National Basketball Coaches Association establishes committee on racial injustice and reform, per report

In response to the ongoing acts of police brutality against the African-American community, the National Basketball Coaches Association has come together to establish a new committee dedicated to racial injustice and reform, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The committee will aim to pursue solutions to ongoing racial issues within NBA cities.  Read more

Here’s how long it takes college basketball coaches to win their first NCAA Tournament championship

For coaches, winning a national championship in college basketball has an unspoken almost-requisite: pay your damn dues.   And I’m not just referring to the treaded-trodden trails of worming one’s way up from video coordinator to basketball operations guy to third assistant, then second assistant, then top assistant/associate head coach. Read more

WNBA players and coaches admit playing without fans will be tough, vow competition will remain fierce

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas knows what it’s like to play professional basketball in near-empty arenas. Months after helping the Sun make the Finals for the first time since 2005, she landed in Gorzow Wielkopolski, a city in western Poland, to play in the country’s top league, Basket Liga Kobiet. Read more

Jerry Sloan, Mike D’Antoni tell familiar NBA story: Great coaches being denied titles by even greater players

Jerry Sloan, one of the most universally respected figures the NBA has ever known, died on Friday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, the Utah Jazz announced. He was 78, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one tribute to him, anywhere, that doesn’t mention, in some Read more

3ICE, a new 3-on-3 hockey league, will feature six Hockey Hall of Famers as head coaches

On Wednesday, 3ICE CEO E.J. Johnston and Commissioner Craig Patrick announced the star-studded cast of the new three-on-three ice hockey league’s eight head coaches. The head coaches are Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, Ed Johnston, John LeClair, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Angela Ruggiero and Bryan Trottier. That group includes a whopping Read more

3ICE, a new 3-on-3 hockey league, will feature eight Hockey Hall of Famers who will serve as head coaches

On Wednesday, 3ICE CEO E.J. Johnston and Commissioner Craig Patrick announced that eight hall of famers will serve as the eight head coaches in the new three-on-three ice hockey league. The head coaches are Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, Ed Johnston, John LeClair, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Angela Ruggiero and Bryan Read more