SH Blog: Jazz CEO thinks Sloan might never have left if Deron Williams didn’t provoke him

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Jerry Sloan Deron Willians JazzRemember when we all speculated a few seasons ago that the reason for Jerry Sloan’s sudden urge to quit as the long-time head coach of the Utah Jazz was tied to the behavior of Deron Williams?

Williams will deny to this day that he was the reason Sloan decided to abruptly hang it up back in the 2010-2011 season. There were never official reports or claims explaining why blame would fall on the shoulders of the former Jazz point guard. Jazz CEO Greg Miller, however, detailed the story of what went down on the night Sloan lost it, and seeing what he had to say pretty much summed up what most believed all along.

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NBA Draft: A Betting Preview

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nbadraft13_300x250_3 (1)Before we begin our journey up to the 2013 NBA Draft, I personally believe it is very important to get a brief history lesson when it comes to previous drafts. Here were a few proposition bets prior to last years NBA Draft for a decent brief comparison:

Anthony Davis was the unanimous selection to go number one in the draft, which was made obvious by the fact that you had to lay almost $5,000 to win $100.

When it came to the second pick, a little more confusion was brought to the table.

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Evening News: Lakers hang banner for Dwight; Eric Gordon available; Cavs offer top pick to New Orleans

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Hello and welcome to the Evening News.

As we get set for the NBA draft, we’ll keep you updated every evening.

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NBA Players react to NY Knicks PG Jason Kidd’s retirement

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kiddFirst 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.

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SH Blog: Melo says Knicks are better than Pacers, Nick Young sued for alleged rape

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Tyson ChandlerThe New York Knicks are on the brink of elimination.

That, of course, has caused much  chatter from the team, with plenty of talk about who deserves blame for the team’s demise.

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Tyson Chandler somewhat started it all when he said the team wasn’t playing team basketball. Confronted by Carmelo Anthony about the statement, the center had to clarify his statement, from Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

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