Monthly Archives: March 2010

Moment of truth approaching for Phoenix Suns, Amar'e Stoudemire

Dan Bickley

Relationships aren’t always easy. Familiarity spawns contempt. Lusty courtship can fade into disenchantment, disappointment.

But here on the slow road to goodbye, a strange thing is happening in Arizona.

Amar’e Stoudemire is winning hearts all over again.

Sources: Brackins, Gilstrap to declare


Iowa State junior Craig Brackins and Cyclones teammate Marquis Gilstrap are both expected to declare for the NBA Draft.

The Power Of Maybe: LeBron Selling Knicks Tickets

Darren Rovell

In just a couple of weeks, the New York Knicks have taken deposits on 1,800 new season tickets.

Sixers coach Jordan on way out, sources say

Kate Fagan

Comcast-Spectacor is ready to fire 76ers coach Eddie Jordan, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Several other sources also indicated that the organization will
"seriously evaluate" Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, who hired
Jordan less than a year ago.

West: No interest in Clippers job

Ken Berger

The first name that came to mind after the Clippers’ rude and
unceremonious news release came out Tuesday night announcing Mike
Dunleavy’s firing was none other than Jerry West. The Logo had been
long rumored to be a candidate to take over the Clippers’ woebegone
basketball operations if — and, as it turned out, when — they finally
"severed ties" with Dunleavy.

From West himself Tuesday night: Not gonna happen.

Where will John Wall fit in?

Frank Hughes

Barring some unforeseen cir*****stance, it appears Kentucky freshman
point guard John Wall will become the NBA’s next No. 1 draft pick.

Sixers' Speights still positive despite second injury of season


Marreese Speights’ season hasn’t been much different than that of many
other players and coaches in the organization – that is to say it has
been frustrating, borderline maddening. But the second-year
forward/center out of Florida has been able to keep that devilish grin
present throughout the season. He is the team leader in fist-pounds and
high-fives and any other sort of congratulatory demonstration he can
think of.

O'Brien must go — for the good of the bad Pacers

Bob Kravitz

Maybe Jim O’Brien is trying to get himself fired. Maybe he’s gone in
the tank, just as his team has done for the past few months, and is
willing to take the cash for next season and move on back to Florida.

I’ve written it before, with a mild bit of hesitation.

Knicks' Lee likes appeal of Nets


Nets center Brook Lopez really likes the idea of someday playing alongside current Knick David Lee.

And unlike some impending free agents who view the Nets as less
desirable than waterboarding, Lee likes the Nets’ potential more than
their 7-55 record.

Spurs' Ginobili will be in demand

Mike Monroe

When the Hornets made a fourth-quarter run at the Spurs in Friday’s
game at the AT&T Center, slicing a double-digit lead to five
points, Manu Ginobili decided it was time to put away a team whose
collective resolve has been membrane-thin for weeks.