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Jeanie Buss ‘Encouraged’ Phil Jackson to Coach Knicks

Jeanie Buss ‘Encouraged’ Phil Jackson to Coach Knicks

Eleven NBA championships as a head coach? Check. Two NBA titles as a player? Check. Stainless legacy? Check. A fat $60 million contract to run the New York Knicks? Check. Supportive fiancee? Check again. Knicks president Phil Jackson really does have it all. His fiancee Jeanie Buss has seemed nothing but supportive of him in [...]

April 24, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pau Would Stay With Lakers For Kobe

Pau Would Stay With Lakers For Kobe

Take that, Dwight Howard. Of the many, many mysteries and questions that exist between Kobe Bryant and his previous and current Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the bond shared by Pau Gasol and himself is not one of them. The two are friends. Close friends. From what they’ve both said about each other over the last [...]

April 23, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Mark Jackson Calls Playoff Preparation ‘Overrated’

Mark Jackson Calls Playoff Preparation ‘Overrated’

This is so Mark Jackson. During his time as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Jackson has rarely hesitated to speak his mind or talk in hyperbole. That’s what we love about him, because it’s so entertaining. That’s what Warriors management may hate about him, because it’s too damn entertaining. Of all the things [...]

April 23, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavs Still Plan On Offering Kyrie Irving Max Deal

Cavs Still Plan On Offering Kyrie Irving Max Deal

Sit tight. I’m about to answer all the questions you really shouldn’t have anymore. The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to offer Kyrie Irving a max contract extension, according to Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: The Cavs are expected to make a maximum contract extension offer to guard Kyrie Irving. “Those discussions are set to take [...]

April 22, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Carmelo Looking For ‘Dwight Howard Treatment’ In Free Agency

Carmelo Looking For ‘Dwight Howard Treatment’ In Free Agency

Mike Woodson is history, Phil Jackson has a lot of work to do and Carmelo Anthony—well, he wants to be Dwight Howard. Okay, then. On the same day the New York Knicks parted ways with their embattled head coach, Sporting News’ Sean Deveney (h/t Bleacher Report) brought word that Anthony is looking for a free-agency [...]

April 21, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Al Jefferson Needed Two Injections to Finish Game vs. Heat

Al Jefferson Needed Two Injections to Finish Game vs. Heat

Al Jefferson and the Charlotte Bobcats are in trouble. At least one key player always gets injured during the first week of the NBA playoffs. It’s like a postseason rite of passage. A very, very unfortunate rite of passage. This past weekend was no different. We saw Tim Duncan give the San Antonio Spurs a [...]

April 21, 2014 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Pau Gasol Open to Reunion With Phil Jackson

Pau Gasol Open to Reunion With Phil Jackson

Well, that didn’t take long. Every summer, come hell or high water, the New York Knicks are linked to free agents they cannot afford. Not even a full day into their 2014 offseason, they were linked to Los Angeles Lakers free agent Pau Gasol. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, Gasol is interested in [...]

April 18, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

DeMar DeRozan Says NBA Playoffs ‘Ain’t Rocket Science’

DeMar DeRozan Says NBA Playoffs ‘Ain’t Rocket Science’

Name five things more difficult than playing in the NBA playoffs. Pogo-sticking nude down the busiest of causeways during rush hour in blizzard-like conditions. Tap dancing across a tightrope that’s strung across the mouth of a volcano. Riding on the back of Gustave, the man-eating crocodile. Sitting through any Jamie Kennedy movie for more than [...]

April 18, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Danny Ainge Thinks Rondo Will Have ‘Career’ Year in 2014-15

Danny Ainge Thinks Rondo Will Have ‘Career’ Year in 2014-15

Is Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge above premature attempts to drum up a player’s trade value? I’m not sure. Kidding. Or am I? No, I’m definitely kidding. But that doesn’t make Ainge’s infinite faith in Rondo any less weird. Speaking with The Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn, Ainge made it crystal clear he expects big [...]

April 16, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Andrew Bogut Sidelined Indefinitely, Could Miss Playoffs

Andrew Bogut Sidelined Indefinitely, Could Miss Playoffs

There’s nothing like seeing a multimillion-dollar investment go up in flames at the worst possible time. Why yes, we are referencing the Golden State Warriors’ relationship with the injury-prone Andrew Bogut. How did you know? The Warriors announced on Monday that Bogut has been diagnosed with a rib fracture and will be sidelined indefinitely. Official: [...]

April 15, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0