A note to readers: Mark Heisler is on vacation this week in Paris. Debuting in Heisler’s usual Monday slot is our newest contributor, Jan Hubbard, who has worked at NBA headquarters and in the media. He came aboard as a guest columnist, and that arrangement lasted about 45 minutes before we both decided it was best that he be permanent. Jan will be writing every Tuesday (in Peter May’s old spot), and he’ll be as enlightening of a basketball columnist as you’ve ever read.
By Jan Hubbard