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Latest News / Dec 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Kings Can Malone & May Hire Del Negro, Which Compounds The Mistake

Mike Malone, DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings fired coach Mike Malone on Sunday night, as Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski first reported, and USA Today‘s Sam Amick confirmed. He’ll be replaced by assistant coach Tyrone Corbin on an interim basis. There was a clash over playing style between GM Pete D’Alessandro and Malone, who were hired in the reverse order by headstrong owner Vivek Ranadive. The news has surprised most NBA watchers, who were impressed by the way the Kings were playing with DeMarcus Cousins before he went down with viral meningitis. Read More »

Latest News / May 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Vinny Del Negro Emerges As Coaching Candidate for T-Wolves

Vinny Del Negro

After failing to reach an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger, the Minnesota Timberwolves search for a head coach has taken a surprising turn. According to multiple reports, former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a legitimate candidate to take the reins in Minnesota. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 21, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Report: Vinny Del Negro Out As Clippers Head Coach

Vinny Del Negro

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Vinny Del Negro has been fired as head coach of the L.A. Clippers. Del Negro went 128-102 in three seasons at the helm of the Clippers, but none of those wins overshadowed the fact that his teams consistently flamed out at the end of seasons and consistently underachieved. Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

NBA / Jan 2, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes Are Part Of The Biggest Reason The Clippers Are Real Contenders

Jamal Crawford

There were times during the Los Angeles Clippers incredible final month of 2012 when both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul struggled to find the bottom of the bucket. When you checked the box score, both of their superstars appeared to struggle and barely managed to play 30 minutes on the night. Read More »

Smack / Dec 25, 2012 / 2:00 am

The NBA’s Holiday Gift: 5 Games, 10 Contenders

Carmelo Anthony

For as much work as Santa Claus put in last night, the sports world was undeniably quiet on Christmas Eve. Yeah, we were all busy watching Elf for the fifth time this week, and you were probably finishing off your seventh cheesecake of the holidays. But the NBA? College basketball? They were silent. We’re about a quarter of the way into the NBA season, and nothing is decided yet. Read More »

NBA / Aug 13, 2012 / 1:45 pm

The Top 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure Next Year, Part I

Rajon Rondo

With the dark days of August upon us, NBA players and scribes go into hibernation until training camps kick off in September. The Olympics are over and most of the player movement already happened, so it’s a mellow month for most NBA heads. Instead of resting on our laurels, we’d like to preface the 2012-2013 season with a list of players who will experience the highest levels of pressure heading into the new NBA year. Read More »

Smack / Jun 15, 2012 / 11:59 pm

Tony Parker Is Collateral Damage In Rap Beef; The Zen Master “Might” Make NBA Return

Tony Parker

Everything was going Tony Parker‘s way in May. He had that 20-game winning streak with the Spurs. The people at Merriam-Webster basically were putting the Spurs’ team photo next to “team” in their dictionary. They weren’t just beating Oklahoma City, they were teaching them a lesson. Then it all came tumbling apart in a four-game losing streak. Now, Parker has a damaged cornea thanks to being collateral damage in a Wednesday throwdown between Chris Brown and Drake in a NYC club. Parker says he can’t do anything for seven days but will still play in the Olympics for the French national team, and that he got hit because he was shielding his girlfriend from the shards. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 21, 2012 / 11:45 am

Report: The Clippers Are Confident They’ll Keep Blake Griffin & Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Every team believes they have unfinished business when they go down in a playoff sweep. It’s too sudden. Losing four in a row wraps the season up quite nicely, and everyone is left searching for excuses and answers. When you have the game’s most explosive power forward and one of the best pure point guards in the last 20 years, no one is expecting the broom… even if you are the Clippers, even if you had injuries piled higher than Barkley‘s dinner plate and even if your coach is Vinny Del Negro. Read More »

Smack / Mar 25, 2012 / 1:25 am

The Knicks Are Thinking Championship; Unexpected Help Gets Ohio State To The Final Four

Carmelo Anthony

There’s a photo of the NBA championship trophy above the locker of every Knick. Too much? Probably. But at least they can dream. Last week at this time they were closer to filming a horror movie. The Knicks destroyed the Pistons at home last night, 101-79, pushing their run to six of seven since Mike D’Antoni was pushed overboard. Carmelo Anthony was on the court a solid 90 minutes before tip trying to find his touch again, and while he only had 15, everybody else picked up the slack … Read More »