Former player and coach Kurt Rambis has long been known for being the main assistant to Phil Jackson for a better part of the Zen Master’s tenure as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in the ’00s. The two are very close, and Rambis openly slammed Jim Buss back in November for the way he mistreated Jackson during the hiring process. Knowing these things, it was quite a surprise to hear that Rambis would be a real candidate to
First it was Grant Hill who made waves with news of his retirement. Two days later, the man who shared Rookie of the Year honors with Hill in 1995 took his turn. New York Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jason Kidd has decided to hang up the sneakers after 19 seasons of professional basketball.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A nationally recognized federal holiday in the United States of America. MLK Day was voted into existence by President Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983, and it was first observed January 20, 1986. It is recognized by the government on the third Monday of every January—on or around Dr. King’s birthday. That great day, in which our nation recognizes the civil rights achievements of Dr. King was celebrated Monday of this week. As with his birthday (last week), many players took time
Here are this morning’s top NBA news stories:“NBA to change All-Star ballot. eliminating center,” by David Aldridge from NBA.com “Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sees his window of opportunity,” by Mark Medina from the Los Angeles Daily News “Jennings isn’t worried about contract situation,” by Greg Woelfel from the Racine Journal-Times “Raja Bell’s agent disputes report claiming he said trade being pursued,” by Jody Genessy from the Deseret News “Jerome Jordan making case to stay with Grizzlies,” by Ronald Tillery from the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Gilbert Arenas near deal