PODCAST: Michael Scotto on Steve Kerr’s Options and Candidates to Coach Lakers and Buy Clippers

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Steve Kerr is the consensus favorite to become the next coach of the New York Knicks as I outlined in my latest column. However, that hasn’t stopped Kerr’s name from surfacing around the league for other openings – including the Lakers. Once Mike D’Antoni and the Lakers parted ways, a list of prominent coaching candidates began to surface including: John Calipari, Lionel Hollins, George Karl, Kevin Ollie, Kurt Rambis, Byron Scott, Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, etc. The Clippers have also joined the rumor

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PODCAST: WWDD — What Will Donald Do? NBA Awaits Sterling’s Next Move

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I am not going to defend what Donald Sterling said on the infamous TMZ tapes, because his statements were indefensible. I hate racism. I hate intolerance. And if one of my friends said the types of things that Donald Sterling said, that person wouldn’t be my friend for long. But I am a journalist by trade, and all journalists are taught to look at BOTH sides of a story. So what about Donald Sterling? Was he railroaded? Was this a set-up aimed at

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NBA Owners Respond to Sterling’s Unprecedented Punishment

With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation

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Schayes: What Players Can Learn From Donald Sterling

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NBA players and all of America are rightfully incensed and outraged by the words and deeds of Clippers owner Donald Sterling. His attitudes are ridiculous, unfathomable, and ignorant. But in reality he is just one lone idiot in a league that has been the model and leader on the issue of colorblindness. When the smoke clears after the league acts and the outrage dies down, there will be many lessons to be learned from here. Some of them will be great

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The Daily Beast: How to Rescue the Clippers From Donald Sterling’s Racist Clutches

The Donald Sterling story is a hard one to ignore, even if you’d want to. Luckily for all of us, Adam Silver put the hammer down earlier earlier today and suspended the racist (soon-to-be former) Clippers owner from the NBA for life and fined him the maximum $2.5 million. Here’s some of a recent article we published over on The Daily Beast on the subject: Every team has a defining moment during the season. For the Los Angeles Clippers, that moment

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Sterling Banned for Life for Racist Remarks

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Banned for life. And the NBA will try to make Donald Sterling sell the Los Angeles Clippers. Can’t have a much harsher penalty than that, eh? As I was await the inevitable response from the Clippers organization, I fully expected owner Donald Sterling to go to court and sue the NBA, probably asking for a temporary restraining order that would allow him to continue operating the team — and attending their games. But when the Clippers released a statement, it was of the

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on Steve Kerr to Knicks, NBA Playoffs and Donald Sterling

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We’re in the midst of the closest round of playoff games in the league’s history on the court, but that hasn’t stopped the New York Knicks from looking for a new coach and Donald Sterling for bringing attention off the court. Steve Kerr has emerged as the early consensus frontrunner to become the new head coach of the Knicks thanks to his relationship with Phil Jackson and shared belief in the Triangle offense. Before covering Game 4 between the Raptors and Nets

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PODCAST: We Do Not Yet Live in a Post-Racist Society

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When you spend your life around the NBA, you get a skewed vision of racial harmony. Black players get along with white players, international players intermingle with American players, and the melting pot fosters racial tolerance and harmony. As many have said over the past few days, there is no room for racism in the NBA. And by and large, there isn’t much racism in the league. The culture is so harmonious, in fact, that it can make folks in the

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