Posts Tagged NBA Playoffs

New-Look NBA: A player’s perspective, Paul Pierce

In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, Washington Wizards NBA basketball player Paul Pierce is interviewed at the Verizon Center in Washington. When Pierce watched the Wizards in last season's playoffs, he saw plenty of talent and potential. He also saw some issues. They needed something. Turns out, Pierce thought they needed ... him. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:

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Warriors hoping Kerr is final piece for title run

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, left, instructs Andrew Bogut during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Hidalgo, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Delcia Lopez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

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