Entries Tagged as 'Mike D’Antoni'

Steve Nash believes Jeremy Lin’s success about more than the system, enjoys watching ‘perfect storm’

February 16th, 2012 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — As linsane as these past seven games have been for the Knicks’ newest star, it surely seems sacrilegious to compare him to Steve Nash when Mr. Linsanity owns less career starts than Two Time has All-Star berths, a notion that has been bandied about in the media and by no less an authority […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Familiar with the Suns’ offense, Marcus Landry remains after team cuts Hazell, Buycks

December 19th, 2011 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns trimmed their roster on Monday by cutting guard Dwight Buycks and forward Jeremy Hazell from the squad and leaving forward Marcus Landry as the only remaining camp invitee. Landry will travel to the first preseason game at Denver on Tuesday, according to a Paul Coro tweet, and though the Suns […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Ronnie Price · Shannon Brown · Steve Nash · Training Camp

Gentry, D’Antoni superb in most quantifiable coaching stat: doling out minutes

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Some years it seems like a coach or manager has the Midas Touch, whereby every player they put in the game produces at a high level. Other times a coach establishes roles to the extent you know exactly what point in the game is occurring based on the players on the floor. And still other […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Jared Dudley · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

How much do NBA coaches matter?

August 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

With a record 11 championships to his credit, it’s easy to argue that Phil Jackson is the greatest coach in NBA history. Then again it would be hard not to rack up the rings coaching Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol. That’s not to take away from Jackson’s greatness as […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Grant Hill elected to Hall of Fame Board of Governors, could Hall induction be next?

April 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

On Tuesday Grant Hill became the first active player to be elected to the basketball Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors. It remains to be seen whether Hill will also become the first player without a ring whose prime was decimated by injuries to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. As for the Board […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Kerr

Amare Stoudemire and the New Yorks Knicks agree on five-year, $100 million deal

July 5th, 2010 · 38 Comments

The “Welcome, Amare Stoudemire” banner, complete with a picture of the big man in a Knicks uniform, said it all Monday. It’s finally official. Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed in principle to a five-year, $100 million contract, according to an ESPN.com report, making Stoudemire the first major free agent to switch teams. “No one […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Free Agency · Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News