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[…]

J.B. Bickerstaff Never Stops Learning as Houston’s Interim Head Coach

J.B. Bickerstaff took over the reigns for the Houston Rockets 11 games into the season.  Despite his impressive criteria of experience for his young age 36, Bickerstaff never settles for what he already knows.  “Every day you learn something,” Bickerstaff said. “That’s the same as assistant coach and the same as a head coach. You[…]

Stevens Misses Celtics-Bulls Game to Visit Former Player Who Has Cancer

“It is cliche to say someone gets it, Steven’s does. On every single level. Basketball, human; one of the great guys you’ll ever encounter,” Scott Van Pelt said on SportsCenter last night. Brad Steven’s missed the Celtics matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the first regular season game he has missed during his[…]

The Interview: Jerry Stackhouse

Former NBA player and current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse. The retired NBAer, 41, has transitioned from player to coach after finishing a pro career that spanned 18 seasons. I grew up in Kinston, North Carolina. It was great place then. They had a big plant in town: DuPont. When it closed, a lot[…]

Karl Surpasses Phil Jackson On Wins List

The Kings head coach moves to fifth on the all-time NBA coaching wins record book. With Sacramento’s 14th win of the 2015-16 season, in which the team secured a W for the first time ever in Oklahoma City, Kings head coach George Karl notched the 1,156th win of his career. The feat moved him in[…]