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Detroit pursuing Thibodeau

All I've been hearing is how much Joe Dumars wants an experienced head coach candidate.  But suddenly,  assistant coaches are being thrown into the mix. With Avery Johnson no longer considered the inevitable choice, the candidacy of Cleveland Cavaliers assistant John Kuester has gained momentum in the Detroit Pistons coaching search, league sources said Friday.... [More]

July 4, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Turkoglu bags Portland

Remember when we said Hedo Turkoglu signed with Portland?  Yeah… not so much. Free agent Hedo Turkoglu has backed out of his commitment to the Portland Trail Blazers and plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors, a source close to the talks told Yahoo! Sports on Friday night. Turkoglu had agreed on a five-year, $50... [More]

July 3, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Hedo to Portland, Zen Master to Return

Making news around the league… The Lakers get Phil Jackson for another season. The greatest luckiest coach of all time has decided to suck up the chronic leg and hip pain and pursue back-to-back titles. All that pain will pale in comparison to the ulcers likely to be created by coaching Ron Artest.  Hedo Turkoglu... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Sheed’s gonna take a week to think about it

Frank Dell'Apa reports Rasheed Wallace is not expected to make a decision on the Celtics' offer of a mid-level exception contract for at least a week. The Celtics sent Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce, along with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and managing partner Wyc Grousbeck, to Wallace's suburban Detroit home for... [More]

July 3, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Pierce takes break from Sheed talks to shoot craps

One man's encounter with Pierce… via Ball Don't Lie So I'm heading back to my room and I see Paul Pierce playing craps. Obviously, he wasn't part of the contingency romancing Rasheed Wallace to the Celtics on Thursday or most likely on Friday. I'm in a semi-Red Bull and Vodka daze, but not enough that... [More]

July 3, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

The Courtship of Rasheed Wallace

Gary Tanguay has all the details about the Celtics trip to Michigan and their meeting with Rasheed Wallace: I spoke with Bill Stickland, the agent for Rasheed Wallace moments ago . He told me… Danny Ainge wanted to show up on Rasheed’s doorstep Wed. Night at midnight…which is when the free agent signing period began.... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10

Counting Roster Spots

This is a guest column submitted by Gant As you know every team can have up to 15 roster positions. Right now the Celtics have 10 players under contract for the coming season: Garnett, Pierce, Allen, Rondo and Perkins; then House, Walker, Giddens, Scalabrine and Tony Allen. That leaves 5 more potential spots. (Please do... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

Shocker: Marbury Wants More Money

Via the Globe: Celtics free agent guard Stephon Marbury said to The Globe early Friday morning that he doesn't expect to be returning to Boston after receiving a disappointing one-year contract paying $1.3 million using the veteran's minimum. "Thank you Boston for allowing the world to see me play again after all that went on... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Rockets get Ariza

According to Marc J. Spears The Boston Globe reports that a source close to the situation says Lakers forward Trevor Ariza has agreed in principle to sign with Houston in a five-year deal worth $33 million... [More]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 25

Report: 4 Teams Interested in Big Baby

Via Gary Tanguay: I was told by a source close to the situation that Celtic restricted free agent Glen Davis is wanted by at least four other teams. Those teams are the Pistons, Memphis, New York and San Antonio. I was also told that Joe Dumars wants him bad. It is no wonder considering Baby... [More]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1