NBA Filipino Heritage Week has Special Meaning for Coach Spoelstra

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is delighted that the NBA is holding a Filipino Heritage Week for the first time. Spoelstra, a Filipino-American who traces his roots to San Pablo, Laguna, was admittedly surprised that the Filipino Heritage Week became a league-wide event as he initially thought it would be only for the Heat.[...]

9th Annual Hoops for St. Jude Week Tips off in the NBA

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Results like theirs take teamwork. That’s why St. Jude joined forces with the NBA in 2009 to create Hoops for St. Jude- an annual, season-long campaign that unites the entire NBA Community in supporting[...]

Mike D’Antoni Achieves a Milestone with his 500th Career Win

Los Angeles (AFP) – Head coach Mike D’Antoni recorded his 500th career win as the Houston Rockets rallied from a first quarter deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 115-94. James Harden tallied 19 points and 11 assists as the Rockets were able to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season with Friday’s victory[...]

Preparation remains key for Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Malik Allen

Preparation was Malik Allen’s calling card during his 10-year NBA playing career. Admittedly not able to overwhelm opponents with his athletic abilities, Allen averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 378 games in large part due to always being ready and knowing league personnel. Those same characteristics are serving Allen, a former Shawnee High School[...]

Dwane Casey Reveals Secret to Team Building

The X’s and O’s are the lifeblood of any basketball coach, and trying to devise strategies that put his players in the best position to succeed and come up with wrinkles to confound opponents is what drives them. But there is so much more to the job than that, as Dwane Casey knows so well[...]