MONDAY’S MOTION OFFENSE
The Brooklyn Nets are all set to begin play on Atlantic and Flatbush. Jay-Z kicked things off at the Barclays Center with a fine performance. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are being hailed as the best backcourt in the NBA (that is up for debate). In the next couple of days, I will make a decision on whether I keep cheering for the Knicks or switch over to the Brooklyn Nets?
Stay tuned for a blog essay on the ‘Real Decision.’
1-Howie Evans of The New York Amsterdam News on the new inductees into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
2-CBS Baltimore on a former Maryland Terp basketball player who died jumping off a freeway overpass. Baltimore County police say 33-year-old Earl Badu jumped from the Interstate 95 overpass onto I-695 on Thursday morning in White Marsh, northeast of Baltimore. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
3-Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn on Steve Haney, who is looking to start a basketball minor league system and some other notes from around the league including interesting comments from Kareem on a couple of players.
4-Michael O’Keefe of the NY Daily News on Ed Conlin, former Fordham Ram and Brooklyn native who passed away at the age of 79. Ed Conlin was one of the true greats at Fordham,” said athletic director emeritus Frank McLaughlin, who was a senior on the Rams’ men’s basketball team when Conlin was named head coach in 1968. “Aside from his accomplishments on the basketball court, he was a loyal man of Fordham who truly loved and cherished the university. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Conlin family for their loss. Ed was a tremendous person and he will be missed.”
5- Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today on Brooklyn’s history of basketball; it’s hard to beat.