Archive for June 7th, 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Ray Allen sets the NBA Finals three point record. 8 reasons why the Knicks should pursue him in Free Agency.

“Unbelievable,” forward Paul Pierce said.

Ray Allen set an NBA Finals record with eight three-pointers in last nights 103-94 victory in Game 2. He finished the game 8-11-off from downtown for a game high 32 points. The previous record for threes in a game was  seven he shared (Allen made 7 in 2008) with Kenny Smith (1995) and Scottie Pippen (1997).

Allen was one of the main reasons the Celtics tied the series at 1-1.  He scored 27 points in the first half and set another record with seven three-pointers. Kenny Smith and Michael Jordan (1992) previously held the record with six. The Lakers poor defense allowed the sharp shooter to make his first seven attempts. No other  Celtic scored in double figures in the first two quarters.

Allen rebounded well from Game 1 where he scored just 12 points and did not make a three pointer.

His 36 percent from three this season marked the first time it was under 37 percent since 02-03. However, he is …

Cavs make an offer to Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo

According to the News-Herald of Northern Iowa the Cleveland Cavaliers have sent an offer to  Michigan St. Head Coach Tim Izzo. Former Head Coach Mike Brown was fired on May 23rd. We  know that Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert wants to make a coaching splash in hopes to convince LeBron James to re-sign. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert graduated from Michigan State and wants to have a coach in place before July 1st.

Izzo was hired by the Spartans in 1995 and has reached the NCAA tournament in 13 straight years (1998-2010). The 55 year old coach has guided the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA Title and has reached the Final Four six times (including the last two).

The Michigan born coach is under contract through 2016 and makes about $3 million dollars per year. Since 2000 he has coached six players that have been drafted in the first round (11 total). His coaching style is very demanding and preaches toughness. For him to leave the college ranks it is going to take a substantial contract. He is no …

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