Chad Lucas is starting to get better at this whole blogging thing. Sometimes he can’t shake the whole “real journalist” thing, and the tone is a bit too matter of fact. But he’s letting his opinions and personality slip in a bit more every post and his recap of last night’s game is nothing short of hilarious:
Don’t get excited about the 159 points: this one was just ugly. With the exception of a few minutes in the third quarter, Boston looked and played like a scrimmage team thrown together at the YMCA. They travelled with just seven players (one of whom only played three minutes) and no coaches. Injured player Kareem Horton coached the team from the bench in street clothes. He told me after the game that the team’s staff was back in Boston working on securing a new home court. Which is apparently a more pressing matter than actual games.
I’m a little confused as to whether the Blizzard still have coaches, though. A man named Manu Sharma coached them in their season-opening loss to Halifax on Nov. 15, and he used to be listed on their website as coach… but when I checked tonight, Horton is now listed as the coach (and a player too) with Derron Greaves as his assistant. Greaves is also a player, and logged three minutes tonight. Oh, and Boston was short-staffed because three players weren’t allowed across the border.
Welcome to the ABA. Where amazing happens, but not necessarily in a good way.