BOB COUSY NEWS

Clippers heartbroken their 'good group' is done

PORTLAND, Ore. – Austin Rivers once said he could score 100 on Bob Cousy, but he looked like he just went 10 rounds with Rocky Marciano. He was on the Moda Center floor, blood pouring from separate gashes above and below his left eye. The Clippers...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Heinsohn looks back on his astonishing career in green

In a piece released on the eve of Boston's crucial Game 6 contest against Atlanta, columnist Chad Finn sat down living legend Tommy Heinsohn to chat about his remarkable 61-year career with the Celtics.Found on Boston.com, Heinsohn talked about his days as a player, coach, and broadcaster, as well Celtics past and present. Lastly, Tommy touched on the legacy he's left across generations...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech's Tubby Smith wins Wooden Legends of Coaching award

Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith received the Wooden Legends of Coaching award. He is one of two coaches to lead five different schools to the NCAA Tournament.Other winners were:-- Ulis, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year. The sophomore set a school record by averaging 7.0 assists in a single season.-- Valentine, Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year. The senior had 20 games with at...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Joe Girardi wants rule change to avoiding future 'assault'

Astros' controversial eighth-inning, swinging bunt changed game for Yankees on Opening Day. NEW YORK -- The innocent-looking swinging bunt that led to the Yankees' downfall in their fifth Opening Day loss in a row could have been avoided. All reliever Dellin Betances had to do was drill Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa in the back while...
Via NJ.com
26 days ago

The Boston Celtics are hanging their hats on their defense

Throughout their history, the Boston Celtics have always had lethal offensive squads. Bob Cousy, Nate Archibald, and John Havlicek. Larry “Legend” Bird, Kevin McHale, and Paul Pierce. Let’s not forget the offensive genius of Coach Red Auerbach. This year, the Celtics are back to winning again and they’re doing it with defense. Not to say their offense is shabby. The Celtics...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking the best players to win an NBA and NCAA championship

Success in college doesn’t always equal success in the NBA. We’ve seen scores of players who obliterated their collegiate competition fizzle out when they get to the major leagues. In fact, the list of players who have reached the highest level of success in both college and the pros is strikingly small. Some players on the list are amongst the best of all time, while others...
Via The Comeback
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Sweet Sixteen: All-Time Boston Celtics Edition

March Madness is in full swing, so it got me thinking; if there was an NCAA tournament with just Celtics player, what would that bracket look like? Making a list of 64 players that dawned the Celtics uniform could be a bit much so 16 seems appropriate. Although it was fun thinking who would be the 16-seed for the greatest franchise in sports. (I'm looking at you Jeroime Moiso and...
Via Celtics Life
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

AP WAS THERE: Texas Western beats Kentucky for 1966 title

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a version of the game story transmitted by The Associated Press from the 1966 NCAA championship game between Kentucky and Texas Western. Much was made later of how Texas Western's all-black starting lineup beat the all-white Wildcats, but the game story itself was all about basketball. In one of the stories in the days that...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA player to play at age 40 or older

Can you name the NBA players who have played at age 40 or older in the shot-clock era? Clues given are the years in which the player was active followed by position(s).
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Kay Felder breaks Horizon League assists record

Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier / Detroit Free Press When Oakland point guard Kay Felder found teammate Nick Daniels for a 3-pointer Thursday with 11:11 remaining in the second half, he set a new Horizon League record for career assists. Felder, a 5-foot-9 junior, now has 703 assists after finishing with 12 dimes in a loss to Milwaukee. The dish for Daniels’ 3-pointer put him ahead...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Norris Cole, one of the most decorated players in Cleveland State history, had his No. 30 jersey retired at the Wolstein Center Saturday afternoon before the Vikings took on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. A number of Cole’s New Orleans Pelicans teammates were on hand to support him, as was his former Miami Heat teammate, LeBron James. Cole’s number was the third retired by the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Morris named Cousy Award finalist

Iowa State point guard Monte Morris was named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award on Monday. The award is annually given to the nation’s top point guard.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
February 01, 2016

Melo Trimble 1 of 10 finalists for famed Bob Cousy Award

Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble is officially one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ten finalists named for Bob Cousy Award

On Monday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 finalists for Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard. The list was cut in half after 20 point guards were named to the watch list back in October. Here are the finalists:Kyle Collingsworth, BYU: 15.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG. 7.5 APG; leads the nation with four triple-doubles this season.Kris Dunn, Providence...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

The coaching genius of Brad Stevens

Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr…. and Brad Stevens? To skeptics, putting a 39-year-old head coach in the middle of his third NBA season in the same sentence as surefire first ballot Hall of Fame coaches like the ones previously mentioned borderlines on blasphemy. Why stop there, though? Why not put Stevens in the conversation with all-time great coaches like Red Auerbach...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Repetitious History! Hey, Is That Redundant – or Just Tradition?

 Guest post by Abacus RevealsBack in the day when Tommy Heinsohn was staking his claim to a second Hall of Fame enshrinement, the sight of former Celtic players on a game night at the old Garden was hardly a novelty … the newly retired like Hank Finkel or Satch Sanders might still have been showing up out of habit, Bob Cousy and Bill Russell were into broadcasting, a couple (K...
Via Celtics Life
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas banged up. Avery Bradley out. Will Marcus Smart start tonight?

Marcus Smart has returned to the Celtics rotation as a reserve on a minutes restriction. But now the rest of the backcourt is nicked up, potentially paving the way for Smart's reinsertion into the starting lineup. Isaiah Thomas has mild thumb sprain. He did not practice but is expected to play vs Pistons. Avery Bradley likely out a couple more games. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg...
Via Celtics Life
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

COJ: Who's the captain now?

For the first time in team history, the Boston Celtics do not have a formal captain. And on the surface, for such a storied history, that kind of makes sense. This team doesn't seem to currently have it's definitive leader; it doesn't have it's Paul Pierce, Larry Bird or Bob Cousy. That being said, it might have it's Dee Brown, Pervis Ellison or Dana Barros. Because as storied as...
Via Celtics Life
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics great Jim Loscutoff passes away at age 85

Jim Loscutoff, who won seven NBA championships with the Celtics between 1957 and 1964, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 85 from complications from pneumonia. He also suffered from Parkinson's disease.Boston drafted Loscutoff with the third overall pick in the 1955 draft out of Oregon, and he would play his entire 10-year NBA career with the Celtics. Although he was often overshadowed...
Via Celtics Life
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where we give thanks for the Celtics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Happy Thanksgiving to all Red’s Army readers who are celebrating today. From our perspective as Celtics fans, there’s so much to be thankful for about the rich history of the franchise. While the Butterball...
Via Red's Army
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors meet old-school Celtics in cool black-and-white mashup

The Golden State Warriors stand one win away from matching the NBA record for most consecutive wins (15) to start a season, a mark currently held by the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Nationals. On their way to that milestone, however, the Warriors matched an all-time team on Friday night.With Golden State's victory over the Chicago Bulls, the 14-0 Warriors equaled...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas draws high praise from Boston Celtics point guard legends

Recently, former Celtics point guard and NBA legend Bob Cousy was interviewed about Boston’s current floor general Isaiah Thomas. Cousy was asked about his first impressions of Thomas last season after he was traded to the green and white. Via Bill Doyle of the Telegram & Gazette: “The first two games, he got me out of my chair. I said, ‘Holy (crap), where have they...
Via Celtics Life
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU Basketball Quick Hits (October 15th)

FSU Receives 25 Votes in USA Today Coaches Poll At the release of the 2015-16 USA Today Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll on Thursday, Florida State received 35 votes. 34 teams received more, but FSU had the most votes of any Florida school. Four ACC teams will begin the year ranked, led by No. 1 North Carolina, who shared the top spot with Kentucky. FSU received three votes in last...
Via Noled Out
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koening named to preseason award watch lists

MADISON, Wis. – Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team were named to watch lists for the Julius Erving Award and Bob Cousy Award, respectively, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Each watch list contains the top 20 players at its position, as the Julius Erving Award recognizes the top small forward in the nation...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn, Marcus Paige among 20 candidates for 2016 Bob Cousy Award

On Tuesday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 20 candidates for the 2016 Bob Cousy Award, the annual award given out to the best point guard in college basketball.Last season, Utah senior Delon Wright won the award.Here is the full list of candidates:Kyle Collinsworth, BYUTyrone Wallace, CalMaodo Lo, ColumbiaXavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida StateD'Vauntes Smith...
Via Fox Sports
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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