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  1. The work speaks for itself

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Gregg Popovich says you don't deserve anything -- you just go play. That's honorable, but it seems fundamentally just that the San Antonio Spurs won a fifth NBA championship Sunday night. Another title for the Spurs confirms a bunch of optimistic...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  2. The next wave of head-coaching prospects

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Job security is a touchy subject in a league where coaches and executives are hired to be fired and the average player's career is less than five years. But the dismissal of nearly half the NBA's head coaches last season was enough to send a shock wa...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Gary Neal steps into spotlight in Game 3

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SAN ANTONIO -- Three summers ago, an undersized 25-year-old shooting guard named Gary Neal arrived in Las Vegas with an invitation from the San Antonio Spurs to play on their Summer League team. Neal had gone undrafted three years earlier...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. Spurs-Heat Game 1 takeaways

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat did basketball proud on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series opener was a nice composite of the most likeable qualities of two really good basketball teams. Neither San Antonio nor Miami was the ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. Grinding to a halt in Memphis

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesHas Zach Randolph left for good? He departed the floor after a sweep at the hands of the Spurs. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen feeds off his emotions while he's defending the ball, something he does ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  6. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2013

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to Year 7 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  7. The Kobeless Lakers offense

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesDwight Howard supports something along the lines of a "15 seconds or more" offense. Any offense dominated by Kobe Bryant becomes a blank slate when he's not present. A few very general principles might remain, bu...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  8. Killer Lineup: OKC's keep-the-faith starters

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Russell Westbrook | Thabo Sefolosha | Kevin Durant | Serge Ibaka | Kendrick Perkins Minutes Played: 1,024 Offensive Rating: 110.1 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 96.6 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively At some poi...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. No hero-ball for the San Antonio Spurs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- Rarely does a night go by in the NBA when we don't see a one-possession game play out like this in the closing seconds: A head coach puts the ball in the hands of his most dynamic shot creator at the top of the floor. Maybe that pla...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. The San Antonio Spurs are at it again

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe 4-0 Spurs are floating under our radars ... again. It's near impossible to excite casual basketball fans about the San Antonio Spurs. You can try to wax poetic on the systematic beauty of the Spurs' offense or ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  11. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League: The We...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty Images Thomas Robinson, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard will headline the Las Vegas Summer League. The Las Vegas Summer League is the Sundance Film Festival of basketball. It's an unofficial industry conclave, a place where the best you...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  12. The Thunder's closing call

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Brett Deering/Getty Images Most have envisioned this night, but it arrived ahead of schedule for the young Thunder. Very few have doubted that we would witness Kevin Durant in an NBA Finals tee and lid, raising a trophy to a rousing ovation at Ches...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  13. How close are the Thunder?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images James Harden's four-point play was one of those revealing postseason moments we hear about. We often put too fine a point on identifying the singular moment a team realized its full potential. That process isn't li...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  14. Are we having fun yet?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Durant typically likes a little more space to work. Wired coaches are a nice little frill of the modern-day NBA telecast, but the segment often produces a flurry of well-worn cliches and platitudes. But every o...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  15. The San Antonio Spurs aren't boring

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How the San Antonio Spurs got tagged as boring never made much sense to me. Yes, the Spurs were the proctors who broke up the spring flings thrown by the Seven Seconds of Less Phoenix Suns. For those who like their superstars to dazzle, Tim Duncan...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  16. The men with no conscience

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Neither of these guys has a conscience with the ball in his hands. Is this a good thing? MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Do you trust a man without a conscience, one who operates on a different -- even nonexistent -- moral code? For basketball pu...

    Blog | April 30, 2012