TAG: Pat Summitt

NBA / Apr 19, 2012 / 3:55 pm

Pat Summitt’s Retirement Causes Doc Rivers To Get Emotional

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The Celtics clinched a fifth straight Atlantic Division title with their win over Orlando on Wednesday night, but coach Doc Rivers didn’t want the Magic to dominate his press conference. Before closing his meeting with the media, he brought up Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt, whose retirement due to Alzheimers earlier in the day nearly brought Rivers to tears. Read More »

Smack / Aug 24, 2011 / 12:00 am

The Great Wall Of Washington D.C.

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John Wall (photo. Washington Wizards)

Now obviously, winning Rookie of the Year last year was pretty much an impossibility for him. But no one ever gives John Wall the credit he deserves for his first season. Yeah, Washington sucked, but it wasn’t his fault. His numbers were legit, and that was even with a number of frustrating injuries. Early in the year, Wall was consistently putting up lines like 21 points, 11 assists, four rebounds, three steals. But then he hurt his left foot, and then bruised his right knee. The season ended quietly, and everyone forgot how good he was (if we hear one more person talk about Landry Fields like he was on Wall’s level, we might march). Read More »