by Doug Fernandes   Dick Vitale will be busy later this year giving thanks and accepting waves of applause. The Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN college basketball analyst will receive three awards, the biggest being the fifth annual Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.   It's given...

by Jay King   In a Facebook post Friday morning, newly-acquired Boston Celtics forward Luigi Datome pledged his "efforts" and "soul" to his new team while stating the goal of proving he's an NBA player.   "It's time to pack!" wrote Datome, who the Celtics acquired Thursday along with Jonas Jerebko for veteran forward Tayshaun Prince....

Cari Amici Italiani, il COMITES di Washington DC, assieme ad Italians in DC (IDC), vi invita ad una serata NBA, per partecipare alla partita che vedra' in campo Danilo Gallinari e i Denver Nuggets. Danilo sta andando benissimo, i Nuggets hanno appena sconfitto i Golden State Warriors in una partita in cui Gallo e' stato fondamentale! A inizio part...

By Daniel Ofman   Cleveland, Ohio is only about the 48th biggest city in the United States and its economy has been struggling. But this week, the city has earned worldwide attention in pro sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history. It was also the city's first pro championship in 52 years. And Cle...

The Denver Nuggets are eyeing Alessandro Gentile and they will scout him at the next Italian Cup Final Eight in Milano, scheduled for February 7-9.   Alessandro Gentile is the captain of Olimpia Milano and will be at next NBA draft (Draftexpress projected him as 49th pick in its last mock draft). Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets w...

The Orlando Magic by no means encountered Danilo Gallinari in the course of their very first meeting in January, with the huge Italian nonetheless two weeks away from returning from torn knee cartilage. The Magic undoubtedly had no answer for him Sunday evening. Gallinari erupted for a profession-high 40 points, raining down a half-dozen...

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.   "I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) youn...

di Stefano Semeraro   Marco Belinelli miglior realizzatore da tre punti della Nba: che effetto le fa?«Non è da tutti, ma non ci penso troppo. Il mio obiettivo è vincere questo benedetto titolo Nba, lo voglio con tutto me stesso. Il resto è bello, anche per il basket italiano, ma non ci do peso».   Compagni e avversari la guardano in m...

With the changing dynamics in the NBA, Denver Nuggets Small Forward Danilo Gallinari is prepared to be called upon to take on different roles on the court and play the power forward position, nba.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reported. Espn.go.com reveals the Nuggets forward to be at 6-foot-10 weighing 225 pounds. He was drafted in the first round, si...

Danilo Gallinari's knee surgery wasn't as complex as anticipated, so he could return to the Denver Nuggets sooner than expected.   Gallinari tore his left ACL in a game against Dallas on April 4 and was expected to miss at least half of next season. He underwent surgery this week at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, where he was operated...