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  1. Doug Collins, Avery Johnson in Sixers set up second round of coach interviews

    May 17, 2010, 9:06 AM EST

    The preliminaries are over — the Philadelphia 76ers are getting serious about a new coach now. They did their due diligence and interviewed virtually everybody living east of the Mississippi River. Then they flew to Phoenix and interviewed Doug Collins. Now that the team brass has enough frequent flier miles for that vacation to Hawaii,…

  2. Hawks apparently ready to bid against themselves for Joe Johnson

    May 16, 2010, 11:38 AM EST

    You just knew somebody was going to make the mistake this summer of offering Joe Johnson a max deal that extends too long at five years. Didn’t expect it to be the Hawks, though.   That is what the New York Daily News is reporting the Hawks will do, adding that they want a new…

  3. Mike Brown still the coach in Cleveland. For now.

    May 14, 2010, 2:55 PM EST

    UPDATE 2:50 PM: He may not have it for that much longer, but Mike Brown is still the Cavaliers coach, said team owner Dan Gilbert in a press conference Friday afternoon. “That’s not true,” Gilbert said of the report from Sports Illustrated that Brown has been fired. “Right now we are going through the evaluating…

  4. Mike Woodson let go as coach of Atlanta Hawks

    May 14, 2010, 12:21 PM EST

    This is not a shock, it’s not a bad decision. It was even expected in most quarters. A few will cheer (like the half dozen Hawks fans who hang to the end of those blowout games at home). But there should be some sadness, too. Mike Woodson has been let go as the head coach…

  5. John Calipari tweets he is staying at Kentucky. Nobody believes him.

    May 14, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    John Calipari insists he is not leaving Kentucky. Seriously. You can tell he means it because he said it on twitter today. I’ve said many times that I’ve got the best job in the country. Still the speculation runs wild and I can’t stop that… I want to address this with the Big Blue Nation…

  6. Can the Nets make a splashy coach hire?

    May 14, 2010, 11:04 AM EST

    Mikhail Prokhorov wants to make an entrance. The new New Jersey Nets owner will as the tallest representative at the draft lottery next Tuesday (well, unless the Clippers decide to send Chris Kaman, which has the potential for high comedy, so I hope they do). But he also reportedly wants to make a coaching splash…

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

    May 13, 2010, 10:39 AM EST

    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.…

  8. Nets start coaching search with Avery Johnson

    May 13, 2010, 8:24 AM EST

    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…

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

    May 12, 2010, 5:17 PM EST

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

    May 12, 2010, 1:05 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM EST

    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…

  12. Kevin McHale wants to coach the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls fanbase just hangs their heads.

    May 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    Kevin McHale was a smart basketball player, he is a smart man. He knows a good coaching gig when he sees one. And he sees and wants one — the Chicago Bulls. The entire city of Chicago just had a chill run up their spine like they walked out of a lakeside building on a…

  13. Bulls new coach: playoff experience required. Apply within.

    May 10, 2010, 12:57 PM EST

    The Bulls are taking their time with their coaching search — which is a smart thing. More than any other franchise out there looking right now, Chicago has the sexy foundation and chance to draw a top free agent that could bring coaches out of the woodwork. No need to rush and interview all the…

  14. Sixers continue effort to interview everyone on planet, Bill Laimbeer and Sam Mitchell are latest

    May 10, 2010, 9:40 AM EST

    Philadelphia may or may not be any closer to finding a new head coach — that knowledge is only in the head of general manager Ed Stefanski and that is not a place I want to go — but they are getting their money’s worth out of the interview process. According to the Associated Press,…

  15. NBA Playoffs Hawks Magic Game 3: So, Mike Woodson's probably done

    May 9, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

    The story’s the same, be it from Chris Sheridan or Tim Povtak. Yesterday was likely a must-win for Mike Woodson to keep his job. Yeah, 50 wins, playoffs the last three years, significant progress, down the tubes. Because after yesterday’s embarrassing 30 point loss to the Magic, that’ll pretty much be a wrap on Woodson…

  16. Sixers interested in Thunder Dan for head coach

    May 8, 2010, 10:19 AM EST

    The Sixers are certainly doing their homework. The Sixers have brought in just about every candidate you can think of to interview for their head coaching position left vacant after the firing of Eddie Jordan. Avery Johnson, Doug Collins, and Mark Jackson (who withdrew his name) are just a few of the names on the…

  17. Byron Scott will not be your next Sixers coach

    May 7, 2010, 10:06 AM EST

    While the coaching carousel is just starting to spin for this summer, the list of guys getting interview has become pretty standardized. Tom Thibodeau, Dwane Casey, Doug Collins, Mark Jackson, Byron Scott — these guys all get calls. Except in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers do not plan to contact Byron Scott…

  18. Hornets are not waiting in coaching search

    May 7, 2010, 9:39 AM EST

    There are a lot of teams looking for a head coach for next season, and most are taking their time. Chicago Bulls staff said as much, while the Los Angeles Clippers have been stone silent. Not the New Orleans Hornets. They are on it. Five interviews in three days, including two more on Thursday, according…

  19. Jeff Van Gundy: What's so wrong about a serious head coach?

    May 6, 2010, 1:23 PM EST

    “We need a guy who can relate to today’s player.” You here variants of that sentence in so many coaching searches, teams looking for a guy who can relate to, joke around with and get through to players that way. Jeff Van Gundy wants to know why? In talking about why Boston assistant coach Tom…

  20. Mark Jackson now being picky about NBA coaching gig he wants

    May 6, 2010, 10:22 AM EST

    Mark Jackson wants a team to take a leap of faith on him, to pluck him out of the broadcasting booth and with no coaching experience put him at the head of an NBA bench. Well, he doesn’t want just any team to take that leap, it turns out. Not Philadelphia, as the Philadelphia Inquirer…

  21. Calipari is not going to Chicago, he's negotiating with Kentucky

    May 6, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

    John Calipari is not going to be the next Chicago Bulls coach. It’s not very hard to get there, to follow the trail of media stories and derive a motive here. In an often murky world of leaks and rumors, this story shakes out as pretty straight forward. First, Yahoo reports, based on a source,…

  22. Mike Fratello: "Hey, look at me! Look at me!"

    May 5, 2010, 11:36 AM EST

    Every national television commentator with a basketball background is currently being mentioned as a possible head coach somewhere — Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Avery Johnson, Doug Collins… Everyone but Mike Fratello and Reggie Miller. Fratello tells the New Orleans Times Picayune he’d like to be interviewed too. On Tuesday, former NBA coach Mike Fratello…

  23. Mark Jackson, Monty Williams – come on down. You're the next contestants on coach the Sixers

    May 5, 2010, 8:42 AM EST

    The two big guns have sat down with Sixers management — broadcaster and former coach Doug Collins, plus former Mavericks coach and current studio analyst for ESPN Avery Johnson. Now for the second wave, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers have completed two formal interviews for their coaching vacancy, meeting with Doug Collins and…

  24. Tom Thibodeau may finally be off the coaching carousel

    May 2, 2010, 11:44 PM EST

    For several years Tom Thibodeau has been riding the coaching carousel, interviewing for head jobs. He’s been on it so long that the unicorn has his vomit stained on it and he’s permanently lost his sense of balance. But finally, mercifully, his merry-go-round may be coming to an end. The Boston Herald is reporting that…

  25. Bulls might be reeling Del Negro in off the hook

    May 2, 2010, 12:44 PM EST

    The Bulls are going to fire head coach Vinny Del Negro, right? I mean, it’s been talked about for months. And there was actually a physical confrontation between Del Negro and VP Paxson. There’s no way he survives through Tuesday. ..OR IS THERE?! Sorry, been watching old mysteries all weekend. The Chicago Daily Herald reports…

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