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  1. The Simpsons go sabermetric

    Henry Abbott

    Did you see the Simpsons last night? (If not, it's on Hulu.) It was stat geeks vs. jocks, in all their glory. You have to admire how that show is made. Fantastic stuff. Here's roughly how it goes: Nobody will coach Bart Simpson's little league ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  2. Daryl Morey can't talk tanking

    Henry Abbott

    On Rockets.com, Jason Friedman asked the Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, what he thought about tanking. His response had a lot to do with his relationship with the league office, a little to do with pornography and nothing to do with the GM'...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl essentially confirms his role as a hawk in CBA talks, and seems a little bitter the league did not get a franchise player tag or a hard cap. But, as quoted by Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball, he's happy about the bottom line: "Mo...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  4. Orien Greene: Crashing into the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images "I wish," says former Celtic Orien Greene, now in the D-League, "I would have been been a little bit more professional." Orien Greene is well aware he would have fit nicely as a Celtic. "Oh man," he says, "my friends...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  5. Sonny Vaccaro on the exoneration of summer hoops

    Henry Abbott

    It's understandable if Sonny Vaccaro is a little defensive. Remember when Team USA was no good, and everyone blamed the sorry state of American basketball development? Many of the fingers were pointed at summer league basketball and the AAU, and a...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  6. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The Raptors and Spurs face the big questions. Ryan Bowen and Ray Felton do the little things. The TrueHoop Network sizes things up around the league: Arsenalist of Raptors Republic: So let's recap this team right now. Calderon's back fr...

    Blog | January 27, 2009
  7. Rolling the Dice in Houston

    Henry Abbott

    Dave from BlazersEdge has a nice little casino metaphor for the Rockets' situation: Covering the Summer League team in Las Vegas for the first time three years ago I got to dabble in a little bit of recreational gambling. I wasn't getting second mo...

    Blog | October 10, 2008
  8. Making Money in the D-League

    Henry Abbott

    Lots of people in basketball people say the same thing: The D-League is not a bad place to play, but the money stinks. If they'd pay just a little more, they could get tons more players. D-League President Dan Reed gets the job of defending those wag...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  9. Canada's National Post: Sam Mitchell is Coach of the Year

    Henry Abbott

    The National Post's Bruce Arthur reports:It was a little more than a year ago that a Sports Illustrated poll of 248 NBA players named Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell the worst coach in the league. But Tuesday, National Basketball Association sourc...

    Blog | April 23, 2007
  10. Mark Madsen on Mike D'Antoni

    Henry Abbott

    The man who hit the big turnaround says the Suns are changing the whole league. Mike D'Antoni has changed the way basketball is played in the NBA. (On a side note: He and I jawed a little bit during the game during a stretch when I was pushing for ...

    Blog | January 30, 2007
  11. The Story of the 2006 NBA Finals Will, Sadly, Always Include This...

    Henry Abbott

    As someone who loves the NBA, I hate that Bennett Salvatore played such a prominent role game five pictured above. I can't shake the feeling that it hurt the league's credibility just a little--not to mention outraging plenty of people (who would, it...

    Blog | December 13, 2006
  12. Ime Udoka is in the League

    Henry Abbott

    Heartwarming little story--his dad just died, he's a 29-year-old local guy who has knocked around every miserable basketball league in the country, and now he's starting for the Blazers. George Dohrmann's story from Sports Illustrated starts like thi...

    Blog | November 09, 2006
  13. LeBron James Has No Idea How Big His Balls Are

    Henry Abbott

    This controversy over the league's slippery new balls is a fertile orchard of testicle puns, with an infinite supply of low-hanging fruit. (Some little part of me feels like Peter Vecsey just for the moment. He's the king of... whatever that is.)...

    Blog | November 08, 2006
  14. Bernie Bickerstaff's Son

    Henry Abbott

    John-Blair Bickerstaff is an assistant coach for the Bobcats, which always seemed a little funny. He's the youngest assistant coach in the league, and while cleary talented--he has accomplished a lot for someone who has only been drinking legally for...

    Blog | July 28, 2006
  15. 2006 Draft Profile: Dan Grunfeld

    Henry Abbott

    Oh, he's not on most of those mock draft boards at all. But he's the son of a respected league executive (Washington's Ernie) so you know Dan Grunfeld will get some consideration. The little Grunfeld is 6-6, 220, and was one hell of a good American...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  16. Donnell Alexander on Steroids

    Henry Abbott

    Donnell Alexander, who has been good to TrueHoop in the past, just wrote an interesting article about Barry Bonds, with whom Alexander has a tangled past. Worth a read. Here's one little tidbit with implications about the press-league relationship in...

    Blog | April 28, 2006