At this past weekend’s enshrinement ceremonies at The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame the twelve inductees were made available for a forty-five minute breakout interview session. Feeling the pull
2012-13 W-L: 56-26
New Faces: Dave Joerger (Head Coach), Josh Akognon, Nick Calathes, Kosta Koufos, Mike Miller
New Places: Lionel Hollins (Head Coach, not retained), Darrell Arthur (Denver), Austin Daye (Toronto), Donte Greene (Boston), Tony Wroten (Philadelphia)
Drafted: Jamaal Franklin (41), Janis Timma (60) Continue Reading
The impetus for this analysis was a Reddit rabbit-hole recently referenced in a mailbag by Bill Simmons:
Game 7 of the NBA Finals, down 1 point. 1.5 seconds on the clock and inbounding from the midcourt.
Whoever said that we learn from our mistakes made a mistake. Albert Einstein said it, Winston Churchill said it, and they got it wrong. It turns out that we are better at learning after doing something
2012-2013 W-L: 20-62
New Faces: Jason Maxiell, Ronnie Price
New Places: Beno Udrih (Knicks), Al Harrington (waived), DeQuan Jones (unrestricted free agent)
Draft: Victor Oladipo (2), Romero
For the entirety of human civilization, myth and story have been an inseparable part of existence. They are a stand-in for understanding, for those elements of our world that cannot yet be explained within
Being that so many of our writers are writing at so many different places outside of HP these days, from time to time we’re going to update y’all on what we’ve been up to lately.
Here’s Dylan Murphy writing about the NBA D-League referee tryouts:
Tucked away in a second-floor conference room are 27 males and two females, all of whom forked over $150 to be here at Basketball City on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Except they’re not players, and this isn’t quite an open tryout. These men and women are referees, and were selected after an online application process at nbaofficials.com to vet their officiating experience. Still, they are unknowns.
I highly recommend reading the full piece over at Sports on Earth. Dylan wrote and tweaked and edited it for a long time, and the final product is really fantastic.
Photo from frank fani via Flickr
2012-2013 W-L: 47-35
New Faces: Andre Iguodala, Marreese Speights, Toney Douglas, Jermaine O’Neal
New Places: Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson, Brandon
We're back with another edition of Podcast Paroxysm! Today Jordan and I discussed two Eastern Conference teams with an outside shot at one of the bottom two playoff spots, and a whole bunch of Western
2012-2013 W-L: 45-37
New Places: Marco Belinelli (San Antonio), Richard Hamilton (waived), Nate Robinson (Denver), Malcolm Thomas (waived)
New Faces: Mike Dunleavy
Draft: Tony Snell (20),