TAG: Paul Silas

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The NBA Draft’s Most Unlikely Participant

Damon Powell

NBA arenas, chartered flights, five-star hotels and being set financially; all of these things were supposed to happen for Damon Powell. Despite some setbacks, he still finds himself one step closer to his ultimate goal. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / May 18, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Behind The Scenes At The NBA Draft Lottery

NBA Draft Lottery

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year. No, it wasn’t my birthday or the night I bet my buddy that Dirk Nowitzki would go H.A.M. Rather, last night was the 27th annual NBA Draft Lottery at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, N.J. (And if you know me, it takes a special occasion to willingly travel across the river.) With Commissioner David Stern in the house along with representatives from the 12 teams in the Lottery, go behind the scenes to relive the experience. Read More »

Smack / Jan 26, 2011 / 2:51 am

The Jet ruins a big night for L.A.

For about an hour, it looked like Tuesday would be the night that sparked 1,000 TV features and Internet columns about how the tides are changing in L.A., and the Clippers are seriously challenging the Lakers for local supremacy. The Clippers were outplaying the Mavs in the first half of a huge road game, while the Lakers had a dangerous Utah team on the schedule. The stage was set. But by the end of the night, status quo had been maintained … Read More »

Smack / Dec 25, 2010 / 1:54 am

NBA Christmas Day Gives You Kobe vs. LeBron In Your Stocking

Kobe vs. LeBron

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the League, Not a player was playing, not even Jeff Teague. The matchups were set with the rivalries ripe, Some were historical and some were just hype. “Now, Kobe! now, ‘Bron! now, Dwight and KG! On, Amar’e! on, Rose! on, ‘Melo and KD! From the start of the game! For every loose ball! Now dunk away! Dunk away! Dunk away all!” … Can you tell we’re excited? With no NBA games on the docket last night, we had all day to think about the storylines for today’s action. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 23, 2010 / 11:30 am

NBA Trade Rumor: Baron Davis To Charlotte For D.J. Augustin

Baron Davis

Clearly it’s a new day for the Charlotte Bobcats as a franchise. First Larry Brown was out, then Paul Silas was in. Now, it appears Michael Jordan is trying to bring one of Charlotte’s former stars back to where his career began. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 22, 2010 / 6:45 pm

Bobcats name Paul Silas interim head coach

Stephen Jackson

You figured Michael Jordan wouldn’t have shown Larry Brown (and all of his assistants) the door if he didn’t already know exactly who he wanted to succeed Brown as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach. Especially considering the team has another game in a few days.

Soon after it was announced that LB was out, reports surfaced that Paul Silas was among the front-runners to replace him. Just a few minutes ago, the Bobcats released this statement: Read More »

Featured Gallery, Latest News, NBA / Dec 22, 2010 / 5:30 pm

Michael Jordan’s best (and worst) choices to replace Larry Brown

Michael Jordan

In his first nine months as majority owner of an NBA franchise, Michael Jordan has been through a few years’ worth of experiences:

He watched his Charlotte Bobcats make their first-ever playoff appearance, then watched them suffer their first-ever postseason series sweep. In free agency he re-signed a promising future building block (Tyrus Thomas), then let a potential All-Star point guard walk (Ray Felton). Now he has helped facilitate the departure of his team’s head coach, Larry Brown, meaning Jordan’s next big task will be hiring a replacement. Read More »