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Frank Vogel on hot seat?
The Indiana Pacers might have blasted past the Atlanta Hawks in a 101-85 win Tuesday night, but that doesn't mean coach Frank Vogel is safe. Vogel, according to sources, is coaching for his job right now, after Indiana went from NBA title near-favorites to possible upset victim in short order. Is this fair for Vogel? Who is most to blame for the team's recent struggles?
Knicks fire Mike Woodson
The Knicks are cleaning house under Phil Jackson, as they fired Mike Woodson and the rest of the team's coaching staff on Monday. Woodson was 109-79 as the team's head coach, but he struggled to live up to expectations this season, posting a 37-45 record and missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. This is the first real impact move of Jackson's tenure as Knicks president -- and Steve Kerr says he will talk about the job with Jackson -- but given the state of the team this past season, it likely will not be the last.
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The Spurs' four best players now live on the head of a man from Texas. A customer at KardzMatic Barbershop in San Antonio got lifelike representations of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, and Manu Ginobili shaved into his head, and the result is incredibly impressive, if a little unsettling. Memo to those fans who get championship tattoos before their team actually wins a championship -- this might be a better way of going about it.
Is Blake Griffin a flopper?
Earlier this week while on "The Wheelhouse" on 95.7 The Game radio in San Francisco, Warriors guard Klay Thompson called out Clippers forward Blake Griffin: "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like, how can a guy that big and strong flop that much?" Is Blake Griffin a flopper? Do you have a problem with Thompson's comments?
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Baseball hasn't always been kind to basketball players trying to switch sports -- look at Michael Jordan's brief stint in the minors as the prime example -- but former Rockets star Tracy McGrady seems to be making it work so far, giving up one run on three hits in one inning in his debut with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League:
SKEETERS WIN: The Skeeters kicked off their Spring Training tonight with a 10-1 victory over the Alvin Dolphins! pic.twitter.com/y7Riny4IHa— Sugar Land Skeeters (@SL_Skeeters) April 17, 2014
Admittedly, that performance came against Alvin Community College in a scrimmage, but he threw 60 percent of his pitches for strikes. That's not bad! If he can improve on that accuracy a bit, his 85 mph fastball might win him a Skeeters roster spot this season.