What is Tom Thibodeau’s value?

Putting a number on what the Bulls’ head coach is worth in wins and dollars The Chicago Bulls are doing it again. Without injured star Derrick Rose, the Bulls have used elite defense and just enough offense — the same formula that won them a playoff series last year — to stay in the mix for home-court advantage in[…]

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[…]