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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Larry Brown Had to Beg SMU to Hire Him

    When SMU announced in April that it had hired Larry Brown, the only man to have coached teams to both the NCAA and NBA championships, to lead the Mustangs, a lot of head-scratching ensued. It was hard to fathom why SMU would put its basketball program in the hands of a 72-year-old known for changin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Larry Brown is SMU's New Basketball Coach

    Larry Brown has agreed to coach SMU's Mustangs, ESPN reports. The 71-year-old coach was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and has coached in college, the NBA and the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 2004 games. He's coached pretty much every NBA team, and even though his last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Dirk's Legacy: The All-Time Top 7 NBA Power Forwards

    ​10 All-Star Appearances. 1 NBA MVP. 1 Ring. 1 NBA Finals MVP. 4-time All-NBA First Team 3-Point Shootout Champion Soft. Clutch. With Sunday's victory over the Miami Heat Dirk Nowitzki filled in the final void of his Hall of Fame resume. Only things potentially left that would improve his leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    He Never Was a Bad Boy: While Kids Are Away, NBA Great Bob Lanier Paints a Dallas School

    Leslie MinoraBob Lanier (right) works his extreme-school-makeover magic in West Dallas.​An oddly interesting scene unfolded on Inwood Road earlier today: NBA legend Bob Lanier and Key Coker, Executive Vice President of BBVA Compass Bank, chatting about banking globalization, financial diversificat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Craig James, Now a Hall-of-Famer (at SMU)

    ​I went over to The Hilltop's website this afternoon to look for something unrelated and espied this announcement: "SMU announces the newest inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame." At the top of the pops: running back Craig James of the Pony ExcessExpress. No word whether his former agent, She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Celebrating the Long and "Pretty Impressive" Career of Texas Legend Nancy Lieberman

    Via.​It was quite the big deal back in '80, when the Dallas Diamonds of the fledgling Women's Professional Basketball League signed Old Dominion star and Olympic silver-medalist Nancy Lieberman to her first pro contract. I have a hazy memory of sitting among a few packed houses at Moody Coliseum, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    This Just In: TNT's Studio Crew is Comprised of Morons

    Dear Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber, And I mean this is the nicest way possible: Shut the fuck up! At the very least, actually listen before talking. Who knows, you might not make complete asshohles of yourselves next time. We all wish Mavs' star Dirk Nowitzki was blessed wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    WWJD: What Was Jason Doing?

    Cool that Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Kidd was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week. Last week he passed Magic Johnson for No. 3 on the all-time assist list, dished out 20 dimes against the Suns on national television and generally upgraded his room-with-a-view in the Hall of Fame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Mavs Good, But Not Effin' Good Enough. Again.

    If you, like me, were at American Airlines Center last night for Celtics 99, Mavericks 92, you woke up this morning mad enough to spit. If you are head coach Rick Carlisle, you might still be cussing. After watching Boston's Paul Pierce hit consecutive impossibly tough jumpers over Devean Georg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Ambassador Class

    Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    C'mon, But What About Rodney McCray? Or Fat Lever? Or Alex English?

    At first glance, it's cool that a former Dallas Maverick is up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. What's that I say? Don't tell me you forgot that Adrian Dantley played a whopping 76 games here after the trading of Mark Aguirre in 1989. Well, he did. But even if he's selected among a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Shaping Up to be a Foul Finals

    "Gary Payton, you're so great. How come you're so great?" And other questions posed by NBA writers. Forget Game 4, the blowout you still can't erase from the memory banks, and we're just a few ticks of the clock away from the title that shoulda-woulda-coulda been the Dallas Mavericks'. Now we're one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006
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    March 10, 2006

    Gooooo, Nellie!

    You saw the picture here on Monday. Now you get the details. Seems 65-year-old former Mavs coach Don Nelson is having a life the rest of us only dream about. That is, assuming you fantasize about getting drunk with Owen Wilson, acting in shows directed by George Clooney, sitting in A-list seats at ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Tale of the Tapes

    With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout

  • Calendar

    May 6, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 6 - 12, 1999

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