What Does History Teach Us About NBA Players Who Immediately Become Coaches?

Tuesday the New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their head coach. Less than two weeks ago Fisher was the backup point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By hiring Fisher the Knicks became the second New York City basketball team in as many years to hire a player in his first year of retirement as a head coach. The Brooklyn Nets tapped 19-year pro Jason Kidd a year ago.

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview and predictions

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Eastern Conference.

Only two NBA Eastern Conference teams are above .500

Each of the NBA’s Eastern Conference teams has now played at least 16 games. And entering Tuesday’s action, only two of them are currently above .500.

Brooklyn Nets’ deal with Andrei Kirilenko angers rest of NBA

On Thursday evening the Brooklyn Nets signed Russian forward Andrei Kirilenko to a one-year, $3.1 million contract, a deal far below what the 32-year-old was looking for from other teams. Now, rival teams around the NBA are crying foul, alleging that some kind of side deal was made between the Nets and Kirilenko to get him to sign.

Jason Kidd gets technical in first game as coach

Many have wondered how Jason Kidd, a guy who has zero coaching experience, would fair in his first year on the bench. Well, he got his first taste of action Sunday during the Orlando Summer League and he promptly received his first technical foul.

Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets trade not impressive for either team

The trade sending Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets isn’t as impressive as it may look on paper.

NBA on Christmas Day: TV Schedule and Best Player Matchups

ABC and ESPN are bringing us a great NBA on Christmas Day slate of action starting at noon and going late into the night.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule … and NBA Superstars Singing ‘Jingle Bells’

Before we get to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule for 2012, a quick little something for anyone who might at all be struggling to get into the Christmas spirit.

I Love This Deal: Brooklyn Nets Trade For Joe Johnson

In a blockbuster trade, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to trade the expiring contracts of five players and a future first-round pick, lottery-protected in 2013 via Houston, to acquire Atlanta Hawk guard Joe Johnson. I love this deal.

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Nets Re-Sign Wallace, Hope To Entice Williams, Then Land Howard Too

The Nets hope that re-signing Gerald Wallace will give them the edge in resigning Deron Williams and even eventually landing Dwight Howard, since Howard has recently requested to be traded to the Nets.

Adam Morrison Is Back and Looking as Adam Morrison as Ever

After four unremarkable NBA seasons, 2006 co-college player of the year at Gonzaga and third overall NBA Draft Pick Adam Morrison disappeared. Now he’s back. And as Adam Morrison as ever.