The biggest issue I have with Tommy Amaker was his mediocre tenure at Michigan. As an outsider, it always seemed like he underachieved. But to get a more informed opinion on his time in Ann Arbor, I asked blogging pioneer Brian Cook of MgoBlog his thoughts on Amaker. Brian's two cents follow:"Amaker walked into a disaster area at Michigan and did make things better pretty...
No, this isn't some look into the distant or even not-so-distant past at collegiate and national-level players who have fallen off the scene (though it raises the question, Where Have You Gone, Tony Ciarelli?). This is a look at each team in the four major conferences and our (by which I of course mean my) expectations of them coming into this season. We're about two-thirds...
Here's an exciting matchup out of the MPSF, pitting two teams surprisingly at opposite ends of the conference standings. After difficult losses last week to UCLA and UCSB, both in five sets, Stanford find themselves mired on 11th place in conference. Nobody thinks they'll end the season in 11th place, but they've got a tall task to avoid an 0-3 conference...
Here's a match with some potential postseason implications. Anyone keen on the idea of an at-large bid going to the Midwest will be rooting for Lewis tonight, as any MIVA win over the MPSF, and not least over a team as good as Stanford, will help the chance of that out quite a bit. And of course, there's the whole "two top-ten teams going at it" aspect...
Men's season? With women's conference tournaments heating up? Heresy, ain't it?
But yes, here's a post about the impending men's season. My fellow volley-blogger Vinnie Lopes, who specialises in covering the men's game while I play the field, is awarding preseason All-American honours, and has included me in the voting body. I've mentioned before that...
The Utah Jazz have signed Jamaal Tinsley and waived Brian Cook, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson, Scott Machado and Dominic McGuire, the team announced on Saturday.
Tinsley had been widely reported as receiving interest from the Jazz.
Cook, Holiday, Hudson, Machado and McGuire all were under training camp deals.
Los Angeles Lakers — 108 Utah Jazz — 94 Takeaways for the Utah Jazz: Lets start off with the fact that even in this loss, the Jazz had six players scoring in double figures. Including, second year Gordon Hayward and veteran (former Laker) Brian Cook. Cook shot an average six for fourteen and recorded five ...The post Lakers down Jazz on big night for Jordan Farmar appeared first...
The Utah Jazz will bring Brian Cook into training camp.
Cook entered the NBA in 2003 and had his most notable seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cook was waived by the Washington Wizards late in the preseason last season and then played in Puerto Rico.
September 28, 2013
Ask any St. Louis Rams fan to name the St. Louis Rams 1999 receiving corp, and the majority can name four out of the five players. This year's teams has a very young group at wide receiever and even the new-comer Jared Cook is expected to put up big numbers. Sam Bradford has to find a new security blanket with the departure of Danny Amendola. Bradford and his new crew will have...
Kenny Kadji from the U, is a 6’11” 242 pounder with some offensive skills that would make you giggle with joy if you drafted him. From Cameroon, and already at the age of 25 years old, Kenny is projected to go in the 2nd round of this years NBA draft. Why so late in the draft? Probably because Kenny is already in his mid 20’s and he is not known as a banger in the paint eating...
Single-play match-ups for the 2013-14 Big Ten season were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Here are three quick reactions to the draw.
1. Single-play problem needs to be fixed
If you believe the school presidents, an 18 game schedule is here to stay and divisional splits in basketball aren’t coming anytime soon. That means the single-play problem isn’t going away...
At the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, which feels like a year ago given the poor play over the first four games, critics all acknowledged the fact that the Wizards were going to be hurting in the big-man department.
Kevin Seraphin was injured, Nene is out for the indefinite future, Okafor had a poor preseason, Brian Cook was dropped, and the only player left was Earl Barron...
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Wizards Player of the Game
Earl Barron. One of the biggest sparks of the late third quarter and fourth quarter run, Barron pulled out eight points, eigt boards, a steal and a block. Without him, the Wizards might have found themselves in a blowout that seemed to be...
Apologies for the silence this past week. That’s generally what happens when I travel for work and play. Hopefully you haven’t left us forever.
Recaps from the Skins’ 27-12 loss in Pittsburgh. [Bog, Keim, McFanboy]
It’s clear that the Skins defense is horrible and needs fixing. [Jason Reid]
DeAngelo Hall lost all composure and cost the team 30 yards. PSGO. [Bog]
The Washington Wizards got their roster down to 15 players on Sunday by waiving center-forward Brian Cook and guard Shelvin Mack. Cook had been signed by Washington to a training camp contract on September 17 after averaging 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Wizards last season. Mack averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists as a rookie last season.
The Wizards have cut Shelvin Mack and Brian Cook, leaving Jannero Pargo and Earl Barron on their regular season roster.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie guard Bradley Beal scored 14 points and made two late free throws in the Washington Wizards' 99-95 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Brian Cook's 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds remaining gave the Wizards a 95-93 lead, and Beal, the former Florida star drafted third overall, made two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to...
Rookie guard Bradley Beal scored 14 points and made two late free throws in the Washington Wizards' 99-95 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Brian Cook's 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds remaining gave the Wizards a 95-93 lead, and Beal, the former Florida star drafted third overall, made two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to seal the victory...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012
The Black Mamba lashed out at a few former teammates on Thursday, most notably Smush Parker, for bringing little or nothing to the table during the 2005-06 season.
Let me start this out by saying as some of you know, I am not the biggest Ernie Grunfeld supporter.
I will however be the first to point out that I actually like a majority of the most recent moves the GM has made on essentially his 3rd team building exercise here in Washington.
This Wizards roster has gone from seeing Nick Young, JaVale McGee, and Andray Blatche starting day...
Brian Cook, Shavlik Randolph, Earl Barron, and Steven Gray all signed training camp deals and Shelvin Mack has a partially guaranteed-contract.
September 19, 2012
Brian Cook has not received any interest on the free agent market.
September 16, 2012
Despite being sent from a playoff contender to one of the worst teams in the league, Nene is excited about providing the Washington Wizards with a boost.
The New Jersey Nets, meanwhile, continue to falter despite making a major acquisition last week as well.
Nene is expected to make his Wizards debut as visiting Washington and New Jersey both try to avoid a sixth defeat in seven...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012
The Memphis Grizzlies were unable to pull out a victory in their latest game even with their lineup finally intact.
Perhaps a visit by the lowly Washington Wizards can help Memphis produce a better result.
The Grizzlies are trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak at FedExForum since the beginning of last season Sunday night, facing a Wizards team which hasn't won...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012
The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness. Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future. Here are the trade deadline winners.
All along it seemed as if Orlando had to either trade Dwight Howard prior to the deadline...