TAG: Rick Adelman

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Rick Adelman Will Not Be Returning To Coach The T-Wolves

Rick Adelman

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that record wasn’t going to cut it in the West this year. Despite their improved record, sources recently revealed coach Rick Adelman will not be returning to coach the ‘Wolves for the 2014-15 season. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Charles Barkley Claims Kawhi Leonard Is “A Top 10 or 15 Player In The NBA”

Kawhi Leonard, Dirk Nowitzki

Maybe it was bombast, or the result of Kawhi Leonard hanging 16 points and 16 rebounds on the Mavs last night in Dallas, including a game-clinching three-pointer in the final minute, but Charles Barkley proclaimed the third-year wing, “a top 10 or 15 player in the NBA.” Kawhi certainly looked the part during a coast-to-coast sprint against the Mavs that culminated in a dunk Dirk Nowitzki wanted no part in trying to prevent. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA Needs Its Own NFL RedZone

Stephen Curry

At the start of the 2009 season, the NFL launched a channel, which would become the marquee channel to own and watch for NFL Sundays, especially if your favorite club played during a different time slot, or were on a bye that week. The channel would be named NFL RedZone, it would cost the viewer $49.99 and it would, perhaps most importantly, be commercial free, partially the reason the consumer pays an annual fee. Read More »

Video / Dec 3, 2013 / 8:45 pm

Video: The Minnesota TimberTrolls Parody “Cheers”

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

Perhaps stealing the idea from the fantastic Mavs marketing department, after their own Cheers parody, the group of diehard Minnesota Timberwolves fans that refer to themselves as the Timbertrolls, have spoofed the opening sequence of the popular sitcom for their beloved ‘Wolves. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

Triple-Double For Rubio & ‘Wolves Set Franchise Record Vs. Lakers

Ricky Rubio

If you turned on the Timberwolves – Lakers game towards the end of the first quarter last night, you might have thought there was a mistake. Did Minnesota really have 42 points with two minutes left in the first quarter? Yup. The ‘Wolves set a franchise record for points in a quarter and Ricky Rubio recorded a triple-double during their blowout of the Lakers. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »

NBA / Aug 29, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The Top 5 Coaches In the NBA Without A Ring

Phil Jackson

In today’s NBA, we cherish those coaches who win. Not only that, but coaches who win the Big One: a Gregg Popovich, a Phil Jackson, an Erik Spoelstra. If a coach is ring-less, they’re somehow lacking something — usually unquantifiable. So we thought it only fair to bring you five current NBA coaches (sorry George), without a — capital T — Title on their coaching resume, but who fans should be happy to see patrolling their team’s sideline. Read More »

Smack / Feb 11, 2013 / 4:00 am

LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston Lose

LeBron James

LeBron James is becoming his own hyperbole, his game better than anything performed at the Grammys on Sunday night. The real show has become what King James is doing every game, so fine tuned is his game right now with his fifth 30-point and 60-percent shooting game in a row. The Lakers held tough and made the game interesting, and Kobe kept up his end of the deal with 28 points, six boards and nine dimes in Miami’s 107-97 win. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2012 / 4:00 pm

For Minnesota, The Most Important Word Is Patience

Ricky Rubio

The 2012-13 Minnesota Timberwolves seem to be a jumbled mess of broken bones, tweaked knees, discombobulated ligaments and disappointed fans that expected them to make the leap to Western Conference contender status. Instead, they lost their best player before the season started while simultaneously still missing their specious second-best player to a knee injury from last year. But they’re 12-11 through 22 games even after losing to the defending NBA champs earlier this week, and now is not the time to sprint before they can crawl, sometimes quite literally in Brandon Roy‘s case. Any pundits looking for Rick Adelman to accelerate the return of their still-recovering franchise point guard have to remember the NBA’s six-month regular season is a marathon instead of a 100 meter dash. Read More »

NBA / Nov 14, 2012 / 11:45 am

The 10 Most Interesting Story Lines Of The NBA Season

Jamal Crawford

Yes, we know the season is still young. There are a lot of games left to be played in what should be a great year, but still, it seems there’ll be a surprise for us waiting around every corner.

This season has already given us some unexpected gut-punches in the first two weeks of the season. Even before opening week ended, we were treated to some moves that garnered a lot of attention and excitement, and I think the regular season will have the same compelling feel as the offseason did. Read More »