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The Ukraine Train is set to make a stop in Cleveland.
Vitaly Potapenko, who manned the middle for 3 1/2 seasons in Boston, is expected to return to the NBA as an assistant coach. The 6-foot-10 Ukrainian big man will leave his position as an assistant coach with the D-League’s Santa Cruz warrior to become an assistant for the Cavaliers, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Vitaly Potapenko is leaving the Santa Cruz Warriors of D-League to take an assistant coaching job with Cleveland, league sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 03, 2013
Potapenko, 38, was drafted 12th overall by the Cavs in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played parts of 11 seasons in the NBA, averaging 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Potapenko came to the Celtics in a late-season trade in 1999, when the Cavs shipped him to Boston for Andrew DeClercq and a first-round draft pick. The Cavs would later use that pick to select Utah point guard Andre Miller, costing the Celtics an opportunity to draft the franchise point guard ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Celtics guard Avery Bradley is already working on improving his game for the 2013-2014 season. He’s called upon some hometown help. Fellow Tacoma native ,Chris Hyppa, a veteran high school assistant coach, saw Avery emerge as one of the top high school players in the country while Bradley played 3 years at Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep. Now Hyppa is training Bradley to become...
Jason Terry caught us by surprise by tweeting out a photo of himself in rehab.
Road to recovery #rehab twitter.com/jasonterry31/s…
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) June 4, 2013
The natural reaction to that was…. rehabbing what?
Then someone sent me this Instagram photo:
And THEN… Mark Murphy of the Herald cleared it all up:
The Celtics guard, who tweeted a picture of himself ...
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A rumor circulating on the web states that the Miami sharpshooter wants to go back to Boston, but is there actually any truth to this?
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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
According to team president Rich Gotham, approximately “91 or 92 percent” of the season ticket base — the same as last season — has re-upped.“We’re coming back with over...
Kings not keeping assistant coaches Alex English, Jim Eyen and Clifford Ray. Bobby Jackson moving to another role.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 5, 2013
If we were to discuss Danny Ainge's mistakes, I'd put letting Clifford Ray go right at the top. Clifford Ray is one of the best big man coaches in the NBA. Dwight Howard and his dad credit Cliff with Dwight...
Dennis Schroeder was apparently told by the Boston Celtics that they would draft him if he were there with the 16th overall pick.
This according to NBADraft.net. Schroeder first appeared on our radar when ESPN's Chad Ford slotted him to the Celtics in the first round. Since NBADraft.net themselves rank Schroder as the 11th best player in the draft, then yes, logic would dictate...
Notice the green #5 shorts
Earlier this season the fastest man in the world was interviewed by Slam Magazine, and one of the topics discusses was his love for KG and the Celtics:
Usain Bolt getting Garnett's autograph
SLAM: How much of a basketball fan are you?
UB: I’m a big basketball fan. It’s a lot of teams, but I’m a Boston Celtic fan. I’ve been a Celtic...
A few days ago, CSNNE's Greg Dickerson tweeted about a trade that the Boston Celtics tried to make at this season's trade deadline. Celtics tried to make a deal for millsap and or big Al at the trade deadline. Couldn't make things work w jazz though — greg dickerson (@gdickerson_csn) May 31, 2013 It is likely that Paul Pierce would have been a piece going back to...
Ahh… so the grass isn’t greener in South Beach.
Can Ray Allen really come back, after all the stories about his rifts with Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Celtics management?
Would the fans welcome him back?
I believe, and apparently Danny Ainge does also, that the
current Celtics are more than one piece away from contending for a
championship. Their “spare” parts won’t
get a starter much less a near star.
Even delving into their future core pieces finds a depleted trade stock
with Rondo and Sully coming off surgery.
Without incriminating pictures of some GM or owner, I don’t...
It's a Game 7 tradition in Miami.
The opponent loses a hard fought seven game series to the Heat, and then bypasses the traditional post-series handshakes and hugs, instead heading straight to the locker room.
Last season it was Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett, this year it was Roy Hibbert and David West. From the Indy Star.
Roy Hibbert and David West – like Boston’s...
Herald Clippers' Grant Hill retiresHeat owner chides outside speculation about the team's 2014 plansPacers even up series with 91-77 win over Heat Ray Allen imprint felt in city of BostonCeltics Green Healthy Interest in Pierce Around the League - Celtics Weighing Their OptionsComments from the Other Side - Miami Meltdown Game 6CelticsBlog A quick case for keeping...
Herald With Wade and Bosh slumping, James must soothe egos while getting them on track Globe Celtics Green A Few Draft Updates and Random Thoughts A Few More Names Surface from Celtics' WorkoutsRay Allen Not Happy in South Beach - Wants a Return to Boston?Lex Nihil Novi Cowens Leads Way, as Celtics Move to 21-3 (72-73)Russell v. Chamberlain: Game 10Red's Army Your...
There hasn't been any official reports from the Celtics about their workouts with draft prospects, but there has been tidbits of information coming out from tweets and other sources. The Celtics had more workouts this weekend with players including Jeff Withey, Tyler Brown, Troy Daniels, Jon Lee and Trevor Mbakwe.
Jeff Withey might be the most intriguing among this group...
With Jason Kidd’s retirement earlier this week, Kevin Garnett becomes the active leader in minutes (47,801) and games played (1,323).
At 37, KG isn’t the league’s oldest player. Kurt Thomas (40), Juwan Howard (40), Steve Nash (39), Derek Fisher (38) and Jerry Stackhouse (38) are all clinging to their respective careers. Nash is the only one of the group with a contract for...