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  1. With few challenges, U.S. wins and bears it

    Marc Stein

    BILBAO, Spain -- An unmistakable problem has arisen for Team USA here in sunny Espana at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The other problem, we mean, besides the fact that the Americans' old friends from the host country have looked so dangero...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Kerr hoping to poach Spurs' Engelland

    Marc Stein

    MIAMI -- It's starting to look like one of the bigger offseason challenges for the San Antonio Spurs: Keeping hold of renowned shooting coach Chip Engelland. A tweet Tuesday night from ESPN's own Fran Fraschilla was a handy reminder of the impa...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Phil Jackson's big challenge as Knicks prez

    Marc Stein

    This is an excerpt from today's edition of 5-on-5: 1. Did the Knicks choose the best man for the job? I've worked my way up to a solid maybe. But probably only if you buy into the theory that only someone with Phil's stature and pedigree can f...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Argentina likley to offer one final old-guard ch...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA looks to finish preliminary round unbeaten in finale against hemisphere foe

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  5. Thunder's next challenge: Brooks' contract

    Marc Stein

    You hear so much about the futures of James Harden and Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City and the difficulties looming for the small-market Thunder to be able to afford keeping those two in the same core headlined by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. ...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  6. Daily Dime

    Marc Stein

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took their first loss of the season

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  7. Nash has big challenge with revamped Suns

    Marc Stein

    Suns guard Steve Nash not next one out of town, Marc Stein writes

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2010
  8. Forget the grind: Carlisle prepared to pick up the pace with Mave...

    Marc Stein

    Rick Carlisle plans on fitting his style to Dallas' strengths. Dirk Nowitzki likes his communication skills already. And owner Mark Cuban, who wants to own both the Mavs and Cubs, embraced bringing in an outsider.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008
  9. What's next for the NBA is a good hook

    Marc Stein

    Facing the fallout of a crooked referee case, David Stern and the NBA have some large credibility challenges ahead, Marc Stein writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2007
  10. King-sized challenges for earnest Artest, coach Muss

    Marc Stein

    Marc Stein reports from Kings camp, where Ron Artest's ability to stay focused and get along with new coach Eric Musselman are keys to Sacto's success.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2006
  11. Everything Zen for Kobe, Phil so far

    Marc Stein

    Phil Jackson's greatest coaching challenge will be this season and Kobe Bryant made sure it got off to a fast start, Marc Stein writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2005
  12. Larry loves a challenge? Congrats, Coach Brown

    Marc Stein

    Larry Brown has proved he can win anywhere with anyone. But winning in New York with this Knicks team will test even Brown.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2005
  13. Saunders embraces already-high standards

    Marc Stein

    Detroiters are bound to worry about Flip Saunders succeeding Larry Brown, but they have to respect his willingness to take on the challenge, Marc Stein writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2005
  14. Big Ben's challenge? Outplay Nazr

    Marc Stein

    While obsessing about Rasheed Wallace's lapses, there's one other Wallace we haven't noticed.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2005
  15. Spurs will gut it out with less-than-healthy bunch

    Marc Stein

    The latest challenge for the Spurs A.A. (after Admiral) is making a title run with an ailing Tim Duncan.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2005
  16. Hill has further to climb

    Marc Stein

    Grant Hill has made an amazing comeback. Next comes a real challenge: winning in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2005