May: What Is  Up, Doc?


Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is one of the most accessible, accommodating individuals in the NBA. Lately, however, he’s been a charter member of the James Dolan Communication Society. Rivers has gone into radio silence while reports swirl around a potential trade to send him to the Los Angeles Clippers in what would be a bizarre deal, even by Clippers’ standards. The deal apparently has died – no surprise there, given what the Clippers would have to give up – but lost


SH Blog: Kobe not planning on retiring after ’13-’14; Clippers really like Hollins; Iguodala opts out of last year of Denver contract

Kobe Bryant

It’s a bad time to be a coach in the NBA. Six of the sixteen coaches whose teams made the playoffs just a couple months ago are no longer with their teams, and the future of a seventh is still in question. Is that really how it’s supposed to go? Jim Boylan in Milwaukee is one thing, the Bucks had a losing record and only made the playoffs because the rest of the East was miserable, but George Karl? Vinny


Tweet of the Day: Bill Simmons


The NBA Finals are nearing the end of the road (cue Boyz II Men). As we stand only three games removed from the conclusion of the 2012-13 NBA season, the speculation as to where this summer’s prized free agents will land is beginning to swirl at a fever pitch. It was only days ago that three NBA franchises were hit with fines for tampering with eventual free agents Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets being among


SH Blog: Rockets after Chris Paul; Pacers covet Korver and Redick; Birdman was almost a Knick?

Chris Paul

While the Rockets have made their intentions to pursue Dwight Howard loud and clear, one other superstar should also expect to get a call from Houston on July 1. Jonathan Fiegen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets have made detailed preparations to pursue Chris Paul in free agency. Howard has long been the presumed top target for Houston but one source familiar with the team’s plans insists that Paul is just as much in play for Houston as Howard


Heisler: In choosing Clippers coach, will Donald draw name from a hat?


This just in from Clipper Nation, where the home team can take its pick among top coaching candidates Lionel Hollins, Jeff Van Gundy, Byron Scott and Brian Shaw. And the winner is … Let me get back to you on that. No decision may soon be forthcoming from owner Donald Sterling, as none was for weeks after his people recommended firing Vinny Del Negro, a no-brainer they had set up that way with Sterling’s help. It’s hard to to handicap the Clippers with officials


Bernucca: LeBron has another decision to make

LeBron James trophy

Tonight in Miami, LeBron James has another “Decision.” This one is not about where James is going to play, however. Tonight is about how he is going to play. And this decision is tougher, because he doesn’t have days to think about it. He has about an hour, tops. [Read more…]