Category: KNBR in San Francisco

Bob Melvin: The A’s are Looked at Differently this Season, But We Can’t Look at Ourselves Differently

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

They were the fifth team in history to come back from 13 games down and win a division title. The Oakland Athletics were the talk of the American League as they stole the West Division crown from the Texas Rangers. The A’s were 94-68 last season and earned their first ...

David Shaw Doing His Best to Change the Perception of Stanford

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Two years ago Stanford lost Jim Harbaugh to the NFL. This past year Stanford lost Andrew Luck to the NFL as well. When those two kinds of guys leave any program, there usually are some steps taken backwards. Thanks to Head Coach David Shaw, that hasn't been the case for ...

Mark Jackson Won’t Guarantee Playoff Berth For Warriors This Year, But Is Fully On Board With New Flop Rule

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Mark Jackson is excited about the upcoming season for the Golden State Warriors. His team added three talented rookies in Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes in the draft this offseason. Andrew Bogut is also getting healthier and should be ready for the start of the season. Let's not forget ...

Amar’e Stoudemire Wasn’t Surprised Dwight Howard Went To Lakers, Believes Knicks Front Office Did A Great Job This Offseason

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

If the New York Knicks want to be a legitimate postseason threat, Amar'e Stoudemire needs to have a dominant low-post game. Last season the Knicks power forward struggled with not only injuries and poor on-the-court performance, but also the anguish and distraction that accompanied the personal tragedy of losing his ...

Mark Jackson is Moving Forward after Extortion Attempt, Believes Warriors Have Three ‘Can’t Miss Rookies’

Friday, July 20th, 2012

A few weeks ago Mark Jackson and his family were the targets of an extortion attempt that stemmed back from an extramarital affair he had six years ago. Jackson is owning up to his mistake and moving forward from his errors in the past. The Golden State Warriors head coach believes ...

Harrison Barnes Was Happy To Be Selected By Golden State, Feels He Needs To Improve On Playmaking Skills

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Harrison Barnes is headed to the West Coast now. The former North Carolina Tar Heel was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the No. 7 overall pick Thursday night in the NBA draft. The small forward gives the Warriors depth in a position of desperate need. The 6-foot-8 sophomore led ...

Tony La Russa on Pujols Leaving Cardinals: “They understood they couldn’t afford him. Sometimes you gotta make that kind of decision.”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

For the first time since Albert Pujols broke the hearts of St.Louis Cardinals fans and signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, we hear from Tony La Russa. The former Cardinals manager makes some of the same points we here at SRI and others have made regarding the Cardinals ...

Despite Leading the NFL in Penalties and a Late-Season Swoon, Hue Jackson’s Oakland Raiders still in Playoff Contention Heading into Week 17

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Richard Seymour saved the Oakland Raiders season last week by blocking two Ryan Succop field goals. The first field goal that Seymour blocked was a 49-yard attempt at the end of the first half, and the second one at the end of regulation was ironically also from 49-yards. On the ...

Hue Jackson: “I am pissed off. I don’t like losing. And three in a row? That’s starting that slide.”

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

It was just three weeks ago that the Oakland Raiders were sitting pretty in the AFC West with a record of 7-4. The trade for Carson Palmer initially looked to be paying some dividends for the head coach that pushed so hard for the player that he thought could bring ...

Hue Jackson: “We are having some bumps and bruises. I’m not going to make excuses.”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Hue Jackson envisioned his blockbuster trade for Carson Palmer propelling the Oakland Raiders to a playoff berth. That plan may not come to fruition unless Palmer starts protecting the football better. Oakland is 0-2 since the Palmer deal, losing back-to-back games in the division to the Kansas City Chiefs and ...