadowed by the successes of fellow mid-majors VCU and Richmond. In addition, numerous writers have focused their attention on the dramatic nature of Butler’s victories, choosing to revisit the officiating in the Bulldogs’ games and to scrutinize Pittsburgh for their early exit, rather than to highlight Butler’s impressive play. Read More »