Sunday 19th November 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Pacers Hire of Nate McMillan is a Perplexing Move

Pacers Hire of Nate McMillan is a Perplexing Move

Larry Bird’s unexpected and uneventful coaching search came to an end Monday morning as the Pacers have announced they are promoting assistant coach Nate McMillan to their head coaching position. McMillan had been a Pacers assistant for 3 seasons after being let go as the head coach of the Blazers after the 2012-13 season. McMillan [...]

May 16, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors-Thunder is the Series Everybody Really Wanted

Warriors-Thunder is the Series Everybody Really Wanted

Game 1 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals tips off tonight in Oakland, as the two most talented and fast-paced teams in the NBA square off in an epic showdown for the right to play for an NBA championship. The matchup is a slight surprise as almost everyone acknowledged that the Golden State Warriors and [...]

May 16, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Utah Jazz Unveil New Jerseys for 2016-17 Season

Utah Jazz Unveil New Jerseys for 2016-17 Season

Add the Utah Jazz to the short list of NBA teams undergoing a slight re-branding this offseason. The Jazz unveiled a slight update and tweak to their previous logo set and uniforms and added a new sleeved jersey that is much different than any jersey they have previously had. Here is the updated set of [...]

May 13, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Scott Skiles Steps Down as Magic Coach

Scott Skiles Steps Down as Magic Coach

According to Orlando Sentinel reporter Josh Robbins, Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles submitted his resignation and stepped down today after only one season under the helm. This is a pretty shocking and unexpected move as the Magic took a nice step forward, winning 35 games in 2015-16, their most wins in a season since [...]

May 12, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

We Could be Witnessing the End of an Era Tonight

We Could be Witnessing the End of an Era Tonight

There is only one game on the docket in NBA Playoff action tonight and it is the most substantial and intriguing game yet in the 2016 postseason, a game that could effectively end one of the greatest eras for a team in professional sports history or plant the initial seed to send another franchise in [...]

May 12, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Talent is Prevailing in Thunder-Spurs Series

Talent is Prevailing in Thunder-Spurs Series

The 2nd round series between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder has lived up to its billing through 5 games as we had another nail biter with the Thunder pulling off the upset on the road in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are showing why [...]

May 12, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dwyane Wade Showing He Can Still Be “The Guy”

Dwyane Wade Showing He Can Still Be “The Guy”

The Miami Heat are limping through the NBA postseason at this point, with all-star forward/center Chris Bosh and double-double machine Hassan Whiteside currently sidelined. Despite all of that and poor shooting as a team they are still tied 2-2 in the eastern conference semi-finals because of the heart and grit of their leader Dwyane Wade. [...]

May 11, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Steph Curry 1st Unanimous MVP in NBA History

Steph Curry 1st Unanimous MVP in NBA History

The NBA MVP voting results were released for the 2015-16 season today and now the two-time MVP Steph Curry has made history as the 1st NBA player to ever win the award unanimously with no other player registering a 1st place vote. Curry is the 1st player in the 61 year history of the award [...]

May 11, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Dave Joerger Hired as New Sacramento Kings Coach

Dave Joerger Hired as New Sacramento Kings Coach

Less than three days after being let go as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, in what reportedly was more his decision, Dave Joerger has been hired as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Joeger will reportedly sign a four-year, $16 million contract to become the Kings 9th coach since 2006. The [...]

May 9, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Channing Frye’s Emergence Has Made the Cavs Unguardable

Channing Frye’s Emergence Has Made the Cavs Unguardable

The 2016 postseason has been good to the Cleveland Cavaliers thus far, as they are 8-0 and have swept their way into the eastern conference finals for the 2nd consecutive season. LeBron is playing like LeBron, Kevin Love is showing what the Cavs were missing after his injury in Round 1 of the 2015 playoffs [...]

May 9, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0