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Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

So much for Phil Jackson. We East Coast basketball fans woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise – the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach.  We weren’t the only ones caught off guard. Phil Jackson is reportedly stunned. The hiring isn’t going over well in LA. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times: Mike [...]

November 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 20

SI: Most players want to play for Doc Rivers, avoid Stan Van Gundy

SI: Most players want to play for Doc Rivers, avoid Stan Van Gundy

Sports Illustrated polled 134 NBA players and asked them which coach they'd most, and least like to play for… and Doc topped the list of most-wanted coaches: DOC RIVERS, CELTICS 22% MIKE D'ANTONI 21% GREGG POPOVICH, SPURS 16%  I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  Kevin Garnett has said he would run through walls for Doc. [...]

April 19, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 4

Mike D’Antoni is out as Knicks coach

Mike D’Antoni is out as Knicks coach

Woj has the details:  D’Antoni and Knicks owner James Dolan agreed on Wednesday to end his three-plus-years run as Knicks coach, a source said. “It was a mutual decision to no longer coach the Knicks … conflicting visions of the club’s future,” the source said. […] “Dolan is blaming the coach,” said a source with knowledge [...]

March 14, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 6

Report: Carmelo Anthony wants out of NY

Report: Carmelo Anthony wants out of NY

Marc Berman of the NY Post has the not-so-shocking details: Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s loss to the Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday’s NBA deadline, The Post has learned. According to a person familiar with his thinking, Anthony’s disillusionment stems most [...]

March 14, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Enemy Chatter: The Celts had a horseshoe up their rear

Enemy Chatter: The Celts had a horseshoe up their rear

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from New York. "I don’t know if that’s execution, that’s having a horseshoe up your rear," D'Antoni said of the game-tying three-pointer. "That’s what Paul Pierce does." ESPN NY [...]

March 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc is still pissed off

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc is still pissed off

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "If they want to use the overtime [Thursday] night (as an excuse for Friday's poor performance), then we are not mentally tough enough to be a [...]

February 11, 2012 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

D’Antoni not impressed with Rajon Rondo

D’Antoni not impressed with Rajon Rondo

Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni isn't impressed by Rajon Rondo. Here are his comments, courtesy Ken Berger of CBS. On downplaying Rondo's influence on Game 3, D'Antoni said, "He's a very good basketball player. Really good. " But, there was a but … D'Antoni on Rondo: "I'd like to see him play on Minnesota and see [...]

April 24, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10

Paul Pierce loves playing at MSG

Paul Pierce loves playing at MSG

  When Paul Pierce stepped on the court at Madison Square Garden last night, there was a gleam in his eye. A look that said, "I'm not fu**ing around tonight y'all.." And sure enough, he wasn't. Notching his 8th game at MSG with 30 or more points, The Truth passed Kobe Bryant to lead active [...]

April 23, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 1

Eye on the enemy, featuring Melo’s bad shot

Eye on the enemy, featuring Melo’s bad shot

Its playoff time so it's time to focus on our potential roadblocks to Banner 18.  Every day we'll bring you what's making news in enemy territory.  This way we know what they're up to when it comes time to take 'em out. FIRST ROUND OPPONENT ESPN NY: Carmelo Anthony has been hitting 3-pointers from waaaaay behind the [...]

April 18, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Why we want Rajon Rondo playing for Team USA

Why we want Rajon Rondo playing for Team USA

Ahhhh late-August…  This is the point in the NBA offseason where we start pulling storylines out of our nether regions.  The explosion of player movement consumed July.  The analysis and residual minor-deals carry us through to the Hall of Fame inductions.  And then we have fun the week after by debating things like "All-Time" teams.  [...]

August 19, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5