“I’m not going to deal with guys with bad egos. If there’s a problem, they got to go. I don’t owe anybody minutes. I’m trying to win games. It’s all about winning.’’
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“It’s not a matter of who starts, it’s what you do with the minutes that you’re in there. That’s the message I’m sending everybody on the team. You got to give productive minutes on the floor if you want to play.’’
“When you make a commitment to a young player, you got to develop him.’’
So Rasheed Wallace is trying to make it back to the NBA?
Wallace is in camp with the New York Knicks.
Seems to have a good relationship with head coach Mike Woodson.
Marc Berman of the NY Post has the details.
“With me being gone for two years, he still had a feeling I could be a positive influence on this team,” Wallace said. “Me personally, yeah, I think I’ll be ready. It’s not up to me. It’s up to coach Woodson. I’ll give everything I have once I start practicing, with conditioning and weightlifting. He knows I’m not a slouch. He knows he’ll get 100-percent from me.”
The three greatest weeks of sports in America is coming to an end.
Three weeks ago I filled out a bracket for the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. I was able to pick 2 of the 4 Final Four participants.
Baylor and Missouri let me down.
I had Kansas and Missouri in the finals with the Jayhawks winning it all.
This weekend I think Kentucky will be playing Ohio State in the finals and I’ll go with Kentucky.
The Final Four is a great weekend. Coaches from all over the country meet up to have a ton of fun. There are coaching clinics, great food and of course 3 outstanding games.
I have been to a few Final Four’s over the years and have had a blast. I highly recommend attending in the future.
Pete Thamel of the New York Times on Thad Matta of Ohio State.
Howard Beck of the New York Times on Mike Woodson, the NY Knicks coach doing a great job.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News on John Calipari and Rick Pitino and the coverage they receive from the media.
Steve Kroner of the SF Gate on the 3-point shot.
Ted Lewis of Nola.com on college basketball one and done’s.
But nobody, it seems, can come up with a plan that might be an incentive for remaining in college, even though Emmert has labeled some of the one-and-doners “young men … who have little or no interest in going to college.”
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Congratulations to Ohio State and Louisville; they are moving to the Final Four next weekend in New Orleans.
Last night while watching the Knicks-Pistons on Fox Detroit, Knickerbocker back-up center Josh Harrellson caught the ball on the left block and dribbled across the lane and shot a sweeping hook shot. First time I have seen this in a very long time.
I started researching back on Feb 28 the late game situation, “foul or defend” when you are up 3, on defense and less than 7 seconds. I have close to 40 sample from high school, college and a few pro situations. (I am thinking of excluding the NBA because of the difference in rules). If you have seen this situation the last 4 weeks, please contact me. I’m planning on a huge essay, with quotes from the participating coaches and their thinking that went into their decision.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t the Mott Community College men’s basketball team. The Bears won another National championship.
Dick Hoekstra of the Lansing State Journal on Lansing Sexton Big Reds, they won their second straight State championship last night. Many pundits in the sports world say that today’s athletes don’t, “get it.” Well this high school basketball team gets it. Here’s senior point guard Anthony Cleamons who is headed to the University of Iowa.
“It’s a blessing to have guys around me that are chasing the same dream as me, and doing everything to sacrifice to win. You play with anybody that wants to win, and that’s just a blessing. It’s a good feeling.”
Brent Axe of Syracuse.com thinks the refs in the Orange-Buckeye game were a factor.
Jim Boeheim received his first technical foul since November of 2010.
The official explanation of that call from the head of officials for the NCAA noted that Boeheim was out of coaching box and had been told “enough” 3 times.
Do you realize how big of a joke that is? Have these guys seen how coaches like Marquette’s Buzz Williams LIVE outside that coaching box, CONSTANTLY come out on the floor in places they shouldn’t be and never get called for it? Boeheim does his fair share of yelling at refs, but to give him a technical was over the top ridiculous. It was giving a guy a ticket for going 56 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.
My question is, who is going to call a technical on these officials? Where is the oversight? ALL. YEAR. LONG. there have been questionable calls and NOTHING seemingly gets done about it.
Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe on Jim Boeheim.
C.L. Brown of the Courier-Journal on Louisville’s win over Florida.
Associated Press via ESPN.com on Tim Miles, who has been hired at Nebraska. He takes over for Doc Sadler.
Ben Strauss of the New York Times on Jon Scheyer who is playing professional basketball overseas.
The New York Knicks are 6-1 under new head coach Mike Woodson.
Quote of the Day: “For me, it’s about more than basketball; this is about these kids’ lives,” he said. “You’re looking at some kids who have overcome some things that you can never imagine, and for them to make it here, they’re setting a standard for all the kids in our city. They showed we can be successful.” -Mike Williams, Flint Beecher head coach after his team’s Class C championship.
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Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, someone who often writes about how he feels on current issues in the sports world has some advice for the NBA players as they go through the lock-out.
Former Michigan State forward Jay Vincent was sentenced to 5 years in jail on fraud charges. Vincent was also ordered to pay more than $110,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for his part in a fraud case involving thousands of people who paid to become certified home inspectors. In 1982, as a rookie with the Dallas Mavericks, Vincent scored 40 points at Madison Square Garden…and he was hurt while he scored from all angles. The Vincent story is a sad one, Jay was considered to be a very good power forward with a tremendous future ahead of him. Vincent was the Mavs third pick in their draft back in 1981 (Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackmen were picked ahead of him). He was the first pick of the 2nd round.
Now, Crittenton’s life is in shambles. The subject of an FBI manhunt, he was arrested last Monday night in Orange County, Calif., as he attempted to board the red-eye flight to Atlanta to turn himself in.
“We look forward to getting it to the courts,” said his attorney, Brian Steel.
In the next week to 10 days, Crittenton, 23, will face murder charges in Atlanta. Authorities say that Crittenton murdered Jullian Jones in a hail of gunfire as she was walking last month in Atlanta with two men. They say one of the men was his target in a revenge killing.
Police allege that Crittenton was in an SUV and tried to shoot a man he believed had robbed him last April when he left an Atlanta barbershop around 11 p.m. In the stick up, Crittenton surrendered a $25,000 black diamond necklace, a $30,000 black diamond watch, an iPhone and $25.
While he was at-large in Los Angeles after his Aug. 26 arrest warrant, Crittenton posted a message on his Twitter account, seeming to proclaim his innocence: “This is crazy. Trouble continues to follow me for some reason. I put my trust in God.”
Mike Woodson, former Indiana Hoosier has been hired by the New York Knicks as an assistant coach.
BCAM Coaches Clinic at end of month – speaker lineup: Brad Stevens, John Beilein, Steve Alford, Greg Kampe, Doc Sadler and Travis Ford. Should be a great 3 days.
Did you know that Oakland University men’s head basketball coach Greg Kampe’s son Branch plays for LSU football team? #63 in your program.