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Woodson, D'Antoni named Coaches of the Month for April

Woodson, D'Antoni named Coaches of the Month for April

nba.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
The New York Knicks' Mike Woodson and the Los Angeles Lakers' Mike D'Antoni today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Thunder vs. Rockets

    Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Thunder vs. Rockets

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    This won't be the most competitive first-round series, but it may be the most entertaining, however long it lasts. Conventional wisdom says pace slows and scores dip in the playoffs, but that won't be the case with Houston and Oklahoma City, who rank se…
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  • Primer for the first round of the postseason

    Primer for the first round of the postseason

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    Are the Lakers one-and-done? Can Carmelo carry the Knicks? Will the Nuggets be able to keep pace? Chris Mannix tackles what should be a memorable first round of the playoffs.
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  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoff preview: Spurs vs. Lakers

    Ian Thomsen: NBA playoff preview: Spurs vs. Lakers

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    Since Tim Duncan's 1997 arrival in San Antonio, the extraordinary Spurs have won at least 50 games (or the equivalent, taking into account the lockout year of '99) and contended for the championship every year. They've met the Lakers in six playoff seri…
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  • Report: Lakers assistant Jordan headed to Rutgers

    Report: Lakers assistant Jordan headed to Rutgers

    nba.com Apr 18, 2013
    Rutgers is turning to one of its greatest players to lead the basketball program past an embarrassing coaching scandal and into its future with the Big Ten Conference.
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  • Collins out as 76ers coach

    Collins out as 76ers coach

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and will remain with the franchise as an adviser.
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  • Chandler Parsons’ deep buzzer-beating 3 forces OT, but Lakers b…

    Chandler Parsons’ deep buzzer-beating 3 forces OT, but Lakers beat Rockets, finish 7th (Video)

    By the time their season finale tipped off at Staples Center on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers already knew they'd clinched the West's final playoff berth thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies' 86-70 win over the Utah Jazz. But both the Lakers and their op…
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  • Lee Jenkins: Playoff-bound Lakers live to see another day

    Lee Jenkins: Playoff-bound Lakers live to see another day

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    LOS ANGELES -- Five-and-a-half months after the Los Angeles Lakers tipped off with a $100 million payroll, four future Hall of Famers and one of the most decorated starting lineups ever assembled, the ball settled into the hands of Darius Morris, a seco…
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  • Video - Playoff Picks: Western Conference 04:42

    Playoff Picks: Western Conference

    Apr 18
    Who does David Thorpe think will win and why? ESPN.com's Insider picks every West series.
  • Video - Step Into The Spotlight 05:28

    Step Into The Spotlight

    Apr 18
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.
  • Video - Healing Kobe 06:47

    Healing Kobe

    Apr 18
    Trainer Tim Grover on what it's going to take to get Kobe Bryant his sixth ring.
  • Video - D'Antoni Named West Coach Of The Month 04:06

    D'Antoni Named West Coach Of The Month

    Apr 18
    J.A. Adande looks at the future of Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers.

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  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Thunder vs. Rockets

    Apr 18
    This won't be the most competitive first-round series, but it may be the most entertaining, however long it lasts. Conventional wisdom says pace slows and scores dip in the playoffs, but that won't be the case with Houston and Oklahoma City, who rank se…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoffs: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics preview

    Apr 18
    The Celtics had won the Atlantic every year since their 2007 trade for Kevin Garnett -- until this season, when New York broke through for its first divisional title in 19 years. But now the Knicks have to make good on the playoff expectations that acco…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoff preview: Spurs vs. Lakers

    Apr 18
    Since Tim Duncan's 1997 arrival in San Antonio, the extraordinary Spurs have won at least 50 games (or the equivalent, taking into account the lockout year of '99) and contended for the championship every year. They've met the Lakers in six playoff seri…
  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Clippers vs. Grizzlies

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, the Clippers and Grizzlies meet in the most intriguing first-round matchup as the No. 4 and 5 seeds. Again, they are stylistic opposites. The Clippers try to push the pace, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, while the Grizz…