Topic: Big Business

December 3, 2013

John Calipari is, for all his success, not one of college basketball's best-loved personalities. That's college basketball's problem, not his.

July 12, 2013

The NBA free agent period has been as busy and spend-y as ever. But what's been most notable is how weirdly reasonable it has been. Can everyone here play this game?

March 19, 2013

The general mood at the Sloan Sports and Analytics Conference was that of a happy revolution, and a celebration of good, new ideas overtaking and replacing bad, old ones. But how bloodless is this coup, really, and what would the post-revolution landscape look like?

March 11, 2013

The Sloan Sports and Analytics Conference may not have been quite the revolution as its most ardent acolytes imagined, but a lot of business cards were exchanged anyway. Part one of a two-part dispatch from a land where the GM of the Houston Rockets is something like a king, and all believe that some great change is coming.

December 12, 2012

Thuzio, Tiki Barber's new pay-to-hang-out-with-famous-athletes service, is a promising business venture. The key for those seeking to take advantage of it, and its peerless opportunities to eat lunch with Frank Catalanotto or have Steve Sax over for a book club meeting, is to make your purchasing decisions wisely.

March 9, 2012

A new article in the Wall Street Journal reveals just how many different people and entities are owed six- and seven-figure sums by Christian Laettner. Scottie Pippen is no surprise. Chevron and Shawne Merriman maybe more so.

March 2, 2012

Andre Emmett earned one 10-Day contract and played 45 minutes with the New Jersey Nets before heading back to the D-League, and the NBA's migrant labor class. So, yeah: the system is functioning as effectively and irrationally as usual.

February 17, 2012

Few teams are as generally invisible as the Sacramento Kings. Yet because of their publicity-hungry owners and Seattle's sudden need to bring the NBA to its hypothetical new arena, the Kings in the abstract are on the tip of everyone's tongue. That's too bad for Sacramento, whose fans actually know how to sweat the details.