Steve Kerr Returns to Warriors Bench

Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr is returning from his leave of absence and will be on the bench to coach the Warriors tonight in their game against the Indiana Pacers at Oracle Arena, the team announced today. Kerr originally took a leave of absence on October 1, 2015, to focus on rehabilitation and[…]

Podcast: Brett Brown talks about Popovich, the Spurs, Rick Pitino, and the Sixers

The coaching tree in basketball is very much a real thing.  On “The Vertical Podcast” on Yahoo Sports, Brett Brown talks about how Gregg Popovich was a mentor to him, the Spurs program and philosophy, and playing for Rick Pitino at Boston College.   Listen and download here: The Vertical Podcast with Woj: 76ers coach Brett[…]

Chicago Bulls Statement on Passing of Johnny Bach

January 18, 2016 – Johnny Bach, a prominent coaching figure in Chicago Bulls history, passed away today at age 91. A 56-year coaching veteran, Bach joined the Bulls as an assistant in 1986, and his highly effective “Doberman” style defense played a pivotal role in the Bulls’ three championship titles from 1991 to 1993. The[…]

Raptors Assistant Coach Nick Nurse Returns to England

From playing to coach, Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Nick Nurse spent 10 years in the British Basketball before coming back across the pond.  As Nurse is back in London for the Raptors 2016 Global Games London matchup versus Orlando, he recalls how much he enjoyed his time over there.  “I think the British people are[…]

Miami Heat Assistant Coach Keith Smart Returns From Rare Skin Cancer

After nearly a month away from the team, Miami Heat Assistant Coach Keith Smart returned to the bench Monday night in Oakland as the team took on the Warriors.  Smith was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of skin cancer on his cheek, but after a 15 hour surgery he was able to return to[…]