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The Peoples Court – Episode 150 – Western Conference Musical Chairs

Our three hosts have different opinions on who will miss the Western Conference playoffs, Mark Cuban came out in support of our thoughts about D-League relevancy, and Adam Silver admitted something about the league that forces us to view the NBA and it’s franchises through a different lens.

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Episode 142 – What’s in a Nickname?

After a surprising Friday night in the NBA, we went in deep on the Heat, Nets, and Lakers, lamented the increasing number of key injuries around the league, analyzed the Andrew Bynum/Luol Deng trade, and ripped into JR Smith.

Episode Rundown

  • 01:45 – How worried should the Heat be about losing to bad teams?
  • 10:20¬†– How excited should the Nets be about five game winning streak?
  • 16:10 – Has Mike D’Antoni lost control of the Lakers?
  • 24:35 – Injury update: Bledsoe, Holiday, Anderson, Splitter
  • 29:10 – Bynum for Deng: how did the Bulls and Cavs make out in the trade?
  • 38:00 – Where should Andrew Bynum end up?
  • 44:00 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 47:30 – JR Smith, from untying shoes to DNP

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The Sake of Change

Auerbach_Red-2This season,¬†four NBA franchises have changed head coaches. These types of coaching changes occur when a team is struggling and failing to meet expectations, whether those expectations were realistic or not. Either that, or a head coach doesn’t get along with his player(s). Most of the time I’m not a fan of midseason coaching changes. To me it’s like trying to fix a brick wall with scotch tape. When a team struggles the reasons for the struggle go beyond just bad coaching. Sure, coaching could be part of it, but a sub-talented roster or bad chemistry could also be part of the reasons too. That being said, coaches are always easier to remove than players and I thought now would be a good time to examine the teams that have changed coaches both before and after the change happened.
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