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May 31st, 2014

Gregg Popovich: A Decorated NBA Coach With A Div. III Start

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich recently earned his third Coach of the Year award, but were it not for a “home loan gone wrong,” he might still be happily coaching a tiny Division III team in California. Reporter Billy Witz joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his recent profile on Popovich for the New York Times.

Interview
May 31st, 2014

Darren Rovell Dishes On Pat Riley’s ‘Three-Peat’ Trademark

Miami Heat President Pat Riley has never been involved in a “three-peat” — not even when he coached the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. But that hasn’t stopped him from profiting off the term. With the Heat on the verge of a third straight title, ESPN’s Darren Rovell joins us to explain.

In the news
May 31st, 2014

S. Sterling Accepts $2 Billion For Clippers; D. Sterling Sues League

Before Donald Sterling sued the NBA on Friday afternoon, his wife, Shelly, accepted a $2-billion offer for the Los Angeles Clippers. Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen discussed the record breaking offer with Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
May 24th, 2014

Debate Over Basketball’s ‘Hot Hand’ Heats Up After New Study

Most basketball players and fans believe in the hot hand, but scientists and statisticians have dismissed the idea for decades. Now, a new study claims to have uncovered proof that the hot hand is real. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.

Commentary
May 14th, 2014

Sterling Continues To Detract From NBA Playoffs

Getting banned from the NBA has not silenced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Bill Littlefield speculates on how all this is going down in the mind of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

In Depth
May 10th, 2014

The NBA’s New MVP: Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City is still in the running for the NBA championship but Kevin Durant has already taken home one trophy: the MVP award. Columnist Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Durant’s season.

In the news
May 3rd, 2014

Who Will Be The Next Clippers Owner?

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo catches us up on who could be the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Interview
May 3rd, 2014

Peter Keating Discusses Donald Sterling’s Past

Bill Littlefield sat down with ESPN Senior Writer Peter Keating to learn more about Sterling’s past and put into better context recent events.

In the news
May 3rd, 2014

Donald Sterling’s Tarnished Reputation

Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been given a lifetime ban from the NBA and will likely be forced to sell the team too. Bill Littlefield looks into the controversy that has been swirling around Sterling’s racist remarks.

Commentary
April 30th, 2014

Lifetime Ban For Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.

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