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“I was basically in on every team meeting, every players meeting, every coaches meeting, the locker room, so it was pretty all-inclusive. It was a very good situation,” Saunders said. “I’ve known Doc from when Doc was my assistant coach on the Goodwill Games team when we played down in Australia [in 2001], him and myself and [Michigan State coach] Tom Izzo was also an assistant there. All three of us created a good friendship and when I was let go in Washington, Doc said, ‘Hey I’d like you to come in as an adviser.’ ”
“I remember when we drafted KG [in 1995], we said to him his first year, we played him as a small forward and I told him you’re going to be an All-Pro player as a power forward but you’re probably going to end your career as a center,” Saunders said. “And with Garnett playing center, the Celtics af
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One reason Rivers brought in Saunders was his great relationship with Kevin Garnett. And Saunders said that KG played like he did with the Wolves in 2003-04, when he was named league MVP.
"I remember when we drafted KG [in 1995], we said to him his first year, we played him as a small forward and I told him you're going to be an All-Pro player as a power forward...
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The Big Ticket's NBA future is up in the air, but one of his former coaches thinks it is all-but-guaranteed that KG returns to Boston next season.
Flip Saunders, who coached Kevin Garnett in Minnesota from 1995-2005, is pretty confident that KG will be back in Celtics green next season.
Saunders worked as a consultant for Doc Rivers and the Celtics this postseason and told the Minneapolis StarTribune this weekend that he was ‘positive’ that Garnett would return to Boston for the 2012-2013 season.
From the StarTrib:
The Washington Wizards are an intriguing team. They have talent, but they haven’t been able to turn that talent into wins. They started to re-make their roster last season, grabbing Nene from the Nuggets for JaVale McGee in a deal that also sent Nick Young to the Clippers.
Now, the Wizards are making more moves, sending Rashard Lewis and a second round pick for Trevor Ariza and...
So Andray Blatche is playing in a "party people's" summer league catered to those who love the partying lifestyle: the nightclubs, the bars, the "lapdance Tuesdays".
And he's doing pretty well, supposedly.
He's consistently getting double-doubles, he scored over 40 points in a game the other night and he also seems to be conditioned enough to play...
Mike Gorman on 98.5 believes strongly that Kevin Garnett is coming back to the Celtics next seasonabout 2 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryReplyRetweetFavorite@MrTrpleDouble10MrTripleDouble10Flip Saunders became one of the stranger subplots of the 2012 NBA playoffs, as the former NBA head coach who traveled with the Boston Celtics and contributed in some fashion to the team...
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, the Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Rashard Lewis and the No. 46 2012 draft pick to the New Orleans Hornets for Emekah Okafor and Trevor Ariza: Lewis is entering the final year of his contract, so his expiring $23.8 million is attractive to the rebuilding Hornets [...]
Flip Saunders knows Kevin Garnett almost as well as anybody in NBA circles. Saunders coached Garnett for a while back in KG’s Minnesota Timberwolves’ days. One would tend to believe then that when it comes to KG, anything that Saunders has to say about the future of the 14- time All-Star Forward/Center has got to [...]
NBA Finals aren’t even over and we have our first trade of the upcoming off-season, this is all being reported by Draft Express. The trade involves the Hornets sending Okafor and Ariza to Washington for Rashard and #46 pick. New Orleans trades Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick. Rashard Lewis contract is [...]
ESPNThe Washington Wizards have reached an agreement with the New Orleans Hornets on a trade to acquire Hornets center Emeka Okafor, according to sources close to the process.
The Wizards will get Okafor and Hornets forward Trevor Ariza for Rashard Lewis and Washington's No. 46 pick in next week's draft.Contracts aside the Wizards just got a lot better. Okafor is still a...
Back on October 6th, 2010, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis wrote a post on his blog Ted’s Take titled The Wisdom of Our Crowds – 101 To Do List Final.
The overall post was a list of 101 things Wizards fans had asked for, and to let everyone know that changes were coming and that their voice was being heard.
There were many good ideas on the list, including fresher popcorn...
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We have our first official trade of the offseason.
The Washington Wizards have traded Rashard Lewis to the New Orleans Hornets for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor. The Wizards also receive a second-round pick from the Hornets.
“We are pleased to add two more solid pieces as we continue to build our roster with a balance of proven...
The Wizards and Hornets have agreed to a trade of Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza for Rashard Lewis and the 46th overall pick.