Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
April 19th, 2011

A lot of “where are they now” posts on other websites tend to deal mainly in answering a different question altogether; namely, “what did these players used to do?” Since it is assumed that that is known by anyone seeking to ask the original question – else it wouldn’t have been asked – such matters are not dealt with on this website. Instead, we deal with the question that was actually asked; where are these players now? Tariq Abdul-Wahad – Abdul Wahad part-owns France’s first black TV channel, Telesud. Shareef Abdur-Rahim – Reef was an assistant coach with the Kings for two seasons, before being moved up to assistant general manager this season. By proxy, if not by choice, he has a role in the Kings’s uncertain future. Cory Alexander – Last time we checked in on Alexander, he was working as an announcer for Virginia games. He still is, but not entirely by design. That link is to a very lengthy breakdown of Alexander’s post-retirement life; long story short, he’s lost all his money, and he’s suing Bank of America for it back. Courtney Alexander – Alexander and his wife run a not for profit youth development program. This article alludes to a possible comeback attempt. Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer – Last time we checked in on Ron Mercer and Derek Anderson, the pair were returning to Kentucky to complete their degrees. Anderson has also commissioned a documentary about the 1996 National Championship winning Wilcatds, dubbed The Untouchables. Kenny Anderson – Since the last update, Kenny Anderson has graduated with a degree in organisational leadership, and works as a personal trainer. Shandon Anderson – Shanderson owns a salon, a spa and a vegetarian restaurant, runs fashion shows, and wears skirts. Brandon Armstrong – Cannot be traced. Darrell Armstrong […]

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An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The Eurocup Final Four
April 15th, 2011

The NBA playoffs are basically upon us, and with the brackets now determined, it’s high time to get some betting done. If you don’t pick a Bulls/Spurs finals, you’re a brave man. However, the onset of these playoffs is far from the only thing happening in basketball right now. After all, this is the crescendo of may league’s seasons, not just the NBA’s. This is particularly true in the cases of the intercontinental European leagues; the Euroleague, which has already been covered, and the Eurocup, which is about to be. Continuing a series of posts that take fleeting glances at every worthwhile current player in the world today – the loose theme of which is ‘Why spend all that time watching it all just to never write about any of it?’ – there follows a look at the compelling protagonists of the final four teams in this Eurocup season. Teams list in no order other than alphabetical. Look at the camera, Brian. Benetton Treviso After a thoroughly disappointing season last year, including being knocked out of the Euroleague in only the qualifying round and being unable to make it out of the Eurocup top 16, Treviso jettisoned most of their roster. The biggest addition came in the form of Devin Smith, who joined from Greek side Panellinios. Smith is both the team’s leading scorer and its best defender, averaging 16.1 points in 28 minutes per game in Eurocup play, alongside 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 0.6 blocks. Smith started out life at a post player, has slowly worked his way outwards, and is now a pretty reliable ball handler and three point shooter as well. He probably takes too many threes now, and he’s certainly not explosive, but his offensive and defensive versatility make him the best player on the […]

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