Recent NBA News:
- 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 Cup
“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)
Until next time, Coach ‘em up!
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