Friday, July 02, 2004

[NBA] News in brief:

Dallas loses Steve Nash to the Suns: " They also might have lost whatever hope they had left to get Shaquille O'Neal."

Coach K to Lakers?: "ESPN's Jay Bilas reports that Lakers free agent guard Kobe Bryant has made it clear to the team that he wants Krzyzewski to be his next coach."

David Aldridge highlights the top free agents.

Given that Nash has been dangled as trade bait for Shaq, I'm not too surprised that he agreed to sign with Phoenix. However, I am surprised that Dallas let him get away with nothing in return. They don't have anyone of his caliber to replace him at point guard and they also needed him in any possible deal for Shaq. If they want Shaq now, they'll probably have to give up Nowitzki.

As for Mike Krzyzewski, Shaq would probably prefer Tomjanovich, who has previously coached Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming. Unfortunately, whatever Kobe wants, Kobe gets these days. Coach K would bring some excitement to the team next year though as people will definitely be curious as to how he does.