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NBA: Flip Saunders Dies At Age 60

Tragedy has struck the NBA with the 2015-16 season only two days away as the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that head coach/team president Phil 'Flip' Saunders died at age 60 from battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Saunders had a deep history with the Timberwolves as he was head coach for a decade from 1995 to 2005 making his debut along with forward Kevin Garnett. He was one of the first coaches to adapt to the new
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NBA: Should Austin Rivers Have Provoked Kevin Garnett?

It's not unlike Kevin Garnett to get inside the head of his opponents. The newest T-wolve has made a career out of trash-talking and mind games that send some players to the breaking point. However, Austin Rivers is not going to be one of those players. During the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers 110-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Austin Rivers appeared to send a message to Garnett
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Black History Month : Top Athletes Of Today, Part III

[caption id="attachment_22509" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America)[/caption] In honor of Black History Month, the follow-up to Black History Month : Top Athletes Of Today and Black History Month : Top Athletes Of Today II, here's a look at the top 10 African-American Athletes of today, part three. Much like part one, many of the athletes featured have one championships, or are newly-minted champions, others are on the
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2013 NBA Opening Night: Young, revamped Cleveland Cavaliers take on experienced Brooklyn Nets

  The Cleveland Cavaliers begin their season against the high octane Brooklyn Nets team that looks to be aged to perfection. The Cavs are the polar opposite with plenty of youth and athleticism. The young and promising team was built primarily through the last three years with the Cavs adding players such as Kyrie Irving,  Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, Sergey Karasev and Anthony Bennett. There is one question
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NBA : Doc Rivers Thinks Rondo, KG And Pierce Will Coach

We had a chance to hear a lot of Doc Rivers in the media over this past summer. This year is different. He is not coach of the Boston Celtics anymore. He was back in town to host a charity event and talked about the Celtics and Celtic-related topics. The most interesting one was when talking about former players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo and thinking that all
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Net Gain? The Real Reason Andrei Kirilenko Went To Brooklyn.

Some may wonder why a superstar would leave $10 million on the table to play for another team for less, then again, not many players are Andrei Kirilenko. Kirilenko, who would leave opt-out of a more lucrative deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves, signed a two-year, $3.18 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, with the second year is a player option. It is an odd move considering Kirilenko walked away from
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Reports : Celtics Hire Butler’s Brad Stevens As New Head Coach

One week after losing Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and head coach Doc Rivers, the Boston Celtics finally make a move in their own. According to media reports, the Celtics have hired former Butler Bulldogs head coach Brad Stevens.  Stevens, 36, who helped turn Butler into a mid-major powerhouse and perennial Cinderella underdog, would sign a multi-year deal to coach the Celtics, terms are currently unknown. Under Stevens, Butler would go
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2013 NBA Free Agency : Dwight Howard’s Potential Suitors

Another NBA offseason, another few months of the annoying question, “Where will Dwight Howard play next?”. The 6’11” former Orlando Magic star is a free agent and is rumored to be looking to sign with teams that are only in the NBA title hunt. Currently there are five teams lined up to meet with him including the LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks. In
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Brooklyn Nets : With Garnett, Pierce & Terry, Can They Beat The Heat?

BROOKLYN -- As the 2013 NBA Draft was held Thursday evening, the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics shocked the NBA in consummating a blockbuster trade that would send Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to New York's biggest borough. This is exactly what Brooklyn needed to not only challenge but also be a threat to the back-to-back defending NBA champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. With Brooklyn acquiring
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Bill Simmons Shows No Professionalism While Covering The 2013 NBA Draft For ESPN

As part of the 2013 NBA Draft coverage by ESPN Bill Simmons got the call to join Rece Davis, Jalen Rose and Jay Bilas and as the night unfolded proved that it was a mistake mainly due to his lack of professionalism. That became clear when the trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets got made during the telecast. It meant that Kevin Garnett had agreed to drop his no-trade clause and would also send Paul Pierce and Jason Terry with him in exchange for Gerald Wallace and first round picks in