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  1. One More Cut Coming for Team U.S.A.

    Henry Abbott

    And Johnny Ludden thinks he knows who it will be: Before Sunday's game, one USA Basketball official conceded [Bruce] Bowen would have a "difficult time" making the active roster. Though Bowen was named to the team to give the United State...

    Blog | August 15, 2006
  2. Surprisingly productive defenders

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY SportsRoy Hibbert isn't the only reason the Pacers have the NBA's best defense. A tricky thing about basketball is that it's tough to know what's happening on defense. So tough that credit and blame are almost impossible to ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  4. Heat vs. Pacers not simply small vs. big

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY SportsAsk Paul George, who has to guard the bigger LeBron, if size is what makes the Pacers different.Two of my favorite things are The New Yorker and the NBA. When the former arrives in my mailbox every week (yes, on paper),...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  5. 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
  6. How to become a Spur

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports Step No. 1: Laugh at Gregg Popovich's jokes. Somebody asked Gregg Popovich how the team found players who fit its system and culture so well. Answering questions from the media often looks painful for Popovich. He app...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  7. What delights Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images "I hate that in a couple months these guys are going to be my enemies," says Chris Paul. "The bond and the camaraderie," says coach Mike Krzyzewski of the 2012 Team USA, "I would take ours over anybody." "We...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Go ahead, roll your eyes if you like. But if you saw this game - if you heard the players talking about it afterward - you'd understand. For American players, a gold medal doesn't compare to an NBA title. But i...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. TrueHoop TV: Marc Stein on Team USA

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. Limits of human performance

    Henry Abbott

    Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Ana Dulce Felix at the finish line of the 2012 Olympic marathon in London. People just get better and better at things. That's the trend. That underlies a lot, frankly, including the Olympics -- and the idea that t...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: The Minnesota Timberwolves have been busy lately signing players they hope can lift them into the playoffs. Nobody in the organization is hoping for that more than president of basketball operations David Kahn. BS:...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  15. Who runs the summer?

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images The NBA has reason to think beyond the Olympics -- but questionable right to keep players away. READ PART ONE: "Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?" The first time the NBA spoke in any detail about pulling back fro...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  16. TrueHoop TV: Hollinger on Team USA

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | August 01, 2012