It’s hard not to love this hard-working, scrappy and determined group of Boston Celtics. What coach Brad Stevens’ club lacked in talent, they made up for with passion and determination. It personifies the toughness and grit of their city and an entire region. It’s something guys like LeBron James can most certainly learn from. The […]
While the last two seasons have seen the University of Maine hockey team struggle, Black Bear Nation should be thrilled about the incoming class.
Two months ago, the University of Maine made the right decision in giving men’s hockey coach Red Gendron a two-year extension that will keep him in Orono through the spring of 2019. Last week, UMaine athletics made another excellent decision, this one concerning women’s basketball coach Richard Barron, whose contract had expired after the season […]
In this profession, it can be easy to develop close professional relationships with coaches. Over the course of my journalistic career, I’ve been spoiled to be able to work with numerous sideline generals who have made my job extremely easy. Some, like longtime Bangor High School girls basketball coach Tom Tennett, would be outside the […]
In Mid-March, the Boston Bruins headed for a West Coast road trip on top of the Atlantic Division, prime to be a lock for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Little did Bruins fans know that an 0-for-California swing would jumpstart another late-season collapse that appeared all too familiar. Boston’s season came to a crashing halt in […]
It’s truly remarkable what coaching can do for a basketball team – or any high school, collegiate or professional ballclub. To say that Brad Stevens has done an outstanding job with the Boston Celtics is a huge understatement. Coming into the season, these Celtics were supposed to be a scrappy bunch, fighting for a playoff […]