Being An NBA Head Coach Is The Worst Job In The History of Mankind

The headline for this column is probably a little too strong. (EDITOR’S NOTE: PROBABLY?!?!?!?! However, we’ll still allow it, because PAGEVIEWS. –M.Z.) Being an NBA head coach is certainly not the worst job ever. Not literally, at least. NBA coaches are not putting their lives on the line, digging ditches for pennies, or performing any of the thousands of other jobs that are...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Being An NBA Head Coach Is The Worst Job In The History of Mankind

The headline for this column is probably a little too strong. (EDITOR’S NOTE: PROBABLY?!?!?!?! However, we’ll still allow it, because PAGEVIEWS. –M.Z.) Being an NBA head coach is certainly not the worst job ever. Not literally, at least. NBA coaches are not putting their lives on the line, digging ditches for pennies, or performing any of the thousands of other jobs that are...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry wins Anthony Davis Sweepstakes

After talking with the likes of Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau, Vinny Del Negro and others, the New Orleans Pelicans are turning over their most precious commodity, Anthony Davis, to Alvin Gentry. The 60-year-old Golden State Warriors assistant is the … Continue reading →
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May 31, 2015

Report: Vinny Del Negro linked to Pelicans' opening coaching position

With a talent like Anthony Davis in the fold, the New Orleans Pelicans should have their pick among the very best head coaching candidates across the basketball landscape. That's a good thing, obviously, but that kind of choice also means doing a lot of homework and making sure that a team does its due diligence. The latest name to come up on the Pelicans' coaching search is former...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans Discuss Head Coaching Job With Vinny Del Negro

The New Orleans Pelicans have discussed their head coaching vacancy with Vinny Del Negro. Del Negro emerged as a candidate after the Pelicans considered his prior experience with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers. Del Negro reached the playoffs four times in five seasons. Del Negro was credited with playing a part in the development of several talented young players in both...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No Lakers, Heat, Spurs or Bulls makes these conference finals rare occurrence

If you've been watching the Eastern and Western Conference finals this postseason and felt like things were just a little bit off -- as if there was something missing -- then you're right on the money. While the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets have had entertaining runs, this particular field of potential Finals participants means the...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Negro explains how he'd stop James Harden

Vinny Del Negro has coached two teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls, and before that spent 12 seasons as an NBA player.Despite stops along the way that weren't very successful, Del Negro knows basketball. Writing on Bleacher Report, here are the eight ways he'd stop Harden if he were coaching/playing for the Dallas Mavericks right now. "The first thing you have to...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings fire head coach Mike Malone

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Mike Malone. The decision was apparently made after the team dropped a five-point decision to the lowly Detroit Pistons at home on Saturday night. Wojnarowski’s report goes on to tell us a story of an ownership group in Sacramento that failed to create cohesion between the coaching staff...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Crazy Stats From Chicago Bulls Season Openers

In celebrating the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s NBA debut and the Chicago Bulls season opener, we present fifteen crazy stats from the past 30 years. If you’re looking to win some free drinks at a bar or want to seem like the Bulls biggest fan, these stats might just do the trick. *Note – All of the information and stats are from Michael Jordan’s debut through last...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Amico Report: For Cavs, Blatt is where it's at

Why not? That's my feeling about the Cleveland Cavaliers' hiring of David Blatt as coach. Why not? The man has won overseas -- a lot. He is clearly well-respected by his players, both near and far. He possesses a system that stresses ball movement, lots of touches for the right people, a fun style of play that should excite both players and fans. So why not? What else were the Cavs...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs' head coach

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history, sources close to the discussions told FOX Sports Ohio on Friday. The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported the sides had reached a deal. Blatt, 55, has been coaching Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel since 2010. He has spent his entire career playing and coaching overseas. Blatt...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Vinny Del Negro, Really?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Vinny Del Negro, Really? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Reports out of Minnesota have former Clippers and Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro as a front runner for the Timberwolves head coaching vacancy. After losing out on Minnesota native Dave Joerger, who was persuaded to return to the Memphis Grizzlies with a contract extension and raise, the Wolves...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Strongly Considering Vinny Del Negro

The Minnesota Timberwolves are leaning towards signing Vinny Del Negro as their new head coach, according to Marc Stein from ESPN: “Coaching sources say Del Negro quietly interviewed w/Wolves last week before Dave Joerger talks collapsed. VDN also in mix for Cavs job.” Del Negro has a commendable career coaching... The post Wolves Strongly Considering Vinny Del Negro appeared...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The 300: Vinny Del Negro Could Re-Enter Our NBA Lives Soon

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions, concerns and thoughts that happen […] The post The 300: Vinny Del Negro Could...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vinny Del Negro a 'serious candidate' for Wolves job

When Dave Jorgeson spurned the Minnesota Timberwolves to return back to the Memphis Grizzlies, the T-Wolves were back at square one in their head coaching search. Or were they? According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a “serious candidate” for the Timberwolves […]
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Vinny Del Negro emerges as head coach candidate

The Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching search continues. Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a candidate for the job. Former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers coach, Del Negro last coached in the NBA in the 2013 season. Sources from ESPN also believe that Vinny will be considered for the Cleveland Cavaliers job as well. Stein reports that he has...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vinny Del Negro Emerges As Serious Candidate For Wolves

Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a serious candidate for the Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching vacancy. The Wolves are searching for a replacement for Rick Adelman. Del Negro most recently was head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Del Negro's candidacy is more about developing Ricky Rubio than selling Kevin Love.
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Cavs line up coaching interviews

The Cavaliers will interview several candidates within the next week or so for their head-coaching vacancy, according to several reports. FOX Sports1 NBA Insider and Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Cavs will interview Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue later this week. The Cavs will also interview Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry, Chicago Bulls assistant...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Expected To Interview Vinny Del Negro

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to interview Vinny Del Negro for their head coaching vacancy. Del Negro has previously been a head coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers parted ways with Del Negro last season after their first round exit.
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Not Considering Mike D'Antoni For Head Coach Opening

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Mike Brown on Monday and will likely consider among Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro, Fred Hoiberg, Steve Kerr, Mark Jackson and others for the opening. Mike D'Antoni has been omitted as a potential candidate. Playing experience will not be a prerequisite for the job, according to a source.
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivers 'Genuinely Sees Traits Of Russell' In DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan leads in the NBA in rebounding, ranks fourth in blocks and is also first in shooting percentage. Jordan has played at a consistently higher level under Doc Rivers than he did for Vinny Del Negro. Rivers believes a comparison of Jordan to Bill Russell is within reason. “I don’t know why,” Rivers said. “Why can’t you want to be the best? I don’t see why it’s...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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