There were no big surprises in the NBA draft last night. As many mock drafts predicted, Duke guard Kyrie Irving went first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Arizona PF Derrick Williams was the next selection, taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets, without a first round selection, used their lone draft pick in the second round on Kentucky Center Josh Harrellson, then traded him to the New York Knicks for cash considerations.
Now that Shaquille O'Neal has announced his retirement, it's the perfect time to discuss where he ranks among the top center in NBA history. Ethan Norof, of bleacherreport.com, does just that, as he gives his list of the ten best big men.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown has emerged as the top candidate to replace Phil Jackson, as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Dave McMenamin and Marc Stein, of espn.com, has the story, below.
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