PODCAST: Knicks Coaching Search Should be Focused on Mark Jackson

womanwithboombox

I have already written a column imploring the Knicks to hire Mark Jackson and hire him immediately, which will turn Steve Kerr into Steve Who? The New York Times is reporting today that there are three primary candidates, Brian Shaw (who already has a job with the Nuggets), Luke Walton (who has never coached before), and Kurt Rambis, an assistant with the Lakers. The New York Daily News says also in the mix is Derek Fisher, who can’t really be interviewed right now given

Read more...

Sheridan Hoops Staff: Conference Finals Preview and Predictions

lebron

It really all comes down to two questions as we look ahead to the Eastern and Western Conference finals: _ Do the Thunder have the Spurs’ number? _ Do the Pacers have any kind of chemistry whatsoever remaining, despite what that photo would suggest? You may remember the regular season. It ended a month ago, it was 82 games per team, and a couple of noteworthy things happened: Oklahoma City swept San Antonio, going 4-0; and the Pacers stood atop the Eastern Conference

Read more...

PODCAST: Coaching Vacancies and Playoff Battles; What’s New?

womanwithboombox

I wish I could give you a brief synopsis of what is contained in this podcast, but that is not possible. I covered a heck of a lot of ground in this interview with Mark Malusis of CBS Sports radio, touching on coaching vacancies and playoff battles. So in brief, here’s what we hit upon: _ The Lakers coaching vacancy, which if I had to guess who the next guy to hold the job will be, I’d go with Jeff Van Gundy.

Read more...

Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Excited For NFL Draft

nfl-draft

Among professional sports in America, the National Football League reigns supreme, but one would like to think that playoffs for any of the other major sports would be more important than the first round of another league’s draft. Apparently not. ESPN, which holds the broadcast rights to Thursday’s NBA playoff games, also hosts the NFL’s draft. Guess which show got top billing? Football’s offseason. Game 2 in Miami will be broadcast on ESPN 2, while 32 former college athletes will sit around

Read more...

Prices For Spurs Playoff Tickets Rise 11% After Game One Win

Tim_Duncan_Spurs

After losing in seven games to the Miami Heat in last year’s NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs won 62 games for the NBA’s top record. Through the first round of the playoffs, the San Antonio had one of the lowest average prices on the secondary market. For a team used to success, some fans could have been waiting until the second round to drive up prices. That seems to be the case as, according to TiqIQ, Spurs playoff tickets

Read more...

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

Read more...