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Archive for January 7th, 2013

The New Look Rockets Have Taken Off Early This Season

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Houston Rockets were one of the most aggressive teams in the NBA this offseason. The Rockets signed Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin and they made a blockbuster trade to bring James Harden to Houston as well. Those moves have paid huge dividends early on this season. After a bit ...

Drew Brees Laments Not Being Able to Play in the Super Bowl at the Superdome

Monday, January 7th, 2013

It was an ill-timed off year for the New Orleans Saints, who are out of the playoffs, and after a season plagued by the bounty scandal they won't have a chance to play when they host the Super Bowl at the Superdome this year. Drew Brees is a little bitter ...

Dennis Allen Goes Through Growing Pains in First Season as Raiders Head Coach

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen didn't make a whole lot of noise in his first season with the team. The Raiders finished third in the AFC West with a 4-12 record, and Allen knows that kind of mark won't cut it. That said, he does seem to see some ...

Jose Bautista on Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos: “It’s Not About Just Spending Money to Say You’re Spending it”

Monday, January 7th, 2013

It's been 20 years since the Toronto Blue Jays have made the postseason, but with much of the American League East in flux and with a slew of talented new veteran additions in the stable, there's a belief in and out of Toronto that the Jays could be on the ...

Tom Thibodeau Explains Why He Hasn’t Gone Small with the Bulls’ Lineup While Others Have

Monday, January 7th, 2013

While many teams in the NBA have gone to smaller lineups, most notably the Miami Heat, Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls haven't -- at least not on a regular basis. Thibodeau, whose team enters the week 18-13 despite not having guard Derrick Rose, maintains that flexibility is important while ...

Amar’e Stoudemire: My Comments About Learning Defense from Mike Woodson were a Compliment and Not a Shot at Mike D’Antoni

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Amar'e Stoudemire made some headlines last week when he openly admitted that Mike Woodson was the first coach that taught him how to play defense. The Knicks' power forward made his season debut last week and is averaging nine points per game coming off the bench for New York in ...

P.J. Carlesimo Quietly Sheds Interim Tag as Nets Strive to ‘Maintain Consistency’ In January

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets are 5-1 since P.J. Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson. Apparently Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has loved what he's seen, because in the following interview Carlesimo explains how he was told he will remain as the Nets head coach for the remainder of the season. The pursuit of Phil Jackson ...