/ May 25, 2014 / 3:24 pm
The NBA playoffs are still in full swing, but that hasn’t stopped the league’s coaching carousel from spinning at an increasingly confounding speed. After a front office shake-up that has seemingly made the departure of first-year coach Dave Joerger to Minnesota imminent, reports say the Memphis Grizzlies have turned their attention to former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy. Read More »
/ May 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm
Earlier this week, the Memphis Grizzlies front office went through an upheaval when their CEO and assistant general manager abruptly left the team. There have been reports owner Robert Pera has been very hands-on with the team, including promising playing time to certain players earlier in the season. So it’s no surprise Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is looking elsewhere for a new job. He has made significant progress with the Minnesota Timberwolves this week.
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On Monday, Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash resigned from their positions. There are reports of conflict within the organization between the owner and the front office, and the futures of VP of basketball operations John Hollinger and head coach Dave Joerger are up in the air as well.
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Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »
Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.
Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »
Compounding the loss of Z-Bo after he was suspended for Game 7, and the strained hamstring of point guard Mike Conley, now comes word from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that Tony Allen might miss Game 7 because he’s suffering from a severe migraine. Except, updated reports say he’ll play and wasn’t suffering from a migraine, but was poked in the eye at shootaround this morning in Oklahoma City. Read More »
Yesterday the NBA announced Memphis Grizzlies’ leading scorer in their seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Zach Randolph, had been suspended for tonight’s Game 7 in Oklahoma City. Randolph’s suspension comes after he punched Thunder rookie Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. Read More »
The Oklahoman headline that caused quite a stir this morning proved less-than-prophetic despite their sports editor’s public apology. The “Mr. Unreliable” moniker couldn’t have been less accurate during Oklahoma City’s blowout, 104-84, Game 6 win in Memphis. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds and now we can all chortle at the paper’s timing. Read More »
For Thursday’s Thunder Extra addition to the Oklahoman, the paper shows a large photo of Kevin Durant appearing to miss a shot against the Grizzlies. There’s a stand-alone headline above that picture that dominates he rest of the front page reading, simply: “Mr. Unreliable.” Durant will likely pick up the regular season MVP award next week, and some Thunder fans are a little pissed their paper is throwing him under the bus so soon. Read More »
The Thunder-Grizzlies series gets more breathtaking every single time they face off. In Game 5, it went to overtime again, and free basketball was as crazy as their earlier encounters this series. In the end, Father Time got the best of Serge Ibaka when his putback at the buzzer was a microsecond late. Now the Grizzlies are up 3-2 with a chance to eliminate the mighty Thunder at home in Memphis. Read More »