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  1. R.C. Buford on Game 7

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs are different. And with a Finals Game 7 tonight, evidence is their system works. General Manager R.C. Buford says the team does what it does by controlling the things they can control, which, he acknowledges, is not everything. ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  2. Back to the future for the 76ers

    Henry Abbott

    The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Houston Rockets second-in-command Sam Hinkie as their new president of basketball operations and general manager. Hinkie is a highly regarded behind-the-scenes NBA mind who has put in the work on every fron...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: The Trail Blazers' head coach next season will either be Terry Stotts or Kaleb Canales, The Oregonian has learned, after general manager Neil Olshey on Wednesday informed Steve Clifford and Elston Turner that they are no...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Rockets set sights on moving up in draft

    Henry Abbott

    By Chad Ford and Marc Stein For the past several years, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been trying to package assets together to make a big deal on draft night. The 2012 draft is no different. Sources say that Houston...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  6. Blog insight into Robert Pera

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Stein is reporting that Robert Pera has entered an agreement to purchase the Memphis Grizzlies from Michael Heisley. The agreement still has to be approved by the NBA. In the meantime, what kind of manager is Pera? His blog at ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  7. Daryl Morey can't talk tanking

    Henry Abbott

    On, 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
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic General Manager Otis Smith said the list of teams who are still calling about the possibility of acquiring or "renting" Dwight Howard are down to "six to eight." "I'd say everybody in the league has called...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Reid of The Times-Picayune: General Manager Dell Demps said losing Paul, who rebuffed the team's five-year, $100 million offer of a contract extension last week, was bittersweet. "We wish Chris the best, and he will be dearly missed," Demps said...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John DeShazier of The Times-Picayune: Because regardless of what their mouths say, their actions say they don't trust that duty to Hornets general manager Dell Demps, who these days must feel like he's working for late Yankees owner George Steinbrenn...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Reid of The Times-Picayune: After the league kiboshed the deal, Paul tweeted "Wow." Now Friday makes for an awkward moment. General Manager Dell Demps didn't want Paul's uncertain future to cast a cloud over the season as the Carmelo Anthony sag...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "The executives charged with conducting the latest round of job interviews at One Center Court believe there are a plenty of options available to the Trail Blazers when it comes to filling their vacant general manager p...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Freeman of The Oregonian: "After nearly three months of uncertainty, the Trail Blazers have finally settled on one thing regarding their lingering search for a new general manager: Interim GM Chad Buchanan is no longer a candidate for the job. In...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "I sent this text message to an NBA general manager: 'Why would anyone take the Portland GM job and work for Paul Allen?' His texted response: '$$$.' A trusted NBA source insists the Trail Blazers have Spu...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  15. The truth about Kobe Bryant in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport At the end of Game 2 of the 2009 Finals, the Magic knew who to guard, and got the block. Ask pundits. Ask general managers. Ask players. Ask almost anybody. Who would you like to have take the last shot with the g...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke, quoted by Paul Hunter in the Toronto Star: "I really like Bryan (Colangelo, the Raptors GM). He's a really good guy but I don't like to be seen with him in public. He's taller than I am. He's bet...

    Blog | October 11, 2010