Stan Van Gundy Calls Phil Jackson’s Comments ‘Ignorant” & the Top News Around the NBA

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Despite reeling in the best free-agent crop in NBA history, the Miami Heat have been struggling to pick up wins through their first 14 games. As a result, questions about their direction and cohesiveness as a unit have arisen. Earlier this week, Lakers’ Head Coach Phil Jackson brought up the point that if things don’t turn around, the Heat could send their head coach, Erik Spoelstra, packing, in favor of the championship-winning Pat Riley. Jackson also referenced the team’s decision to do this in recent years – or as he refers to it, “the Van Gundy thing.”

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson gestures during a practice session in Barcelona October 6, 2010. The Lakers will play against Barcelona in an NBA Europe Live basketball game at Palau Sant Jordi on Thursday. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Recently, now-Orlando head coach, Stan Van Gundy, fires back at Phil’s comments, calling the Zen Master “ignorant.”. In an interview yesterday, Heat guard Dwyane Wade offered his sentiments on Phil’s comments as well.

The Latest on the Lakers

Andrew Bynum’s most recent MRI reveals nothing negative [ESPN Los Angeles]

Kobe as the Lakers “Invisible Leader” [OC Register]

Autopsy shows that boy’s death at Staples Center was accidental [OC Register]

The Latest Around the NBA

Elton Brand suspended for Flagrant Foul on Wizards JaVale McGee [NBA.com]

Spurs sign former Laker Ime Udoka [NBA.com]

Orlando’s Vince Carter to miss tonight’s game against Miami with sprained ankle [Sports Illustrated]

Average NBA ticket price drops for second consecutive season; now down to $48 [Sports Illustrated]

Kevin Durant answers the question: “Why do you wear number 35?” [Dime Magazine]

Sacramento Kings exploring trade possibilities for Houston’s Aaron Brooks? [Sacramento Bee]

Who’s the most overpaid NBA player? Tom Van Riper of Forbes.com gives his take on Yahoo Sports [Yahoo Sports]

NBA Results for November 23rd, 2010

Indiana Pacers 100 (7-6) Cleveland Cavaliers 89 (5-8) – Final

New Jersey Nets 107 (5-9) Atlanta Hawks 101 (8-7) – Final/OT

Washington Wizards 116 (5-8) Philadelphia 76ers 114 (3-11) – Final/OT

New York Knicks 110 (7-8) Charlotte Bobcats 107 (5-9) – Final

Dallas Mavericks 88 (9-4) Detroit Pistons 84 (5-9) – Final

Los Angeles Lakers 98 (13-3) Chicago Bulls 91 (7-5) – Final

NBA Schedule for November 24th, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks (5-8) at Cleveland Cavaliers – 7 p.m. ET

Philadelphia 76ers (3-11) at Toronto Raptors – 7 p.m. ET

New York Knicks (7-8) at Charlotte Bobcats (5-9) – 7 p.m. ET

New Jersey Nets (5-9) at Boston Celtics (10-4) – 7:30 p.m. ET

Miami Heat (8-6) at Orlando Magic (9-4) – 7:30 p.m. ET

San Antonio Spurs (12-1) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-11) – 8 p.m. ET

Dallas Mavericks (9-4) at Oklahoma City Thunder (10-4) – 8 p.m. ET

Detroit Pistons (5-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (5-9) – 8 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors (7-7) at Houston Rockets (3-10) – 8:30 p.m. ET

Chicago Bulls (7-5) at Phoenix Suns (7-7) – 9 p.m. ET

New Orleans Hornets (11-12) at Utah Jazz (10-5) – 9 p.m. ET

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