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  1. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Sometimes, life - and basketball - imitates Saturday morning wrestling. The Memphis Grizzlies did a little pile driving of their own Wednesday night, coming off the ropes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Association since 1978, isn't holding his tongue or pen. Goldberg wrote an open letter addressed to the NBA and the players, urging both sides to ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "The NBA and its players union will go back to the negotiating table Wednesday for yet another attempt to resolve their differences in collective bargaining and end the four-month lockout. A person with knowledge of the situatio...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald: "How much does South Florida miss pro basketball? Tickets for Saturday's charity all-star game dubbed the "LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh present the South Florida All-Star Classic" at U.S. Century B...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "The Timberwolves accomplished two things Monday you might never have imagined possible: With one patient, well-executed move by owner Glen Taylor and basketball president David Kahn, they convinced Rick Adelman to be...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: "There is an imperative episode missing from Hilal Edebal's brain, unremembered over 18 years of haze. As with a lot of incidences and acquaintances since the accident, she can't recall anything about the day ...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News: "The Lawrence Frank era at The Palace is slated to begin Wednesday. Frank will be formally introduced as the next Detroit Pistons coach during a noon news conference at The Palace practice facility. He agreed to ...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post: "Kevin Durant's performance created an evening for the ages at Rucker Park. 'Some nights are very special,' DC Power guard Randy (White Chocolate) Gill said. 'This is going down as one of those special nights.'...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Friday will mark the one-year anniversary of 'The Decision' -- the first misstep that LeBron took during the last 12 months, culminating with the ultimate fall -- losing in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks....

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Young of The Arizona Republic: "Grant Hill's essay for the New York Times eloquently rebutted the statements from former members of Michigan's 'Fab Five' aimed at Duke's Black players. In fact, you might say Hill's response to the 'Uncle Tom' ass...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "When Lenny Wilkens took his fifth coaching job 17 years later, he went straight to Martin Luther King Jr.'s grave from the airport the day he arrived in Atlanta. Perspective. After he was first drafted into t...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the Hornets' home attendance doesn't pick up, the team could, according to an executive, break its lease. Which could create no small amount of turmoil. Oh, hey, would you look at that, here's Lenny Wilkens saying he has been talking to people abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  16. Less rock, more Jazz

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Dave Caulkin The white cliffs of Dover are mostly dead plankton. Umm ... is this about NBA basketball? Usually I walk to work, but today I drove, and I'm glad I did, because by listening to the radio I heard one of my favorite journalists,...

    Blog | November 11, 2010