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Nobody Asked Me About Derek Fisher, But…

Derek Fisher, several-time NBA Champion as a player, is the coach of the New York Knickerbockers. For now. I put down the ‘conditional’ because I cannot see him lasting the entire 2015-16 season in that capacity. Why do I say that? Because the first thing you look for in a head coach is PERSONALITY and […]

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Nobody Asked Me About The NRA… But Registration

Yesterday, I signed off saying that the NRA’s position regarding registration of firearms was this: No way. I also gave the reason why: they feel registration will lead to confiscation, as has happened in other countries. They feel that the Government should not be talking about registering weapons but, rather, protecting children in schools, that […]

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Canada Basketball Sets Its Sights On Rio

TORONTO– Think of this. Canada is producing more than its share of NBA first round picks these days as well as others who dot the league’s rosters. If the country was to field its best team in international competition, the roster might like something like this: center Kelly Olynyk, Robert Sacre, forwards Tristan Thompson, Trey […]

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2015 FIBA U19 World Championships Top Prospects

HERAKLION, Crete. — Maybe we were spoiled in Prague. The 2013 U19 World Championships there were filled with pro prospects and NBA scouts. Guard Aaron Gordon from the United States, Dante Exum of Australia and forward Dario Saric of Croatia were all 2014 NBA lottery picks while center Jahlil Okafor and forward Justice Winslow from […]

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Rules of Thumb for July

The July recruiting period is right around the corner, so I wanted to share some practical advice to help prospects, parents, and grassroots coaches. Huge thanks to Coach Raveling for providing this forum to share ideas, and I hope people find some of these thoughts to be helpful. Prospects NOTE: none of these recommendations require […]

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2015 Nike Basketball Academy Recap

SANTA MONICA, Ca. – Day II of the first-ever Nike Basketball Academy is a wrap after Saturday night’s action. Camp staffers, current and former NBA players, NBA scouts (including some general managers and scouting directors) and an assortment of Internet recruiting analysts got their first looks at the 53 current high school players and 26 […]

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Tanking & the NBA Draft

I touched on the NBA and ‘tanking’, briefly, in a ‘Nobody’ blog a while back, with five one-line comments. This problem has the NBA worried sick. The last thing they need is having people think — believe — their teams are playing to lose. We’re talking about public credibility here and that is any sports […]

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