Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Earl Lloyd

Ok so you are probably wondering who is Earl Lloyd? He was the first black person to play in the National Basketball Association, in the 1950–51 NBA season. He was the Jackie Robinson of the NBA. Three other African Americans played in the same season: Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton, and Hank DeZonie. Lloyd, a forwardContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Earl Lloyd”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dave Bing 1976 NBA All Star Game MVP

This was the 26th All Star Gaeme played, and it was played at theSpectrum in Philadelphia, on February 3, 1976. Philadelphia hosted all the major four league All-Star games in honor of the Bicenntenial. Dave Bing was the MVP. Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes …Dave Bing. Coaches: East: Tom Heinsohn, West: Al Attles. Eastern ConferenceContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dave Bing 1976 NBA All Star Game MVP”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Lanier All Star Game MVP 1974

GAME 24: at the Seattle Center Coliseum, January 15, 1974. MVP: Bob Lanier Coaches: East: Tom Heinsohn, West: Larry Costello. Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes …Bob Lanier Eastern Conference Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST BLK PFS PTS Elvin Hayes, CAP 35 5 13 2 3 15 6 1 4 12 WaltContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Lanier All Star Game MVP 1974”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Mark Aguirre

Aguirre averaged 20 points per game over the course of his 13-year NBA career. He was selected as the first overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1981 NBA Draft and remained with the Mavericks until 1989. In his first season Aguirre was limited to 51 games and averaged 18.7 points, second on theContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Mark Aguirre”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

    Rants: Peyton Manning …picked the worse time to have his worse game of the year against the Bengals getting picked off 4 times in a 37-28 loss. The loss clinched home field throughout the playoffs for the New England Patriots. Can you see Peyton going to Foxboro and beating the Patriots there? MeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Dumars done in Detroit

According to a publish report: Joe Dumars is expected to resign as general manager of the Detroit Pistons. Dumars, who played for the franchise in a backcourt with Isiah Thomas, became president of basketball operations in 2000 and has been part of the Pistons for 29 years. Praised for his early work as a rosterContinue reading “Dumars done in Detroit”

Brandon Jennings heads to Detroit

In a sign an trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Detroit Pistons acquire Brandon Jennings.Detroit landed the point guard from the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Brandon Knight and two prospects, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the tradeContinue reading “Brandon Jennings heads to Detroit”

Detroit Pistons interested in Josh Smith

At 12:01 the Detroit Pistons met with Josh Smith interested in signing him. According to published reports the Pistons are said to make him a substantial four year offer.Atlanta has shown far more interest in working sign-and-trade arrangements for Smith than re-signing him to a long-term deal, league sources said. Along with re-signing point guardContinue reading “Detroit Pistons interested in Josh Smith”

Pistons hire Maurice Cheeks as Head coach

The Pistons have hired Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach hoping that he will make the most of his chance to lead the Pistons back to the playoffs. This is Cheeks third headcoaching job, he was the coach of both the Portland TrailBlazers and the Philadelphia 76ers. Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular seasonContinue reading “Pistons hire Maurice Cheeks as Head coach”

Phil Jackson advising the Pistons in coaching search…

In a report, covered by the Sports Xchange the Detroit Pistons have turned to Phil Jackson to help with their coaching search. Jackson, who coached the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a combined 11 NBA championships, will travel to Detroit next week to offer counsel to Pistons management on the team’s needs. WhileContinue reading “Phil Jackson advising the Pistons in coaching search…”