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Tuesday / September 22.
  • Nate Takes a Page From D’Antoni’s Playbook

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    NEW YORK — Nate Robinson has taken a page from Mike D’Antoni’s playbook.

    The former Knick got Celtics coach Doc Rivers to incorporate two of his old New York plays  into the Celtics’ playbook and the results paid off. Robinson scored 20 points in Tuesday’s 105-100 win at Detroit.

    “I heard he played well and it’s good for him. It’s a real good opportunity for him, so that’s good. I’m sure Doc’s got thousands of plays, but maybe [Robinson’s] comfortable with that,” D’Antoni said before the Knicks faced Detroit Wednesday at MSG.

    Rivers told Robinson he was fine with incorporating the plays as long as Nate taught his new teammates.



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.