In just two years, Lionel Hollins turned a 24-48, butt-of-every-joke-in-the-NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies, into a playoff squad, and just five years after inheriting the job, his team reached the Western Conference Finals. But just last week, Grizzlies' management announced that Hollins would not remain as head coach of the team he so drastically turned around, notching the Grizzlies' best-ever record in his final year.
After watching the San Antonio Spurs absolutely CRUSH the Miami Heat in game three of the NBA Finals, it's about time that people start giving the Spurs some credit. The way the national media has been reporting (cough cough, worldwide leader, cough cough), you would think that the Heat were the Harlem Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals and not a team that has won four championships.
Joe Crawford had quite the performance last night. Referees should never be in the spotlight; however Crawford always seemingly finds a way to thrust himself in it. Whether he’s calling fouls like this or throwing technicals around like candy, Crawford loves the attention (a terrible trait for a referee of any sport). Now in the NBA Playoffs, Crawford was sure to enjoy the night.