SH Blog: Phil Jackson predicts Heat in 6, Sterling admits letting go of Del Negro was to keep his players happy

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson has been all over the news over the past week. It all started when the details of his new book was revealed about how he compared Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. More importantly, people still want to know whether there is any chance of seeing the Zen Master back on the sidelines for any team. The answer to that question, unfortunately, appears to be a resounding no for the foreseeable future. Here is what he told Arash Markazi

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SH Blog: Will Chris Paul and/or Vinny Del Negro be Clippers next season?

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Suddenly, everything is a whole lot clearer. Four teams were eliminated last night, and we’ve got just one more game in the first round of the playoffs. It’s tonight, between the Bulls and Nets, and the winner gets to face the Heat. So maybe not the best reward, but every team in the East knows they’ll have to go through the Heat if they want to reach the Finals. The rest of the second round is set, and we’ve got previews

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Podcast: WWVD? (What Will Vinny Do)

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Vinny Del Negro will be coaching his final game with the Los Angeles Clippers tonight when they lose Game 6 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Wait a minute, is that fair to say? And is that fair to surmise? No, and maybe. This much we know: The Clippers have lost three in a row, Blake Griffin is iffy with a sprained ankle, the Clippers are getting virtually nothing from anyone not named Chris Paul or Jamal Crawford, and the time to take desperate measures

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SH Blog: League announces stronger flopping policy, Gortat says Suns are mentally weak

There’s nothing quite like the intensity and importance of playoff basketball. We’re all craving for it all to begin after having to watch a countless number of meaningless games over the last couple of weeks, where teams decide to sit their main players to rest for postseason action. Unfortunately, we’re still a couple of days away from seeing any of it, as the first set of games don’t start until Saturday afternoon. If you’re wondering how things will play out in

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Clippers vs. Grizzlies Preview: Five Key Factors

Chris Paul

At long last, the NBA playoff matchups are set in stone, and as always, the Western Conference figures to hit the ground running with the better entertainment. All four West first-round matches should provide excellent entertainment, and it would be especially surprising if the 4-5 matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies proved an exception. With that series kicking off Saturday night at Staples Center in LA, here are five issues to be mindful of once the ball is jumped.

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