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Steve Nash Should Feel Pressure to Coach Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets hiring Steve Nash is a major risk with no experience on the resume. Surprised NBA fans got the news Wednesday that the Brooklyn Nets hired NBA hall of famer Steve Nash. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the deal is a four-year deal to become their new head coach. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1301515827783573504 The move was not expected as Steve Nash wasn't mentioned as a candidate for the Nets head coaching job. Nash had a successful career in the NBA with 18 seasons playing for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers. He made eight NBA All-Stars and won two MVP awards....

76ers, Brett Brown Firing Was Long Overdue

The Philadelphia 76ers moving on from head coach Brett Brown has been long overdue. ESPN reported Monday that Brett Brown was relieved of his duties as head coach of the 76ers. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1298001906695110657 Brown held the head coaching position for the 76ers for seven seasons. After four straight losing seasons, Philadelphia went 146-91 the last three seasons with all being playoff appearances. They made the Eastern Conference semifinals the last two seasons but was swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs this season. Brown was brought in as one of the original pieces to the "Trust the Process" team...

Knicks Hiring Tom Thibodeau Helps Rebuild

While some might question the hiring, the Knicks might have finally found their man in Tom Thibodeau. The New York Knicks announced the hiring of Tom Thibodeau Thursday after the two sides were finalizing a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/nyknicks/status/1288852076945199107 Thibodeau has coached two different in his career with the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his five seasons in Chicago, he led the team to the playoffs every season, but never making the finals. He lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs just once in his three seasons with the team. Thibodeau was out of coaching this season after putting together a 352-246...

NBA Restart in Orlando: Night One Preview

Rejoice NBA fans as the restart to the season begins Thursday night in Orlando. The NBA has reopened the restart season in Orlando after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March. An announcement by the league said that zero positive tests have occurred in the last round of testing. https://twitter.com/TheNBPA/status/1288506023549054976 This is good news for the league after MLB found themselves an outbreak with the Miami Marlins involving 17 players and two coaches testing positive. The Marlins are currently not playing games through Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Night one of the Orlando tournament will begin Thursday night...

Knicks Coach Search Down to Thibodeau, Kidd

While Tom Thibodeau appears to be the top choice to coach the New York Knicks, don't count Jason Kidd out. Tom Thibodeau was the leading candidate for the New York Knicks job at one point and was in contract talks. Reports have that the negotiations have stalled out resulting in Jason Kidd emerging as the new leading candidate. https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/1286679195431636993 The New York Post has reported Kidd's interview with the Knicks impressed the upper office. Kidd is wanting to coach the New York Knicks and is looking to earn the job. A source told the Post that Thibodeau has a 65% chance of...

Four NBA Teams That Must Win the Title This Season

The NBA is officially returning this month which means the heat has been turned up. Each NBA team will be playing eight games in Orlando to finish up the season to finalize seedings. Some of the best teams in the league like the Bucks, Lakers, Raptors, and Clippers have already clinched top spots. Among those top NBA teams, there are at least four of them that are feeling the pressure of bringing home the title. Check out the list of teams that can't come back from Orlando empty-handed.

J.R. Smith Signing with Lakers Adds Dynamic Shooter

J.R. Smith finally lands a new home as he prepares for Orlando. Sources tell ESPN that Smith and the Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to bring the guard to the team. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1277649301850722310 Lakers guard Avery Bradley opted out of playing in the restart season last week because of his son's health. Smith has not played in an NBA game since November of 2018 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's entering his 17th season in the league with stops including New Orleans, Denver,...

Vince Carter’s Legacy Will Live On

Vince Carter has taken his last show in the NBA as now he enjoys retirement. Carter announced on the Winging It Podcast that he will indeed retire after 22 seasons in the NBA. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1276156863768338433 "If there was any disappointment because of the season -- any of that -- it was kind of easier to put it aside and handle it that way," Carter said. "It's like, OK, it's something bigger than my career. … It's unfortunate, but with the coronavirus taking people's lives rapidly, that's the...

NBA Season Restart Will Feature More Players Dropping Out

Just before the NBA season restarts, the league has already seen two of their players say no to Orlando. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that Washington Wizards' Davis Bertans and Portland Trail Blazers' Trevor Ariza opted out of playing the restarted 2020 season. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1275074936197885959 https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1275181458865471489 Both players are skipping out for different reasons. Bertans is sitting out to prepare for free agency where he's expected to get a big payday. He's also suffered two ACL injuries in his NBA career and wants...

NFL Should Take Notes From NBA on COVID-19 Response

Disney will play host to the NBA's bubble season in the hopes of isolating players from the general public. The NFL might want to do the same thing. Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke on Thursday about how football leagues like college and NFL needs to be cautious on how they approach the regular season. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1273627436664729602 We have already seen several football teams in college and the NFL with high number of COVID-19 cases. 13 Texas Longhorn players tested positive for COVID-19 with an additional ten players who...

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