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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John DeShazier of The Times-Picayune: "Byron Scott getting shoved out the door nine games into his sixth season in New Orleans, and less than two full seasons after being named NBA Coach of the Year, might seem hasty. The thought was he'd finish out ...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  2. The best coach in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY SportsGeorge Karl won coach of the year, but ESPN Forecast's panel says Gregg Popovich is better.The NBA sent around the most interesting list: George Karl 404 Erik Spoelstra 190 Mike Woodson 127 Gregg Popovich 120 ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "There was no self-promoting going on seven years ago, not a single news release when four NBA players got together to help pay for a life-saving operation for their mentor and coach. 'They were not seeking atte...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave D'Alessandro of The Star-Ledger: "What would the reaction be around the NBA if an owner threw a $15 million-per-year offer at a new coach -- specifically, the reaction among his business partners, those fellow owners who are trying to keep expen...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  5. Byron Scott exits stage left

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Byron Scott helps Avery Johnson and Sam Mitchell prove that winning coach of the year does not ensure longevity in the NBA. How does this keep happening? I'm guessing it's the confluence of two trends: Coaches don't last long in ge...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  6. In 2008, Kevin McHale Would Have Been Suspended

    Henry Abbott

    In Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals, Celtic Kevin McHale famously clotheslined Laker Kurt Rambis. Earlier this year, Rambis, now an assistant coach with the Lakers, brought up the play when I asked him about the unwritten rules of basketball: There are...

    Blog | June 09, 2008
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe: "When Kevin Garnett was recognized as the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, Celtics coach Doc Rivers commented that Garnett had changed the team's culture when it came to defense. ...

    Blog | June 04, 2008
  8. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune: "[Houston Coach Rick] Adelman finished third in the NBA's Coach of the Year voting, and that was fine with him. He observed that recent winners Avery Johnson of Dallas and Mike D'Antoni of Phoenix are in dang...

    Blog | April 30, 2008
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Spurs vs. Suns Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated: "Mike D'Antoni, the NBA's Coach of the Year for the 2004-05 season and the man credited with reinvigorating fast-break basketball in a league gone stale, will not be back to coach the Phoenix Suns f...

    Blog | April 30, 2008
  10. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has had many posts through the years questioning the ban of high-schoolers from the NBA. Here's an article along those lines from Brandon Hoffman on RealGM: "Mike Dunleavy, son of a long-time NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. played three yea...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  11. The Playbook: Alvin Gentry

    Henry Abbott

    The Playbook is an ongoing series of conversations with coaches. Phoenix Suns assistant coach Alvin Gentry has been coaching in the NBA for nearly 20 years. As an NBA head coach of the Heat, Pistons, and Clippers, he has coached the likes of Glen Ric...

    Blog | December 17, 2007
  12. Talking to Celtic Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Thibodeau has an NBA coach for nearly twenty years. For many of those years, he worked under Jeff Van Gundy, who has called him a strong prospect to be a head coach one day soon. When Boston's Doc Rivers looked for a new assistant this summer, Th...

    Blog | November 16, 2007
  13. 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
  14. Bad Time to be Beno

    Henry Abbott

    Johnny Ludden tells the tale of San Antonio's backup guard Beno Udrih. Gregg Popovich with a kind of public tough talk you seldom see from NBA coaches: "This is the year where we wanted to see how he's going to come through defensively, if we...

    Blog | October 06, 2006
  15. College Coaches Don't Love the NBA Age Limit

    Henry Abbott

    A lot of people think the new NBA age limit will help college basketball. College coaches like North Carolina's Roy Williams don't think so--and they are adjusting to the reality of spending three years recruiting players who will play for only one y...

    Blog | July 25, 2005