1. Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson To The Bench For Game 3

    I couldn't make it through the first quarter watching so many mistakes on defense. The Suns have no chance unless they figure out how to play better team defense - which is like asking a prostitute to become a nun...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  2. Mark Jackson Credentials Questioned After On Air Mistake: NBA Playoffs

    Mark Jackson rarely contributes in a meaningful way - but this time, he really is talking crazy. He calls passing the ball to Dwight Howard in the post "fool's gold." The offense is built from the inside out - Dwight Howard sets up the 3 point shooters...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 382 reads 2 comments

  3. Vince Carter Takes a Magic Carpet Ride to Free Throw Line: Game 2

    Vince Carter isn't to blame for the free throws he missed in the fourth quarter - it's the rest of the game he killed them. Add Jason Williams and Matt Barnes to the list, and you've got a recipe for a 2-0 lead by the proud and experienced Celtics...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  4. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Celtics at Magic Game 1 Dwight Howard Lost His Cape

    **CLICK ON VIDEO BELOW FOR FULL POST** Orlando was rusty and didn't play well, yet some how managed to almost steal it at the end. The key here is Paul Pierce vs. Vince Carter - Carter has to win this matchup for Orlando to have a chance...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 117 reads 2 comments

  5. 2010 NBA Playoffs: New York Thanks Mo Williams For Driving Out LeBron

    **CLICK ON VIDEO BELOW FOR FULL POST** I underestimated the effect Mo Williams had on this team. I thought the Celtics would prevail in 7 games, but Williams' Dark Side of the Force was so strong, it moved the Cavs demise up a game...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 430 reads 4 comments

  6. VIDEO BREAKDOWN Lakers Vs. Suns Preview: Size Matters Or It's Really Up To Kobe

    CLICK VIDEO BELOW FOR FULL COVERAGE. Phoenix is undersized and must rely on their speed and matchups. No one on the Lakers matches up with Steve Nash. Stoudemire can hurt them from the high post...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 364 reads 2 comments

  7. Celtics in 6: Cavs Say "Please, Sir, Can I Have No Mo?"

    I wish Mike Brown would watch my breakdowns - no offensive sets, poor execution on the rare possession they try and run something - and a starting point guard that makes me cringe more than watching an episode of "The Office...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 82 reads 2 comments

  8. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Suns Eclipse Spurs...Tim Duncan To Retire

    Tim Duncan bears the most blame for this semifinal sweep of the Spurs. His effort on defense doomed the Spurs, and they were unable to adjust the whole series...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 828 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2010: Jazz Vs. Lakers Game 4 Means Jerry Sloan Should Retire

    The Jazz just got swept, and you'll see why it might be time for Jerry Sloan to hang it up. The Jazz never adjusted their defense to try and stop the Lakers, and when they did try to double team the post, they were completely ineffective and disorganized.

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 163 reads 3 comments

  10. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Vs. Cavs Game 4 How Boston Wins in 7

    It doesn't look like a contest when you break down the game film below. The Celtics continually get layups and wide open shots, while Cleveland struggles to get an open look...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 432 reads 3 comments

  11. LeBron's Elbows His Way To Victory: Game 3 Celtics Vs. Cavs Breakdown

    With shades of Michael Jordan, LeBron went off in the first quarter, taking the wind out of the Celtics. It was not a coincidence that the game the Cavs re-discovered some team offense, LeBron goes nuts and they win going away...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Playoffs: Game 2 Spurs Vs. Suns: Take Tim Duncan OUT!

    As long as they let Nash turn the corner on the pick and roll, the Suns will simply outscore the Spurs. When Gentry goes to his tiny lineup, Poppovich had better take out Tim Duncan - since he can't guard Channing Frye or Grant Hill...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA Playoffs 2010 Spurs vs. Suns Game 1 Recap - McDyess is th

    It's a contrast in styles here - the Suns want to run while the Spurs want to walk. Even though the Spurs had some success running in this game, it's clear their bread and butter is the screen & roll in the halfcourt offense...

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA Playoffs 2010 Recap - Lakers vs. Jazz Game 2 Kobe In the Post

    Coach Nick Written by Coach Nick about over 4 years ago 152 reads 0 comments