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Monday And-1 links: More Howard/Van Gundy drama. Great.

Apr 2, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

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Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• The rumors are out there that there will be a coaching change in Orlando after the season — because Dwight Howard wants a new coach and Stan Van Gundy has had it with the circus that is Howard’s free agency. Believe whatever spin you want. My guess is that he is back next year, but we’ll see.

• Once you get past the top couple spots in both conferences, the playoff seedings are a jumbled mess. Here is a little breakdown.

• Thunder coach Scott Brooks on Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau: “I mean, the guy has no life. Even when he was young as an assistant, he never wanted to go out to dinner with me. He had things to do. He’s boring. He just wants to coach basketball.”

• A close look at what the Bulls are doing on offense without Derrick Rose in the lineup.

• In March Rajon Rondo broke an old Bob Cousy record for the most assists in a month by a Celtic. Well done Rondo, but the lockout and condensed schedule (17 games) should get some credit there, too.

• Nene is wearing a walking boot in Washington, battling a pulled fascia in his left foot. He’s not a guy with the rep for playing through pain in the first place.

• If you are wondering what is going on with the Warriors, know that their first round pick in this draft belongs to Utah unless it is in the top seven. Right now they have the ninth worst record in the league.

• Vinny Del Negro wants Nick Young to take more shots. That shouldn’t be a problem.

Mickell Gladness has temporarily left the Warriors to deal with a family matter.

• In case you thought he was coming back anytime soon, Darko Milicic’s hamstring injury is serious enough he is not traveling with the team.

This ad — featuring Tiago Splitter and Gary Neal for a Ford dealership in San Antonio — is exactly why watching the broadcasts from smaller markets is sometimes so worth it.

• The Team USA women’s basketball squad for the Summer Olympics is starting to come together.

• The Grizzlies have recalled rookie Josh Selby from the D-League.

  1. raidmagic - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    So a question for you Magic fans out there, would you fire Van Gundy to keep Howard? If so, who would you like to see as the coach then?

    • eugenesaxe - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

      No, because howard’s gone anyway. He’s also immature and unprofessional. While most people will overlook that, I don’t.
      Players play, it’s not their job to hire/fire anyone.

  2. acdc363 - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    It actually took Cousy 22 games in the month of march to get to Rondo’s record.

  3. acdc363 - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    I was wrong ^

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