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Vox Lox: Breaking up with the Cavs

If it seems like this column is always in crisis, well, it is. And if there's not a crisis, I'll create one. I prefer to write with my back against the wall, my wallet empty, and some Mark Wahlberg-against-all-odds-flick as background noise. I like to pretend that my very life depends on the sanctity of the next word. I am Pip with a rage-filled heart, reinvented and relevant...
Via Cleveland Sports Torture
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Celtics had a ton of offensive rebounds last night

The Celtics had 22 offensive rebounds in last night’s loss to the Pelicans. 22. Twenty-two.  That’s more than double their average. We haven’t seen an ORB number like that since 2008. Offensive rebounding was never a priority for Doc Rivers. He cared more about getting back on defense than hitting the glass. It’s hard to argue with that philosophy when the Celtics ranked...
Via Red's Army
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Do you forgive Rick Pitino?

On Sunday, Rick Pitino was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame. His induction had everything to do with his performance as a college coach, and absolutely nothing to do with his time with the Celtics. But that didn't stop Pitino from talking about the Cs for over five minutes. Here are some of the highlights, courtesy Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. Pitino devised...
Via Celtics Life
September 10, 2013  |  1 Comment

NBA Draft Prospect Alex Len Girlfriend Is 6’7″

Say hello to the tallest couple that will be attending the NBA draft. The young Ukraine star Alex Len is rumored to be the #1 draft pick by the Cleveland Cavilers tonight, which may come as a surprise to most after the Cavilers acquired the assistance of Vitaly Potapenko. Potapenko is a former Cavaliers center also from Ukraine, and will be assisting the Cavilers as a player-development...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers will add former big man Vitaly Potapenko to coaching staff per report

Mike Brown continues to add to his coaching staff. The Cavaliers have said that they won’t confirm any of Brown’s assistants until the crew is assembled, but a report today says Potapenko will be part of that staff- Vitaly Potapenko is leaving the Santa Cruz Warriors of D-League to take an assistant coaching job with Cleveland, league sources tell Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcoming back Vitaly Potapenko to the Cleveland Cavaliers

I was standing in the Cleveland Indians Social Suite on Saturday afternoon wearing a BROhio t-shirt while discussing the NBA career of former Cavaliers center Vitaly Potapenko. I had no idea that his return to the Cavs as a player-development coach was imminent. I didn't even actually know that Vitaly was coaching. Imagine my delight when I heard the news on Monday. ...
Via Stepien Rules
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Former Celtics Center Vitaly Potapenko to Join Cavaliers as Assistant Coach

The Ukraine Train is set to make a stop in Cleveland. Vitaly Potapenko, who manned the middle for 3 1/2 seasons in Boston, is expected to return to the NBA as an assistant coach. The 6-foot-10 Ukrainian big man will leave his position as an assistant coach with the D-League’s Santa Cruz warrior to become an assistant for the Cavaliers, Yahoo! Sports reports. Vitaly Potapenko is...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… It’s getting drafty in here…

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Don’t forget about the draft party hosted by Brendan Bowers of Stepien Rules- “In response to the great turn-out and tremendous time we had last year with the Stepien...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nick Gilbert, the Cavs Lottery chances, and the NBA Draft

Nick Gilbert won two more contests of chance last week, as he properly identified which side would be facing up when a couple critical coins first left David Stern's hand. As a result of the more valuable toss, the Cavaliers now sit with the third best chance of drafting Anthony Davis. Or, the second best chance to lose out on AD and get my guy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. [random...
Via Stepien Rules
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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