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Report: LeBron James wanted Mark Jackson to coach Cavaliers

Mark Jackson was reportedly LeBron James’s first choice to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Warriors coach was the preferred option of James and his agent, Rich Paul, according to Yahoo Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, James and Paul had worked to undermine Blatt from day one with the ultimate goal of getting a LeBron-approved coach on the sideline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

David Blatt's firing is a bizarre plot twist for the Cavs

After a 2014-2015 NBA season that I frequently ridiculed as a soap opera named As the Cavs Turn, I was looking forward for the 2015-16 to be a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball season that was predominantly about, well, basketball. So much for that. Though the Cavaliers were a few lucky bounces away from leading the NBA Finals 3-1 last season1 and were 30-11 after Thursday night...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Shallow Thoughts: David Griffin couldn’t have done any better

First, I’m calling this “Shallow Thoughts” because it’s lunchtime and I’m 1) at work and 2) hungry, so I’m not diving into the subject matter with the depth that you, the dear reader, deserve. Basketball writing has largely become a very intelligent space — in storytelling as well as analysis — and one can feel silly submitting something rooted in vague truisms...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii beats Cal State Fullerton 86-79 in OT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 21 points including a 3-pointer that tied the game and sent it into overtime as Hawaii beat Cal State Fullerton 86-79 on Saturday night. Jankovic scored a jumper and all six of his free throws in the overtime period to keep the Rainbow Warriors (15-2, 4-0 Big West) on top for the win. Isaac Fleming added 23 points and five assists...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleming leads Hawaii over UC Santa Barbara 65-57

HONOLULU (AP) Isaac Fleming came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points and Hawaii withstood a late push to beat UC Santa Barbara 65-57 on Saturday night. Stefan Jankovic added 19 points and nine rebounds, and made a key basket with 41.5 seconds left that gave the Rainbow Warriors a 61-57 lead. Roderick Bobbitt and Fleming each made a pair of free throws to secure it...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii beats Cal Poly 86-73 in Big West opener

HONOLULU (AP) Roderick Bobbitt scored 21 points, Stefan Jankovic had 19 points with 13 rebounds and Hawaii beat Cal Poly 86-73 on Wednesday night in a Big West Conference opener for both teams. Consecutive 3-pointers by Bobbitt and Jankovic gave Hawaii a 48-42 lead early in the second half. Jankovic extended the Rainbow Warriors' lead to 61-51, but Cal Poly rallied and Taylor...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobbitt, Valdes lead Hawaii rout over Howard, 92-59

HONOLULU (AP) Roderick Bobbitt hit 7 of his 11 shots from beyond the arc and dropped 31 points on Howard, his third 30-point effort in his last four games, and Hawaii cruised to a 92-59 win Saturday night. Aaron Valdes scored 16 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out 11 assists for Hawaii (11-2), which won for the 11th time in 12 games on his home floor to start the year....
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii hands MVSU 14th straight loss 77-48

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 17 points, Michael Thomas added 16 and Hawaii beat Mississippi Valley State 77-48 on Tuesday night for the Delta Devils' 14th straight loss. Valdes had 15 points in the first quarter and Thomas made all six of his field goals for 12 points to help Hawaii build a 43-16 halftime lead. The Warriors held MVSU to 7-of-32 shooting (21.9 percent) in...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdes' 15 pts. spark Hawaii in 68-52 win over Northern Iowa

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 15 points and Hawaii remained perfect, 8-0, on its home court by beating Northern Iowa, 68-52 in a first-round game of the Diamond Head Classic Tuesday night. Hawaii (8-1) advances to play No. 3 Oklahoma in the second of two semifinal games Wednesday. Valdes hit a 3-pointer with 1:47 left in the first half to give the Rainbow Warriors a 32-25...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jankovic scores 29, Hawaii beats D-II Hawaii Pacific 83-71

HONOLULU (AP) Stefan Jankovic had a career-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting, Isaac Fleming added 16 points and Hawaii beat Hawaii Pacific 83-71 on Saturday night. Aaron Valdes had all 12 of his points in the second half and Quincy Smith scored 10. The Rainbow Warriors (7-1) pulled away midway through the second half with 17 straight points and led 74-53 on Fleming's 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii snaps 8-game skid, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe

HONOLULU (AP) Paul Harris ran 27 times for 166 yards and a touchdown to help Hawaii snap an eight-game losing streak on Saturday night, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe. Ikaika Woolsey threw for a touchdown and ran for two more for the Rainbow Warriors (3-10), who led 28-10 early in the third quarter and weathered the Warhawks' rally. Defensive lineman Lorenzo Jackson fell on Hawaii...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jankovic, Valdes lead Hawaii past Nicholls State, 99-74

HONOLULU (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 22 points and Aaron Valdes added 20 more as Hawaii rolled to a 99-44 win over Nicholls State Sunday night. Hawaii improves to 4-0 after winning its own Rainbow Classic tournament. Roderick Bobbitt, the first Big West Conference Player of the Week, dished out 10 assists, grabbed seven rebounds and scored 11 points for Hawaii after setting a...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braxton Miller lays out two Hawaii players

Braxton Miller isn’t just catching passes due to his position change.  The Ohio State H-back is blocking, too.  Check out this awesome block Miller threw on a punt return that sprung Buckeyes’ wide receiver Jalin Marshall.  Braxton getting physical. https://t.co/6OCY3Ep4As — Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) September 12, 2015 Ohio State could use more of that.
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Two confused Hawaii guards crash into each other

Sometimes there is just no way to hide your mistake. Such was the case on Saturday when two offensive guards crashed into one another during Hawaii’s contest against No. 1-ranked Ohio State. Here’s the sad (hilarious?) incident in question. Oh man...both the Hawaii guards pulled. Not good... https://t.co/bSZiZlK4VV — Joe Marino (@TheJoeMarino) September 12, 2015 We all...
Via Sportsnaut
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii offense embarrasses itself in season opener (Video)

Hawaii had an entire offseason to prepare for its season opener at home against Colorado on Thursday, but they looked more like a team that was cobbled together for a pickup game at the last minute. On two occasions in the first half, Hawaii’s quarterback and running back had a miscommunication. Both times QB Max Wittek turned one way for a handoff while the running back went...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala saves Warriors in Game 1

By John Cannon Andre Iguodala has been a major focus of attention this season, not for what he does, but for what he doesn’t do, which is start for the Golden State Warriors. Iguodala is an 11-year NBA veteran, a former All-Star, still at the peak of his game, and yet he does not start for his team. As the Warriors look ahead to Game 2 of their NBA Finals series with Cleveland...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii announcer apologizes for remarks about Fresno

I’ve never been to Fresno, California, but I can’t imagine it being such a terrible place to visit.  It’s the largest city situated in the Central Valley of California and has over 80 percent of possible sunshine throughout the year.  That sounds pretty good, right? Well, not if you’re Hawaii play-by-play man Robert Kekaula.  After Fresno State defeated Hawaii 28-21 on...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii RB arrested on suspicion of DUI in downtown Honolulu

  University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. According to police records, 23-year-old Iosefa was taken into custody at about 5 a.m. Sunday near downtown Honolulu. He was released after posting $500 bail. University Athletic Director Ben Jay says he plans to meet with football head coach Norm Chow on Tuesday to determine how to...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou adds Hawaii PG Keith Shamburger

ST. LOUIS -- Mizzou's men's baseball squad filled a legitimate need Tuesday, as former Hawaii point guard Keith Shamburger signed on to join the Tigers as a graduate student next season. Shamburger led the Big West inassists last season and adds veteran depth to the Tigers' roster with his immediate eligibility for next season. "Keith is going to be a great addition to our program...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou adds Hawaii PG Keith Shamburger

ST. LOUIS -- Mizzou's men's baseball squad filled a legitimate need Tuesday, as former Hawaii point guard Keith Shamburger signed on to join the Tigers as a graduate student next season. Shamburger led the Big West inassists last season and adds veteran depth to the Tigers' roster with his immediate eligibility for next season. "Keith is going to be a great addition to our program...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles send Brizer on secret scouting trip to Hawaii…

And you thought our GateKeeper went to Hawaii for mere pleasure? Think again. GK Brizer was all about football business this past week as he scoured the Hawaiian islands for prospects. He gathered metrics on draft-eligible players who spent their college careers in our 50th state. Most of Brizer’s reports for the Eagles are classified as top-secret. And most of the prospects he...
Via Eagles Eye
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara Fan Rushes Court To Confront Hawaii Coach (Video)

The University of Hawaii took on UC Santa Barbara on Friday night in Santa Barbara, and a wild UCSB fan decided to rush the court on his own and attempt to intimidate Hawaii coach Gib Arnold. It all went down when Hawaii’s Brandon Spearman was assessed a technical foul, and Arnold came on the floor to argue. That set something off in the mind of the UC Santa Barbara fan, who thought...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Wasted’ UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan storms court, confronts Hawaii coach (video)

In one of the more bizarre scenes of recent memory at a college basketball game — and that’s saying something — an unhinged UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan ran on to the court during a stoppage in play, stormed across the hardwood and angrily confronted the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors coaching staff, specifically head coach Gib […]The post ‘Wasted’ UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UCSB fan confronts Hawaii coach, gets pushed away by player

Hawaii coach Gib Arnold had just received a technical foul, and then things turned very weird during Thursday night’s game with UC Santa Barber. A crazed fan came rushing onto the court during the first-half, confronting the coach and cursing in his face.  Lucky, before anything else escalated, a Hawaii player, Christian Standhardinger, pushed away the fan. The Gaucho’s would...
Via Diehardsport
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UC-Santa Barbara fan runs on court, gets in Hawaii coach’s face

A weird scene occurred during the Hawaii-University of Cal Santa Barbara Thursday night when Hawaii coach Gib Arnold was given a technical foul midway through the first half.  Unprovoked, a UCSB fan run on to the floor in Arnold’s direction. He didn’t make it as you can see the Hawaii players push him away.  Why was he there?  Who knows?  Should he be allowed back into a...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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