Tuesday, April 18, 2006

One More Day

Garnett's jersey ranks #16 on the list of best selling NBA jerseys. Dwyane Wade is at #1.

Hoiberg's car dealership in Iowa is apparently "flourishing."

Coach Casey is getting support for his first year of coaching from all over:
"You've got to understand, it's his first head coaching job," veteran guard Trenton Hassell said. "He came to a team that changed a lot from when we were in the Western Conference finals (in 2003-04). And then in midstream we changed the team on him again. I think he did a good job with what he had. We lost some tough games."

Said team scout Rex Chapman, a former director of player personnel in Phoenix: "Most guys that get their first opportunity have growing pains. I think Dwane's done a really good job of trying to learn what it's like just moving into that main chair. I'm sure there's times this year he's felt overwhelmed. But he's worked hard, and he's persevered."

"People know that he can coach," Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "People know he's a good head coach in this league. There've been a lot of mitigating circumstances for them — injuries, a major trade. Probably some unduly high expectations. I've known him a long time and he's an excellent coach. He earned this opportunity and he's going to be in this a long time as a head coach."