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Kurt Helin

  1. Lakers will shut down D-League D-Fenders for a season

    May 22, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

    The Lakers were on the cutting edge — they were one of the first NBA team to own and operate a D-League team to use as a farm system for their NBA squad. Jordan Farmar played a handful of games for them, and Coby Karl played there as well. Now the Lakers are shutting them…

  2. NBA Playoffs Lakers Suns Game 3: Lakers will find Suns much hotter in Phoenix

    May 21, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    The Phoenix Suns are not going to get well against the Lakers. Not this series, the Lakers are going to win it. Phoenix is not going to be able to do the one thing it needs to counter the Lakers — grow three or four inches a man. But like taking a cold medication, for…

  3. Best shot you'll see today: the airplane shot.

    May 21, 2010, 3:38 PM EDT

    This is not the best shot you’ll see today just because there are no games on. Well, it helps, but this is just pretty impressive, period. Sure, it’s an ad and a little annoying for that. But still pretty cool thing to watch (a couple times) on a lazy Friday afternoon. It’s that or work.…

  4. It's official: Doug Collins is your new Philadelphia 76ers coach

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    As predicted, it became official today: Doug Collins is the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Collins was the first person Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski interviewed, back on May 1. The two sides started negotiations a few days ago and have reached a four-year deal, according to Associated Press. Collins replaces Eddie Jordan,…

  5. LeBron "afraid" to leave Cleveland?

    May 21, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

    LeBron James is hard to read because he has had a facade up for so long. So very long. Well before he became a pop culture figure whose name is tossed about in rap songs the bright lights were starting to find him. By his sophomore year in high school every serious basketball fan knew…

  6. LeBron does not want to pick his next coach

    May 21, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    LeBron James wants a lot of things. He wants to win. He wants a boatload of money to play basketball. He wants teammates that show up in the clutch. He wants some Finals MVP trophies to go with those regular season ones. He does not want to pick his new coach. That’s what longtime James…

  7. Cleveland Cavalier's nuclear option: The sign-and-trade

    May 21, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

    Cleveland officials will not even discuss it. It is a thought they have banished from their minds, as if even allowing it to creep in seems to make it a little bit more possible. They don’t want admit the worst, nobody ever does. But the reality is they could lose LeBron James this summer. Smart…

  8. Knicks Wilson Chandler played through a broken nose

    May 21, 2010, 11:56 AM EDT

    Wilson Chandler is hard. The man missed the end of the season with groin injury, sure, but if you complain about a man not being able to run with a sore groin you’ve never had one. And as the New York Post is reporting, Chandler played through a broken nose he got in January and…

  9. Looks like Mike Brown gets to twist in the wind through the weekend. At least.

    May 21, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Money schmoney. Looks like the Cavaliers are not rushing to make a decision on the future of coach Mike Brown. Reports started circulating yesterday that expected axe would fall on coach Mike Brown this weekend. It makes some sense — owner Dan Gilbert said a decision would come in the next seven to 10 days,…

  10. Playoff blowouts not good for television ratings

    May 21, 2010, 10:57 AM EDT

    It has been the postseason of blowouts. And sweeps. There just has not been a lot of drama these playoffs. That has continued into the conference Finals, where the Lakers and Celtics have looked on a collision course and far better than their opponents. Who wants to watch that? Not a lot of you, it…

  11. Dwane Casey appears to have inside track to become Atlanta Hawks head coach

    May 21, 2010, 10:26 AM EDT

    Dwane Casey has been one of the two hot assistant coaches being considered to slide over to the big chair this year by general managers around the league. But he’s the only one doing interviews right now (Tom Thibodeau is still a tad busy in Boston). Apparently it has worked —  Casey is the frontrunner…

  12. Jim Brown thinks LeBron James will leave because of treatment by fans

    May 21, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    And in today’s edition of “a celebrity with no real inside information speaks out on LeBron James” we give you Jim Brown. Brown — one of the greatest lacrosse players in the history of the sport, and he also played a little football — said he thinks LeBron is leaving Cleveland, as FanHouse reported. The…

  13. Apparently everybody loves Avery Johnson, or at least a lot of GMs do

    May 21, 2010, 9:07 AM EDT

    The Little General has options. Avery Johnson is apparently a popular choice among general managers around the league and could be the guy in New Orleans or New Jersey, according to reports. The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that he is a frontrunner for that head coaching vacancy — however to return to his hometown…

  14. Rockets assistant Elston Turner interviews for Bull head coaching gig

    May 21, 2010, 8:28 AM EDT

    Do the Bulls know what they want? Rockets assistant Elston Turner sat down with Chicago Bulls brass for a four-hour interview Thursday about the team’s head coaching gig, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. Turner has been one of the hot assistant coaching names around the league for several years now, interviewing for several jobs including…

  15. Report: Philadelphia agrees to terms with Doug Collins to become coach

    May 21, 2010, 8:08 AM EDT

    UPDATE May 21, 8:08 am: This has been confirmed by everyone now and the formal announcement will come later today. As for details, ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan is reporting it’s a four year deal to return to the team that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1973 NBA Draft. Collins played eight years…

  16. Mark Cuban says he'd be interested in LeBron as a Maverick, NBA investigating as tampering

    May 20, 2010, 11:31 PM EDT

    UPDATE 11:27 PM: That didn’t take long. Well, of course it didn’t, if there is one thing the NBA league office seems to love it’s a good investigation. The NBA is officially investigating Mark Cuban’s comments to see if they are tampering, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Brian Windhorst. No timetable for a decision.…

  17. Referee Joe DeRosa suspended for tossing ball to fan

    May 20, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

    At halftime of Game 2 in the Celtics/Magic series, referee Joe DeRosa walked over to the scorer’s table to pick up the crew’s jackets, found a heckler waiting for him there and at one point tossed the guy the ball. Turns out, that’s enough to get you suspended. DeRosa has been suspended from the next…

  18. Report: Mike Brown to be fired in next few days

    May 20, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Everyone knows the firing of Mike Brown is coming. Debate whether it is warranted or not all you want, the finality of it has never really been in doubt. It was just a matter of timing. According to NBA.com’s Sam Amico the axe could fall as early as Friday and will happen by Sunday. That…

  19. Lest you had any doubt, Flip Saunders loves him some John Wall

    May 20, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Yesterday, Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders shot down the asinine rumor that the Wizards would consider trading the number one overall pick this year. Some teams might have, but not the Wizards. Now, he has gone on the the Junkies on 106.7 the Fan in Washington D.C. and professed his love of John Wall by…

  20. Evan Turner thinks he could be first pick, but he'll take Philly

    May 20, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    John Wall is going to be the first pick in the draft. He is. That doesn’t mean it’s not debatable — we’ll be happy to play devil’s advocate to the conventional wisdom. Evan Turner is going to be drafted second overall. But he thinks he should be considered for that top pick, something he said…

  21. NBA Playoffs, Magic Celtics: Dwight Howard does too have post moves

    May 20, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard is a brute in the low post with no moves, he just gets by on his sheer force and athleticism, right? He can’t adjust because of that, which is why the Celtics can stop him, right? Wrong. Nobody is suggesting Howard has all the post moves of Pau Gasol, but he does have…

  22. Ben Wallace mulling retirement

    May 20, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    In the middle of a disastrous Pistons season, Ben Wallace had a rebirth, his best season in a long time. Not that anybody noticed because people stopped watching Detroit early on, but he played pretty well. He played more minutes per game, led the Pistons in rebounds per game, shot at one of the highest…

  23. Detroit Pistons are officially for sale, but who wants them?

    May 20, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ever since Bill Davidson passed away, it was assumed that his widow Karen would sell the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment, the company that runs the team its arena The Palace in Auburn Hills. She said before she was exploring it, but she told the Detroit Free Press that the team is now…

  24. Quote of the day, I love the smell of desperation in the morning

    May 20, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

    “It is truly a hideous experience. It is just awful. You could almost sense the desperation in the room.” –Minnesota Timberwolves president and general manager David Kahn, on attending the NBA Draft Lottery, as told the the Star-Tribune.

  25. Former NBAer Chris Dudley wins Oregon gubernatorial primary

    May 20, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    Chris Dudley, NBA center to Chris Dudley, governor of Oregon. It could happen. Tuesday night Dudley won the Oregon Republican primary for governor. Apparently Oregon Republicans like defensive-minded shot blockers — which somehow seems fitting with a conservative worldview. The problem Dudley faces is that the majority of Oregonians do not share his worldview —…

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