Erik Being Magical (Again)

If you look at the standings in the East, the four seed Miami Heat looks like a typo. Or, a fantasy. The three teams ahead of them will probably send (5) players to L.A. for the All-Star game next month while the Heat will send none. The teams below them, Washington, Milwaukee and Detroit, will…

The Good Mother, The Faithful Son

Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks didn’t have much in the way of material possessions growing up in Lathrop, CA. The youngest of seven siblings, his father left his mother, Lee, when Brooks was just a toddler. Brooks recalls, “You worked every day to earn what’s on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing.…

Believe In Scott Brooks and Take The Wizards Seriously

Scott Brooks, newly appointed Washington Wizards head coach, has inherited one of the least attractive coaching jobs available.  Much of the recent history of the Wizards is disastrous.  From the most recent embarrassing pursuit of Kevin Durant to missing out on several first-round picks, the Wizards have had significant lows in the past decade.  As a…

Kevin Durant is the Prize, Scott Brooks Isn’t

The two most lucrative NBA franchises want Kevin Durant. Nothing new there, the rest of the NBA wants KD too, not just the Knicks and Lakers. But wanting Durant doesn’t translate into allowing Durant to bring with him his favorite coach in a package deal. That is not going to happen. As long as Phil…