Dwane Casey has surprising Raptors on a roll

When Masai Ujiri left the Denver Nuggets to take over basketball operations for the Toronto Raptors, many saw coach Dwane Casey’s departure at the end of the season as a done deal. Then Casey took a team that appeared to be rebuilding and steered it up the Eastern Conference ladder. He’s helped the Raptors navigate[...]

Popovich: I can’t make every decision

Gregg Popovich, famously curt and sarcastic, revealed one of the secrets to the San Antonio Spurs‘ success in a moment of candid reflection Tuesday, saying empowering his players to communicate on the court as he does during timeouts is key to getting them to make the right decisions throughout a game. Popovich, speaking to media before[...]

How basketball lifer Steve Clifford is turning the Bobcats around

How do you fix a broken franchise? We’re not talking championships. We’re talking about just not having a team be a broken pile of wreckage, lying beside the shoreline as birds nest on it. Before you figure out how to win a title, you have to figure out the process for being a good basketball[...]

Spoelstra, McHale named Coaches of the Month

NEW YORK – The Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and the Houston Rockets’ Kevin McHale on Monday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. Spoelstra led the Heat to an NBA-best 9-1 (.900) record in February. The Heat posted a 6-1 mark away from AmericanAirlines Arena,[...]

Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra Gets Win No. 300

With Sunday’s 93-79 win over the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra became the sixth-fastest coach in NBA history to reach 300 career regular-season wins. He needed just 448 games to accomplish the feat and now owns an impressive 300-148 record—good for a .670 winning percentage—since taking over as Miami’s coach before the 2008-09 season. Spoelstra’s first two seasons in Miami didn’t exactly set[...]