HoopsHype Mike Bratz rumors
The Kings’ basketball think tankers – Pete D’Alessandro, Chris Mullin, Mike Bratz – began lobbying Ranadive for a coaching change several weeks ago. According to the owner, D’Alessandro and Mullin flew to Las Vegas eight days ago, where he was attending a software conference, and persuaded him to change coaches, partly to change the culture but mainly to start scrapping the old offense. The push was on to replace the isolation plays and sluggish tempo with a faster pace, ball and body movement, quicker decisions, smaller lineups, and in essence, a more creative, free-flowing system. Sacramento Bee
The Nuggets’ media guide will need an extensive makeover for next season as the mass exodus continues out of their front office. Nuggets director of player personnel, Mike Bratz, and scouting director, Dan Tolzman, are both leaving the organization. Tolzman will join former Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations, Masai Ujiri, in Toronto. Denver Post
"I have tremendous admiration for him as a colleague and will always consider him to be a great friend. Our search for a new executive will begin immediately, and I will make an announcement once that process is concluded." In preparation for the upcoming NBA Draft, Kroenke will work closely with vice president of basketball operations Pete D’Alessandro, director of player personnel Mike Bratz, scout Herb Livsey and scouting coordinator Dan Tolzman. NBA.com
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