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Former NBA players we'd like to see go back to coach their college teams

Last week, Georgetown University announced that Patrick Ewing would become the new Georgetown men’s basketball coach. Ewing had been lobbying for a head coaching job in the NBA for at least a decade. While he’s spent several years on the bench as a special assistant and, most recently, the head assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets, Ewing was never offered the NBA job he...
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April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

The Process has begun to bear fruit, finally, for the Philadelphia 76ers, mainly due to the excitement and abilities of Joel Embiid. But that's not all the Sixers have — Dario Saric has also been excellent in his rookie season, T.J. McConnell is playing better than anyone would have ever predicted, Nerlens Noel is flexing his defensive muscles and, oh yeah, the first overall pick...
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February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Brandon Roy engineers amazing turnaround of Seattle H.S. team

The last we heard of Brandon Roy, he was trying and failing to make an NBA comeback as a result of ongoing knee injuries. Now, he’s back in basketball, and succeeding in a big way.Roy took over at Seattle-area high school Nathan Hale after a 3-18 season, and on Friday night, the same team moved their record to 22-0 as they beat Garfield 91-58 to claim the Seattle Metro League boys...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston's Isaiah Thomas discusses his relationship with Brandon Roy following win over Portland

Boston guard Isaiah Thomas discusses his relationship with Brandon Roy following Celtics 120-111 win over Portland
Via The Oregonian
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Valentine has cartilage damage in both knees

[NBA front office executives read Denzel Valentine’s scouting report in Draft War Room] “AP Player of the Year? Check! First-Team All American? Check! Flirted with averaging a triple-double in his senior year? Check! Potentially chronic knee condition? Ummmm…” According to a report by NBADraft.net on Saturday, there is some cause for concern with Michigan State forward...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Surging Portland Trail Blazers Streak Into All-Star Break, Defeat Houston Rockets 116-103

The Portland Trail Blazers were expected to be one of the lowly teams in the powerful Western Conference this season after losing eighty percent of their starting lineup.  Safe to say no one saw the Trail Blazers in playoff position heading into the All-Star break.  Well, no one except the young Trail Blazers themselves. “We just embraced the challenge,” said Portland guard...
Via The Sports Journal
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Every player who's scored 50+ pts in a single game since Kobe's 81-pt game

On January 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant famously scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in the Staples Center. Since then, the NBA has seen 85 games in which a player has scored more than 50 points. How many of these players can you name? Clue given is the date of the game, the team and the number of points. An asterisk (*) denotes a playoff game.
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

ROY — Indicator of Future Success??

Yesterday, as we predicted, Michael Carter-Williams was named the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year. MCW captured 104 of the 124 first place votes and joined Allen Iverson as the only two rookies in 76ers’ franchise history to take home that award. To be honest, Carter-Williams had more than a great year, he had a historic year.  MCW became just the third player dating back to 1950...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers - The Missing Dynasty, The Missing Trophies

Last week, fellow OSN writer Ryan Chase and I discussed going back and redrafting the 2007 or the 2012 drafts. That got me to thinking that if we went back just two years further to 2005, we could remake history and make the Portland Trail Blazers a team for the ages, even if it only lasted a year or two before potential greed destroyed what could have been a dream team right...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Of The Year - The Only “ROY” This Town Seems To Remember

Brandon Dawayne Roy:  College All-American, 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year, 3-time NBA All-Star, and 29-year-old husband, father of 2, and retiree.  You may remember him as the player most responsible for resurrecting the Portland Trail Blazer franchise, but you likely forgot amidst this season’s first-half success who he really was, and what he really meant to the team this city...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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