Mike Woodson: The most known unknown

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(USA Today)

All Mike Woodson has done is make the NY Knicks a top team in the East.

Mike Woodson took over a New York Knicks squad teetering on disaster a year ago. Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo, yet defenseless style had worn out faster than his players jacked up shots. D’Antoio took sniping from his players, most notably all-star Carmelo Anthony. Woodson was no stranger to things running their coarse. In six seasons as coach of the Atlanta Hawks, he steadily improved a talented squad, but was never able to get out of the second round. Hawks’ management decided they could go no further with Woodson as coach after the Hawks were swept in the semi-finals of the 2010 playoffs.

Woodson is a big reason the Knicks are 38-23 and one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Most impressive, is Woodson taking his team to new heights while flying under the radar — something very few have pulled off coaching in New York.

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Tip-Off for 3/13/13 (featuring Big L): Pretty Ricky Rubio posts first triple-double as T-Wolves shock Spurs 107-83

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Associated Press)

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) drives to the basket

Ricky Rubio’s return has been a bright spot in a frustrating season for the T-Wolves.

Ricky Rubio’s first year and a half in the NBA has had it’s flashes, but he’s also had to deal with a serious knee injury. The good news is Rubio is completely healed from the injury and back to playing his flashy brand of basketball.

Rubio’s first career triple-double was filled with flash and dash. Alley-oops and double behind-the-back dribbles were present in the Minnesota T-Wolves 107-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

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