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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 2/3 – 2/7

It’s CROSSOVER WEEK at ESPN, which means we’ll have some college announcers doing pro games and pro announcers working college games.  ESPN will welcome Jay Bilas and Jay Williams to the NBA broadcast table on Wednesday.  It’s a nice idea and everything, but why not partner Dave Pasch with his soulmate Bill Walton?!? Wednesday, February 3 Golden State Warriors at Washington...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN holding college hoops and NBA crossover tomorrow night

ESPN has announced that its NBA and college basketball broadcasting teams will cross over and call four games together tomorrow night. The action will start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, when Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale are joined by Jeff Van Gundy for an ACC matchup between No. 17 Miami and Notre Dame in Coral Gables. At 9 p.m., Jon Barry will join Brent Musburger and Fran Fraschilla...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

10 of the most infamous NBA coach-player feuds

One of the unique things about the sport of basketball is how closely players and their head coaches work together. Sometimes the proximity of that relationship forges a bond between a player and coach that can last a lifetime and enrich the lives of both individuals. Other times, it goes completely haywire, such as reports that LeBron James had a large hand in the ouster of David...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson pens touching tribute to assistant coach who passed away

Johnny Bach was with Chicago as an assistant coach from 1988-94, and served alongside both Doug Collins and Phil Jackson. He was known as the architect of the team's defense during Michael Jordan's first three championship seasons, and after it was announced that he passed away on Monday at the age of 91, Phil Jackson penned a touching tribute to Bach that included plenty of interesting...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

'More than a coach' to Jordan: Bulls' assistant passes at 91

A Bulls assistant coach who was the architect of the team's defense during Michael Jordan's first three-peat run passed away on Monday at the age of 91.Johnny Bach was with Chicago in an assistant role from 1988-94, and served alongside both Doug Collins and Phil Jackson."He encouraged me, worked with me and really helped me to mold my game," Jordan said Monday, via K.C. Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 12/8 – 12/12

Tuesday, December 8 Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers (NBA TV 7 pm) FSN Indiana Simulcast Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (NBA TV 10 pm) CSN California Simulcast Wednesday, December 9 Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (ESPN 7 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 9:30 pm) Ryan Ruocco, Hubie Brown Thursday, December 10 Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago...
Via Awful Announcing
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo: Sixers’ savior, or more failed process?

Joshua Harris, the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, has no idea what he’s doing. Harris was part of a group of businessmen who purchased the Sixers on the NBA-equivalent of a short sale in 2011—planned perfectly to coincide with lockout—and have found a way, somewhat inexplicably, to take a moribund NBA franchise and make it worse, all in the name of the Process. Is Jerry...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 12/2 – 12/5

Wednesday, December 2 New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (NBA TV 8 pm) ROOT Sports Southwest Thursday, December 3 Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (TNT 7 pm) TBA San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT 9:30 pm) TBA Friday, December 4 Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (ESPN 7 pm) Mike Breen, Hubie Brown Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN 9:30 pm) Ryan Ruocco...
Via Awful Announcing
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Brett Brown’s Future with the Sixers be in Jeopardy?

There was some criticism surrounding the Sixers process in hiring a coach before the 2013 season. Analysts and fans alike said the team was moving too slow in its effort to hire Doug Collins’ replacement. I was never really bothered by how slowly they moved- I just wanted them to get the right guy- but after a few days in August had passed even I was getting worried. It was all...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 11/11 – 11/14

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 8 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy & J.A. Adande San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Mike Tirico, Doug Collins & Chris Broussard Thursday, Nov. 12 Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Brent Barry & David Aldridge Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns...
Via Awful Announcing
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Enters the Season with High Expectations

Chris Collins is entering his third season as the head coach of Northwestern Men’s Basketball (Getty Images)   CHICAGO- Ever since Chris Collins took over as the head coach of the men’s basketball program at Northwestern University in 2013, college hoops has become more popular on campus than in years past. In two seasons Collins has already racked up 29 wins in Evanston which...
Via The Sports Journal
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

ST: Another Two For Two Night For Alderson

By Doug Townsend   Varney ON- After another long drive home from northern Ontario where he fights forest fires Billy Alderson Jr. from Mount Forest lit up the scoreboard at Full Throttle Friday night with another two impressive wins.  Alderson’s #18 was on fire and imposable to catch once he got out front although in the second feature of the night he did need a little luck with...
Via On Pit Road
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Highly Improbable Facts About The History Of the NBA On TV

Ed Note: This walk down NBA broadcasting memory lane appears via Bloguin NBA portal Crossover Chronicles. The NBA “Best Of Summer Tour” is taking a brief break. Crossover Chronicles senior writer Joe Manganiello — also an AP Party contributor — covers Syracuse football for the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times and has business to tend to this week. He’ll be back in a few days...
Via Awful Announcing
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Highly Improbable Facts About The History Of the NBA On TV

The NBA “Best Of Summer Tour” is taking a brief break. Crossover Chronicles senior writer Joe Manganiello — also an AP Party contributor — covers Syracuse football for the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times and has business to tend to this week. He’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, we’re going to take something of a detour — we’ll still look at NBA history, but...
Via Bloguin Best
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Highly Improbable Facts About The History Of the NBA On TV

The NBA “Best Of Summer Tour” is taking a brief break. Crossover Chronicles senior writer Joe Manganiello — also an AP Party contributor — covers Syracuse football for the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times and has business to tend to this week. He’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, we’re going to take something of a detour — we’ll still look at NBA history, but...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Wall Spending the Summer Stroking It?

“Pace and space.” “Positionless basketball.” “Small ball.” “Playmaking four.” Modern NBA buzz words. Watch any NBA broadcast, listen to any NBA analysis, watch Around the Horn, PTI, or Sportscenter, listen to Zach Lowe or Doug Collins or The Red Line Podcast: Find yourself any conversation about NBA basketball, and you will find it littered with […] The post Is...
Via Hoop District
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

ICYMI: John Malkovich joins NBA TV to talk Bulls fandom

Being John Malkovich is a really terrific movie.But being John Malkovich is, ultimately, a more normal experience than filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze might imagine it to be. That's what we learn when the famed thespian took to the airwaves to talk about his Chicago Bulls, digging into sports like any normal dude is apt to do.During a Summer League broadcast, Malkovich...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NBA Finals Announcing Schedule

2015 NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors TV ABC- Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson; Reporter: Doris Burke NBA Countdown – Sage Steele, Doug Collins, Jalen Rose, Dwyane Wade (selected games) ESPN Deportes – Alvaro Martin, Carlos Morales Streaming – WatchESPN Radio ESPN Radio – Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown; Reporter: Marc Stein Cleveland – (WTAN) John...
Via Awful Announcing
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls front office tried to make Thibodeau hire Doug Collins as assistant

Things keep getting weirder in Chicago. After a disappointing season for the Bulls, the tension between the team's front office and head coach Tom Thibodeau has risen to a point that Thibodeau is all but guaranteed to be out of a job before training camp begins again. In the meantime, we continue to see strange leaks about what's been happening behind closed doors for quite some...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Bulls Tried To Have Tom Thibodeau Hire Doug Collins As Assistant Coach

The Chicago Bulls' front office reportedly attempted to have Tom Thibodeau hire an offensive-minded assistant coach. The coach pushed to Thibodeau was Doug Collins, according to a source. The Bulls nearly hired Collins as a head coach again in 2008 before hiring Vinny Del Negro.
Via RealGM
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s with all this hullabaloo over Mark Jackson calling the Western Conference Finals?

As we approach the Western Conference Finals, one of the many storylines revolving around the Warriors-Rockets matchup is taking place not on the court, but in the broadcast booth.  That’s where former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson will call his old team hoping to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975. After stepping away from the lead ESPN announce...
Via Awful Announcing
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mobb Deep Releasing ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ Remix for NBA Playoffs

On the 20th anniversary of “The Infamous” album being released. 90’s hip-hop legends Mobb Deep are set to drop a remix of their classic ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ track for ESPN’s NBA Countdown. “It is absolutely incredible that, on the 20th Anniversary of the recording of Survival Of The Fittest, the meaning of the song is as relevant as ever” says Prodigy via a...
Via Hooped Up
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Likely To Bring Back 'Countdown' Team Of Rose, Collins, Steele

ESPN is likely to keep its current "Countdown" team of Jalen Rose, Doug Collins and Sage Steele for the 15-16 season. The current trio has been considered its "highest-functioning" unit of the past decade. Rose is considered a rising star at ESPN, according to a source. Rose joined the show with Bill Simmons, but the ousting of the Grantland Editor-in-Chief hasn't impacted Rose's...
Via RealGM
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 4/7 – 4/12

Tuesday, April 7 San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Chris Webber Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Mike Fratello Wednesday, April 8 Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons  (ESPN 7 pm) Mark Jones, Doug Collins Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 9:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson Thursday, April...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Laettner only let girls hang out with him for five minutes (Video)

Christian Laettner was quite the ladies’ man while in college. He was so in demand that he even put a time limit on his female visitors. Doug Collins related a great anecdote on the 30 for 30 “I Hate Christian Laettner” film about his son, Chris, who hung out with Laettner during a recruiting visit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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