Cavs, Warriors favorites in NBA Playoffs

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA Playoff picture is finally set, after a dramatic finish to close the regular season. The Boston Celtics managed to overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, despite Cleveland holding the spot for most of the year. The Portland Trail Blazers clinched the final seed in the Western Conference after the Nuggets, the last team that could catch them, lost on a 36 foot Russell Westbrook three-pointer at the buzzer. The Miami Heat, after an 11-30 start to the season, managed to go 30-11 to close the season, missing … Continue reading Cavs, Warriors favorites in NBA Playoffs

Blatt goes splat: Cavaliers fire coach

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In unprecedented fashion, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt this past weekend despite a dominant 30-11 start that has positioned the team atop the Eastern Conference for the majority of this season. This move marks the first time since the NBA/ABA merger back in 1970 that a head coach was fired while his team was first in its respective conference. The firing not only promoted associate head coach Tyronn Lue, but also gave Lue a brand new three-year, multi-million dollar contract. The typical steps surrounding firing a head coach call for an interim … Continue reading Blatt goes splat: Cavaliers fire coach

Dee Davis going for NBA dream

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ While not as extensive as Major League Baseball’s minor league system, the NBA’s Developmental League is a place where potential NBA players can improve their talent and showcase their skills to NBA teams. Not every NBA team has a D-League team attached to them, as there are only 18 members of the D-League. One Xavier men’s basketball graduate recently received an invitation to attend the Canton Charge training camp. Standout point guard Dee Davis, the cornerstone of last year’s Sweet 16 squad, will attend the Charge’s training camp in an effort to make the squad. … Continue reading Dee Davis going for NBA dream