Memphis Grizzlies fired coach Mike Fratello

The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach Mike Fratello on Thursday after an NBA-worst 6-24 start. The Grizzlies’ career winningest coach, Fratello had a 95-83 record and had guided Memphis to consecutive playoff appearances. Tony Barone Sr., the Grizzlies’ director of player

2007 NBA All-Star Balloting is out, LeBron lead the East

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade lead the Eastern Conference in votes received after the second returns of 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting. Lebron James leads all Eastern Conference players with 1,323,989 votes; followed by Wade with 983,321 votes. The Toronto Raptors’

George Karl Has Been Around

Aaron J. Lopez, from the Rocky Mountain News writes: Nearly three weeks into his NBA coaching career, the league was pitching a shutout against George Karl. Nine games. Nine losses. One white-knuckled coach. With each mounting defeat by his Cleveland Cavaliers,

How good are the Cavaliers?

According to John Hollinger in his ESPN insider article, the Bulls will be better the rest of the season and the Cavaliers are…. “Take a good look at the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers right now. If you focus on

Tyronn Lue concerns the Cavaliers

Despite the Cavaliers beating the Hawks earlier this month, Lue hit for 17 points and five assists. “You have to look at the team as a whole, but Lue is definitely someone who has given us trouble in the past,

Ilgauskas finally found his game

Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas finally appears to have found his game. During the past three games, he has averaged 18.7 points, nine rebounds. James said it was just a matter of time before Ilgauskas ratcheted things up. “He’s just more comfortable.

Roger Brown is Back!

WOIO Channel 19 has hired former Plain Dealer sports columnist Roger Brown to do “Roger Brown’s Insider Report.”  His segment, seen Mondays and Thursdays, debuts Monday, Jan. 15 on “19 Action News at Five.”  “Channel 19 is definitely the most

Luke Jackson Gets Another Shot

The NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede has added former Cavs forward Luke Jackson to its roster. Jackson, the Cavs’ first-round pick in 2004, has not played since the preseason, when he appeared in four games with Boston. The Celtics acquired