Back in May, Denver coach George Karl won the NBA’s Red Auerbach Trophy, the award given to the association’s best coach, as selected by a panel of sportswriters. Within a month, the Nuggets fired Karl. It wasn’t a case of things going south for the Nuggets; if anything, they surpassed expectations this year. Despite lacking [...]
Five years ago, Austin Kent published an open letter addressed to Greg Oden’s neck beard. Five years later he exhibits a glaring lack of development both in terms of maturity and the quality of his content. No matter, sometimes we can tell a lot about an individual by the way they choose to wear their hair. Sometimes it’s the only thing holding them back.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made history recently by becoming only the second team in NBA history to win the first pick in the draft two times in three years. The Cavs could make history again at the 2013 NBA Draft by becoming the first team to trade the first overall pick since the Orlando Magic dealt away Chris Webber back in 1993. Gerard Spalding considers their options.
While college basketball lore is filled with stories of underdog programs rising to great heights under the national spotlight of March Madness, the reasons such teams are considered underdogs in the first place is because they have no proven track record of success. These days, coaches like Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens are giving their previously unheralded programs the stability needed in order to contend year in and year out.
Dynasty is defined as a powerful group or family that maintains its position for a considerable time. It is seemingly difficult, then, to argue against the fact that these San Antonio Spurs are, and should be considered, as such. Over the past 15 years, San Antonio has compiled an 832-350 (.704) record. Dwayne Riley-Grant considers why.