SheridanHoopsRadio – Oct. 29, 2012; Team USA

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Welcome to the first broadcast of SheridanHoops Radio, which will be broadcast daily (except on weekends) throughout the 2012-13 NBA season.

Our first show features Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo, coach Mike Krzyzyewski and chief scout Tony Ronzone.

My co-host is Andy Roth.

Enjoy.

Coming off their gold medal victory at the London Olympics, these guys had an awful lot to say about the past, present and future of USA Basketball.

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SH Staff Predictions: Coach of the Year

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Sheridan Hoops staff predictions, continued.

In this installment, we make our predictions for Coach of the Year. At the bottom of the page, you can click over to our choices for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man, Most Improved Player, and Executive of the Year.

We also made picks for East champ, West champ and NBA champion.

Your comments are welcome in the comments section.

COACH OF THE YEAR

 MIKE WOODSON, KNICKS

 

Chris Sheridan, Editor-in-Chief

 KEITH SMART, SACRAMENTO

 

 Mark Heisler, Senior Columnist

 GEORGE KARL, DENVER

 

 Chris Bernucca, Managing Editor; Senior Columnist

 GEORGE KARL, DENVER

 

 Jan Hubbard, Senior Columnist

 FRANK VOGEL, INDIANA

 

 Moke Hamilton, Senior Columnist

 DOUG COLLINS, PHILADELPHIA

 

 Chris Perkins, Columnist

 MONTY WILLIAMS, NEW ORLEANS

 

 Adam Zagoria, Columnist

 ERIK SPOELSTRA, MIAMI

 

 Jim Park, Blogger

 FRANK VOGEL, INDIANA

 

 Jeremy Bauman, Blogger

 MIKE BROWN, L.A. LAKERS

 

 Joe Kotoch, Draft Guru

 DOC RIVERS, BOSTON

 

 Brian Geltzeiler, Executive Producer, SheridanHoopsRadio

Most Valuable Player   |    Rookie of the Year   |    Defensive Player of the Year   |   Sixth Man Award    |    Most Improved Player    |    Executive of the Year   |    East Champs  |   West Champs  |   NBA Champion

 

Tweet of the Day: James Harden

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This tweet pretty much speaks for itself, but something Harden might want to ask himself over the ensuing five years: Was it worth it for the extra $6 million? After coming soooo close to a championship, was it worth it to take a half-decade step back for an extra $1.2 million a year?

That was one of the 10 Questions that Jan Hubbard was wondering aloud in this featured column from the site today. Check it out.

Sheridan: Whether you hated him or just despised him, David Stern was a genius

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My favorite David Stern story happened in Las Vegas, on the corner near the footbridge that takes you from the MGM Grand to the New York-New York without having to physically step on “The Strip” as you cross Las Vegas Boulevard.

This was back in 2007 when the NBA had its All-Star game in Sin City, a grand experiment that produced one of the momentous All-Star Weekends ever — although what it’ll be remembered for is the unruly crowds it drew to Vegas, the violence that prompted both sides to say “never again” and a one-on-one race between Dick Bavetta and Charles Barkley that may or may not have been fixed.

Barkley won the race and the $50,000 prize that went along with it (which was donated to charity), peering at the number on the oversized check and proclaiming “Oh, look, two hands of blackjack.”

Earlier during that week Stern was taking part in a photo opp outside the MGM Grand, and we got to talking about gambling in general. Stern told me his game, back in the day, was Seven-Card Stud — and he was damn good at it, as best as he could recall.

Once you got to know him, you could have a conversation with Stern about anything.

He was “Easy Dave” — a personality few got to see.

Back in the mid-90s when I first got to know him, he was diligent about checking on the welfare of my mother-in-law, who was dying of pancreatic cancer at the time. When my days at ESPN were winding down, he turned the tables on me during a live press conference during the lockout and asked, on camera: “Did you really sue Peter Vecsey for libel?”

“Not the time or the place, David,” I answered.

Yet he persisted.

“Not the time or the place, Dave,” I answered again, temporarily getting him off the subject.

Afterward, I pulled him aside and gave him my explanation (the details of that particular conversation shall remain private), and he nodded approvingly.

You see, Stern understood when someone was left with no choice but to take a principled stand, come what may.

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Video: Lakers with Howard are greatest 0-6 team in NBA history

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When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Dwight Howard, I didn’t stutter when I declared that they would win 70 games this season.

Well, it took nearly all of the preseason, but we finally got a look at Howard back on the court in a Lakers uniform. And I saw nothing to change my mind.

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