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  1. Bryant endorses Shaw as the Lakers’ next head coach

    Apr 8, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    As you know by know, Phil Jackson is definitely, definitely not going to coach the Los Angeles Lakers next season. The last time the Lakers attempted to replace Jackson, they hired Rudy Tomjanovich and missed the playoffs. What will the Lakers do this time? Will they go with a big-name ringer or try to develop…

  2. Report: Bobcats will give Silas one-year extension

    Feb 15, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT

    Paul Silas

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats are set to give Paul Silas a one-year extension: The Charlotte Bobcats are finalizing a one-year contract extension with Paul Silas that will keep him as coach through the 2011-12 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. After replacing Larry Brown on Dec. 22, Silas has…

  3. That warm feeling, Pacers staff, is underneath you

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a long story, let-me-sum-up kind of weekend. Get used to it. The short version: ESPN reports that Pacers management is unhappy with both coach Jim O’Brien and GM David Morway (you thought Larry Bird was the GM, didn’t you? Meet more Pacers fans. They’re nice.). They’re so unhappy, should the team suffer another…

  4. Rick Carlisle to miss game after knee injury

    Dec 25, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have announced that Rick Carlisle will miss Monday night’s Mavericks game in Oklahoma City after knee surgery over the Christmas holiday. Carlisle’s having a rough year, health wise. He missed a game in preseason after fainting in practice. He actually spent some time in the hospital during that episode, and now will miss…

  5. Vegas has a list of odds on the first coach to get canned, and it's pretty harsh

    Oct 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Like we said, a coach will get canned before the calendar flips to 2011. But who’s the unlucky guy? Turns out Vegas has its own list of candidates. The New Jersey Star-Ledger checked in with a gambling site called YouWager.com and looked at the list of prospective candidates to get canned. Essentially, if this is…

  6. Report: Warriors to replace Don Nelson as head coach

    Sep 23, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

    According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Warriors are on the verge of replacing current head coach Don Nelson with current assistant coach Keith Smart.  The incoming co-owner of the Warriors, Joe Lacob, told the San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami that this officially will happen Monday (at Warriors media day). “You’ll have clarity on Monday,”…

  7. Celtics' coaching staff will look different after Doc

    Sep 11, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The Celtics lost their best assistant coach to Chicago this summer as Tom Thibodeau was finally offered a head coaching gig. But now word comes from Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe that assistant Clifford Ray will also not be returning. The report has not been verified by the Celitcs at this time. Rivers has…

  8. Could Portland's Nate McMillan really be on the hot seat? Yes, yes he can.

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

    Nate McMillan has been at the helm of a basketball renaissance in Portland. This was a team that won 21 games his first year with a roster led by Zach Randolph and Darius Miles — a roster that needed an overhaul. That overhaul came and so did the wins (and a better reputation). Two years…

  9. Tom Izzo shows his interest in the Cavs' courtship, scheduled to visit Cleveland

    Jun 10, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Higher-ups within the Cavs’ front office have been mailing Tom Izzo wine and cheese baskets for some three weeks now, while routinely mailing him letters soaked in cheap perfume and printed with Delonte West’s lipstick kisses. Cleveland has been pretty aggressive in their advances, and Izzo is apparently reciprocating the team’s flirtations. From Brian Windhorst…

  10. Gary Payton thinking about getting into coaching

    Jun 7, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT

    After he retired, Gary Payton went to Vegas. And settled down. Sounds like an oxymoron to people who have only spent a drunken, ultimately penniless night on the strip. But Vegas has grown into a big city, with suburbs and people who make their livings as dentists and mechanics and Thai restaurant cooks. People who…

  11. Hawks' coaching search rages on, the bottle spins back to Mark Jackson

    Jun 4, 2010, 10:01 AM EDT

    Supposedly the Hawks were set on Avery Johnson. Then they were set on Dwane Casey. Now the race appears to be wide open again, as Mark Jackson was brought in for a second interview. From Sam Amick of FanHouse: The Atlanta Hawks will interview ESPN/ABC analyst Mark Jackson for a second time for their head…

  12. Kevin McHale considers himself in the running for the Bulls' coaching job

    Jun 2, 2010, 12:09 PM EDT

    The name ‘Kevin McHale’ can elicit a number of different reactions. Among Celtics fans (or simply low-post enthusiasts), the man is revered as an NBA legend of the highest order. One of the all-time greats, McHale was an instrumental part of three Celtics championships. Ask a die-hard Laker fan however, and the responses likely range…

  13. Report: Raptors to sign Carlesimo as an assistant

    May 31, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT

    According to Ric Bucher of ESPN the Magazine, the Toronto Raptors are close to signing P.J. Carlesimo to serve as an assistant coach under head coach Jay Triano. This would be Carlesimo’s first NBA coaching job since Scott Brooks replaced him as the head coach of the Thunder on November 22nd, 2008. Before coaching the…

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