The New York Knicks are weird and the Phil Jackson thing is too, but for Knicks' fans sake, I hope everything works out.
The Dallas Mavericks make Dallas look like a Game of Thrones landscape.
No team in the NBA has a more athletic front-court than the L.A. Clippers, and Doc Rivers sure has taken advantage of that. While Blake Griffin continues to expand his game and propel himself into the MVP conversation, DeAndre Jordan sticks to his guns by being the backbone of the teams defense and letting everyone else do the hard work for him on the offensive end.
There are two things and really two things only to know about the New York Knicks' now-apparently-imminent hiring of Phil Jackson to head up basketball operations. These two things have both been written about and argued for at length but where the narrative up to now errs is that it poses them as conflicting viewpoints on the hire when, in reality, they're both true.
Yes, this will probably fail. And yes, it's still the right move.
The 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers are awful. Still, they aren't the worst Lakers team ever. So, who is? The search takes us from California to Minnesota all the way back to... Detroit?! Yep, Detroit.
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Author's note: Since Scott and I had so much fun with our last exchange, we decided to do another one
We've seen players from the 1996 come and go in this league, and while some have arguably had more successful careers, no one's persistence is quite as surprising as Derek Fisher's.
When Malcolm Gladwell sat down with Adam Silver, Silver made little effort to hide his status as a company man -- but one open to new ideas.
What if sports had the power to fix anything, even our broken education system?
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was just the latest skirmish in the extended battle between curiosity and creativity.