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Dimitroff, Pioli talk shop and reminisce

Dimitroff, Pioli talk shop and reminisce

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli go way back, more than 20 years. They got together on Thursday to talk shop and reminisce. Coincidentally, the Pro Football Talk cameras were rolling.  And I was eavesdropping.  While also
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  • Hawks hang onto Smith, deal Morrow to Mavs

    Hawks hang onto Smith, deal Morrow to Mavs

    Hawks general manager Danny Ferry gave a simple explanation why he turned down the chance to trade Josh Smith on Thursday.
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  • 2013 Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments

    2013 Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    Coaches made the biggest headlines on a slow first day at the combine. From newbie Chip Kelly to endangered Mike Munchak, Don Banks breaks down Thursday's key takeaways.
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network comes to you live from Indy

    PFT on NBC Sports Network comes to you live from Indy

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The combine is underway and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network is there to bring you everything you need to know from the Underwear Olympics. Mike Florio and former Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli are in Indianapolis and will speak with Falcons …
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  • Countdown To The Deadline

    Countdown To The Deadline

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    Deadline day has finally arrived. Where will the Hawks ship Josh Smith? Will Boston opt to stand pat? Find all the latest news, rumors and analysis here as we live blog the trade deadline.
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  • Draft rewind: Falcons' five-year recap

    Draft rewind: Falcons' five-year recap

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    A look at the NFC South’s best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. ATLANTA FALCONS Best choice: Matt Ryan. The Falcons got their franchise quarterback with the third overall pick in 2008. That was a great start for coach Mike Sm
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  • James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    When Houston traded for James Harden, they were hoping, maybe even believing that they were getting a star. But we’re not sure anyone thought they were getting this. In Houston’s wild 122-119 comeback win over the Thunder, Harden not only had a defini
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  • Atlanta ready to move Smith; more trade chatter

    Atlanta ready to move Smith; more trade chatter

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    The latest trade chatter leading into Thursday afternoon's deadline...
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  • Video - NBA Trade Deadline Winners, Losers 02:30

    NBA Trade Deadline Winners, Losers

    Feb 21
    Flip Saunders, Chris Broussard and Tom Penn break down the winners and losers at the NBA trade deadline.
  • Video - Josh Smith Not Traded 01:24

    Josh Smith Not Traded

    Feb 21
    Chris Broussard discusses why the Hawks didn't trade Josh Smith.
  • Video - The Rockets' Moment 06:49

    The Rockets' Moment

    Feb 21
    Daryl Morey is desperate to push his Rockets into the West elite. James Harden and Jeremy Lin have helped, and now a flurry of trade activity holds even more promise. David Thorpe explains how the pieces fit together, and why Josh Smith would make se
  • Video - Hypothetical NBA Trades 02:51

    Hypothetical NBA Trades

    Feb 21
    Bill Simmons fires up the NBA Trade Machine for some deadline deals.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with Suns

    Feb 21
    After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.
  • Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources

    Feb 21
    The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.