A few links of interest today include, former IU Hoosier hero, Keith Smart taking over as head coach for the Golden State Warriors. Also, Tyler Hansbrough is back, Mike Dunleavy is ready, Deron Williams takes a dive and Shawne Williams gets yet another chance.
I had three thoughts after watching this video of Williams cliff diving for style points in Utah. First, that was sweet, throwing in the back layout to everyone's surprise. Second, I'd be near outrage if that was a player under contract with the Pacers let alone the team's best player. Third, is there any doubt with the way things have gone the past couple of years, if that was a Pacers player that he would've bounced off the rocks. Oh well, all's well that ends well.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Conrad Brunner chats with Mike Dunleavy about his offseason and the team's changes heading into the season.
Hansbrough gets OK to enter fray
Mike Wells reports on Tyler Hansbrough's return to action.
- NBA: Hoosiers hero Keith Smart to coach Golden State
Tim Kawakami: Joe Lacob left clues that Don Nelson wasn't his choice to coach the Golden State Warriors - San Jose Mercury News
A change in ownership opened up the opportunity for Keith Smart to take the top job in Golden State.
KNICKS: Knicks Sign Shawne Williams
Donnie "Father Flanagan" Walsh gives the prodigal Shawne another chance.
NBA expands guidelines on calling technical fouls; cracks down on complaining - ESPN
Oh man, this ought to be interesting. This should keep Rasheed Wallace retired.
No vacation for Samuel Dalembert
Henry Abbott shares the serious and deep struggle Dalembert is engaged in to help Haiti.
Deron cliff jumping - SLC Dunk