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  1. Hawks taking their time on Mike Woodson, letting him walk

    May 13, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

    On Monday, Mike Woodson joins the 2010 free agent class. That’s when Woodson’s contract expires. However, the Hawks and General Manager Rick Sund — after a couple years of playoff flameouts, including an amazingly ugly one to the Magic this year — are taking their time to decide what direction the franchise should go next.…

  2. NBA Playoffs Cavs Celtics Game 6: The LeBron referendum

    May 13, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    Usually when a sportswriter makes the statement “Game X is the most important game of Player X’s career” it belies a rather pathetic lack of imagination and a pandering to traditional cliched writing. Every playoff game is the most important one, because every one could end up defining his career. What do people remember more,…

  3. Philadelphia coaching search focused on Doug Collins

    May 13, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    The Philadelphia coaching search has settled in on Doug Collins as the leading candidate — another recycled coach rather than a team giving a top assistant a shot. The two sides have talked almost every other day since their May 1 meeting, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. While Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski has interviewed…

  4. Kareem thinks the NBA age limit should be 21

    May 13, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    Right now, you have to be 19 to be drafted into the NBA (your high school graduating class has to be one year removed plus you need to be 19 by the end of the year). David Stern has suggested that he’d like to see that number at 20. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he’d like it…

  5. Nets start coaching search with Avery Johnson

    May 13, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

    Nets president Rod Thorn has been waiting. The Nets need a coach, ideally before the draft, to start setting the new direction for the team. Thorn had done his homework but didn’t make any calls until new owner Mikhail Prokhorov was in place — which is the biggest key for the franchise to take a…

  6. LeBron on elbow: "an issue I'll deal with in the off-season"

    May 13, 2010, 12:07 AM EDT

    It’s been a day of amateur phycologists coming up with theories on why LeBron James was not aggressive in game five, why he had an off shooting night. Fear, mental weakness, maybe planning his escape out of town — there are a host of guesses out there. But maybe most logical answer remains physical. Maybe…

  7. LeBron to Chicago suddenly hot rumor of the day

    May 12, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

    Last night’s performance by LeBron James dumped gasoline on the rumor mill. It’s been an out of control fire, a day of speculation and guesswork all over the Web. But nowhere was that flame hotter than when ESPN’s Chris Broussard went on television and said that if James decides to leave Cleveland, the Chicago Bulls…

  8. Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert says fans deserve better effort

    May 12, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert had good seats for a terrible game. Front row on the baseline, just about 10 feet from the Cavaliers bench. The NBA Nation has spent a day psychoanalyzing the Cavaliers and LeBron James effort. Is it his elbow? Has he mentally checked out for NewYork? Was it just an off night for him…

  9. Kim Hughes is still the Clippers coach. Sort of. It's complicated.

    May 12, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

    Back on April 15, the Clippers fired interim coach Kim Hughes. It was not a surprise, the team did not play well under Hughes (8-25), although most of that was well beyond his control. There wasn’t much uninjured talent left on the roster, and what there was had started to mail in the season. Hughes…

  10. Stoudemire says it's "50-50" he'll be back in Phoenix next year

    May 12, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    It’s hard to believe now, but the Phoenix Suns actually considered trading Amar’e Stoudemire to the Cavaliers at this year’s trade deadline. With Phoenix having swept their way to the conference finals and Cleveland a game away from elimination in their series with the Celtics, hanging onto Stoudemire appears to have been a good short-term…

  11. The scheduling powers that be have put the Western Conference Finals in cryostasis

    May 12, 2010, 3:57 PM EDT

    The NBA doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care that you’ve become accustomed to a certain standard of basketball living in the playoffs, and that your week is built around the usual nightly postseason fare. That’s why rather than schedule the Western Conference Finals to start at the tail end of this weak while the…

  12. Quote of the day, Lebron is still plenty confident

    May 12, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

    “They got me.”–LeBron James, on why Cleveland fans should feel confident about Game 6 in Boston Thursday. (via the Washington Post’s Michael Lee and his twitter account)

  13. Jerry West: Kobe Bryant is the best post player in the league

    May 12, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

    It’s been extensively — even excessively — well documented. Kobe Bryant worked with Hakeem Olajuwon in the summer to learn the dream shake. He came into this season stronger, and early on the Lakers went to him in the post a lot. Very effectively. Then, when Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol were playing together, Kobe…

  14. Thunder's Nick Collison has his knee scoped

    May 12, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    Nick Collison has found a nice niche as a quality big off the bench in Oklahoma City. He wants to keep it that way. That’s why early in the offseason — like yesterday — he had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. That’s an almost routine surgery these days and Collison will be good to…

  15. Losers if John Calipari returns to the NBA: The Knicks

    May 12, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    John Calipari just shows up to watch the more important game so far in the NBA season — a game everybody wanted to have tickets for — and the rumors start flying. Calipari to the Cavs. Of course, last week it was Calipari to the Bulls. That’s not going to be the last rumor either.…

  16. Larry Brown just tries to spend time with family, but people keep asking about his plans

    May 12, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    For the record, Larry Brown is still the coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Felt the need to mention that, because his name comes up in seemingly every coaching search. There’s also rumors of him in the front office in Philadelphia. So far, there has been no action. Just Brown spending time with his family, according…

  17. Nets wisely waiting until after the lottery to sign their next head coach

    May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT

    Though I’m sure all of the ’08-’09 Nets are eager to erase any and all semblances of the nightmare season that was, they’ll have to wait just a bit longer before the new coaching regime can officially begin. According to Al Iannazzone of NorthJersey.com, Rod Thorn hasn’t even spoken to the coaching candidates already with…

  18. San Antonio says they are not trading Tony Parker, but the Knicks are still interested

    May 12, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT

    RC Buford says he wants to keep Tony Parker in San Antonio. He should — elite point guards at the peak of their game are hard to find. But if San Antonio can’t convince Tiago Splitter to come to the states from Europe, the Spurs will have to consider trading Parker, they don’t have other…

  19. NBA Playoffs: Ray Allen steadily increasing his free agent value

    May 12, 2010, 12:06 PM EDT

    Let’s keep it simple, for starters: Ray Allen is old. Soon to be 35-years-old, in fact. That means that when Allen enters free agency this summer, a number of teams will see him as a bit too much the elder statesman to be part of their rebuilding projects, and a few quasi-contenders may also take…

  20. Understanding the intricacies of LeBron's Game 5 letdown

    May 12, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

    LeBron James had a rough Tuesday night. He shot 3-of-14 from the field as his team struggled to escape from under the heel of the Boston Celtics. Cleveland lost by 32 points on their home court, and when that happens to the best team in the league (record-wise, at least) boasting the best player in…

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