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Van Gundy On Even Shorter Leash

by Kostas Bolos

Aug 3, 2005 1:15 PM

Stan Van Gundy remains head coach of the Miami Heat. But Tuesday?s five-team, 13-player blockbuster trade which saw Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey find their way to South Beach ensures that Van Gundy - if he wasn?t already - is on borrowed time, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »

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Despite Breakout Season, Suns Better Off Without Johnson

by Kostas Bolos

Aug 1, 2005 8:47 PM

While Joe Johnson may have established himself as one of the NBA?s most versatile players after a breakout season in ?04-?05, the Phoenix Suns are better off without him - and his big ego - in the fold, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »

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Brown?s ?Dream Job? May Prove To Be A Nightmare

by Kostas Bolos

Jul 22, 2005 8:16 PM

Larry Brown has always dreamed of coaching the New York Knicks? Well, the Hall of Famer appears to be getting his wish, but just don?t expect the grass to be greener on the other side, especially in New York, where the Knicks remain perennial pretenders. Read more »

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Showtime In South Beach?

by Kostas Bolos

With Shaq unhappy and the Heat on the cusp of championship glory, it?s no coincidence Pat Riley wants to return behind the bench. Whether or not Riley can come in and help put Miami over the hump is anyone?s guess; Riley hasn?t exactly enjoyed a ton of success since his Showtime days in L.A. Read more »
End The Drama, Let Brown Walk

by Kostas Bolos

Even though he may not want to, it?s time Pistons team president Joe Dumars put an end to the ?Larrygate? scandal and part ways with his Hall of Fame head coach, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Third Time?s A Charm

by Kostas Bolos

While Milwaukee?s Michael Redd and Seattle?s Ray Allen may have been so-called sexier free-agent names, the Cavaliers are better off with Larry Hughes as LeBron?s sidekick, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Make-or-Break Off-Season For Cavs

by Kostas Bolos

With boat loads of money to spend this off-season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to buy their way into respectability, Kostas Bolos says. But beware; money doesn?t always buy free-agent love. Read more »
Another Babcock Draft Blunder

by Kostas Bolos

Another year, another first-round reach for Raptors general manager Rob Babcock. If last year?s selection of Araujo was, to say the least, a bona fide reach, then what can you say about the first of his two first-round picks, Connecticut power forward Charlie Villanueva, whom Babcock selected, yes, seventh overall? Read more »
Draft Dilemma: Need vs. Best Talent Available

by Kostas Bolos

To draft for need, or the best available talent? That is the question NBA general managers must ask themselves on draft night, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Duncan Legacy Talk Nonsense

by Kostas Bolos

As if there was any doubt, Tim Duncan solidified his status as one of the NBA?s all-time greats, putting an end ? finally ? to all the foolish legacy talk, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Stern, NBA On Cloud Nine

by Kostas Bolos

With a new collective-bargaining agreement in place and a Game 7 on the horizon, NBA Commissioner Stern has to be feeling pretty good about himself and his league these days, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Mission Accomplished: Spurs Head Back Home In Control Of Destiny

by Kostas Bolos

The Spurs? Palace venture may have been less than memorable, but thanks to their leader (Tim Duncan) and biggest clutch player (Robert Horry), the defending champs now find themselves on the ropes heading back to San Antonio. Read more »
Two Down, One To Go

by Kostas Bolos

The Pistons are now in the driver?s seat, you say? Not until they win Game 5, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Finals Over

by Kostas Bolos

A less than alluring NBA Finals to begin with just keeps getting more unbearable to watch. But at least it?ll be over soon, Kostas Bolos writes. Read more »
The NBA Finals No One Wants To See

by Kostas Bolos

The Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs are the NBA?s top two teams, but why do we have to see them in the Finals? Read more »
Gilbert?s Impatience Wearing Thin

by Kostas Bolos

New Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert should just take a deep breath (for once) and remain patient in his courtship of Larry Brown. Read more »
Enjoy OK Corral Basketball While It Lasts

by Kostas Bolos

With the Phoenix Suns on the brink of elimination, enjoy the Wild West shootouts while they last, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
No Hype, No Problem

by Kostas Bolos

While it would have been nice to have some build-up prior to the Western Conference finals, the Suns and Spurs are doing their talking on the court, Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
NBA Heading Down A Slippery Slope

by Kostas Bolos

A breakdown in communication between the NBA and its Players? Association will result in labor Armageddon, RealGM?s Kostas Bolos says. Read more »
Are The Wizards Better Without Arenas?

by Kostas Bolos

Washington?s Gilbert Arenas had an outstanding season. But he was also a detriment to his team in the playoffs. Read more »