Ex-Warriors coach opens up about controversial firing

Before the Golden State Warriors were a budding dynasty, Mark Jackson was their head coach. In three seasons, he did some nice things for the organization, and helped install winning habits and a tenacious defense. However, he also held back Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson from maximizing their offensive skill-sets by handcuffing them to an antiquated offensive system...
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Your Morning Dump… Where Brad is not bad at this coaching thing

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. Your ability to stay calm and collected during games has been widely noted across social media. Are you really going crazy inside when you have those stoic nonreactions to everything that happens in a game? Stevens...
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Brian Scalabrine details how Mark Jackson fired him, and it ain’t pretty

Brian Scalabrine is probably the People’s Hero of the NBA. He played with such determination and a joy even though he wasn’t nearly as talented as some of those he shared the floor with. He’ll also talk basketball tactics with you until the world ends. And he’s a ginger, even better. But after he was fired from his coaching job with the Warriors at the end of the 2013-14...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ Brian Scalabrine + Chris Wallace 1/10/16

139: Brian Scalabrine + Chris Wallace | Recap v Detroit Pistons + Chicago Bulls | Memphis Grizzlies Pre-Game Show
Via CLNS Radio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Scalabrine stars in "The 12th Man of Christmas"

Literary and comic genius from the man who brought you I'm coming home, Brian Scalabrine is The 12th Man of Christmas."Can I name a Nugget, I don't know so f*ck it."If you can't get the video to play, here it is on Yahoo Sports. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) December 18, 2015Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter ...
Via Celtics Life
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas, Brian Scalabrine have fun mid-game exchange

Isaiah Thomas killed the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, and he wasn’t shy in admitting it. The Boston Celtics point guard was lights out at Smoothie King Center, pouring in a game-high 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting to lead his club to a 111-93 win. One of those nine makes prompted CSN New England color commentator and former Celtic Brian Scalabrine to gush about Thomas’...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine talks about his transition to broadcasting's Jake Fischer recently wrote an article on Brian Scalabrine, highlighting Scal's long journey to the NBA, his career in the league, and his post-retirement gig as the Celtics' color analyst for away games on Comcast Sports Net.There are some greats quotes included from the White Mamba himself as well as Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn, and a couple of Scalabrine's former coaches...
Via Celtics Life
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine on Paul Pierce: “He understands how to employ psychological warfare to his advantage.”

SCAL-A-BRINE! In a truly amazing mailbag with The Players Tribune, Brian Scalabrine answered the burning questions that fans have had about the White Mamba for years. From how he got his nickname, all the way to how intoxicated he was during a post-game interview. He did not fail to deliver. (Does he ever?) Scalabrine enjoyed an eleven year career in the NBA with the Nets, Celtics...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine: ‘Devastating’ Paul Pierce Is NBA’s Best Trash-Talker

At 38 years old, Paul Pierce probably doesn’t have too many games left in the tank. According to Brian Scalabrine, though, there’s one part of the Los Angeles Clippers forward’s game that will never diminish. Scalabrine, a Boston fan favorite who spent five seasons as Pierce’s teammate with the Celtics, was asked in a recent mailbag for The Players Tribune to name the...
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine: 'Paul Pierce is the greatest trash talker I've ever encountered'

Brian Scalabrine is currently a color broadcaster for the Boston Celtics, but he spent 11 years in the NBA, and played beside a countless number of teammates for three different teams.He knows things, and decided to enlighten the masses by answering a few questions in this Player's Tribune mailbag. Here's what he had to say about the best trash talker he ever knew:Pierce is clearly...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine to make use of advanced stats during broadcasts, Tommy Heinsohn to scoff at majority of them

Advanced stats will be creeping their way into the Celtics broadcasts this season, and some commentators will make more use of them than others. Brian Scalabrine plans to fully embrace them, and according to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy, is by far the most enthusiastic of the crew. Points per 100 possessions on offense and defense, rebound percentage, and possessions per game...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics TV broadcasts will have Heinsohn at home and Scalabrine on the road

For the upcoming Celtics season, their broadcast team has been made official. Mike Gorman will continue calling all Celtics games, while Tommy Heinsohn will join him at home and Brian Scalabrine will accompany him on the road. Tommy Heinsohn & Brian Scalabrine will split color analyst duties for 2014-15 C's alongside Mike Gorman — Tommy at home & Scal on the road.— Ben...
Via Celtics Life
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine: If I Didn't I Felt Like Any Minute I'd Be out of the League

Scalabrine won a championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, before retiring with the Chicago Bulls after the 2012 season.
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CSNNE Announces 2015-16 Season Coverage of the Boston Celtics

tldr: The biggest takeaway from this announcement is that Brian Scalabrine will be in a full-time role. He will do all road games as color analysts alongside Mike Gorman, and all home games as a studio analyst. BOSTON CELTICS BASKETBALL ON COMCAST SPORTSNET RETURNS NEXT WEEK WITH PRE-SEASON OPENER OCTOBER 6TH FROM MILAN, ITALY AND OCTOBER 8TH FROM MADRID, SPAIN  Broadcast Duo Mike...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner, Brian Scalabrine face off in game of knockout (Video)

Alien vs. Predator. Spy vs. Spy. Rodman vs. Malone. Leno vs. Conan. Ali vs. Frazier. Seinfeld vs. Newman. Clemens vs. Piazza. Slash vs. Axl. Now it’s time to add one more to the list of great historical grudge matches: The Red Mamba vs. The White Mamba. On Wednesday, Matt Bonner and Brian Scalabrine battled for cult hero hegemony in the only way possible: by hitting the playground...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Scalabrine loses to Matt Bonner in hard-fought game of playground knockout

I have to admit, it's pretty difficult to tell these two apart.  Despite the loss, Scal (shooting in the pic) definitely held his own against a guy still in the league. Big finish. #RedMamba vs #WhiteMamba @Scalabrine @SeedsofPeace — Luke Bonner (@LukeyBonner) August 6, 2015Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch San Antonio Spurs legend Matt Bonner 'knockout' Brian Scalabrine

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner is one of the best shooters in the world, and taking him down in any sort of basketball-related game isn't easy. Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine found out the hard way, losing to Bonner in a friendly game of Knockout while visiting campers at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine, about an hour north of Portland.Several other former...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Spurs’ Matt Bonner defeats Brian Scalabrine in a game of knockout

Two epic worlds collided as “The Red Mamba” squared off against “The White Mamba” in a game of knockout. San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner and former NBA player Brian Scalabrine played a game of knockout with Bonner coming out victorious! Check out the epic battle between these two warriors! How the world survived this much […]
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Exclusive Interview With Brian Scalabrine

The "White Mamba" is a rare specimen. There's only one remaining on this planet, and he also goes by the name of Brian Scalabrine. An NBA Champion, NBA fan favorite, first-team All-Pac-10 member, and former USC Trojan, Scalabrine can truly be described as a "Renaissance man."All great things eventually come to an end, and in 2012, Scalabrine eventually retired from the NBA. That...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Could there be a new friendship brewing between Brian Scalabrine and R.J. Hunter?

If you watched the Celtics draft coverage Thursday on CSNNE, you saw the disappointment on the faces of Kyle Draper, A. Sherrhod Blakely and Brian Scalabrine when the Celts drafted Terry Rozier with the 16th overall pick.But when the C's selected R.J. Hunter with the 28th overall, the group had a different reaction, especially Scal: Mamba showing the emotions...
Via Celtics Life
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Jay and Dan Podcast: Episode 70 with Brian Scalabrine

Oh baby the boys are back after a break!   Jay and Dan get right back to it, answering mails, recapping Dan's wild summer and welcoming Jay's new bundle of joy.  Don't miss an all-time great appearance by NBA star personality, Brian Scalabrine.   And Taggart digs deep for a never before told story about OLP's album art.
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine, Ex-NBAers To Compete In $1M Basketball Tournament

The White Mamba’s playing days aren’t over just yet. Brian Scalabrine, a former NBA forward and fan favorite who won a title with the Boston Celtics in 2008, is one of several former NBA and college players who will compete in a rapidly-growing tradition: “The Basketball Tournament.” The title doesn’t pull any punches, but the event actually...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Basketball: The White Mamba

Brian Scalabrine An NBA Champion can come in many different forms. There is the star player who leads the team to victory and does everything he can to make his teammates better. There is the role player who specializes in an aspect of the game, whether that be shooting, rebounding or energy. Lastly, there is the bench player. This is the player who gives every play a standing ovation...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Scalabrine's April Fools Day comeback joke

Brian Scalabrine had some fun today with this April Fools video:Is that Tony Massaroti playing on Scal's team? Somehow I hope the White Mamba elbowed him in the face by "accident".Photo credit Celtics.comFollow CelticWelch on twitter @CelticWelch
Via Celtics Life
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. We will not stand for this senseless hornet attack on Brian Scalabrine

ATTACKED by HORNET MASCOT.— Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) March 31, 2015I wish this column could simply celebrate last night's crucial win over Charlotte. But there are larger matters at hand. Last evening, your lord and savior Brian Scalabrine was viciously and senselessly attacked by a literal Hornet. While some might be hesitant to speculate, I full...
Via Celtics Life
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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