If they absolutely had to, the Pacers believe they could win a Game 7 at the Garden. But it’s like getting in a car driven by Lindsay Lohan. If you can avoid it, by all means do.
The way to avoid that winner-take-all, pack-your-bags-for-Miami showdown would be winning Game 6 of the Eastern Conf
During a quiet moment, in the locker room in Toronto, on the eve of his 40th birthday in March, Jason Kidd asked a group of Knicks beat writers if they thought he would make a good coach and whether he would enjoy being one.
Kidd said jokingly that dealing with the media several times a day would
The return of the Hornets to Charlotte appears to be under way.
The team now known as the Bobcats is working to claim the nickname of Charlotte’s first NBA franchise, CBSSports.com reported Friday night. Specifically, the digital domain name NBAHornets.com was registered on Wednesday by a media
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said Friday he’d lose some respect for a teammate who stayed on the sidelines the way Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose did this season.
“A little bit. Yeah, I would,” Beal said in an interview with Washington radio station WJFK-FM (via The Washing
Looking back, Jerry West calls it "one of the lowest points in my life" as an NBA executive. It was May 22, 2007 and West was sitting in a television studio in Secaucus, N.J., a long way from the kinds of playoff games the Memphis Grizzlies are now winning.
At stake, West thought, was the most pr
Potential No. 1 pick Nerlens Noel said his recovery from a torn knee ligament is going better than anticipated but that he expects to make his NBA debut sometime around Christmas, an assessment that should end speculation about whether he could be ready for the start of the season.
The Kentucky pow
The deadline to determine the future of Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo is quickly arriving.
According to NBA sources, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment — and new chief executive officer Tim Leiweke — has to decide by Monday on whether to pick up Colangelo’s option yea
Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.
In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and entitled "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," Jackson breaks down what separated Jordan from Bryant, the biggest stars and personalities that he coached
Chris Copeland, a training-camp long shot who spent part of the season lugging around a pink knapsack as part of rookie hazing, may turn into a very attractive piece on the free-agent market.
Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald likely hopes Copeland will be part of the team’s future plans, esp
Why are manhole covers round? And why are you putting so much trust in your inner circle?
Those are the kind of questions you get asked once you've answered most of the pertinent ones, as Trey Burke did last season in leading Michigan to the national championship game.
The consensus national p
Having already lost one key member of the front office who probably did not get as much public credit as he deserved, the Celtics managed to avoid losing a second member of their successful front office this offseason. Mike Zarren, who has been believed to be a serious candidate for the general mana
Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter was first on Ryan McDonough’s interview list, but it would be shocking if Hunter wound up in that order when the new Suns general manager picks his first head coach.
Beyond Hunter’s Wednesday interview in Chicago, the Suns’ target group includes experi
New 76ers president of basketball operations and general manager Sam Hinkie might not look the part, with his small, unathletic frame covered in tan pants, a button-down dress shirt and a blue sport jacket.
Most of the general managers at the NBA rookie draft combine have the same style - dress p
Georgetown swingman Otto Porter is one of the Pistons' targets for next month's NBA draft and Porter compared himself to a player who just left town.
"Tayshaun Prince," said Porter, when asked who he patterns his game after. "He's long, lanky, can do a lot of things on the floor. He can defend, r
The player in mock drafts most frequently pegged as going to the Trail Blazers is UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad, and sure enough, the Blazers were one of the teams that interviewed the controversial wing at the NBA draft combine in Chicago this week.
"They asked me how I liked their team, and I
Warriors guard Jarrett Jack was on the verge of tears as he stood at his locker. He couldn't find the words to truly express what he was feeling, so he let his attire do the talking for him.
"Usually before I would do any media, I would make sure I was dressed a certain way," Jack said after the Wa
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is giving significant consideration to hiring the first European-born head coach in NBA history, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Ettore Messina, the Italian-born coach of CSKA Moscow, is among the top candidates to replace coach Larry Drew. Ferry and Messina ha
No, Danny Ainge hasn’t yet spoken to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett about their plans for next season — though, in the case of Pierce, the Celtics are the ones needing to make the first decision.
As of now, however, it seems as if the club is setting up the equipment for the most serious offse
The Hawks have interviewed Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their yet-to-be vacant head coach position. Each has previously been described as a candidate for the position held by Larry Drew until June 30 when his contract expires. However the AJC has learned that Van Gundy and
With their second-string point guard slated to become a free agent and their third-string point guard possessing an unguaranteed contract, Orlando Magic officials already have met with some potential backcourt replacements during the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.
C.J. McCollum, a 6-foot-3 point guard f
The Maloof era in Sacramento, at times spirited and uplifting, at times dismal, appears to have come to an end.
A Sacramento investors group has reached a deal with the Maloof family to buy its controlling stake in the Kings. The deal is expected to be unveiled today.
"It's the start of a new
There is Cope! And hope.
The Knicks are taking this series back to Indiana — something coach Mike Woodson predicted yesterday morning in a bold “I’m-expecting-to-win’’ declaration.
Buoyed by ferociously physical defense, a bounce-back game from J.R. Smith, 28 points from Carmelo Anth
It was a classic Spurs win, with defense, execution and mental toughness carrying the day in a game where their offense threatened to abandon them yet again. They found just enough late, with Tony Parker — who had struggled all night to that point — hitting two huge 3-pointers and Kawhi Leonard
Nerlens Noel will not be ready to start the season and is targeting a debut around Christmas, he said Thursday during the NBA combine. Noel said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is expected to go No. 1 in the draft despite missing th
Rihanna alleged Thursday what many Knicks fans already suspected about J.R. Smith and his playoff woes.
In a comment on Instagram, the singer wrote that Smith is struggling because “his a** be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs.” Smith has shot just 28.6 percent from the field