Archive for February 19th, 2008

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Giants, Coughlin Reportedly Close To New Four-Year Extension

Giants Rumors & News

Fresh off their stunning defeat of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants are reportedly close on rewarding head coach, Tom Coughlin a new contract, according to sources.

Newsday reports that the sides are close to a four-year extension worth almost $5 million per year. The deal would keep Coughlin on Big Blue’s sidelines through the 2011 season.

Coughlin was on the hot seat at the conclusion of the 2006 season, after the Giants closed the season, a disappointing 8-8; barely reaching the playoffs and losing to divisional rival, Philadelphia, in the first round.  Entering this season, he was the proverbial sitting duck, as Coughlin began the year with a one year contract extension admist the voices calling for his job.

Those voices were louder as the Giants dropped their first two games versus Dallas and Green Bay, before the teams’ impeccable run to the Super Bowl.

In his four year tenure with the Giants, Coughlin has a 35-29 regular season record with an NFC East title.  Before this season, he was 0-2 in …

Praise Be To Keith Van Horn | Kidd Swap Nearly Done

Nets Rumors & News

updated @ 2:51…
It’s official. The deal is done, according to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. J-Kidd is a Mav. The details, via ESPN:

Kidd, forward Malik Allen and swingman Antoine Wright sent to Dallas for 24-year-old point guard Devin Harris, center DeSagana Diop, swingman Trenton Hassell, guard Maurice Ager, Van Horn via sign-and-trade, first-round draft picks this June and in 2010 and $3 million in cash. The teams originally planned to move Wright to Dallas in a separate transaction but were able to make the salary-cap math work in a single trade after the deal was reconfigured over the weekend.

Now for an in-depth analysis of how KVH might fit into New Jersey’s revamped offense. Just kidding.

Keith Van Horn might have made more fans in New Jersey and Dallas today than he did during his entire playing career. The 32-year-old’s decision to come out of quasi-retirement (and collect a hefty $4.3 million for doing so) in order to bail out two of his former teams was considered the …

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