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Sporting Fools

The frequent and occasional humorous musings behind two of the World's greatest underappreciated sports minds.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

NBA Notes

Lots going on the association outside of the professional work done by the Pistons last night.

-- Philadelphia dumps the unpopular Jim O'Brien for one of its favorite sons, Maurice Cheeks. This was obviously where Philly wanted to go when the job was open during the offseason but he still had a job in Portland. Cheeks should be more successful than many of his predecessors there for no other reason than Allen Iverson has always been a fan. When Cheeks was an assistant to Larry Brown in Philly, Iverson often look for 'the answer' through the beloved point guard. [Philly Inquirer]

-- Knicks possibly looking to Bill Laimbeer. Makes sense for GM Isiah Thomas to give his former teammates a chance. And there is a history of success with former Pistons in new roles. Joe Dumars is the best GM in the league. Laimbeer has won a WNBA title with the Detroit Shock and John Salley has been banging Teri Hatcher. Laimbeer has said he won't leave Detroit until his daughter graduates high school. And when is that Bill? "In about a week." [Newsday]

-- Magic GM John Weisbrod (a.k.a. Sissybrod) resigned Monday, deciding that he wants to look for a job in the NHL. Maybe someone should break the news to him about the status of that league. "It's not in the best interests of the organization to have a GM running the basketball team that, in his heart, would trade three NBA championships for one Stanley Cup." So why was he managing an NBA team in the first place? [The Ledger]

-- Speaking of Orlando, they have decided to revisit their past and hire Brian Hill. Hill coached the Magic from 1993-1997 and led the team to an NBA Finals in 1995. [AP]

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar teaches the importance of acknowledging smack to aspiring Chinese ballplayers. You can insert your own joke there. [China Daily]

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