HoopsHype Cliff Robinson rumors
According to a source, NBA veteran Cliff Robinson will be joining the Springfield Armor as an assistant coach. The former Nets forward also helped out at one of their open tryout sessions last month. Ridiculous Upside
Carl Landry posted up Mike Dunleavy twice Saturday night and couldn't back him down. Dunleavy told me his secret afterward: "I played with Cliff Robinson, one of the best post defenders ever, my first couple of years in the league. Skinny as I was, I was getting posted up all the time by pretty much everyone. One day after practice he showed me a few techniques and ever since, it's been a little better." He added, somewhat jokingly, "You get over 30 years you get some old-man strength, too." Both Landry and Dunleavy are listed as 6'9", but Landry is 248 pounds while Dunleavy is 220. Watching Dunleavy work, Robinson taught him about leverage -- keeping his upper body straight up, but utilizing his legs at an angle, like tipping a chair against a door. Sulia
Among the familiar faces watching the workouts was former Nets forward Cliff Robinson, there to expand his contact list. Robinson is hoping to land a job within the NBA as a scout or assistant. Robinson retired in 2007 after a 19-season career that included time with the Blazers, Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets. New York Post
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