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  1. Not-so-Golden State

    Henry Abbott

    Turmoil on the sidelines, and an assistant fired under murky circumstances, with the playoffs right around the corner. Ethan Sherwood Strauss is here to tell us about the state of the Warriors....

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Name the crimes of David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    The night of The Decision, I was blown away at the vitriol surrounding LeBron James. He didn't play where you wanted him to play. He had a TV show. Bummer. It still amazes me how fired up that makes people. I wrote a post asking people to name the cr...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press: "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Tuesday that Rick Adelman was the top choice of basketball president David Kahn when the Wolves began their search for a coach to succeed fired Kurt Rambis. 'Early in the proc...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Blazers GM Rich Cho has been fired. When Portland GMs assert themselves in a Paul Allen world, these things happen. The Blazers are a turbo-charged GM merry-go-round -- the more it spins, the more executives fall out. Hold on tight, acting GM Chad Bu...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    J.A. Adande does an amazing job explaining the Lakers' season. Here's what I see: Neither Phil Jackson nor Kobe Bryant tried all that hard to keep the rest of the team fired up and focused. Both now blame the season's sorry end on the rest of the tea...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. Paul Silas: LeBron James did what teams do

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Silas was fired as James' coach in Cleveland weeks after Dan Gilbert's 2005 arrival as owner. Welcome to round #117 of "Henry sticks it to people who hate LeBron James!" (Which is different than "Henry loves LeBron Ja...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  7. What's a few tenths among friends?

    Henry Abbott

    A couple of big-market teams had a close one last night, so today all kinds of people are fired up about tenths of seconds. Matt Moore did a nice job of showing what happened ... how the Celtics' Paul Pierce made a shot with less than a second lef...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  8. When Daryl Morey met Chris Bosh

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Bosh has long been the Rockets' dream summer acquisition, and they went to a ton of trouble to be ready to impress him as the clock turned midnight. In preparation they had fired up three Toyota Tundras full of fans, and Jason Friedman, intr...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  9. A new kind of Blazermania

    Henry Abbott

    A few days ago, the Portland Trail Blazers fired their assistant general manager, Tom Penn. And one of the NBA's most robust fanbases is starting to freak out, to the point that there is literally talk, in Blazer fan blog comments, of riots. Ar...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  10. Sources: Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard is on hot seat

    Henry Abbott

    After a mysterious firing of his key aide, the Blazers are at risk of losing general manager Kevin Pritchard, according to NBA sources.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2010
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Columbian: "During what has already been a surreal, unbelievable season, the sight nearly defied reality. The image: A recently fired Tom Penn, former Portland Trail Blazers vice president of basketball operations, carrying boxe...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "The Trail Blazers fired vice president Tom Penn in what goes down as a curious move. Lots of speculation about the reasons, and timing, and Penn told me that he's 'surprised and disappointed' by the firing. Also, he sa...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  13. The Pottery Barn Rule Applied to the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz Over the season's opening five weeks, two NBA coaches have been fired. On both occasions, the teams' general managers have been called upon to fill the vacancies. First, Hornets GM Jeff Bower took the reins in New Orleans after B...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  14. Gallows humor from Lawrence Frank as Nets again go for 1st W

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan I want to hurry and get this post up before tipoff, because there's no telling if Lawrence Frank will even make it to halftime before getting fired by the New Jersey Nets. Sorry, poor attempt at humor -- and it especially pale...

    Blog | November 21, 2009
  15. Ron Artest Talking to His Agent, on Video

    Henry Abbott

    People get all fired up about athletes tweeting, but most of the time it doesn't seem like that massive a step to me. This however ... wow. This one feels like we're getting close to a point where one day there might not be any secrets at all...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  16. Late Thursday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    How do we know Kevin McHale was not a good coach? Britt Robson of Secrets of the City says McHale was the second-best coach in 'Wolves history, but still had to be fired: "The toxic public relations is reason enough to cut McHale loose, but...

    Blog | June 18, 2009