Consider: Since the start of the 1995-96 season, nine of the 10 best teams in offensive efficiency were either the mid-’90s Bulls (where Kerr played), the Nash-led Suns (where Kerr managed) or Kerr’s modern-day Warriors. Kerr’s basketball journey weaved through offensive greatness, and then he built his own. “It was like it was destiny to have Steve come in and try to coach that way,” says Luke Walton, former Warriors assistant coach, “because they were built to play that way.”
December 17, 2017 | 5:23 pm EST Update
The 2011 All-Star Game took place in Los Angeles. The night before, with the Nuggets’ permission, the Nets’ upper crust — owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Chairman of the Board, Dmitry Razumov, CEO Brett Yormark, part owner Jay-Z and GM Billy King — met with Melo and agent Leon Rose at Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. “Carmelo liked everything we were pitching,” King said yesterday. “He understood, if the Knicks refused to give the Nuggets everything and everyone they wanted, he’d play one season in Newark before we moved to Brooklyn.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is signing guard Milton Doyle to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s shown NBA potential for Nets’ G-League affiliate on Long Island.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks Comedy Hour. Asked about #Cavaliers playing on a second night of a back to back, and Brooks zings: “I have much respect for Coach Lue…but he’s making a bad decision if he doesn’t sit LeBron tonight.”