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Juwan Howard Gets Off Lightly

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: John Fisher/Getty Images) Michigan basketball head coach Juwan Howard should be thankful that he received a five-game suspension for instigating a brawl with Wisconsin basketball head coach Greg Gard and Wisconsin assistant head coach Joe Krabbenhoft. Everyone figured he would be suspended for the regular season and the postseason if …

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Don’t Expect Resolution for Baseball’s Lockout

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) Baseball’s owners and players will convene all week to get a collective bargaining agreement that would end the lockout. This sounds encouraging for fans that want to see Opening Day this season. That’s how low of a bar they have on players and owners in ending the …

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Preposterous to Talk About Thibodeau’s Job Security

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Michelle Farsi/Getty Images) It wasn’t long ago Knicks fans hailed Tom Thibodeau for leading the Knicks to the playoffs in his first year as head coach. He received worship from the fans that Pat Riley used to get in the 90s for his work as a Knicks head coach. Now, …

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Bad Guys Win in Sports As Evident with Kroenke

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) A patron at Bello’s (the popular sports bar in Newark by Newark Penn Station) told me all sports owners are scumbags. He mentioned they did not get success just by being nice guys. I finally got the point Sunday night when Los Angeles Rams owner Stan …

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Call Nets Super Team Failed Experiment

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Jim Mcissac/Getty Images) Who didn’t see this coming? A roster that boasted Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden turned combustible in the end. With a roster that featured mercurial personalities, there was no way it was going to end well. Sure it worked for last season, but this appeared …

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Having Kyrie Irving As Part-Timer Is Not Working

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) The Nets will return home on Tuesday night after a hideous 0-5 West Coast trip that has them on an eight-game losing streak. Their free-fall relegated them in the play-in spot as a seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Since Kyrie Irving returned to the …

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Flores Exploits Giants’ Inner Workings

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sued the NFL this week for the hiring practices of all 32 NFL teams. He accused the owners of the teams of making a mockery of the NFL’s Rooney Rule, in which teams interviewed African-American coaching candidates as nothing more …

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