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Looking for new voice, Pacers move on from Frank Vogel

Just days after pushing the heavily favored Toronto Raptors to seven games in the first round of the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers decided not to renew the contract of Frank Vogel. Larry Bird made the announcement at a mysterious press conference late Thursday morning, expressing nothing but kind words for Vogel, who is arguably the most successful NBA coach the team has employed...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Reminds Us All Of Red Auerbach’s Celtics Coaching Wizardry

Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships and won seven more as an executive, showing the power of his acute basketball mind. Larry Bird recently provided a glimpse into Red’s Hall of Fame teaching ability when he posted to Facebook an old video of him, the coach and Celtics greats Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Danny Ainge illustrating proper pick-and...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Tells Amazing Red Auerbach Story About His Celtics Physical Before 1985-86 Season

Bill Walton being traded to the Boston Celtics before the historic 1985-86 season almost didn’t happen. In a recent with Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast, Walton revealed that doctors at Mass General Hospital didn’t want to pass him after he took a physical — one of the last remaining hurdles in the trade. Celtics president Red Auerbach was having...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 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

Celtics nearly took Kobe Bryant over Antoine Walker in 1996 NBA Draft

Kobe Bryant was a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan growing up, so it’s safe to say he’s never been fond of the Boston Celtics. But that didn’t stop Bryant from giving his all in a workout in Boston ahead of the 1996 NBA Draft. The Celtics traded up to the sixth overall pick in that draft, a selection they’d eventually use to take Kentucky star Antoine Walker while Bryant...
Via NESN.com
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The five greatest NBA head coaches of all time

By Matt Zemek Almost everyone would agree on the four best NBA coaches of all time. The order is the only question. Just exactly how would you rank the four best NBA coaches who have ever lived, and who is number five? Continuing our “Best Of The NBA Summer Series” at Crossover Chronicles, Joe Manganiello and I take a look at the bench bosses of basketball. JOE MANGANIELLO...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to Celtics legend Red Auerbach

Happy Birthday to the late Red Auerbach who as a coach won 9 titles in 10 years then won 7 more as GM of the #Celtics pic.twitter.com/D9yjtWxReh— BostonCelticsForever (@BostonCelts4eva) September 20, 2014 Today marks what would have been the 97th birthday of legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach, who passed away in 2006. Though he is gone, his memory and legacy live on in...
Via Celtics Life
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Auerbach, daughter of Red Auerbach, doesn't seem to like the new secondary logo

On Celtics new secondary logo when visiting team offices in Boston last week, Randy Auerbach told the Cs: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 5, 2014 With all due respect to Randy Auerbach, I think there are bigger fish to fry than the logo. Many things that are both broke and unbroken that need to be fixed and non-fixed before we get down...
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle declares for the NBA Draft

Julius Randle: "After talking with my family and a lot of prayer, I've decided to declare for the NBA draft."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) April 22, 2014 Nicole Auerbach just tweeted a quote from Julius Randle declaring for the NBA Draft. Randle has been projected to go between 4-7 in most mock drafts which matches up nicely with the projected first pick of the Boston Celtics...
Via Celtics Life
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ Randy Auerbach + Jay King 3/22/14

Daughter of Red Auerbach, Randy, to join Boston Celtics Beat   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg The best Boston Celtics podcast you'll find anywhere is still going strong.  The team may continue to struggle, although that win over Miami on Wednesday was nice, but Celtics Beat is not.  Celtics Beat is packed once again for 60 minutes with...
Via CLNS Radio
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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