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Brooklyn fires Avery Johnson

Brooklyn fires Avery Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 The Deron Williams body count now stands at 2. The Nets started out pretty well and once boasted a 10 win in 12 games stretch.  But a 3-10 December means Avery Johnson isn’t going to [...]

December 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, News 11

New Orleans Hornets to become… the Pelicans?

New Orleans Hornets to become… the Pelicans?

“Look at the pelican fly. Come on pelican!” The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season, numerous sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Hornets owner, Tom Benson, has wanted to change the name of the team since he bought them team on April 14. He [...]

December 5, 2012 Rico Albarracin Around the NBA, News 19

Lakers fire Mike Brown

Lakers fire Mike Brown

Turns out that really was a death stare. The 1-4 Los Angeles Lakers, with a re-tooled starting line-up and virtually no bench help, have fired Mike Brown.  Brown was just starting year two of a four-year, $18 million deal… which means he’s getting about $13 million or so to do nothing. Let’s be honest here… [...]

November 9, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) News 16

David Stern will retire in 2014

David Stern will retire in 2014

Adam Silver will finally have his chance to get booed during the first round of the NBA draft, because David Stern is quitting during the 2014 NBA season. Stern said: “The Board has selected Adam Silver to succeed me as NBA Commissioner, and I am very pleased with their choice,” Stern said in the email. [...]

October 25, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, News 13

NBA releases 2012-13 schedule

NBA releases 2012-13 schedule

As we learned the other day, the Celtics will open their 2012-13 campaign on Tuesday, 10/30 in Miami. The game will be televised on TNT. Tonight, the NBA announced the rest of the games for the 2012-13 season. The Celtics-Heat match-up at 8pm on Oct. 30th will be sandwiched between Wizards-Cavs at 7pm EST and [...]

July 26, 2012 KWAPT (@KWAPT) Around the NBA, Celtics News, News, The Team 6

Jermaine O’Neal forgets the internet exists, recycles ridiculous excuses

Jermaine O’Neal forgets the internet exists, recycles ridiculous excuses

Jermaine O’Neal is still trying to play basketball.  And despite what we saw in Boston over the past couple of years, he swears he can still be productive. Ok.  Fine.  I’m not going to get on any player who still wants to play the game for a living.  It’s a beautiful game… the locker room [...]

July 18, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, News 11

Heading into Vegas, a pair of jokers mar a wild offseason

Heading into Vegas, a pair of jokers mar a wild offseason

The second week of summer basketball has begun.  We’ve seen NBA veterans trying to stick around.  We’ve seen rookies trying to prove their worth.  We’ve seen an NBA offseason that is, officially, less than a week old but has still given us a mountain of stories. It’s been an amazing off-season.  But as we head [...]

July 16, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, News 4

Everyone watched Game 1 of the Finals

Everyone watched Game 1 of the Finals

The Oklahoma City Thunder came back from a 13 point deficit and beat the Miami Heat in a thriller of a Game 1 that you had to stick around to watch.   And that turned into ratings gold, as it became the highest rated NBA Finals Game 1 in ABC’s history. The 105-94 win in Oklahoma [...]

June 13, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) News 1

KG, Rondo named 2nd All Defensive team

KG, Rondo named 2nd All Defensive team

Via ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and center Kevin Garnett each landed a spot on the NBA All-Defensive second team.  The first team consistent of Miam's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, and Memphis' Tony Allen. Garnett and Rondo are joined on the second [...]

May 23, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Kevin Garnett, News, Rajon Rondo, The Team 5

Rajon Rondo: Better than Dirk at midrange shooting

Rajon Rondo: Better than Dirk at midrange shooting

….. from one very specific spot on the floor.  More specifically, this very specific spot on the floor: This all comes to us via Deadspin Just in case this needs explaining, think of this is as a weather map.  The red means you're hot from this spot on the floor, the blue means you're cold, [...]

May 23, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Celtics News, News, Rajon Rondo 3