The Pacers and Wizards are both trying to turn their conference semi-finals series in their own favor tonight, with the teams tied at 1-1. Here’s a rundown of some of tonight’s Eastern rumors:
- Sam Smith of Bulls.com says he hasn’t heard that any team has requested permission to speak with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The Lakers and Warriors are rumored to be interested in pursuing Thibodeau while he is still under contract with Chicago.
- Amar’e Stoudemire voiced his support for Steve Kerr as the next potential Knicks coach on ESPN Radio (transcription via Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com). “I like Steve Kerr. For one, when he was a GM [in Phoenix, when Stoudemire was with the Suns] he was always preaching about winning and winning a title and that’s something that I adored about him,” Stoudemire said. “And then also, secondly, he has a formula to win; he’s been a winner in this league before.”
- Michael Zarren, Celtics assistant GM & team counsel, shared Boston’s official draft lottery combinations on Celtics.com.