The Chicago Bulls have parted ways with head coach Jim Boylen.
Boylen, 55, gained a reputation during his time as the Bulls head coach as being… crazy. Very early on in his tenure his players almost formed a mutiny against him due to what they deemed as unnecessarily challenging practices and questionable coaching decisions. Continued losing didn’t help either.
It was a shock he was retained after last season, as he has replaced Fred Hoiberg during the year after the Bulls got off to an awful start. He finishes his time in Chicago with a record of 39-84.
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Sorry to disappoint Boston sports radio, but Brad Stevens is sticking in Boston for the foreseeable future.
The Boston Celtics gave Brad Stevens the ultimate vote of confidence yesterday, announcing they will be giving him a contract extension. Continue reading “Boston Celtics Extend Brad Stevens”
I don’t need to tell basketball fans this, because they already know it: thus far, the restart of the NBA has been an absolute success.
The games have been compelling, full of awesome individual and team performances and an intense playoff race. Continue reading “The Fight for the Play-In Tournament”
Prior to the suspension of the NBA, the Boston Celtics were 43-21, good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
They were playing with an ease and chemistry that they desperately lacked a year ago, which can be attributed to the departure of players like Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier.
Now? Kemba Walker has replaced Kyrie, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have stepped up. Gordon Hayward looks like the player Boston signed from Utah, albeit lower in the pecking order. Marcus Smart has continued to make winning plays, and Daniel Theis has stepped in admirably into the starting lineup, filling in the hole that Horford left behind.
The rest of the roster? Well, as has been seen during the team’s first 4 games in The Bubble, it’s a work in progress.
With 4 games remaining before the playoffs begin, the Celtics are in position to secure the 3rd seed in the East, but can they make a deep run?
Lets explore. Continue reading “State of the Boston Celtics”
It’s June 23, 2005.
Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs.
In a close game, the Pistons are not able to repeat as NBA Champs. Instead, the Spurs win. They are led by Tim Duncan, who finishes the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Continue reading “Respecting Tim Duncan”