Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gregory Crawford On Basketball, For June 29th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford---Print, TV and Radio Analyst   twitter @wchoops and @crawssportsbiz

Lakers---Who would have thought that on June 29th, one of the top 10 iconic sports franchises in history does not have a head coach. Yes the Los Angeles Lakers do not have a head coach, they might not even be searching, but the fact is no head coach.

Lots of talk about Byron Scott being the front runner, but I have learned that some people in the organization would like to see Mike Dunleavy return as the head coach. With the strong ties of Byron Scott to the organization, he still most likely is the front runner, but at the same time you would have to think why has be not been named the coach by now?

It also should be considered that in this day and age of pulling a quick hook on any coach that is not succeeding in the NBA, perhaps no one wants to coach the Lakers at present, who appear at present do not have bright future.

The Big Three---As I have said from day one, the big three are going to return to the Miami Heat and all with long term deals, despite all three opting out. Wade, LeBron and Bosh, all love playing in Miami, they love the organization and they love playing basketball for Erik Spoelstra.

Of course it would not hurt as well if the Heat were to get Chris Lowery, one of the most underrated players in the entire NBA and who now is a free agent.

Marshall Cho----Cho has left his position at the director of operations for the U of Portland under Eric Reveno. Cho is as nice and kind of a person as you will ever meet in sports and for sure whatever he does in his life, he will be a huge success.

Portland State----With the pick up this past week of former Benson Tech star Bryce While by the Vikings, it should bolt them on paper into the top three in the Big Sky for preseason predictions.

The Vikings have had a wonderful recruiting year, they will be a really exciting team to watch in 2014-15 and of course you can always go to a game and "Get Stuffed", as any Viking basketball ticket will allow you to eat as much as you want at any game once again this coming season.

IBL---The International Basketball League will decide its championship on Sunday at 5:00 in Vancouver, Washington on the campus of Clark College, when the two time defending champion Bellingham Slam take on the home court Vancouver Volcanoes.

There will be so many talented players on the floor tonight, but perhaps none more impressive than Vancouver's Andre Murray, just named yesterday the league's MVP for second time, as he won  the award in 2012 as well.

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