Nice how things change so drastically and so quickly in the NBA. In the season preview that I wrote about the Cleveland Cavaliers one year ago, the five things to watch included Andrew Bynum, Anthony Bennett and Mike Brown’s defensive schemes. Obviously, things have changed dramatically as the Cavs head into the 2014-15 season. With a mere 952 words in Sports Illustrated back in July after Chris Sheridan broke the story two days earlier, LeBron James single-handedly changed the direction – and
As the NBA looks forward to another great night of games on the court Tuesday night — Washington/Indiana and Los Angeles/Oklahoma City — the coaching carousel continues to spin off of it. After Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown was fired on Monday, there are now seven vacant coaching positions across the league: Cleveland, Detroit, Golden State, New York, Los Angeles, Utah and Minnesota.
The firing of Mike Brown came out of nowhere yesterday. Today, the new permanent general manager David Griffin, discussed the firing and the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. “This is not about anybody doing anything wrong,” Griffin said. Betcha that didn’t pacify Brown. “Any insinuation that Kyrie Irving had anything to do with this decision if patently wrong,” Griffin said. More in this video from CineSport. (RELATED: Is Kevin Ollie a target of Cavs?)//
Mike Brown is out after just one year as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The only question is, who fired him? Brown’s firing was announced in a joint news release that also announced that David Griffin – who replaced fired GM Chris Grant in midseason – would have the interim tag removed from his title and become the general manager. But when it came to Brown’s ouster, the first quote was attributed to owner Dan Gilbert, who is learning that life after
This season has been one of great disappointment and controversy for Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving. Expected to be one of the more competitive teams in the Eastern Conference before the season began, the Cavaliers have floundered and are all but out of playoff contention after their latest 117-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. More importantly, there have been rumors all season long about how Irving doesn’t want to remain in Cleveland – rumors Irving has denied. The most recent
How about those Indiana Pacers? For five straight games they have been held below 90 points — and in four of those games they were sub-80. Their last two victories have been quality wins against the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, but they have lost five of six overall and are now tied in the loss column with LeBron James’ team. All in all, it is fair to call them something close to a mess as they head into Monday
I don’t like the NCAA Tournament. I don’t like that college basketball’s regular season provides little postseason incentive. I don’t like that the coach is a bigger personality than the players. I don’t like that the games are played on neutral courts. I don’t like that one bad game or bad call or bad break can end a team’s season. I don’t like that “close” becomes a synonym for “well-played.” And I don’t like that poor play determines the outcome much
Many people were surprised by Anthony Bennett’s first career double-double on Tuesday. Bennett’s struggles as the top overall pick in the draft have been well-documented. So when he broke out for 19 points and 10 rebounds in Cleveland’s home win over Sacramento, there was somewhat of a collective gasp across the NBA. Yes, Bennett established season highs in both points and rebounds in the same game. And yes, it appeared to come out of nowhere. But the truth is that Bennett has