On this week in 1920, legendary Knicks coach Red Holzman was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the tail end of his playing career, Holzman took the role of player-coach with the Milwaukee Hawks before transitioning to the club's head coach. Following that, he returned to his native New York to join the Knicks' assistant coaching staff for a ten year stretch before taking over as head coach in the 1967 season. Of course, Holzman would go on to coach the team to their only two NBA titles in 1970 and 1973.
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- Hardwood Paroxysm compares the Dwight Howard saga to classic theater.
- Blazer's Edge broke down Nicolas Batum's last Olympic outing.
- CelticsBlog wonders where the C's rank in the East.
- SLC Dunk looks at the Howard trade from all angles.
- The Basketball Post looks at Regal FC Barcelona.
- Bright Side Of The Sun doesn't see Steve Nash and Howard as a perfect fit.
- A Wolf Among Wolves mourns the passing of Tim Allen.
- Project Spurs wonders if San Antonio can hang with the new look Lakers.
- Fear The Sword laments the Howard deal passing the Cavs by.
- RealGM knows that this is the last go 'round for this generation of Olympic stars.
- NIU BBall sees the silver lining in China missing out on London.
- Red94 has a plan of attack for the Rockets going forward.
- Magic Basketball sees Jacque Vaughn as a low-risk, high-reward hire.
- Basketbawful brings us a special Olympic edition of the worst of the best.
- Brew Hoop examines Monta Ellis' best game in Milwaukee.
- Queen City Hoops wants the Bobcats to improve their frontcourt.
- Nets Are Scorching goes 3-on-3 to look at the fallout of the Howard deal.
- Cowbell Kingdom caught up with Isaiah Thomas.
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