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D'Alessandro has a close relationship with Chris Mullin, and would be a natural fit to pair with him. Like Mullin, he also is an alum.
I heard that Anthony Brown, gouard/forward from Stanford, had a good showing for Lakers today
Delon Wright says he's not worried about where he's drafted but believes he can be one of the best guards coming out of the draft
I've told Lacob and Kerr that I could never find a photo of them together. Well thanks to ESPN I have one now http://t.co/VVgE9fSY37
Not much insight given at Bulls press conference. Paxson talked about the Cleveland series as missing a window of opportunity.
St. John's announced AD Chris Monasch has resigned. Make that 'resigned'
Dwight Howard: "I want to continue to push myself to the limit and remember that no matter how the season ends, I'm still a champion."
Delon Wright was pretty clear that he considers himself a point guard - he can learn to play off the ball but more a 1 than a combo guard
Bad news for GB: Lucas Mondelo is telling his team he wants a tighter press, especially on the perimeter. GB really missing Fagbenle inside
Bulls can say what they want about going through process. They're locked and loaded on hiring Hoiberg. His job to lose.
The biggest takeaway from Gar/Pax press conference? Thibs, Gar and Pax really, really didn't like each other. In case you still weren't sure
GB trailing 32-19 mid 2nd quarter. Spain are giving their ‘lock you down’ press a work out.
Kobe Bryant, Wayne Ellington, Julius Randle & Jordan Clarkson all at the Lakers' practice facility today
Chris Monasch has officially 'resigned' as the St. John's AD
Julius Randle has been cleared to do full contact drills in half-court 2-on-2 & 3-on-3 settings.
Ron Bergman's fascinating life: his mother worked for Hemingway, he drove a cab while at Cal, never took himself too seriously. Lived, loved
Guard Nigel Johnson, who played the past two seasons at Kansas State, has enrolled at Rutgers University as a transfer student.
Naturally I talked to Kobe about my daughter's broken finger going after a rebound - what else
Talked to people involved in the NFL, MLB + NBA the last few days, they all point out 1 thing: GSW players really seem to like each other.
Also: James Scott Keith Williams
At the Wolves/Lynx new practice facility. The backboard just spontaneously combusted. And Zach LaVine wasnt to blame http://t.co/MDZWImQN8p
Also Jordan Clarkson was at Lakers as well - as was Byron Mitch and the bulk of the team's front office
NY/NJ players at Pangos All-American Camp: Bryce Aiken Rawle Alkins Mustapha Heron Taurean Thompson Myles Powell Jamir Harris Riley Welch
Wayne Ellington told me he's back healthy now from shoulder injury
Gar says final decision was made last night. They informed Thibs this morning.
Assistant Andy Greer has also been let go, says Gar.
Julius Randle was working out today at Lakers - also saw Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington - Kobe as mentioned previously
Bulls assistant Andy Greer has been let go. As for the other assistants, that will be determined by the new coach
Assistant coach Andy Greer has been let go.
Gar says assistant coach Andy Greer has been let go.
Spain 22-13 @GBBasketball, End 1st - Handy, Allen 4 - Alba Torrens 8
Squad. Kobe. Julius. Wayne. Tom. Los. http://t.co/F2UvDv2DhB
"Gar, where will you guys look for the next coach?" Riley Curry: "Wayyyyyyyyyy up"
If I'm New Orleans go out and get Thins. Perfect upgrade there.
Gar on the relationship: "There continued to be a day to day working relationship. We continued to communicate."
Paul Millsap says he does not need surgery on his shoulder, just rest.
Pax: "There wasn't a point of no return." Says again if Bulls were playing for a title this wouldn't be happening.
Bulls GM Gar Forman on a timeframe for hiring Fred Hoiberg, um, the next coach: "It's when we find the right guy."
Julius Randle continues to progress and has been cleared for full contact half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions. Next step: 4-on-4.
Would love to see the Big Easy get Van Gundy as head coach and Thibodeau as one-season defensive coordinator. New Orleans deserves it.
Forman: "We're not going to put ourselves in a box" regarding qualifications for next coach. Did mention leadership and communication.
Pax admits that Bulls probably wouldn't be sitting here if they had won a championship this season.
Pax: "We wouldn’t be sitting here if we won a championship. I feel like we had a real chance."
Pax: “We probably wouldn’t be sitting there if we won a championship. But we haven’t done that, and I go back to missed opportunity this yr”
Nicole How playing with a protective face mask. GB committing too many turnovers. Trailing 16-9 with 2:30 left in 1st.
Pax says "obviously there was a breakdown" with Thibs. "You have to have situation where you're all pulling in the same direction."
Paxson: "Obviously, there was a breakdown. You have to have a situation where you're all pulling in the same direction."
I question Gar Forman's decision NOT to hold Riley Curry during this presser.
Paxson: "Jerry's statement stands on its own. Relationships are difficult. There has to be situation where you can have open dialogue."
Gar says "a change was needed" after meetings with players and personnel.
Thought on K Love. Does Cavs making Finals without him force him to leave? If he stays and they make it no credit if they don't his fault
The next press conference the Clippers have with their GM (Dave Wohl) and VP of basketball operations (Kevin Eastman) will be the first.
JVG left badly in New York, Houston. JVG disciples Mark Jackson badly in GS; Thibodeau badly in Chicago. It's a Parcells patent
Gar wouldn’t commit to a timeframe on a new coach. “It’s when we find the right guy.”
Gar doesn't want to discuss "personal conversation" they had with Thibs this morning.
Loving that FEB TV just had a caption referring to GB coach Peter Backle. Sounds more Aussie.
Paxson: “Cleveland is a great team, but we feel given their injuries, the path was there for us and we didn’t seize it.”
Pax: "We were all really disappointed with the way season ended. Cleveland is a great team. But given their injuries, the path was there."
Bulls exec VP John Paxson said players never witnessed animosity between management and Thibodeau. Doesn't think it had effect.
Gar/Pax say Thibs was involved in discussions regarding minutes limit. They say he knew all the information given to them by doctors.
Pax on the minutes restrictions: "Tom was part of all the discussions, he knew everything that was going on."
Bulls exec VP John Paxson said Thibodeau was participant in discussions with medical people regarding minutes restrictions.
Pax: Minutes issue “gives our players the best chance to succeed.” Says Thibs was part of every staff discussion.
Pax: "The minutes restriction was an organizational decision." Says minutes limit was to give "players best chance to succeed."
Of the minutes limits, John Paxson: "It was the responsible thing to do. 3 years in a row where we weren’t healthy come playoff time."
John Paxson says front office’s goal w/r/t minutes was making sure everyone was as healthy as possible for the playoffs.
Bulls exec VP John Paxson said minutes restrictions for Noah/Rose came from input from medical staff and "was absolutely the right thing."
Gar Forman: "Out of respect for everyone involved..." Sorry Gar, that card was burned with the release and opening of the press conference.
Gar Forman says Bulls will begin process of hiring a new coach "tonight and into the weekend." Won't get specific or give updates.
Gar Forman: "We're looking for a leader who has great communication skills."
Forman said no teams called for Thibs and as far as looking for compensation, "nothing could be further from the truth"
Gar says Bulls will start search for new coach tonight.
Forman said process of hiring next coach begins tonight and will carry into the weekend. Won't discuss names. But Hoiberg's job to lose.
The movement is real http://t.co/7PQqx11fca
Gar says Bulls are looking for an "open and creative learner" as next head coach.
Forman said Bulls are looking for "the right fit" for "our individual players and team and organization" in next coach. Wants leader.
From what I gather, Thibs wanted everything his way and wasn't willing to work with Forman or Paxson. And tended to be abrasive.
Gar says "nothing could be further from truth" in regards to Bulls using Thibs as an asset. Says no team called to talk to Thibs.
Last piece of roof will be put in place but won't be ready until 2016 US Open. Mechanisms to open roof still need to be installed.
Forman reiterates what Tribune reported all along: Bulls would've granted permission for other teams to talk to Thibs. Nobody called.
Gar denies everything w/r/t using Thibs to acquire asset or as some kind of leverage play.
Delon Wright is in LA today working out for the Lakers
Forman said Bulls were not looking for asset or using situation as leverage ploy. Said major decision bigger than 2nd round pick.
If you've driven by Flushing Meadows on GCP, you've seen startup of roof over Ashe Stadium. USTA holding "Topping off'' ceremony June 10
The Thibs firing echoes the Jerry Krause, "organizations win championships" mantra from the Jordan days.
Bergy's baseball writing was exceptional, and he loved the A's. But can't believe he is missing Warriors great run. Nellie was his favorite.
Gar says Bulls need a "Culture of communication that builds a trust within organization ..."
Gar Forman: "There needs to build culture of communication that builds trust . . . a culture when everybody is pulling in same direction."
Gar: “It is our strong belief that there needs to be a culture of communication that builds a level of trust within the organization.”
Bulls GM Gar Forman: "We want to thank Tom for all the contributions he made to the Bulls' organization."
Gar and Pax have entered the building. http://t.co/aRs7WbuUxE
Gar Forman: “We had a level of success with Tom these last five years and we want to thank Tom for all the contributions that he made.”
So sad about the passing of my dear friend and colleague Ron Bergman. Sassy, irreverent, relentless reporter, and an incredible friend.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" http://t.co/7I0T2DIKos
Ron Bergman was an underrecognized titan, and it was an honor to be in his company. He passes with the best thoughts of all who knew him.
The BET “Genius Talks” at the LA Convention Center on June 27 will be headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant. http://t.co/JCxkawtqvV
I've often thought of becoming a golf club.
Sherman burned Atlanta, now shoots intercontinental missiles at Michigan State from Georgia.
Kobe Bryant at Lakers facility for end of draft workout
Random Cavs-Warriors trivia: http://t.co/l6QrTy1skx
Anderson said his on-ball defense is his biggest strength, adding that he has a 7-foot wingspan to go with his athleticism.
Minute restrictions got little overblown at times/fit neatly in Thibs vs. front office: But players it was imposed on had no problem w/ it.
Prospect Justin Anderson on his workout: "You feel (the Lakers vibe). There's a certain expectation when you step into that (environment)."
Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson also out here at the facility and Kobe's out here just chillin http://t.co/8t6fcZKa8v
Kobe Bryant is at Lakers workout today.
Kobe Bryant is here at predraft workouts, chatting with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.
Final(?) list of coaches leaving contenders/sorta-contenders: Pitino 97, Kruger 00, Howland-Self-Roy 03, Crean 08, Calipari 09, Anderson 11
From Bulls press release: "Over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach." ---Some?!
Kobe is at the practice facility, talking with Mitch during draft workouts
"We have high expectations. We're not satisfied." - Coach Bud
Someone will, but how does next coach get past that Bulls' statement? Telling you flat-out to expect and embrace management interference.
Cdn senior women open Euro hoops tour with 53-49 win over Poland; M.Ayim leads Canada with 11 pts; T. Tatham adds 8
Definitely a sense of relief within the United Center -- from all involved -- that this thing has come to a resolution.
Kobe Bryant just walked into the Lakers facility, looks at a few of us media folk in the hall, says 'what are you all here for anyway?' Haha
Both Anderson and Wright are 1st round material, in the range of the Lakers' 27th pick give or take - if not taken sooner
Another top prospect Lakers looking at today is Justin Anderson, a 21-year old, 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Virginia
Scene from Oracle Arena last night. http://t.co/AR9TOLCFAy
I spelled four of 57 words correctly during the Spelling Bee no big deal you know just an excellent speller and whatnot
Two speculative ones: 1) That if Brad Stevens stays at Butler, regardless of weakened roster, he has a contender, because he's Brad Stevens
In case you haven't seen it --- can't every recall a team going to this length to describe why they fired a coach. http://t.co/InSU0juHv7
KU was ranked No. 6 in the preseason poll after Roy Williams left for UNC in '03, so that counts. Pitino, Roy, Self, maybe Hoiberg.
Delon Wright is the top prospect the Lakers are working out to day - 6-foot-4 guard from Utah, brother of Blazers Dorell Wright
To be clear, I'm talking about coaches leaving teams that coulda won it all that very next season.
If you think about it, it’s odd that Scot Pollard hasn’t been on Survivor until this point.
Joakim Noah in text message on Thibodeau: "I want to thank Thibs for all the work he put in. I wish him nothing but the best."
Coaches leaving imminent title contenders for other jobs, past 20 yrs: Pitino (UK-to-NBA, 97), Self (IL-to-KU, 03), Hoiberg? Missing anyone?
DeMarco Murray laughed off the Joseph Randle comments. "I hope he gets to taste some of that meat."
Also at Nets next week: Darrun Hilliard JP Tokoto Jonathan Holmes Jesse Morgan
The Nets are holding NBA Draft workouts next week including: Phil Greene JayVaughn Pinkston Terry Rozier Kevin Pangos Quinn Cook David Laury
Bulls assistant coach Andy Greer just left the Advocate Center. Bulls security was wheeling a lot of boxes out with him.
Top names of Nets prospects worked out, ranked: 5) Greg Whittington 4) J.P. Tokoto 3) Darrun Hilliard 2) Kevin Pangos 1) JayVaughn Pinkston
If there is information worth consuming, it rarely comes out in the format of a press conference.
Highest-rated guy going working out for Nets those first three days is J.P. Tokoto. A lot of second-round/UFA-type guys as we get rolling
The next couple weeks for the Bulls will seem like you're hearing Kanye and Chris Rock on a track
Nets have announced pre-draft workouts for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday http://t.co/0DqYhU6LwQ
Last year, SA's Kawhi Leonard was an 18-1 favorite to win Finals MVP before the series started.
Here is the list of players the Nets are working out next week http://t.co/DSkfbvtSWd
I sat through a decade's worth of press conferences and can count on one hand the number the number of times I heard something worthwhile.
Nets announce pre-draft workouts from June 1-3. Includes Terry Rozier, J.P. Tokoto, Phil Greene IV.
For people complaining about kids being at sports press conferences... what valuable or provocative info ever comes out of these things?
What’s the more juicy NBA Finals narrative: The LeBron Storyline or the The LeBron Hairline?
Seems the NBA coach recycling program is still going strong. Meanwhile, the two teams in the Finals had the courage to think independently.
According to Chip Kelly, Tim Tebow changed his mechanics. After watching, can confirm Tebow is still left-handed
Hello summer http://t.co/sY49NngT2T
So, yeah: Tom Thibodeau playoff record against LeBron: 4-12. Of course, more importantly his time in Chicago will be linked to DRose.
Don't forget Arne Duncan, President Obama's Secretary of Education who played for Thibs at Harvard, gave big Thibs endorsement to Reinsdorf.
The beginning of the end was the Bulls front office firing Tom's top assistant Ron Adams two years ago. Whatever became of Ron anyway? Hmmm.