This is just an incredible story. It amazes me how difficult it must have been for him at times growing up, but also the strength and confidence he shows by not only getting through it, but making him a better person. A whole lot of prejudices and stereotypes could disappear if enough people read this story.
Four years ago today Chuck Daly, the greatest coach on Pistons history, lost his battle with cancer. A great coach; a better person.— Chris Mackinder (@Chris_Mackinder) May 9, 2013
Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson is scheduled to arrive in the Detroit area today and begin consulting the Pistons on their coaching search, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press this morning. [...] The source added that, if Dumars thinks it would be productive, Jackson would participate in some of the candidate interviews this week.Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press
I'm only part way through it, but listening to him talk about the draft picks, and the way scouting is done is just mind boggling. With all these stats, it seems like the eyeball test is what people put behind these million dollar decisions.
Also worth noting is Giovany's next tweet: "By the way with Giannis Adetokunbo opening that twitter account (@GAdetokunbo) I think its pretty clear how we should spell his name now."
"It's an experience," Gilbert said. "Let's face it, (arenas) don't belong in a farm field in the suburbs." The Cavaliers finished with a worse record than the Pistons this season, but Gilbert said the team still drew about 15,000 fans a game to its downtown arena, while Gores' Pistons at times were noticeably bringing in only a few thousand.Via the Detroit News. Gilbert has been banging this drum for awhile, I'm sure to Gores' chagrin. From Nov. 2011: Gores "not against" moving downtown From Jan. 2013: David Stern praises the Palace.
Let's take a break from talking about who the Pistons might hire and watch Chuck Daly's Hall of Fame induction speech.
Discusses why so many teams fall back to isolation offense "late and close", the emphasis on 3-point shooting, openly admits his worst trade, etc.
Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement on Wednesday, because nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky, and all we are is dust in the wind, and even the realest stars among us must fade away eventually. 'Sheed is headed to basketball heaven now, and if that doesn't necessarily include a trip to Springfield, Massachusetts, it will definitely involve a life of surprise cameos at the Raleigh Pro-Am and a lot of chilling in sweatsuits and talking shit.Andrew Sharp