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What Could Have Been: Amar’e Stoudemire

At one point in time, Amar’e Stoudemire was being hailed a superstar by many around the league as he was about to really hit stride in the middle years of his prime. The year before an injury-ridden future started to await him, Stoudemire averaged 25 points and 8 rebounds per game and was impressing many basketball fans with his success apart from Steve Nash in New York. Amar’e...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside, Outside: Q&A with Grant Hill

He was one of the most remarkably talented players the game has ever seen.  A combination of grace, finesse, intellect and all-around basketball skill.  Grant Hill entered the basketball world as a standout freshman on a national championship team at Duke.  Hill stayed four years at Durham and won two titles, was twice an All-American and is among the most celebrated college players...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rule that has to Change in Major League Soccer

In Major League Soccer, it is way too easy to receive a suspension. Referees hand out yellow cards like candy on Halloween. Today’s New York Red Bulls versus New England Revolution Eastern Conference Finals match was a great example; 10, count ‘em 10 yellow cards were distributed. It only takes two post-season yellow cards to receive a one-game suspension, meaning it is very...
Via Standing O Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Liberty, coach Bill Laimbeer part ways

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Liberty have split with coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer. The WNBA team said Tuesday it didn't renew his contract. The Liberty went 26-42 in Laimbeer's two seasons and missed the playoffs both years. The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles as the team's general manager and coach from 2002 to 2009. Allan Houston...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

1993 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  Next...
Via Hoops Manifesto
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The 'Local Flair' Has Returned To Louisville Basketball

The following column appears in this week's edition of The Voice-Tribune For the bulk of my adolescence, nearly every adult conversation about Louisville basketball that I listened in on was centered around what was wrong with the program and what could be done to get it back to where it had been in the 1980s. While the number of discussions were abundant, their focal points were...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers Basketball

#160341799 / gettyimages.comWhether it’s Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Lady Vols, or Donnie Tyndall and the Tennessee Volunteers, Tennessee basketball is rooted in winning. No wonder Thompson-Boling Arena has seen some of the best crowds in college basketball. The SEC regular season and tournament championships, NCAA tournament appearances, and some of the greatest rivalries in...
Via Only College Sports
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday, Allan Houston!

Allan Houston is one of the most beloved Knicks of all-time. Like most others, he was never able to bring a championship to New York, but Houston left it all on the floor in every game that he played, and despite his laid back personality, was the ultimate competitor. As a player, he was part of the organization during some of their best days, and in the front office, he has seen...
Via Turn On The Knicks
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A look back at Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf via SB Nation

As a Louisiana based sports blog, Gumbeaux Sports is appreciative of journalistic efforts connected to all things related to sports in the boot state, especially very good ones. Eddie Maisonet (@edthesportsfan)–who is the founder of his own sports blog, www.thesportsfanjournal.com–wrote a great piece on Chris Jackson aka Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf for SB Nation. His post is a part of...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: New York Knicks Acquire Their Own NBA D-League Team

The Madison Square Garden Company will be bringing an NBA D-League team to New York in the 2014-15 season. The organization and D-League representatives announced the acquisition Monday afternoon. The new team will be exclusively affiliated with the New York Knicks, making them the seventh NBA franchise to operate their own D-League team. They are set to play in White Plains, NY...
Via Basketball Bicker
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Purchase D-League Franchise To Operate In New York

The New York Knicks have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League team that will play in White Plains, New York. The new team will be the NBA D-League’s record 18th team and will be the exclusive affiliate of the New York Knicks, playing its home games at the Westchester County Center, approximately 30 miles north of New York City. The Knicks become the seventh...
Via RealGM
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Are Buying Their Own D-League Team, Letting The Fans Name It, And I Have Some Ideas

The New York Knicks announced that they are purchasing a D-League franchise, to which surprised most because they assume they already are a D-League team. The new franchise will be located in Westchester, New York about 30 minutes outside of New York City. Former player and current assistant general manager, Allan Houston, has been named the general manager of the new D-League team...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson Serious About Knicks Front Office Job Offer

The New York Knicks are turning to a 13-time NBA champion to help the team in a front office role, and that man — Phil Jackson — is strongly considering taking the job. The Kicks have reportedly offered the 68-year-old a front office job that would give him final say on basketball decisions, according to CBSSports.com, citing a league source. Jackson is considering taking the...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Talk: A Closer Look at CAA and Knicks the Relationship

By Charles R. Trimble III The Creative Artists Agency or CAA as most refer to it as has become a major topic of discussion when you mention anything New York Knicks due to their perceived influence over the organization. But is it perception? CAA, who represents several of the league’s biggest players, coaches and executives including Kevin Durant, Tony Parker, Paul George, Chris...
Via Knickswag
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo's Agent Meets With Mills, Houston Before Loss

Leon Rose, agent for Carmelo Anthony, met with Steve Mills and Allan Houston before the New York Knicks' 110-108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Anthony had a strong game, scoring 44 points in the loss. The Knicks have a $90 million payroll, but are struggling to even reach the playoffs in a weakened Eastern Conference. Anthony will be a free agent this offseason, but the...
Via RealGM
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Throwback Thursday – January 16th Edition – LJ’s Four-Point Play

On June 5th, 1999, Larry Johnson made a three-pointer that will go down as one of the most memorable shots in Knicks franchise history. After being torched with Reggie Miller-led comebacks for years, it was finally the Knicks time. Entering the playoffs as an eight-seed, fans would have been content enough with a simple appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals, but when they...
Via Turn On The Knicks
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Allan Houston to be the next Knicks head coach?

Could Allan Houston be coaching the Knicks soon? The New York Knicks are in complete disarray and big changes could be coming if they don’t turn around their season quickly. Things could get real messy if they lose to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday which happens to be owned by James Dolan‘s arch rival, Mikhail Prokhorov. But for what it’s worth, the Knicks may have a former...
Via New York Sports-Kings
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Allan Houston Could Take Over As Head Coach If Knicks Fire Mike Woodson

As the Knicks continue to lose, head coach Mike Woodson’s seat keeps getting hotter and hotter. If the team doesn’t turn it around and he gets fired, former Knicks player and current Assistant GM, Allan Houston could reportedly be appointed the job. According to Frank Isola of NY Daily News: But Allan Houston, supposedly the GM in training, looms as a potential successor. The...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Could Lead Knicks?

The New York Knicks could promote Allan Houston to head coach if the team is not able to turn the season around under Mike Woodson, according to a report. George Karl went on record recently saying he would not want to join the Knicks’ “hell for a million dollars.” “Say what you want about Jim Dolan but he’s one of about eight owners who is willing to spend money to compete...
Via Knickswag
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Could Lead Knicks?

The New York Knicks could promote Allan Houston to head coach if the team is not able to turn the season around under Mike Woodson, according to a report. George Karl went on record recently saying he would not want to join the Knicks’ “hell for a million dollars.” “Say what you want about Jim Dolan but he’s one of about eight owners who is willing to spend money to compete...
Via Knickswag
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks Could Consider Allan Houston As Head Coaching Successor

The New York Knicks could promote Allan Houston to head coach if the team is not able to turn the season around under Mike Woodson, according to a report. George Karl went on record recently saying he would not want to join the Knicks' "hell for a million dollars." “Say what you want about Jim Dolan but he’s one of about eight owners who is willing to spend money to compete...
Via RealGM
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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