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  • Wizards going big with Gortat

    Season opener Wizards @Pistons Wednesday, 7:30p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 1500 AM Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that...
  • South Carroll grad Josh Boone hopes to make the most of another chance in the NBA

    Josh Boone is in a familiar spot, one that he first used to his advantage coming out of South Carroll High a decade ago. But instead of starting as a relative unknown, Boone is trying to return from what could be easily called professional basketball...
  • Meet Orlando Magic GM finalist Jeff Bower

    he Orlando Magic have, for now, narrowed their field of general manager candidates to three finalists: Jeff Bower, Rob Hennigan and Dennis Lindsey. We here at the Magic BasketBlog have attempted to provide some background on the finalists: spotlighting...
  • Three For Calhoun In The Blink Of An Eye

    Three For Calhoun In The Blink Of An Eye
    HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999. "The UConn Huskies won the national...
  • They're Riding High Out Of The West Again

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The three-pointer by Derrick Williams that would have ended this jubilant, most improbable UConn season bounced off the rim. Kyle Fogg kept the rebound alive and the three-pointer by Jamelle Horne that would have ended this...
  • K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag
    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...
  • Dwight Howard tries to lead, but he faces a potential credibility problem

    Dwight Howard tries to lead, but he faces a potential credibility problem
    At some point during a season, every NBA team — even a great team — will need a leader on its roster to step up and set an example for his teammates. The Orlando Magic, by no means a great team, have reached that point after an inexcusable...
  • Wizards' Beal finding his rhythm in the game

    Wizards @Heat Tonight, 6 TV: Comcast SportsNet The first time Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal attempted to embarrass an opponent with a thunderous jam, he got a painful lesson on the need to think before dunking. Beal picked the wrong...
  • Jim Calhoun's Best Work: His Top Players

    One of the selling points UConn coach Jim Calhoun would use on would-be Huskies was the coach's success of getting players to the next level. In his career Calhoun coached many first-team All-Americans and NBA lottery picks. Here are some of the best:...
  • Jim Calhoun Timeline: The Career Of A Hall Of Fame Coach

    Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass. Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960) Head Coaching Career: Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69 Westport...
  • Potential Orlando Magic general manager candidates

    The Orlando Magic and Otis Smith, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, have parted ways. The Magic historically have promoted from within, elevating John Weisbrod to the general manager’s job in March 2004 and...