Category Archives: General Stories
By Erin Somers,
As the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, John Calipari surrounds himself with an exceptional coaching staff. This includes Orlando Antigua, Kenny Payne, and John Robic. One particular assistant coach seems to be doing something right as he is now going to be taking on the responsibility of coaching the Dominican Republic’s Men’s National team. That man is Orlando Antigua.
By Erin Somers
The University of Kentucky is not only a top school for academics, but it is a premiere spot for those fortunate enough to put on a jersey and play for the Wildcats basketball program.
By: Alexander Onaindia
This year’s number one overall NBA draft pick is not from the United States. In fact, he is not from Spain, France, Germany or any other country that has seen many stars translate into the NBA. This year’s number one pick, Anthony Bennett, is from none other than Canada. Other than Steve Nash, there has not been much Canadian basketball talent that has been infused into the NBA. However, the golden age of Canadian basketball is right around the corner.
By Jesse Moore
The 2006 NBA Draft was the first year where eligible players had to be at least one year removed from high school. This forced the top high school players in country to attend college for at least one year (unless you’re Brandon Jennings and play overseas) before they could contemplate forgoing their remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Since this rule was implemented there have been 39 “one and done” players, some being great decisions and others not so much. Here are the ten best “one and done’s” of all-time:
The San Antonio Spurs lead the 2013 NBA Finals 2-1 over the Miami Heat with Game 4 Thursday night in San Antonio. The Spurs took Game 1 92-88 and the Heat used a 33-5 run in the last few minutes of the third quarter and early fourth, rolling to a 103-84 win and evening the series. The Spurs returned the favor in Game 3 Tuesday night making an NBA Finals record 16 three-pointers in route to a 113-77 win. Since 1985, when the NBA went to the 2-3-2 format, when the series is tied at 1, the winner of Game 3 has won the series 12 out of 13 times. The 2011 Heat were the only team to win Game 3 and lose the series, dropping the last three games to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks to be their next head coach. This will be Cheeks third stint as a coach after coaching the Portland Trailblazers (2002-2005) and the Philadelphia Sixers (2006-2008). He owns a 284-286 record, while reaching the playoffs three times in 2002, 2003 and 2008. Cheeks won an NBA championship as a player with the Sixers in 1983, while reaching the Finals in 1980 and 1982. The Pistons have not made the playoffs since 2009.