10 Most Outspoken Coaches In NYC Area Sports HistoryWith Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan facing his previous employer on Thursday night, we take a look at the most outspoken coaches in the region's history.
Counting Down: The Top 10 Head-Coach Rants Of All Time Be honest. If it's not someone you love who's involved, you probably find other people throwing tantrums downright hysterical. Especially when those people are sports figures.
Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized MistakeVarious media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
Back To The Future: Jason Kidd Introduced As New Head Coach Of Brooklyn Nets Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Lichtenstein: Nets Should Stop Kidding Themselves On J-Kidd’s Candidacy Since Kidd single-handedly turned around the Nets franchise upon his trade to New Jersey in 2002, they owe him. If there’s some capacity in which Kidd could fit in with the club’s long-term plans, it’s worth the discussion. Just not as head coach.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Coaching Wheel Should Land On HollinsPlan A seemed to be, “Let’s get Phil Jackson!” That pipe dream was extinguished after one courtesy phone call. We’re still waiting on Plan B.
Lichtenstein: Carlesimo’s Attempt To Alter Conversation Doesn’t Alter Nets’ UniverseWho said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from "glory road."
Lichtenstein: Nets’ Coaching Search Reeks Of Unintentional Comedy The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.
Reports: Coaching Legend Phil Jackson Not Interested In Nets JobIt appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club's next head coach.
Former Nets Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo On Firing: ‘I'm Tremendously Disappointed’"It's the way it is," Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. "I'm disappointed. I'm not a little disappointed, I'm tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was."
Lichtenstein: It’s Time For P.J. Carlesimo To Pare The CastFor the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.
Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning FranchiseThe Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.
Lichtenstein: P.J.’s Nets Are Improved, But Still No Match For HeatIt’s established that LeBron James is the greatest current basketball player on the planet. But that doesn't make the Heat star an expert on the state of the Nets.
Lichtenstein: Nets Get Much-Needed Win Ahead Of Major Test Against HeatWith tough games upcoming versus Miami and Chicago later this week, the Nets were staring at another cliff if they gagged against Orlando on Monday night.
Melo And Knicks Looking To Take Control In Divisional RaceCarmelo Anthony is ready to gain an edge in the Atlantic Division race on Martin Luther King Day as the Knicks battle the Nets at MSG.