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  1. Secretary of hoops

    Henry Abbott

    Former professional basketball player and current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says you can tell a lot about a person's character by how they play hoops....

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Bulls among the tankers?

    Henry Abbott

    The most successful tank job in NBA history came when an excellent Spurs team took advantage of David Robinson's injury to nab Tim Duncan. With Derrick Rose out, Chad Ford points out in his Tank Rank column that the Bulls have a similar opportunity....

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. TrueHoop TV: Spurs pop quiz

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs have kept their core players together for an eternity, in NBA terms. But what about the other guys? Tim Duncan has had more than 100 different teammates through his 16 seasons. Who remembers those other players? Do the current Spurs reme...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Finals questions

    Henry Abbott

    Why not have LeBron James check Tony Parker? Will Tim Duncan guard Chris Bosh at the 3-point line? Who's going to win? Talking 2013 NBA Finals with Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Graydon Gordian....

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Gregg Popovich builds young players

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Memphis lost to a team that has always been more aggressive about developing young talent. Of all the things coaches hate, globally televised boneheaded mistakes surely top the list. They happen. Not even the most ve...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    There's something about the way Tim Duncan's outlet passes move. J.A. Adande with a killer Kobe "28 assists in two wins" question: "Is it the fancy passing, or a passing fancy?" The Celtics have been okay without Rajon Rondo in the past. But what...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  7. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Duncan posterizes Father Time. He looks wonderfully healthy. Whatever he did this offseason was the right thing. Aging athletes everywhere cheer. Toughest thing about coaching or playing for the Hawks is that the home crowd often cheers for the...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  8. NBA Today: Royce Webb on HoopIdea

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday I was in Bristol, and in the cafeteria at lunch things got pretty exciting discussing HoopIdea, and ways the NBA should change to make a better, more exciting game. Tim Duncan is essentially a perfect basketball player. But very few peop...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. NBA Today: Sonny Vaccaro and Arne Duncan

    Henry Abbott

    When Tom Thibodeau was coaching at Harvard, he was more than happy to take some extra time to work out a talented young player named Arne Duncan. Years later, that young player has become the U.S. Education Secretary, and was in Thibodeau's words, "a...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  10. The Secretary of Education on Jeremy Lin

    Henry Abbott

    Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images Arne Duncan and Jeremy Lin, two former Harvard stars, worked out together at the 2011 All-Star game. New York Knick sensation Jeremy Lin and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, both former Harvard standout basketb...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Worst fears of the lockout? Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler points out injuries have already taken a massive toll on this season. Another sign of the lockout: Matt Bonner outscoring Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki combined. Rip Hamilton was famously...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Insider Tom Haberstroh says LaMarcus Aldridge is like -- gasp -- Tim Duncan: "If you look at where Aldridge gets those 21.8 points per game, you'll notice more similarities with The Big Fundamental. No one will match Duncan's automatic bank shot ("...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  13. The Spurs' tricky road back to relevance

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs have three stars: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Duncan was an obvious choice, but R.C. Buford and his staff were masterful in identifying the latter two stars with low draft picks. Can they do something like that again? T...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  14. Heading home early: Men in black

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images How many more times will we see Tim Duncan's crew deep in the playoffs? Matt McHale, writing on Basketbawful, has been watching the San Antonio Spurs for years. He was enraged when Robert Horry hip-checked Steve Nash in...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  15. President Obama talks a little trash

    Henry Abbott

    Last week in Boston President Obama discussed Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Some of you might have known that Arne used to play professional basketball in Australia," explains Obama. "He was on the Harvard basketball team -- was a star there. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich draws up the play of the year, and gets Tim Duncan all alone under the hoop for the key bucket of a close win. Other teams could undoubtedly do some of what the Clippers did to beat the Heat. Ryan Gomes explains the specifics. Name...

    Blog | January 13, 2011