| May 29, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Miami Heat, gunning for an NBA title, should separate itself from the Eastern Conference pack even more next season. Most of their challengers are older, stagnate, injured or in upheaval. Let's take a look: The Bulls: Derrick Rose might miss most,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Magic players were on the move this summer, several sent packing in the mammoth Dwight Howard clearance sale. How’s how the players involved in deals might fit or not fit in their new homes: Center Dwight Howard: Howard should be a force for the...
| Feb 25, 2011
Elton Brand had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers reached .500 for the first time this season in a 110-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Led by a resurgent Brand, the Sixers have rebounded from a 3-13 start to get...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 3:06 AM
Elton Brand scored 20 points, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday each had 19, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 106-96 on Sunday.
Evan Turner, the No. 2 pick and last season's college player of the year, added 14 points and 10 rebounds in...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 2:48 PM
While far from a fairy tale, Frank Vogel's short tenure as Pacers' head coach has generally been positive.
The team seems happier in their body language and in the play and the team is in the position of holding a playoff spot instead of fighting for...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Well, that was fun, huh?
Covering spectacularly bad teams and unexpectedly good teams are most beat writers' dream, and I've been lucky to do both thanks to the Tim Floyd-era, the 2004-05 Scott Skiles team and now this team. And this season has far...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:02 PM
As coaching trees go, Mike Krzyzewski's is hardly a towering pine. It's not Charlie Brown's Christmas shrub, but suffice to say the branches could use some work.
All of which add intrigue to Jeff Capel's return to Duke and the perennial speculation as to...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:02 PM
The Sixers will get a chance to re-create some NBA history after forcing a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals with Boston. Philadelphia defeats the Celtics 82-75 in Game 6 at home. 30 years ago, the 76ers went to Boston and won a Game 7 to...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler.
In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
On Sunday, Tribune reporter K.C. Johnson caught you up on former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, now a Diamondbacks scout. Krause had plenty more to say on a slew of subjects. Here's a taste:
Bill Veeck: "Along with my Dad, the best person I've known in my life."...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:47 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Dwight Howard sat stone-faced near the end of the Orlando Magic bench as the final minutes ticked down inside the Wells Fargo Centeron Monday night. The Magic were about to lose their fourth consecutive game, and Howard must have...