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NBA / Nov 7, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Why We’re Rooting For Losses: Inside The Mind Of A Celtics Fan

Jeff Green

Before last night’s win over the Jazz, the Celtics had started out 0-4. In a normal year, that would be extremely disappointing. But under the circumstances, is it such a bad thing?

On one hand, there is talent on the roster and a promising new coach. On the other, that talent is extremely young and their superstar is still recuperating from a torn ACL. Last year, with more or less the same roster (oh and two Hall of Famers), the Celtics were ousted in the first round. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 2:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Boston Celtics

Jeff Green

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a young, rebuilding Boston Celtics team reeling from the loss of two leaders and the absence of an injured point guard. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »

NBA / Sep 14, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Unlikely To Return For Season’s Start

Rajon Rondo, Joan Rivers

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)

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

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

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

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

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 »