Heat, Spoelstra to host players from Philippines

MIAMI — The State Department says it is teaming with the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra this week to host 16 players and two coaches from the Philippines, which is still dealing with the aftereffects of the typhoon that struck last fall. Spoelstra’s mother is from the Philippines. He was actively involved in fundraising[…]

Hornacek and Carlisle visit St. Jude Research Hospital during Hoops for St. Jude Week

During Hoops for St. Jude Week (March 7-14)  NBA head coaches Jeff Hornacek and Rick Carlisle took the time to visit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Phoenix Suns coach, Jeff Hornacek, was able to bring some holiday cheer to the kids of St. Jude. During his visit, Coach Hornacek read “Elf on[…]

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[…]