| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Tony Parker, the driving force behind the San Antonio Spurs' quest for a fifth title, probably will be a game-time decision because of the hamstring injury he sustained against the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
The Spurs, of...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Small towns, big guys
Not that I ever need reminders about what draws me to the Midwest, but if I ever do all I need is to pull into a small town. I was up in Larned yesterday for a ceremony honoring Gene Keady and was struck by the hospitality of...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:17 PM
The other day I was thinking with my brain, as I sometimes do, and I came up with a fool-proof idea to revolutionize the entire National Basketball Association. It’s all about the structure of the season, and if you have any clout—with some...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:16 PM
It might get more dramatic, but certainly not any easier for the Magic.
The cavalcade of marquee opponents continues.
After falling to the star-studded Brooklyn Nets, 98-86, on Friday night at Amway Center, the Magic head West, starting their five-...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Of all the current head coaches in the NBA, few of them know the Orlando Magic's Jacque Vaughn better than the Detroit Pistons' Lawrence Frank.
Frank coached Vaughn during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, when they were with the New Jersey Nets....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:34 PM
When you step inside the San Antonio Spurs' home arena, you can't miss the four NBA championship banners that hang from the ceiling. Each banner features a picture of the golden Larry O'Brien trophy set against a gleaming white background.
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:42 PM
You really do need a scorecard to figure out who works for the Orlando Magic these days.
And not just with the roster.
The organization's basketball operations department has undergone a sweeping transformation over the last few months — a...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Jacque Vaughn walked into Amway Center’s visitors’ locker room and poked his head into Gregg Popovich’s temporary office around 5:15 Sunday night.
“Jacque-O!” the Spurs’ longtime head coach yelled, smiling.
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
While some people have identified Magic coach Stan Van Gundy as a candidate for NBA Coach of the Year, Van Gundy takes himself out of the running immediately. “No, no way,” he said Sunday, then laughed, “I'm in the top 30.” Of...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Dwight Howard, Stan Van Gundy, Otis Smith, Alex Martins: Who do you blame for Magic malaise?...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:35 PM
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich turned music critic during Friday's media gathering at NBA All-Star weekend. Asked "what does it mean at the celebrity game, Justin Bieber is going to be with with us [in the celebrity game]," Popovich......