SH Blog: Kerr says writing was on the wall for Woodson, Parker received silent treatment from Duncan in rookie year

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albert_kerr_millerWith the news that Mike Woodson and his entire staff have officially been fired by the New York Knicks, it’s natural to wonder what’s next for the team.

The best candidate to take over as the new head coach appears to be Steve Kerr, who has been rumored as the favorite ever since Phil Jackson took over the front office. Given Kerr’s knowledge of the Triangle offense and his relationship with Jackson, it’s quite understandable. Kerr wouldn’t say much about the situation during the season – likely out of his respect for Woodson – but now that the coach is gone as anticipated, here’s what he had to say, from Marc Berman of New York Post:

“I do anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point,” Kerr said on his weekly radio show on SiriusXM. “But when that time comes, it will come. But for now there’s really not a whole lot to talk about. This is the NBA. Coaches basically know when they go in that they are likely to be fired. It’s a brutal business, it’s a brutal profession.

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NBA players go nuts after Kevin Durant hit the most amazing shot of the year

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The Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 111-105 in overtime in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs, but they only managed to get that far because of Kevin Durant, who hit the most ridiculous shot of the year in the fourth quarter.

With 13.3 seconds left in regulation and down 98-93, Durant found himself in the corner to catch a pass from Russell Westbrook. With Marc Gasol draped all over him, Durant lost balance and was on his way out of bounds, but somehow managed to get a shot off in the process. Here is what followed:

One video-game 3-pointer made. And one.

It was an unbelievable conversion, and it darn near broke twitter in the process. Here are some notable reactions from players around the league:

Tweet of the Night: Al Harrington wants to know which 10 guys would thrive in the “Bad Boys” era

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The documentary “Bad Boys”, which aired on ESPN on Thursday and again on Friday, has gained massive popularity among the players and fans alike. LeBron James was ecstatic about the tough and togetherness of those Detroit Pistons, and plenty others around the league voiced their approval of the style of play in which they played.

Simply put, what the Pistons (as well as other teams) did and got away with back then would never fly in today’s NBA. These days, you can’t even commit a hard foul in the playoffs without the risk of picking up a flagrant foul, and sometimes, they won’t even let you high-five your own teammate without calling a technical foul. There are certain players around the league that yearn for how the game was called back in the day, and Al Harrington of the Washington Wizards wondered just who in today’s NBA would thrive under the old rules: 

Tweet of the Night: LeBron James itching to play after watching “Bad Boys” documentary

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The Miami Heat are set to face the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, and LeBron James is badly itching to get back on the court.

ESPN showed a documentary on Thursday called 30 for 30: Bad Boys. It’s about the Detroit Pistons and what it took for Isiah Thomas and his team to win consecutive championships back in the dog days of the NBA.

The film captured the attention of plenty around the league, but perhaps no one more so than James, who was about as fired up as you’ll ever see on twitter:

 

 

Not that the documentary would actually help James be anymore motivated than he already should be, but Al Jefferson and the Bobcats probably aren’t thrilled to see a fired up version of James, seemingly ready to unleash his fury on them.

Tweet Of The Day: Lack Of Playoff Experience Not A Concern For Toronto

NBA players around the league share their thoughts as 2013-2014 season comes to a close

James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @SheridanBlog.

SH Blog: Reggie Miller says Lee and Griffin can’t stand each other, Smush Parker punches a kid

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Reggie_MillerMost people are counting the Golden State Warriors out in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers.

In fact, no one in the ESPN staff picked them to come out of the first round, and mostly the same goes for our staff (predictions will be out soon).

There is at least one guy that is publicly saying anything goes when it comes to these two teams, though, and his name is Reggie Miller. Rusty Simmons of San Francisco Chronicle has details:

“I give the Warriors a chance, because it’s a rivalry between these two teams,” TNT analyst Reggie Miller said. “They hate one another. Any time you hate a team, you can throw out who’s hurt and who’s not playing, because it becomes personal. ”David Lee and Blake Griffin can’t stand one another, and I love it. Good. You’re not supposed to like them. Go out and kick his behind.”

It’s certainly understandable. Even with Andrew Bogut (fractured rib), the Clippers were likely favored to win the series. Without him, most believe there is virtually no chance. That doesn’t mean the Warriors feel the same way, and Andre Iguodala expressed as much:

“Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala said: “All of those guys have that L.A. about them, where they want to live in the spotlight. They want to go out there and show what they can do on the court. … ”They have a chippiness about them. They try to get you out of your game. We’ve got a group of guys who aren’t going to back down, but we won’t let it affect our psyche.”

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