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  1. While Atlanta goes crazy, Hawks are chill

    Kevin Arnovitz

    ATLANTA -- There's no fire drill more absurd than the metro Atlanta area bracing for winter precipitation. The region, which has grown exponentially since the Hawks moved to town, has little regard for tradition, so it's almost quaint to see that the...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up the NBA's top coaches

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best coaches walking the sidelines? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  3. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up NBA front offices

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best basketball decision makers in the front office? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  4. Why we're ranking NBA owners

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best ownership? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA ownership rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  5. 2013 NBA playoffs: Why Miami Heat got better when they went small...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Spurs thrive in structure, the Heat do better when the game flows freely. Kevin Arnovitz examines two approaches in the Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2013
  6. Watch your back, Clippers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesIf the Clippers aren't careful, they might find themselves looking up at the competition for Chris Paul.ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard is reporting that Chris Paul is unhappy that the dismissal of Vinny Del Negro as...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  7. Is MIT Sloan now the majority party?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Courtesy of Samantha Yanofsky In a few short years, MIT Sloan has gone from "What's that?" to "Who's Who." Two years ago at the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, an NBA player agent was spotted roaming the halls of the Boston C...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  8. Thursday night game bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    With Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki not dressed, and the Grizzlies waiting on Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis, the Memphis-Oklahoma City and Dallas-Golden State games didn't reveal anything monumental, but there were still a few takeaways from the acti...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. Fix Tanking: Ditch the draft

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike Stobe/NBAE/Getty Images We know it's pretty. We know it's fun. But the draft isn't good for the NBA. A couple of weeks ago, thousands of med school graduates logged onto the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website to find out where t...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  10. Can the Los Angeles Clippers become the best in the West?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How do the Clippers match up with the best of the Western Conference?

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  11. Jeremy Lin storms your living room

    Kevin Arnovitz

    As fortune would have it, the New York Knicks will headline Sunday's national television schedule when they square off against the reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Basketball fans wrapped up in the Linsanity will tune i...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  12. A note of encouragement for Los Angeles Clippers' Mo Williams

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Once he sees some wins, Mo Williams will be OK with his role on the Clippers.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  13. Volume shooters and political yard signs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If you're a sports fan who enters the field as a professional, it won't be long before you confront some unsettling realities and your fandom is turned upside-down. An intern in an NBA front office might discover that the team he lived and died wi...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  14. Friday Hotness, headed-to-the-Finals edition

    Kevin Arnovitz

    On ESPN Radio, Scottie Pippen says Michael Jordan was the greatest scorer ever, but LeBron James could be the greatest NBA player ever. Matt McHale of By the Horns reminds us that the shot attempts James and Dwyane Wade took down the stretch were p...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  15. Sounding the whistle on referee analytics

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When Jon Wertheim was researching his new book, "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won," someone associated with NBA officiating told him, "There's a code that when the game steps up, we step down." Cod...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  16. Sitting in the first chair: Nancy Lieberman

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jason Merritt/Getty Images In transition: Nancy Lieberman The presence of basketball has been as prominent in the life of Nancy Lieberman as any person over the past 35 years. At age 17, she was tapped to be a member of the U.S. National team and h...

    Blog | August 16, 2010