Atlantic Division

Knicks Select Fisher as Next Coach

Derek Fisher never needed to officially announced his retirement before beginning the next phase of his career. Nine days after playing the final game of his 18-year career, Fisher agreed to become the next coach of the Knicks, as Yahoo! reports he will sign a five-year $25 million contract. 

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Late Rally from Brooklyn Falls Short

Over nine minutes everything the Raptors had worked for in Game 5 had disappeared. Toronto built a 22 point lead heading into the fourth quarter against the Nets, seemingly in need of just the final buzzer to sound to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Nets Emerging as True Contenders

When both teams struggled to make critical free throws down the stretch, Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson calmly stepped the line and buried to shots to clinch a 102-98 victory over the Raptors. His free throws snapped a series tie and thwarted a furious comeback attempt. 

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Knicks Oust Woodson as Coach

Five days after the conclusion of the regular season, new Knicks president Phil Jackson made his first major decision. Coach Mike Woodson will not be apart of the rebuilding efforts in New York. The entire coaching staff was relieved of their duties Monday morning. 

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2014 Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

No team in the NBA was better at defending its home court than Indiana. The Pacers posted a 35-6 record at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and ended the season with a 10-game winning streak at home. They are hoping to duplicate that success over the next four rounds of the playoffs.

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Breaking Down the 76ers Losing Streak

Forty eight minutes stand in between the Philadelphia 76ers and infamy. A loss to Detroit would mark the 27th consecutive time Philadelphia had a lower score than its opponent, shattering a record in American professional sports. 

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Philadelphia’s Historic Losing Streak

A brazen approach to obtaining the best odds of landing the top overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is underway in Philadelphia. It took much longer than expected, but the 76ers are setting franchise records, and not the type that takes actual effort. 

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Knicks Offer Jackson Front Office Job

The coach that tormented the Knicks two decades ago has been offered a job with their front office. Phil Jackson, a player on the only two championship teams in franchise history, was originally approached to coach New York, but he declined.

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Rondo’s Absence Not Hampering Boston

The Celtics were supposed to be playing for the lottery instead of the Atlantic Division title. All of the pieces pointed to a rebuilding season as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were shipped to Brooklyn.  

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Slow Start Haunting the Nets

Nets fans may be interested to know if their team’s away jersey’s are black due to a generous coating of premium grade molasses. Maybe the court side ticket holders can provide insight on the teams odor. The stench of refined sugar cane and grapes would be noticeable.

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