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Elimination game forces Rockets to compete with passion, poise

The Rockets did what had to be done, reconvening on the Toyota Center practice court and regrouping from the agonizing overtime loss that pushed them to a hole from which only eight NBA teams have escaped. On the brink of postseason elimination, they pledged confidence. They said they would support one another. They listened to Mario Elie tell the tale of the Clutch City-era championships...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Past painful reminder of current Rockets' woes

HOUSTON They still blow kisses to Mario Elie around here. In restaurants, at the grocery store, wherever. They still remember, because they need to. Elie had made a 3-pointer to put the Rockets ahead in the final seconds of the 1995 Western Conference Finals, and he blew a kiss at the San Antonio Spurs' bench. Seventeen years later, Rockets fans are still blowing it back....
Via Fox Sports Houston
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlesimo, Elie named Nets assistant coaches

The New Jersey Nets have finalized their coaching staff, hiring P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie as assistants. The Nets announced the moves on Thursday, also announced that Jeremy Bettle was named strength and conditioning coach. Carlesimo has 35 years coaching experience, including stints as head coach for Portland, Golden State and Seattle-Oklahoma City. He worked last year as...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Nets hire P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie as assistant coaches

The New Jersey Nets have named P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie as assistant coaches, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.  Carlesimo and Elie join assistant coaches Popeye Jones and Tom Barrise and assistant coach/player development Doug Overton on Head Coach Avery Johnson’s staff.  In addition, the Nets have named Dr. Jeremy Bettle as the [...]
Via Inside Hoops
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Nets Add P.J. Carlesimo, Mario Elie To Coaching Staff

Former Oklahoma City head coach P.J. Carlesimo, and former NBA player Mario Elie, have joined Avery Johnson's staff as assistants with the Nets.
Via RealGM
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Avery's All-Access Networking Yields Carlesimo, Elie

Tuesday at the PNY Center, NETS coach Avery Johnson announced P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie would be joining his bench as assistants. The pair spoke with media about how they came to the NETS, and their outlook for the upcoming season.
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Nets announce P.J. Carlesimo, Mario Elie as new assistants

Former Seton Hall coach will be lead assistant
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Nets add Elie, Carlesimo, eye roster upgrades

Nets coach Avery Johnson said that the team has added Mario Elie and P.J. Carlesimo to the bench.
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Clutch City Classics to air

HOUSTON Houston Rockets fans will have the opportunity to relive some of the teams most memorable moments when Clutch City Classics debut on FOX Sports Houston beginning Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00 p.m. The original episodes, which will be hosted by Rockets Lone Star Emmy award winning play-by-play announcer Bill Worrell and include commentary from former Rockets players such...
Via Fox Sports Houston
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

AJ looking to add former Spurs to Nets coaching ranks

It looks like New Jersey Nets head coach and former San Antonio Spurs guard Avery Johnson is looking to bring the Spurs’ winning tradition on board with him. According to, Johnson is looking to add former Spurs assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo and former Spurs player Mario Elie to his coaching staff. Of course, nothing will be officially decided until the lockout...
Via Project Spurs
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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