Monthly Archives: May 2010

For Riley, the waiting is the hardest part

"You take it on faith. You take it to the heart. The waiting, is the
hardest part."

There is no doubt, with the start of free agency more than seven weeks
off, Pat Riley can empathize with Tom Petty.

He is just hoping he doesn’t have to later commiserate with The
Heartbreakers.

Mavericks should consider trading Dirk Nowitzki

Much has been said about the future of Dirk Nowitzki. I can tell you
this morning that he is going to leave the Mavericks. I say this without
hesitation.

It’s going to happen.

One day.

The fact that it doesn’t have to happen this summer and almost certainly
will not happen this summer should be of no comfort to owner Mark Cuban
and Mavericks fans.

Trail Blazers: Two teams interested in Blazers' Monty Williams

Blazer assistant coach Monty Williams has attracted the attention of
two teams looking for a head coach.

Laimbeer, Majerle Added To 76ers' Search

Former Detroit Pistons star Bill Laimbeer, who won three championships
coaching the Detroit Shock of the WNBA and is now an assistant with the
Minnesota Timberwolves, is scheduled to interview Sunday for the 76ers’
job, according to a source familiar with the situation.

At the same time, the Sixers–again widening their search for a
successor to the fired Eddie Jordan–have also scheduled a Monday
meeting with Phoenix Suns assistant Dan Majerle.

Bulls in no rush to hire new coach

GM Gar Forman taking his time, researching candidates

Six days into the Bulls’ second coaching search in three years seems the
proper time to recall general manager Gar Forman’s dominant theme from
last week’s news conference about finding Vinny Del Negro’s replacement.

"In my mind, there’s not a huge rush," Forman said last Tuesday.

John Wall Signs with Dan Fegan and BEST

The biggest name in the draft has selected an NBA agent, DraftExpress
learned tonight.

Kentucky freshman John Wall, the leading candidate to be selected first
overall in the 2010 draft, has signed with Dan Fegan of Blue
Entertainment Sports Television (BEST).

Fegan, a Yale Law School graduate and one of the most powerful agents in
the NBA, made a big splash for Jonathan Blue’s agency, which acquired
his practiceacquired his practice[/url] in 2008, with this signing.

Del Negro likely on way out

Although it’s not yet official, it’s clear Bulls management doesn’t want
Vinny Del Negro as the head coach of the team any longer. It’s only a
matter of when — not if — the change will be made.

The more intriguing question is, who will replace Del Negro? Do the
Bulls go with another young, inexperienced coach to bond with a young
roster, or do they look for a more veteran coach to bring some
experience to the bench?

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