TAG: Kevin Pritchard

NBA / Jul 14, 2010 / 12:00 pm

New Jersey Inked “The Other King”

New Jersey’s summer of missed opportunities continued today as news broke that they hired former Philly GM and president Billy King into their front office. David Aldridge tweeted this morning: Breaking: Billy King accepts Nets executive position, will be named at Thursday press conference.

This summer held a lot of promise for long-suffering Nets fans: a new owner willing to try anything such as shoving a 222-by-95 foot billboard into the face of the New York Knicks, around $30 million in cap space and a plan to win a championship in short time. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Portland’s Biggest Offseason Pick-Up Is Ready To Dominate

It’s never fun to be the last player in the green room on Draft Day. As a hooper, you grow up dreaming of that one moment where you will stand up proudly on stage at Madison Square Garden and pound knuckles with David Stern for the first time. Being invited to sit as a green room attendee is fun, but it can sometimes turn into a schoolyard kickball game; waiting anxiously to hear your name called by the captain. And that’s just what happened to Nevada sophomore Luke Babbitt. Read More »

NBA / Jun 9, 2010 / 11:00 am

How Valuable is Kevin Pritchard to the Blazers?

Brandon Roy (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Over the weekend, rumors surfaced suggesting Trail Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard‘s days with the team are numbered. This would have seemed crazy not too long ago, when Pritchard was treated like a rock star in Portland and credited with building one of the League’s hottest up-and-coming young contenders. So what’s the problem now? Two Dime writers debate just how important (or expendable) Pritchard is to the Blazers: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 20, 2010 / 3:15 pm

Breaking News: Marcus Camby Signs Two-Year Extension With Blazers

Yesterday, we told you about the rumor that Portland was working toward securing soon-to-be free agent Marcus Camby to a contract extension. Today, the Blazers did just that. According to General Manager Kevin Pritchard, Camby signed a two-year contract extension today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2010 / 5:15 pm

The Celtics Will Add A Veteran, And 4 Other Things That Will Happen Before The Deadline

Paul Pierce

With the NBA All-Star Weekend around the corner, and the NBA Trade Deadline right after that, there’s definitely going to be some things happening in the League. With that in mind, check out five major story lines that the NBA will see heading into the All-Star Break… Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Oct 20, 2009 / 11:35 am

We Reminisce: The Portland Jail Blazers

Portland Jail Blazers

These days, the business of basketball is good for the Portland Trail Blazers. However, not too long ago, the City of Roses tagged their only pro sports team by another name: the Jail Blazers.

The era of the Jail Blazers is an interesting and lengthy time period, through which it extends from J.R. Rider‘s heyday, until really 2005. Whereas, the Blazers had been branded with this label for a while, I chose to further examine Burnside’s best from ’01 through the ’04 season. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2009 / 3:00 pm

Juwan Howard Signs With The Blazers

Juwan Howard

Today, Juwan Howard signed a one-year contact with the Portland Trail Blazers according to GM Kevin Pritchard. This will be the 15-year NBA vet’s eighth team. Last year, he split time between Denver and Charlotte where he averaged 4.1 points and 1.8 rebounds. Howard is also the last member of the Fab Five still standing in the NBA. What does he bring to the Blazers this year?