Category Archives: NBA Legend

Predrag Danilovic (aka “Sasha” Played For Heat & Mavericks) Viciously Stabbed

Reblogged By: De De Tillman


Posted: Saturday May 16, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m PST



Ex-NBA player Predrag Danilovic was stabbed during a fight outside of a cafe in Serbia.

According to USA Today, Danilovic was stabbed early Saturday morning in a residential part of Belgrade. The ex-NBA player was taken to the hospital where he had an operation to treat injuries to his head, arms, and stomach.

The exact extent of the injuries are not known but that he was “seriously” injured.

It is unclear what started the fight.

Danilovic, often called Sasha, played for the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in the 1990

Dennis Rodman (NBA Legend) Meets His Father Philander Rodman Jr. At Last

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: CBS News Sports

Posted: Friday July 20, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m PST



NBA Legend Dennis Rodman agreed to meet his father Philander Rodman Jr.  Mr. Rodman has 29 children with 16 women.  Father and Son have not seen each other in 42 years.

“I really, really felt good,” he said. “It’s the beginning of something new.”

He gave his number to his son who promised to call. According to, CBS Sport News.



Jason Kidd (NBA Star) Heads To The New York Knicks

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Source & Story Credit: The New York Times /Howard Beck

Posted: Thursday July 5, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m PST


According to The New York Times,  NBA Super-star Jason Kidd will be going to The New York Knicks

Jason Kidd, who was set to rejoin the Dallas Mavericks, made a late and stunning reversal and agreed to join the Knicks instead.

Negotiations were continuing Thursday night, and it was not yet clear whether the Knicks would sign Kidd outright or acquire him in a sign-and-trade deal.



Isiah Thomas Fired By Florida International University

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Sports – AP – Tim Reynolds

Photo Credit: Google – everyvice

Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 12:27 a.m PST

Isiah Thomas Photo Credit everyvice


According to AP,   Isiah Thomas, The Basketball Hall of Fame player was fired Friday by FIU, after his teams went 26-65 in his three seasons. His hiring came out of nowhere in 2009 – ”No one thought we could pull this off,” FIU director of sports and entertainment Pete Garcia proudly said at the time – and in the end, so did his firing.

FIU the decision in a simple three-line statement.

”We want to thank Isiah Thomas for his three years here at FIU,” Garcia said. ”However, we have decided to take the program in a different direction.”

Thomas did not return a call and text message from The Associated Press. He told ESPN that he was conducting individual workouts when he got summoned to Garcia’s office for the firing. Thomas also told ESPN that Garcia did not give him specific reasons why.

”This is the most surprising thing that has happened to me in basketball,” Thomas said. ”I (have) never been fired before for basketball reasons. This is the first time.”

If Thomas was shocked, so were some of his players.

”Speechless,” said DeJuan Wright, FIU’s leading scorer this past season.

”What do I do now…never felt so lost!” FIU guard Tanner Wozniak wrote on Twitter moments after the firing was announced. ”Why?”

The simplest answer is that FIU didn’t win.

The Panthers were far from being a basketball power before Thomas arrived after a stint as coach and president of the New York Knicks.

So FIU turned to Thomas, but never won more than 11 games in any of his three seasons.

”We just needed a break here or a break there, and it’s not happening for us,” Thomas said last month, shortly after FIU’s 8-21 season ended with a loss to eventual Sun Belt tournament champion Western Kentucky. ”I know we’re getting there. We’ve had so many close games. If we keep working, good things will happen.”

Garcia and Thomas met Friday morning, and the coach was told of the school’s decision.

The timing may be perceived as somewhat unusual, given that FIU’s season ended a month ago and that many offseason coaching changes are discussed and at times negotiated at the Final Four, which was last weekend in New Orleans.

University officials said Garcia did not plan to make any further public statement about the decision on Friday, only noting that the search for the team’s next coach would begin immediately.

Thomas signed a five-year deal with FIU, taking nothing in base salary for his first season and agreeing to a deal where he would receive nearly half of any gross revenues from ticket sales, commissions collected on food and beverage concessions and sponsorships.

”I like taking something from the bottom and trying to build it to the top,” Thomas said in 2009. ”There’s a lot of risk in that and there is a lot of reward in that.”

Thomas was chosen as one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players after his career with the Detroit Pistons. His NBA coaching career started with the Indiana Pacers, and during a three-season stint there he never had a losing record and never missed the playoffs.

From there, he went to New York, first as president, then eventually its coach – and a place that could be his next stop in some capacity.

With Thomas as president, the Knicks never won a playoff game, even though they often had the NBA’s highest payroll. ”Fire Isiah!” chants were common at Madison Square Garden, and he went 56-108 in his two seasons on the New York sideline, getting fired as coach following the 2007-08 season.

He remained with the Knicks in an unspecified role even after getting ousted as coach, even after a lawsuit brought by former team employee Anucha Browne Sanders that cost MSG $11.6 million. Sanders alleged she was sexually harassed by Thomas, who continually maintained his innocence and was never found personally liable.

And even when he was at FIU, the Knicks hired Thomas again, albeit briefly. Thomas accepted a job as a consultant with the team in August 2010, then had to decline the position less than a week later because it would violate certain NBA rules, including those prohibiting team officials from having contact with college players who are not eligible for the draft.

Thomas aided the Knicks during free agency in the summer of 2010, speaking to LeBron James and trying to sell him on choosing New York. James eventually signed with the Miami Heat. When the Knicks signed Amare Stoudemire that summer, Donnie Walsh – who replaced Thomas as president and later fired him as coach – thanked Thomas during the press conference.

This past offseason, when FIU hosted James, Dwyane Wade, Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and other players for a charity game during the NBA lockout, the players used official NBA basketballs. They were all stamped ”New York Knicks.”

”I’ve had my ups and downs,” Thomas said when FIU hired him. ”But don’t expect me to just stay down, because that’s not happening.”