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Recent NBA News:NBA Head Coach Jason Kidd

  • Breaking news- Congrats to Jason Kidd being named Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets. It will be interesting to see this play out- will Kidd’s leadership, knowledge, and staff makeup for his lack of coaching experience? (via USA Today)
  • 27 NBA players have been added to Team USA‘s roster in preparation for the 2014 World CupUSA Basketball

“Accepting invitations to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp were: Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans);

Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors):

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards);

Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies/Ohio State);

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings);

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans);

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors);

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons);

Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets);

Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz);

Paul George (Indiana Pacers);

Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls);

Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz);

Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers);

Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers);

DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers);

Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets);

Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs);

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers);

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons);

Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets);

Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks);

Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors);

Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers);

Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats);

John Wall (Washington Wizards);

and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Recently named 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team head coach and Duke University’s Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski will direct the mini-camp. Serving as assistant coaches are USA Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.”

  • NBA Finals Recap- What a wild swing of momentum.
    • Game 1- Spurs stole one!  They’ve got the series now!
    • Game 2- Heat are mad and blew out the Spurs. They’ve got the series now!
    • Game 3- Spurs are champions and blew out the Heat. They’ve got the series now!
    • Game 4- Tonight. Watch and see who will have the series now!


  • The Spurs’ Danny Green‘s strange trip to NBA Finals spotlight.(via The Charlotte Observer)
  • The Spurs’ Gary Neal is another role player stepping up in prime time. (via The Baltimore Sun)

    Danny Green

    Mike Ehrman- Getty Images

Gary Neal






Until next time, Coach ‘em up!

Hal Wilson

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