New York Knicks embrace Mike D’Antoni’s title talk

No one inside the Knicks’ locker room was running from Mike D’Antoni’s declaration that the franchise is in position to compete for a championship. Not Amar’e Stoudemire, who on the day he arrived in New York said the Knicks were back. Not Mike Bibby, who played on a team that reached the NBA Finals last season and certainly not Tyson Chandler, who helped the Dallas Mavericks win their first title six months ago. “That should be the goal,” Chandler said following the Knicks’ 92-83 preseason win over the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:44-04:00December 17th, 2011|All News|

Mike Brown’s practices full of energy and structure

On a crumpled piece of paper lies the Lakers' foundation. Lakers Coach Mike Brown pulled it out of his pocket after Tuesday's practice, dangled it before the cameras and then quickly put it back in as if he were protecting confidential documents. They're his practice plans. Brown didn't make photocopies for everyone to study and dissect, but the few seconds he took that paper out of his pocket allowed enough time to notice a few nuggets. He lists every offensive and defensive set he wants to run in [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:44-04:00December 14th, 2011|All News|

Rick Carlisle excited about Mav’ trio

DALLAS -- After acquiring Vince Carter and Lamar Odom in a whirlwind 24 hours, coach Rick Carlisle was excited about what the Dallas Mavericks had done off the court. "We're going to be a very good team. We're going to be a dangerous team and our goal is to mold into, once again, a championship team," Carlisle said Sunday. "Those things take some time, but I'm excited about this group and I don't think we're done yet." The Mavericks have one remaining roster spot open, barring a trade or some other transaction. But the two [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:44-04:00December 12th, 2011|All News|

Mike Brown brings his own style to Los Angeles Lakers

It's hard enough to replace any coach who has held a position for almost a decade, let alone replace a legend like Jackson who has won the most championships as a coach in NBA history, while simultaneously keeping your new team focused as three of its top four players are dangled in trade rumors. But Brown has done his best to just be himself, and so far that has been good enough. "He's very detail-oriented, passionate and a hard worker," Kobe Bryant said after the team's first practice under [...]

By |2011-12-12T21:18:24-04:00December 12th, 2011|All News|

NBA Training Camps Set To Open

NEW YORK -- The NBA Board of Governors has ratified a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement, enabling training camps and the free agency period for the 2011-12 season to begin on Fri., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. ET. As previously announced, the NBA will begin its 66th season on Christmas Day. "I am pleased to announce that we have concluded the collective bargaining process and have reached an agreement that addresses many significant issues that were challenges to our league," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. "This collective bargaining agreement [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:44-04:00December 8th, 2011|All News|

adidas Nations Coach Aubrey McCreary named to Cleveland Cavaliers staff

CLEVELAND, OH - December 5, 2011 - The Cleveland Cavaliers announced two promotions and two additions to their coaching team today. While Paul Pressey will remain Head Coach Byron Scott’s lead assistant, Assistant Coaches Jamahl Mosley and Joe Prunty have been promoted and will now expand their roles and take on additional responsibilities. New to the coaching staff for this season will be Assistant Coach Nate Tibbetts and new player development assistant/video coach Aubrey McCreary, who will join returning player development assistant/video coach Jordi Fernandez. The announcement was made [...]

By |2011-12-12T21:29:57-04:00December 6th, 2011|All News|