TAG: Kiki Vandeweghe

Latest News, NBA, Smack / Feb 25, 2014 / 10:27 pm

Report: NBA Has Deliberated Expanding Court And Adding A 4-Point Shot

Nick Young

Nick Young (Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)

Since 1940, the NBA’s court dimensions have remained 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. But the league has changed quite a bit since that time. They added a three-point field goal following the ABA-NBA merger for the 1979-80 season (stealing the idea from the ABA), and the arc has become a huge part of how teams structure their offenses and create space on the court. But the league keeps getting stronger and faster, and the players are bigger, so why not extend the court and add a 4-point shot? That’s what NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe acknowledged to ESPN’s True Hoop TV during a taped interview in New Orleans over All-Star weekend. Read More »

NBA / Aug 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 30 Best Players Born Outside Of The States In NBA History

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 19, 2010 / 6:15 pm

Kiki Vandeweghe Won’t Return To Nets; His Next Move

While it was obvious that Kiki Vandeweghe wasn’t returning as head coach for the Nets next year, in his opening press conference today Mikhail Prokhorov made it obvious Kiki won’t be the GM either. When asked about Vandeweghe this is what Prokhorov had to say: “With Kiki, he’s a very talented guy, he did his job in a very tough season for the team, and his agreement expires in summer and I wish him well.” Basically Prokhorov is saying, ‘Thanks for holding the fort down last year, but we don’t need you anymore.’ Read More »

NBA / Apr 2, 2010 / 1:39 pm

Jeff Van Gundy, Avery Johnson top candidates for Nets coaching job

New Jersey Nets

There’s this clip of an interview from sometime in the ’70s where Howard Cosell goes on a rant about the growing number of ex-pro athletes getting TV broadcasting jobs. Cosell’s big gripe was that kids coming out of college with journalism and broadcasting degrees eventually wouldn’t be able to get jobs because they were being taken by unqualified athletes who got work simply based on their name. Who knew how correct he would be? Read More »

NBA / Dec 7, 2009 / 9:30 am

Summer of 2010 Watch: Nets Are A Much Better Option Than The Knicks

Devin Harris

The Knicks play in one of the biggest cities in the world, in the most famous arena. And as of now, the Knicks have a better record than the Nets and even beat them yesterday 106-97. But for some of the biggest names in this summer’s highly-touted free agent class like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – the Nets might be the better short-term and long-term option. Read More »

Smack / Dec 1, 2009 / 4:29 am

Taking the Kidds to school

Jason Kidd

Whatever was said between Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia front-office brass when the two sides met in Dallas yesterday, A.I.’s case for joining his old team was no doubt strengthened by what happened when the Philly players ran into the Mavericks that same night. Starting Jrue Holiday at PG and Willie Green at SG, the Sixers backcourt was looking real thin while getting dominated by 36-year-old Jason Kidd (22 pts, 11 asts, 6 rebs, 4 stls, 3 blks) in every facet of the game and hit up by Jason Terry for the game-winner … Read More »

NBA / Nov 30, 2009 / 12:45 pm

Top 5 Coaching Options For The Nets

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing hasn’t wore a New York Knicks uniform in about a decade, but he still gets more love than any Knick on the current roster every time he returns home as an assistant coach for the Magic. When he was shown on the Jumbotron during last night’s Knicks/Magic game, the fans gave him a standing ovation. Last night, Ewing told reporters that he wouldn’t mind coming home. Well, Jersey anyway. Read More »

NBA, Where Are They Now? / Oct 16, 2009 / 10:59 am

Where Are They Now: 2002-2003 Denver Nuggets

Nikoloz Tskitishvili

In June of 2003, the Detroit Pistons made a decision that forever changed the face and future of the Denver Nuggets. By selecting Darko Milicic with the No. 2 pick, it allowed Denver to finally secure a franchise player in Carmelo Anthony with the next selection.

Since that evening in the Garden, the Nuggets have only gotten better. Business the prior season though, pre-Melo, was anything but exciting for the city of Denver. The 2002-2003 squad, which featured a younger Juwan Howard, ultimately rotated through 21 players and 65 losses. The Nuggets finished the year with 17 wins and found themselves 43 games behind the division-leading and eventual NBA Champions, San Antonio Spurs. Read More »