Found September 02, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Jeff Van Gundy
San Antonio Spurs
Last week Tracy McGrady retired and the nostalgia set in.
McGrady's career was brilliant in a flash and gone just as quickly as knee injuries and back injuries hampered him these last five or six years and his career limped to a close.
For Magic fans, it is a mixed bag. There is plenty of good to remember. Our pals over at MagicBasketball.net are having a whole week of posts devoted to one of the Magic's all-time greatest players. There is no doubt about McGrady's offensive brilliance.
There is also no denying McGrady's career turned out to be a big disappointment. He failed to get out of the first round of the Playoffs before his bench-warming days in San Antonio this year, and, despite extremely gaudy numbers, he always seemed to shrink or fail to bring his teammates up to his level.
Then there was the awful timing. The culture of the NBA he entered was not a good one for a young player looking to maximize his ...
BEST OF MAXIM
It seems not only former Spur DeJuan Blair thought he could have helped the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA Championship. Apparently another former player on the Spurs bench thought they could have contributed as well.
This time Tracy McGrady told ESPN’s First Take the following.
"When we were in the Finals and Manu [Ginobili] was struggling, I felt I...
After falling to Puerto Rico in the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament Saturday, the Canadian National team returned to play Sunday against Brazil. Once the final buzzer rung in Caracas, Venezuela Sunday, San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph had put behind his struggling game against Puerto Rico (4 points, 3 assists, 2 turnovers) and exploded with 28 points to lead the Canadians to a 91...
The San Antonio Spurs have hired ESPN's David Telep as scouting coordinator for San Antonio’s draft prep according to Yahoo! Sports.
San Antonio's finalizing deal with well-respected recruiting analyst Dave Telep to join Spurs' front office, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 1, 2013
Telelp was ESPN’s Senior...
Coming into the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament, the Canadian National team looked far from a dominant force as they had just lost four consecutive games in exhibition play in the Tuto Marchand Cup the week before the Americas tournament began.
Fast-forward to the end of Phase 1 of the Americas tournament and the Canadian National team has shown they are a force to be reckoned...
After so much meticulous and methodical groundwork this summer, all did not go quite according to plan for Tottenham on Sunday. The club went into their derby against Arsenal knowing that soon after the final whistle the Gareth Bale transfer saga would be officially concluded. The statements had been written, the announcement was imminent.
It was never going to be a celebratory...
You know them, you love them and this time, the San Antonio Spurs loss to the Miami Heat is the topic in this quirky Taiwanese animation.
In the animated summary, we see the Spurs portrayed as elderly players where Tim Duncan is riding a scooter on the court running over Heat players and throws his back at the opening jump ball - walker included.
And as if that isn't...
The San Antonio Spurs already boast a roster with plenty of guards but it would seem they are still looking at guards to possibly add with training camp coming up next month.
According to Sam Amico, Sebastian Telfair is drawing interest from the Spurs among other teams.
Free-agent PG Sebastian Telfair drawing interest from Celtics, Lakers and Spurs, league sources say...
Things are looking great for Davis Bertans as he continues to progress from his knee injury.
Back in June it was reported that Bertans had suffered a tear in his right ACL in a game versus Crvena Zvezda during the Serbian League Finals. After flying to San Antonio to consult with San Antonio Spurs about his knee treatment, he went ahead with procedure on his right knee.
According to Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York, 14-year NBA veteran, Mike Bibby, will take part in the Spurs’ mini-camp this week.
The 35-year-old point guard, who recently said he wants to play one more season in the NBA, took last season off after playing with the Knicks in 2011-12 where he averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 assists in 14.3 minutes per game.
The Spurs are set to have...
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Time/TV: 11:30 a.m./ESPN3
Line: Macedonia by 3.5
Tickets: €15-35 on Eurobasket.org
Other Games of Note: Finland 61, Turkey 55
1) Montenegro remembers well its last game against Macedonia. It was the last win the team had in European competition. The team gets its rematch...