The Pacers announced on Sunday that they have fired Jim O'Brien as their coach. O'Brien, who coached the Celtics from 2001-04, has a 121-169 record under O'Brien, and missed the playoffs in each of his first three years in Indiana.
“We’ve been looking at everything with our team, from the beginning of the season and now at the halfway mark and I think at this time a change is necessary,” Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a statement announcing the decision. “This isn’t all on Jim. All of us share in the responsibility for where we’re at and where we need to go.
“These decisions are never reached easily and this is no different,” Bird added. “Jim did a good job under the circumstances the last three-and-a-half years in a rebuilding effort, he helped change the culture and worked every day to try to get this franchise turned in the...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for not leaving the court in a timely manner after being ejected during a timeout in the second quarter of the Celts' loss to the Suns Friday night. According to the Boston Herald, Rivers, who received his two technical fouls from Steve Javie, was heard yelling toward the ref as the coach left the floor, "It's not about you. It's about the game."
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara broke his own record in the Hardest Shot competition on Saturday night, winning the event for the fourth straight year.
Chara blasted a 105.9 mph slap shot in the final round of the competition, beating Predators defenseman Shea Weber's 103.4 mph shot and breaking his previous record of 105.4 MPH. Rookie Tyler Seguin also competed in the competition, topping out at 97.1 mph.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via twitter), "No suspension [is] expected" for Celtics forward Kevin Garnett following his low blow to Channing Frye of the Suns following a 3-point attempt on Friday night. Garnett, who exchanged words with Frye and other members of the Suns, was assessed a double technical that resulted in an ejection from Friday's Celtics loss, but Spears suggested that he is not expected to miss any further time. (To see the play in question, visit the Green Street blog.)
Garnett's availability for the Celtics on Sunday against the Lakers is expected to be a significant factor in the outcome of the game. For more analysis of the upcoming Celtics-Lakers game,...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the top player in the NFL in 2010 by Pro Football Weekly. The publication sought feedback from coaches and NFL evaluators, ranking players based on performance and value to the team. Brady's remarkable 36-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio, record-setting streak of passes without a pick and ability to lead a Patriots offense that saw a seismic shift from deep threat Randy Moss to Deion Branch and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez led to Brady's being tnamed the MVP by PWF.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was also named to the list of the top 50 players by PFW, coming in at No. 49 for his league-leading 175 tackles and leadership of a young defensive unit.
Patriots receiver Wes Welker and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork received honorable mention recognition in the PFW list...
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.
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McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.
Peirre McGuire of NBC Sports to talk about the snake-bit Bruins and their chances of making the playoffs. Pierre then weighs in the idea of Christian Fauria playing goalie
Steve Cooper, reporter for 7 News, joined the show to talk about the first day of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.
Legalization issues, substitute teachers shower outrageous movies, and Auntie Fee, the best cooking show host.
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.
Michael and Jerry talk about the Celts win last night, and a great play drawn up by Brad Stevens for the win.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how losing Wilfork's salary cap hit might be part of a bigger plan to hang on to Darrelle Revis and others.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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