Babe Laufenberg: I think Cowboys will add veteran QB and draft one; why Paxton Lynch is draft's X-factor

Babe Laufenberg, Dallas Cowboys radio color analyst and former NFL quarterback, answered questions about the team in a live chat Wednesday. Question: Could the Cowboys still target a free-agent QB (like Brian Hoyer) even if they draft one this weekend? Babe Laufenberg: Absolutely. I think they will bring in a veteran (although slim pickings at this point) to compete with Kellen...
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6 days ago

Biggest first-round upsets in NBA history

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Graphical representations of the Golden State Warriors' growth

A breakdown of how the Warriors have improved throughout the '10 decade In honor of a record-tying 72 wins on Sunday night, and to appease the insatiable desire to revel in anything Warriors-related, this article sets out to take veritable snapshots of how the Warriors' current nucleus grew and developed through the use of data and graphs. The goal is to distill the improvements...
Via Golden State of Mind
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeopardy contestant fails to identify Warriors logo (Video)

In the category of "California Pro Sports Teams" for $800, three Jeopardy contestants were stumped in a recent episode when asked to identify the Golden State Warriors logo. @bustedcoverage TiTi wasn't sure.— Don Nelson (@thebigyields) March 2, 2016They couldn't even offer a guess. That's a shame.H/T BC. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports....
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin, St. John's host Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors saw a familiar face on Tuesday.The reigning NBA champions held practice at St. John's before they head to Washington, D.C. to wrap up a three-game, East Coast road trip.From 1989-91, St. John's head coach Chris Mullin and special assistant Mitch Richmond played for the Warriors. The two Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers made up two-thirds of Run...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Best NBA players never to make an All-Star game

January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlisle gets a T, then tossed when he taunts ref with hard hand clap

Back in the day when Don Nelson coached the Dallas Mavericks, he might decide that an ejection and a cold beer was a better way to spend the rest of evening than watching his team get pummeled.That might have been Rick Carlisle's thinking Sunday when he got the hook less than a minute into the fourth quarter and the Mavs trailing the suffocating San Antonio 78-56. Dallas led 31-29...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama's Avery Johnson set for college coaching debut

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama's Avery Johnson has had months to prepare and bring in a few of his own players before his college coaching debut. That's not how it worked out when Johnson took over his first NBA team a decade ago. The former NBA player and coach opens with the Crimson Tide Friday night against Kennesaw State, likely putting more fans in the seats and a few more...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Heave-Ho: A Necessary (?) Tweak to the NBA Three-Point Shot

Guest post by Abacus RevealsThe clock’s final seconds elapse, horn and colored lights engaging as the ball, unaffected, continues its arced path towards the rim. A room, however big or small, holds its collective breath as time – at 0:00 – literally stands still, defeat or victory (even if only the opportunity to fight on) hanging in the balance.Nothing better … we love the...
Via Celtics Life
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Run TMC reunion: Mitch Richmond joins Chris Mullin at St. John's

St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin added to his coaching staff on Tuesday, announcing the hire of former teammate Mitch Richmond as a special assistant.The two Hall of Fame players, along with Tim Hardaway, made up Run TMC, the up-tempo, run-and-gun style offense the Golden State Warriors played from 1989-91 under coach Don Nelson.Richmond joins a staff that includes associate...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: New York Knicks

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's is the next installment of our series on the New York Knicks. 2014-15 Record: 17-65 Notable Acquisitions: Robin Lopez (FA), Kristaps Porzingis (Draft), Derrick Williams (FA), Arron Afflalo (FA), Jerian Grant (Draft) Notable Departures: Andrea Bargnani, Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr. Temperature Check: After...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Small Ball: A Fad Or The Future?

While writing my series on 2016 NBA Draft prospects, I noticed that the potential best NBA value that many players will have — such as Ben Simmons and Nigel Hayes — will be as a small ball power forward. These are players who are slightly undersized for a traditional power forward and do not quite have the skill set to be an NBA wing, but whose athleticism and versatility on...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Nelson: Draymond Green Made Playing Small Possible For Warriors

Don Nelson is skeptical that the Golden State Warriors' smallball strategy will create a league-wide shift since it takes a certain collection of players. "It started with San Antonio (last year) with the ball movement, and Golden State played that way," Nelson said. "But you've got to have the personnel. Not everybody has Draymond Green" -- a highly skilled power forward -- "and...
Via RealGM
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Nelson is somewhere smiling with the Warriors title

By Johnathan Tillman Much has been made about Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors foregoing interior presence and playing “small ball” en route to the franchise’s first championship in 40 years. They put pressure on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dwindled rotation and forced coach David Blatt to follow suit. For most of Game 5 and the title-clinching Game 6, the 10 players...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

All Hail Smallball Thou Shalt Be King Hereafter

Steve Kerr played for six teams and six coaches during his 15-year NBA career, but he never played for Don Nelson, the man who lingers like a specter over the Golden State Warriors' franchise and even has his fingerprints on the future of the NBA. The Warriors had a lot of bad basketball teams between 1975 and 2015, but they were rarely boring and even more rare was for them to be...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 20 takeaways from Cavs - Warriors Game Six

Strongest Number: One Championship20) Steve Kerr is already the best coach in franchise history, which basically means he's better than Don Nelson19) With the franchise possibly changing areans soon, this could be the last championship ever for the East Bay / Oaktown, which is just all kinds of wrong18) If you had told Dub Fan that Andrew Bogut would be a healthy DNP-CD tonight,...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State took strange road to 1975 NBA championship

  The Golden State Warriors clinched their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1975 on Wednesday night, but unlike the '75 Finals, which saw the NBA restructure the entire series format due to scheduling conflicts at two potential sites for Warriors home games, this year's Finals have been on the Bay Area's collective mind for months and will be the hottest ticket in town. At the...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Avery Johnson leaves ESPN for Alabama head coaching gig

In one of the more curious moves in college basketball’s annual coaching shuffle, Alabama has hired ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson for its head coaching position. The news was initially reported by the network’s Jeff Goodman. Johnson had appeared regularly on the network’s programming, including NBA Coast 2 Coast, NBA Tonight and SportsCenter. What makes this one a head-scratcher...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich, 9th NBA Coach to Reach 1,000 Wins

By Anthony Weber If you coach long enough, it’s likely you will reach 1,000 wins in your coaching career.  Monday night, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, the San Antonio Spurs walked off the court with their 33rd victory of the season.  Trailing by 14 points to the Indiana Pacers at the start of the fourth quarter, the Spurs outscored Indiana 30-14 in the final...
Via Beyond The Spread
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Ray Quimby

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Ray Quimby, 64 year old from Midcoast Maine (second student from left in photo of Sam Jones)I...
Via Celtics Life
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Garfield Smith?

When the Celtics drafted their first round pick of the 1968 draft, they probably didn't know it was going to take him two seasons to join the team.  He was known as the "Mystery Man" before his introductory press conference in July of 1970.  The fact is, he had been serving in the army.  If you followed the Celtics in the 60s and 70s, you definitely remember Garfield Smith.Garfield...
Via Celtics Life
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does History Teach Us About Players Who Immediately Become Coaches?

Tuesday the New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their head coach. Less than two weeks ago Fisher was the backup point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By hiring Fisher the Knicks became the second New York City basketball team in as many years to hire a player in his first year of retirement as a head coach. The Brooklyn Nets tapped 19-year pro Jason Kidd a year ago. Fisher...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Playing At Fastest Playoff Pace Since 2002

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 98.7 possession per 48 minutes this postseason as they play faster than any team in the playoffs since 2002. This means the Clippers are playing even faster than the Mike D'Antoni Phoenix Suns. The 01-02 Dallas Mavericks of Don Nelson, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley averaged 98.8 posessions.
Via RealGM
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Golden State Warriors Likely to Fire Mark Jackson

Lead your team to two consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in nearly a quarter century. Take the Los Angeles Clippers to the brink of elimination without your All-Star caliber center. All that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be good enough for Mark Jackson to stay on as the Golden State Warriors head coach.  Golden State owner and GM meeting with Mark Jackson now...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Calls Owens For Richmond Trade 'One Regret Of Career'

The Golden State Warriors traded away Mitch Richmond for the draft rights to Billy Owens in 1991 to the Sacramento Kings. Owens was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection and was part of Don Nelson's plan to give the Warriors more size. "it was the worst trade I've ever made," said Don Nelson. "Mitch was a star. That's the one regret I have of my career." Richmond was voted into...
Via RealGM
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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