Saturday, 7 August 2010


MIAMI - APRIL 15:  Isiah Thomas talks to the media after Director of Athletics Pete Garcia introduced him as the new head coach for Florida International Univeristy men's basketball team at U.S.Century Bank Arena on April 15, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NBA legend Isiah Thomas will return to the New York Knicks, despite his time as a coach previously having more negative headlines than positive ones. It's been two years since Isiah was fired as the teams coach and president but now this Friday he was re-hired as a consultant. Thomas is 'excited' to be a part of the Knicks organization saying "I was honored to have been asked to help during the recent free agent recruiting process, and believe that this new role takes full advantage of my skill set as an evaluator of basketball talent." Isiah will help in many areas including the recruitment of players, he helped bring in Amare Stoudemire but hopefully he can bring in more talent because after not landing LeBron the Knicks are still a few pieces away from something better. Isiah was one of the best players this league has seen, he looks like he could still play, maybe he could suit up? Or maybe he could bring back Steph...erm.

He's 'Shaq-Daddy', he's been 'The Big Ariostle', 'The Big Shaqtus' in Phoenix, 'The Big Witness' in Cleveland but now Shaquille O'Neal wants a new nickname in Boston. The guy has more aliases than P. Diddy but now he has a new home in Beantown, O'Neal wants a new name, hey maybe 'The Big Bean'. No, obviously that wouldn't work, however the names that are being thrown around on Twitter have included,"The Big Shamrock" "The Big Leprechaun","The Green Monster.","The Jolly Green Giant," "The Shamroq," "Red Auershaq," "Shaqachusetts" and "Tip-in O'Neal." All these names are pretty funny, and pretty good but we all know Shaq's have the last word, or name on this one.

Mar. 28, 2010 - Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES - epa02097208 San Antonio Spurs guard Keith Bogans (L) drives past defending Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (R) in the first quarter at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 28 March 2010.

In free agent news 30 year old Keith Bogans has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bulls. Bogans, who last year played with the Spurs inked a two year deal, with the second year being partially guaranteed. Bogans almost followed his former San An teammate Roger Mason Jnr to the Knicks but opted to feel the cool breeze of 'The Windy City' through his hair...oh, sorry Keith. Bogans will provide great scoring off the bench and will supplement guards like Rose well. This Bulls team is making strides and hopefully will join the stampede of contenders in the East especially if they make a move for Rudy Fernandez.

ST. LOUIS - APRIL 04:  Sean May #42 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates by cutting down the nets after defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini 75-70 to win the NCAA Men's National Championship game at the Edward Jones Dome on April 4, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sean May has also found himself a team in the New Jersey Nets. The former Bobcats Draft Choice who played only 37 games with the Sacramento Kings last year will have a fresh start in Jersey. May was also a promising talent but 'May' has been the right word to describe his potential as injuries and weight issues have cause problems. Sean is still a young player though with plenty of talent. The former standout who brought glory to North Carolina is joining a Nets team with little options apart from Devin Harris, Brook Lopez and Jordan Farmar. Young teams who have been disregarded in the NBA have had a habit in recent years of sneaking up on people. These Nets have the talent and according to all the doubters out there, they've got a lot of time before they make a major move, so why not show them what you've got Jersey?

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