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Video: Montague’s Dagger Helps Yale Upset UConn, 45-44

Yale G Jack Montague (4) puts up what turned out to be the winning three pointer over the outstretched arm of UConn G Sam Cassell Jr. (10) at Gampel Pavilion on December 5, 2014. It was a case of déjà vu for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team on Friday night against the Yale Bulldogs. They found themselves up by two points late in the game only to miss a foul shot and then...
Via Sox and Dawgs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sam Cassell Jr. Could Be The Spark Plug UConn Needs

UConn G #10 Sam Cassell Jr. puts up a shot against Assumption College at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on November 9, 2014. While he’ll most likely be in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Bryant Bulldogs, UConn Huskies guard Sam Cassell Jr. most likely will come off the bench during the season. And he’s okay with that. When he came off the bench in both exhibition...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Faces Looking Like Veterans

HARTFORD — On a Sunday afternoon when we began to see the many possibilities of Daniel Hamilton, we saw the specific pop of Sam Cassell Jr. for a second time.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
November 09, 2014

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 11/6/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell Jr. Comes Out Firing In UConn Debut

STORRS — Sam Cassell Jr. checked in 4:46 into the first half. He had waited a long time, more than two years, to suit up for a major college basketball team, and he was ready.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
November 05, 2014

Flip Saunders believes Sam Cassell’s ‘Big Balls Dance’ in 2004 cost T’Wolves a title

A long time ago, in an era separated from this time by tons and tons of losses, Flip Saunders served in his first run as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders obviously again is the T’Wolves coach — as well as President of Basketball Operations — and in light of recent events, hearkened back...Read More The post Flip Saunders believes Sam Cassell’s ‘Big Balls...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders believes that Sam Cassell’s dance cost the Timberwolves a championship

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin bought back bad memories for head coach Flip Saunders during Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. After hitting a three to take the lead, Martin emulated Sam Cassell’s dance that he injured himself with. While it was funny to all of us, the NBA wasn’t laughing as they fined Martin $15,000 for it. Martin now has people reminiscing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders Says Sam Cassell’s ‘Big Balls’ Dance Cost Them ’04 Title

Kevin Martin was fined $15k for doing the infamous Sam Cassell ‘big balls’ dance. Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is all too familiar with this celebration.  “We lost a championship by that,” Saunders said. “When [Cassell] did that he had an avulsion fracture in his hip. … So, from that perspective, I’ve always been against that type of thing.” Saunders is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Martin Earns The First “Big Balls Dance” Fine Of The NBA Season

It took less than a week for the NBA to issue the first “Big Balls Dance” of the season, and the lucky recipient is — somewhat appropriately — the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Martin, who channeled former T-Wolves guard Sam Cassell Saturday night in a late loss to the Chicago Bulls. Martin put the T-Wolves up Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Martin Gets Fined 15K For “Big Balls” Celebration (Video)

Kevin Martin was really feeling himself after sinking what was thought to be a game winning shot at the end of the TWolves vs Bulls game on Saturday. He choose to celebrate his shot by doing the classic Sam Cassell ‘Big Balls” dance… The NBA didn’t appreciate the gesture. The NBA has fined Kevin Martin $15K for doing the celebration and after watching the celebration he...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Martin Fined $15K For 'Casselling'

Kevin Martin was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Monday for making an obscene gesture during the Minnesota Timberwolves' 106-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Martin did the big shot dance made famous by Sam Cassell.
Via RealGM
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers-Bucks Preview

There hasn't been much to get excited about in Milwaukee since the Ray Allen-Glenn Robinson-Sam Cassell era more than a decade ago. Now the Bucks are banking on the arrival of Jabari Parker to help turn around the franchise's fortune. Following Parker's quiet debut on the road, Milwaukee fans will get their first in-person look at the Bucks' future Friday night when the 19-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball 2014 First Night Rosters Set

The rosters for the UConn Huskies basketball programs’ “First Night” festivities were voted on by the fans of both teams and here’s how they shape up: Team Kevin (White Unis) Team Geno (Blue Unis) 11 Kia Nurse 23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 21 Omar Calhoun 23 Nnamdi Amilo 12 Kentan Facey 10 Sam Cassell Jr. 41 Kiah Stokes 22 Courtney Ekmark 4 Moriah Jefferson 15 Gabby Williams...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

1993 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  Next...
Via Hoops Manifesto
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

3 new assistants join LA Clippers staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) Doc Rivers is adding three new assistant coaches to his Los Angeles Clippers staff for the upcoming season. Former NBA veteran Sam Cassell, Lawrence Frank and Mike Woodson will join Rivers on the bench. They round out a staff that includes current assistants Armond Hill and Brendan O'Connor, as well as assistant player skills coaches JP Clark and Dave Severns. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: The UConn Men’s Basketball Team Appears To Have New Uniforms

The Connecticut men’s basketball team will apparently be defending its national championship in new uniforms this upcoming season.  The Huskies new uniform, which appears to pay homage to the look worn by UConn in the late 1990s and early 2000s, surfaced in a photo Instagrammed by Connecticut guard Sam Cassell Jr. Tuesday night.  The 2014 national champions will open their 2014...
Via College Spun
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Howard Eisley is a good fit for Wizards coaching staff

David Aldridge reported earlier today that the Washington Wizards have hired, or agreed to hire former NBA combo guard Howard Eisley to take over Sam Cassell’s spot on the coaching staff. If you’re old enough, you’ll remember Eisley as part of the late 90s Utah Jazz teams where he was the consummate backup point guard […] The post Why Howard Eisley is a good fit for Wizards...
Via Hoop District
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

As Wizards Make Rogers’ Hiring Official, Will Cassell’s Void be Bigger than the Wizards think?

The Washington Wizards officially announced the hiring of Roy Rogers as an assistant coach. Rogers will essentially replace the departed Sam Cassell, who left for the Los Angeles Clippers with head coach Doc Rivers. But, as CSN Washington’s J. Michael explains the move was already in the works long before Cassell’s leaving. Note on asst coach Roy Rogers hire: It was done "some...
Via KCM Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The “What If” Draft – Part One

NFL training camp has begun, and my mind is making its transition into full on football mode until early October when the NBA starts picking up steam again. Before I forget about every other sport for a couple months, I think it’s essential to leave basketball talk by playing what I like to call, the “What If” Draft. The “What If” Draft is quite simple actually, and not...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell leaving Wizards to join Clippers as an assistant

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) Sam Cassell, who coached the Wizards’ summer league team, is leaving the Wizards to join the Clippers as an assistant coach on Doc Rivers’ staff. Via The Washington Post: Sam Cassell is leaving the Washington Wizards after five seasons to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers, people with knowledge of the situation...
Via Pass The Pill
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Summertime Sadness: Sam Cassell leaves Wizards, bolts for L.A.

According to a report released last weekend, Sam Cassell has reached an agreement to join Doc Rivers’ coaching staff with the Los Angeles Clippers. This will end Cassell’s five-year tenure with the Wizards and he’ll certainly be missed within the organization. Sam has seen his share of franchise peaks and valleys since originally arriving in […] The post Summertime Sadness...
Via Hoop District
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell to Join the Clippers

  photo credit: Keith Allison/photopin.com NBA- Former NBA star Sam Cassell, has been granted permission by the Washington Wizards, to join head coach Doc Rivers and his coaching staff in Los Angeles.  According to a source, the Clippers were losing assistants left and right, so the idea to bring Cassell to L.A was a great move for the Clipper franchise.  Doc Rivers has slowly...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell Leaving Wizards To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Sam Cassell will leave the Washington Wizards to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers. Cassell became an assistant with the Wizards in 2009. A reunion with Rivers has been rumored for several weeks, with the Clippers losing assistants Tyronn Lue (to Cleveland) and Alvin Gentry (to Golden State) this offseason. Cassell will receive a significant pay raise...
Via RealGM
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell leaving Wizards to join Clippers coaching staff

After five seasons with the Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell is leaving to join the Los Angeles Clippers coaching staff. Sam Cassell has been allowed out of contract to join coach Doc Rivers staff w/ #Clippers, @CSNwashington has confirmed #WizardsTalk #NBA — J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) August 2, 2014 Last month a report surfaced that the Clippers and Wizards were...
Via KCM Sports
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Cassell To Become Clippers Assistant Coach

Sam Cassell is headed to the west coast to gain a higher profile as an assistant coach.  Jared Zwerling is reporting that Doc Rivers has hired the former NBA guard away from the Wizards to become his lead assistant. Hearing Sam Cassell will become a Clippers assistant coach. Announcement to come this week. Clippers had been trying to get him (post Lue). — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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