PHOENIX -- A Suns team that starts well-regarded defenders Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and rim-protection apprentice Alex Len now checks in 20th among NBA teams for defensive efficiency.
Phoenix is giving up 107.3 points per 100 possessions, which is higher than in three of the franchise's four full seasons under offensive mastermind Mike D'Antoni. With D'Antoni presiding over a team...
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OPENING TIP: Is the East still least?
When it comes to depth, the Eastern Conference continues its second fiddling when compared to music provided by the folks out West.
Through last weekend, the East registered five teams with winning records; the mighty...
Though West Virginia has had trouble shooting the basketball, it has more than compensated by executing the aggressive, pressure defense that's a trademark of Bob Huggins-coached teams.
While it's uncertain if some extended practice time will improve their accuracy, the No. 22 Mountaineers might have enough defensive talent to continue their recent success over struggling Marshall...
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December 13, 2014
Joe Johnson signed a six-year, $123.7 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010, but seriously considered the New York Knicks.
“Almost. Almost,” Johnson recalled of the Knicks’ contention. “The Knicks were the first team I met with.”
Johnson met with Mike D'Antoni, Allan Houston and James Dolan.
“We all met and talked and they had a great presentation. It was impressive...
November 17, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Tara VanDerveer took a quick scan of her roster suddenly devoid of a star Ogwumike sister and came to a realization: After Stanford's latest Final Four run last spring, she would have to move away from the tried-and-true triangle offense the Cardinal ran for years.
The shift didn't come naturally for the Hall of Fame coach, who saw no choice with the departure...
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November 16, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Ryan Taylor and Cheikh Sane each scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds apiece Friday and Marshall ran away from Jacksonville State 74-55, giving coach Dan D'Antoni a debut win.
Austin Loop added 14 points, including four 3-pointers for Marshall.
Avery Moore came off the bench to score 18 for Jacksonville State and JaQuail Townser added 11.
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November 14, 2014
Even though Magic Johnson is in the running as next owner of the Clippers, he still holds those Los Angeles Lakers dear to his heart. Which is why he took to Twitter to express his deepest joy that Mike D’Antoni quit the Lakers as head coach. Tell us how you really feel Magic! [Twitter] The post Magic Johnson Is Overjoyed Mike D’Antoni Resigned as Coach of Lakers appeared first...
Mike D’Antoni has resigned from his head coaching position with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. Knowing the Lakers would still be at least another season from contending, D’Antoni wanted the organization to pick up his option for the 2015-16 season. Their refusal ultimately led to his resignation. D’Antoni’s resignation ends a near...
Kobe Bryant is looking ahead to next season, with the announcement that he’s been ruled out for the remainder of this NBA campaign. If he has his way, Mike D’Antoni won’t be leading the Los Angeles Lakers. Per Sporting News (via Lakers Nation), Kobe is rumored to want the Lakers to go in a direction direction head coaching-wise: Bryant, sources said, has “no interest” in...
Months after modeling for a photo entitled 'Awkwardness, Defined' (featured above), it appears as if the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Mike D'Antoni has turned sour. How much so? According to the Sporting News, The Black Mamba wants Mr. Pringles out of LA:ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported on Wednesday morning that he had heard D’Antoni would be out, and that the Lakers’...