D-U-K-E D-U-K-E D-U-K-E
Damnit, I really hate Duke.
Nothing today. We Wolves fans are spared any further agony, if only for one day.
The NBA was off last night, in case you missed it. The Wolves next play Wednesday the 7th at home vs the Golden State Warriors. Nellie is going for the career coaching wins record. My bet is he gets it if Darko doesn’t play, or is still limited from his minor concussion.
Nelson tied Lenny Wilkens for the most wins by an NBA coach when the Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors 113-112 on Sunday night.
– Say what you want about Don Nelson and his coaching style, but 1,332 is a hell of a lot of wins.
Around the NBA/NCAA
How about some NBA Power Ranking action?
Eric Pincus from Hoopsworld has the Wolves ranked dead last #30:
This is what it’s come to? Worse than the Nets?
Marc Stein from ESPN.com also has the Wolves ranked… dead last.
Sota is stuck down in the No. 30 basement for a second successive week — with only one more Monday to get out — even though its record isn’t worse than New Jersey’s. That’s pretty much the worst of both worlds.
– Well, that’s disheartening. We are ranked below the Nets, one of the worst teams of all-time. Then again, we aren’t very good either.
Good Chemistry = Winning?
From J.A. Adande at ESPN.com:
Good chemistry means so much more in college. That’s about 50 percent of the reason Duke is playing for the championship Monday night. Over the weekend Mike Krzyzewski told CBS, “I love my group. They’re as close as any team that I’ve ever coached. They enjoy being together.”
– Yeah, I guess that makes some sense.
Coach K in the NBA?
Not gonna happen says Chris Sheridan
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPN.com Monday morning that “I wouldn’t have any interest in the job,” even if incoming New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov offers to make him the highest-paid coach in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson is currently the NBA’s highest-paid coach with a $12 million salary, and the Record said Prokhorov might be willing to offer Krzyzewski in the range of $12 million to $15 million annually.
– And why would he? He is set for life, and is a GOD in the NCAA. It’s not always all about the money.
1992 Olympic Champs inducted into the Hall of Fame
From the AP:
Scottie Pippen considers himself a double winner. He’ll enter basketball’s Hall of Fame as an individual and a member of the Dream Team on the same day.
“I’ll be able to take one trip and kill both,” Pippen said with a laugh.
Pippen, Karl Malone and two of the best U.S. Olympic teams — including that famed 1992 Dream Team — were selected Monday as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2010.
Malone and Pippen, both eligible for election for the first time, were part of that ’92 Olympic team.
– I suppose they were deserving enough.
Knicks save $10 Million in Luxury Tax bill because of Cuttino Mobley
– Glen Taylor was seen crying when informed he would only be receiving about $3.7 million, insead of over $4 million, for the TWolves being under the Luxury Tax threshold this season.
Go directly to jail, do not pass Go.
The AP reports that Gilbert Arenas must first report to jail for 2 days.
– Do you think he predicted this happening?