Erik Spoelstra, perhaps the top young coach in the NBA, is well-liked by his peers and, most importantly, his players. But the Heat’s young coach, like his team, was blown away in the NBA Finals. He took a coaching spanking, administered by the guy on the other bench, Gregg Popovich.
The Tuesday, April 30 news conference was the most important news conference in the history of the National Basketball Association.
With Jason Kidd, the Amsterdam News NBA Coach of the Year, on the sidelines, the Brooklyn Nets are possibly set to make a deep run into the 2014 NBA playoffs, which tip off April 19.
After an absence of some 53 years, Madison Square Garden will host the Division I 2014 NCAA Finals
There are thousands and thousands of loyal Knicks fans who refuse to dump on their team—senior citizens, high school and college kids and just fans from all walks of life who are still sticking with their team.
Raymond Felton has had an unproductive season on the court and is now 0-1 off the court.
On an overcast Friday afternoon, St. John’s University honored legendary coaches Lou Carnesecca and Jack Kaiser at Antun’s, the popular Queens catering hall. It was a nostalgic afternoon of fun and great eats, and the room was filled with alumni, coaches and the honorees, Carnesecca and Kaiser.
Some 10,000 preteen elementary school girls and junior high and senior high ladies shared the best indoor track in the country, along with high school, college and 30s-plus ladies, as they competed for Colgate-Palmolive Educational Grants at the Armory track.
We met Fred Thompson over 40 years ago when he was waging war with the New York City Board of Education. The beef was over the almost total lack of educational and athletic sports programs for girls. Thompson, then a corporate lawyer (ABC) who was getting nowhere with the system, formed a track club for young girls, the legendary Atoms Track Club in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1978, the great Grete Waitz won the first of her nine New York City Marathons as she became a household name around the world