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Westchester Fires Kevin Whitted As Head Coach

The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach. Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season. The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League. Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former...
Via RealGM
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Mo'ne Davis school actor Kevin Hart at the NBA All-Star celebrity game

Comedian Kevin Hart has made his career out of being a loud talker, but the motor-mouthed funnyman got silenced when Mo'Ne Davis pulled an impressive move on him during the first half of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.  Davis, the first female to pitch a shutout in a Little League postseason game, showed some championship on-court moves as well when she made this impressive spin...
Via Fox Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 greatest dunk contest moments you probably don't remember

Over the past 30 years, the NBA's slam dunk contest has gone through its fair share of highs and lows. Rule changes ranging from questionable to inane, but nothing powerful enough to endanger the pure gravity-defying artistry that makes the event so irresistible. But ranking the 10 best dunks in the contest's history is basically impossible. Summing up three decades of unforgettable...
Via Fox Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Late 90's Hornets - What Could Have Been

In November of 1995, the Charlotte Hornets traded 25 year old Alonzo Mourning to the Miami Heat for 28 year old Glen Rice and a '96 1st round pick. After winning 50 games the year before, the Hornets finished at .500 with a 41-41 record. Rice and Larry Johnson led the Hornets offensively, both scoring 20 points per game.  That offseason, the Hornets drafted Kobe Bryant...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Rosters

A photo posted by NBA (@nba) on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:25am PST The NBA announced today that three-time MVP Kevin Hart will take the court at Madison Square Garden, for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015. Hart will be joined by film star Ansel Elgort; Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “blackish”); Common (“Selma”); Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis; Arcade Fire’s Win...
Via Hooped Up
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 25, 2015  |  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

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

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

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

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

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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