1. Skip to Menu
  2. Skip to Content
  3. Skip to Footer
Please excuse our appearance while we renovate in 2017



Call into the studio: 347-215-7771

jtemplate.ru - free extensions Joomla
Log in  \/ 
x
or
Register  \/ 
x

or
Nick Gelso

Nick Gelso

Nick Gelso is the Founding Partner and CEO of North Station Media, CLNS Radio. Gelso has been covering the NBA and Boston Celtics since 2008. He has locker room experience and is an accomplished NBA columnist and radio personality. Gelso has appeared on Boston radio, Las Vegas television, ESPNBoston, CBS Sports. He is co-host of CLNSRadio's flagship production, the Celtics Late Night Show and co-owner of CLNSRadio.

 

Additionally, Gelso is the co-host of Beats & Eats Podcast. Beats & Eats is an entertainment, foodie and pop-culture podcast network. Beats & Eats hosts podcasts from Hell's Kitchen Chefs' Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez. Actors such as Lydia Cornell and Matt Fahey. Technology expert, and CLNS Columnist, Rich Conte. Hell's Kitchen Chef Dan Ryan hosts a reddit-based, pop-culture podcast. Chopped Chef, Rob Burmeister & Hell's Kitchen Chef, Clemenza host the culinary-comedy podcast, "Chewing the Fat with Big and Beefy."

 

 

Follow Gelso's work on his Facebook Fan Page

Saturday, 09 May 2009 18:14

LONG LIVE CHUCK DALY

As a basketball pupil of the late 1980's, I can remember comparing and contrasting the coaches during the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals. Celtics Coach KC Jones was everything a Boston Celtic should be, quiet and blue collar, a man who rarely lost his composure. KC would be dressed in corduroy pants and wearing the same blazer for every contest of the heated seven game series.Glancing to the visitors bench I noticed Pistons coach Chuck Daly. I remember thinking "now that guy looks like a senator or president". Moments later Coach Daly, disputing a referee's call, flung his clip board across the bench, messed his hair and threw his hands in the air. Coach Daly, though one of the NBA's original "GQ Coaches", was never afraid to show his emotion or get his hands dirty.As a spectator, and Celtics fan, I was well trained to despise the "Bad Boy Pistons". In my mind, Daly seemed to be the "Bad Boys" father trying to contain them. He never seemed to be the protagonist of this physical, sometimes dirty play. In fact, that series was the Pistons coming of age. Game 5 was an embarrassment to Isiah Thomas and Coach Daly as his team, leading by 1 with seconds left, failed to call time out and advance the ball. Bird stole the pass dished it off to a streaking Dennis Johnson and the rest is history. A heavily undermanned and injured Celtics team beat the more talented Pistons in seven games. Daly and his Pistons would have their revenge the following year. Again meeting the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pistons would win in six games. Perhaps this would be the first time the vaunted Pistons defense would be fully displayed. They would hold Larry Bird to 10 points per game on 35% shooting. Daly's Pistons would meet the Celtics two more times in the post season winning both series.Though losing to the LA Lakers in the 1988 finals, the following year Daly would add Magic Johnson and the Lakers to his list of "Pistons Casualties".Chuck Daly and his Detroit Pistons would end Larry Bird and Magic Johnson's 1980's Championship runs in 3 seasons.With Boston and LA out of the picture, The Pistons became the new beast of the east. The Chicago Bulls had the Pistons in their sight.The creator of the "Jordan Rules", Daly's Pistons were possibly the only team to slow down and frustrate Michael Jordan. People tend to forget that it took Michael Jordan three attempts before finally dismantling the Pistons in 1991. In 1991, The Bulls began using the "Triangle Offense" to combat the "Jordan Rules". Coach Phil Jackson's "Triangle Offense" finally broke Jordan and his team mates free of the Pistons grasp and effectively putting an end to Daly's "Bad Boy Era".I guess you can say that Daly's "Jordan Rules" were responsible for creating the "Triangle Offense" which is still in use today by Coach Phil Jackson and his Los Angeles Lakers. Years later Daly said of the "Jordan Rules",

"If Michael was at the point, we forced him left and doubled him. If he was on the left wing, we went immediately to a double team from the top. If he was on the right wing, we went to a slow double team. He could hurt you equally from either wing -- hell, he could hurt you from the hot-dog stand -- but we just wanted to vary the look. And if he was on the box, we doubled with a big guy.

The other rule was, any time he went by you, you had to nail him. If he was coming off a screen, nail him. We didn't want to be dirty -- I know some people thought we were -- but we had to make contact and be very physical."

After resigning as Detroit's head coach in 1992 , he went on to coach the New Jersey Nets and the Orlando Magic.

In 1992, Chuck Daly would coach the original Dream Team, arguably the best basketball team ever assembled, to the gold medal. He would be coaching former foes Bird, Johnson and Jordan all at the same time. Daly's Dream Team went on to average victories of 30 points or more never facing defeat.

Daly spent 9 years coaching the Pistons and will always be remembered as a Detroit Piston. He won two consecutive titles from 1988-1990.

Though the Pistons have raised the #2 to the rafters of the Palace of Auburn Hill in his honor, Chuck Daly will always be #1 in our hearts.

No one can deny that LeBron James is one of the most talented superstars in the NBA. No one should diminish the milestones he has achieved.

As the stretch run of the NBA season approaches, the Miami Heat have proven their point by  challenging history. The New York Knicks have taken advantage of resting teams while amassing a 12 game win streak. The Boston Celtics have been fighting injuries to their aging veterans.

Very few match-ups arouse NBA fans like Celtics vs Heat. However, their final meeting of the season will likely be less than inspiring play. Miami Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra has made it clear that the Heat have made their point and are now taking Doc Rivers and Greg Popavich philosophy of rest over wins.

Dwyane Wade is fighting another nagging knee injury and Chris Bosh has the flu. LeBron James is fighting exhaustion from another MVP season. According to ESPN, the Miami Heat are going to continue to rest their super-stars during the stretch run.

From ESPN Heat Meter:

"unless he gets dramatically better," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before Tuesday's game. "It is something we talked about," Spoelstra said. "I don't know if we will bring him around everybody."

Unless Coach Spoelstra is emphasizing 'injuries' for rest to avoid a fine, Wade's nagging knees should be a concern for the young coach. D-Wade has worked around deteriorating knees for years.

On the 'other side' of the rivalry, the Boston Celtics have arguably had more debilitating injuries than any other team in the NBA. With the loss of Jared Sullinger, Leandro Barbossa and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have had to rework their entire philosophy and the pressure has really fallen upon the tired legs of their aging veterans, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Pierce has suffered from a buffet of bumps and bruises including, a neck injury and ankle issues. As the season has progressed, Garnett has been plagued by leg issues again. He currently is suffering from a foot injury that has been rumored to be bone spurs. Garnett has complained of pain when doing such ordinary tasks as driving a car.

Pierce told ESPNBoston yesterday that his health is improving.

"It's getting better," Pierce said. "I'm getting treatment, doing the necessary things I need to do to be better. It's doing a lot better."

As for the future, the Captain says that Coach Doc Rivers will be calling the shots when it comes to playing time as the season winds down.

"I'm going to leave that up to Coach," Pierce said. "Maybe I'll talk to him, talk about these last five games, depending on how my body feels, depending on the seeding situation we're in. We'll figure something out."

Doc Rivers will not disclose his plans for resting his veterans but, yesterday he did assure the media that he does have a solid-secret plan.

"Obviously, we have to take care of our position," Rivers said. "But, for Kevin, rest is always important, and Paul as well. But, other than that, we've thought about (resting them), we've talked about it."

As the Celtics prepare for the playoffs, the immediate focus is avoiding the Miami Heat in the first round. The Celtics will take on the Heat this Friday and it's unclear who will be in uniform for their final meeting of the regular season. Though the stakes are lessened as the playoff seeding is all but locked up, bragging rights and fan enthusiasm remain high any time these two rivals meet.

Will we see a watered down roster for Friday? With Doc keeping his plan top-secret, I guess we will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned to CLNS Radio for more news regarding the last 5 games of the regular season.

 

 

Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio

 

 

Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file:

The Boston Celtics continue their home-stand tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. CLNS Radio and CelticsBlog will have all your post-game coverage.

Immediately following the game, the Celtics Post Game Show will go live. Tonight's hosts will be Ty Ray, Mike "The Scotsman" Munger" and Daniel Baker.

As always, the guys will be hanging out in the CelticsBlog chat-room, and taking your calls throughout the entire broadcast.

Call into the Studio: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join the Chat

Stream Mobile

 

Recently, we saw Rajon Rondo shooting around before a Boston Celtics game. Today, Jared Sullinger took to the practice floor in a surprise session of free throw shooting. It's a terrific sign to see Jared Sullinger shooting around with his teammates. When I spoke to him on Friday night, he told me he was feeling well and was ear-to-ear smiles. I certainly didn't expect to see Ben Rohrbach posting videos of 'Sully' shooting around today though. I guess the warm weather has everyone in a good mood and more motivated.

 

Saturday is Boston's annual Blogapalooza event. CLNS Radio will be well represented at today's event. All of your favorite personalities will be present to celebrate another successful event that helps to promote the blogging community at large.

Additionally, our locker room crew, Jared Weiss and Lucas Parolin, will also be in attendance and filming some great footage for the CLNS YouTube Channel.

We hope to see you all at today's event.

Here's all the information you need to attend:

Your favorite sports and social media networking event is back! Boston Sports Blogapalooza AKA Palooza Spring 2013 will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Harp across from TD Garden. This year, we are making a donation to the Miracle League of Boston in honor of Rich Shertenlieb of Toucher & Rich and his wife Mary. For your generosity, you will be entered into a raffle for some WICKED awesome prizes (you get one ticket for every dollar you donate)! Please give what you can and let's show the big dogs what the Boston sports blogging community is all about! Register/Donate At: http://bostonsportsblogpaloozaspring2013.eventbrite.com/ Speaking of community, Fancred is a co-sponsor of this year's event along with our friends at the Harp. Fancred is not just a sports app, but it's a community of sports fans. Be sure to stop by their table for a demo! PALOOZA SPRING 2013 Agenda 200PM-300PM-Registration 200PM-530PM-WICKED Awesome Networking 200PM-4PM-98.5 The Sports Hub Street Team 4PM Food Served & Coors Light Promo 530PM-6PM-Raffle drawing & Closing 6PM-11PM - Bruins Viewing Party What's Up For Grabs - Donate To Enter

Bruins Tix Sox Tix Celtics Tix Worcester Sharks Tix Lowell Spinners 10 person suite + unlimited soda/water Seasom Tix To The Boston Breakers Pats Propaganda Shwag One night stay at the Cranmore Mt. Lodge In N. Conway, NH Basket Of Baked Sweetness From Dancing Deer Baking Company Brockton Rox Suite & Ceremonial Pitch Supah Fans $75 gifty Knuckleball! On DVD Autographed Pix Of Celtics Legends: Sam Jones, Baily Howel & Satch Sanders Deroy Designs Print Of Patrice Bergeron Gifty From The Harp Giftys From Anthem Gifty From City Table

The street teams from 98.5 The Sports Hub & Coors Light will be in the house! Sportsworld USA will be conducting a silent auction on some AWESOME Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox & Celtics memorabilia! And the night won't end there......A Bruins viewing party will follow as the Black & Gold take on the HATED Habs! This is a 21+ event Remember to become a Facebook fan and follow ‘Palooza on Twitter to stay up to date on all the Boston Sports Blogapalooza news.

 

Stream Mobile

 

Call into the Studio: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join the Chat

Stream Mobile

The Celtics continue their home-stand as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at TD Garden.

The Celtics Post Game Show is now live. Your hosts are Ty Ray and Brian Langford.

Expect multiple check-ins from TD Garden as the CLNS Personalities are in-town for the Boston Sports Blogapalooza event.

As always, the guys will be taking your calls and hanging out in the CelticsBlog chat-room throughout the 120 minute broadcast.

Following the Celtics Post Game Podcast, the Garden Report will go live. As a special guest, Jared Weiss, Jimmy Toscano and Evans Clinchey will welcome CLNS co-owner/co-founder Nick Gelso to the broadcast booth.

Call into the Studio: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join the Chat

Stream Mobile

The Celtics continue their home-stand as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at TD Garden.

The Celtics Post Game Show is now live. Your hosts are Ty Ray and Brian Langford.

Expect multiple check-ins from TD Garden as the CLNS Personalities are in-town for the Boston Sports Blogapalooza event.

As always, the guys will be taking your calls and hanging out in the CelticsBlog chat-room throughout the 120 minute broadcast.

Following the Celtics Post Game Podcast, the Garden Report will go live. As a special guest, Jared Weiss, Jimmy Toscano and Evans Clinchey will welcome CLNS co-owner/co-founder Nick Gelso to the broadcast booth.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 14:00

Welcome to the New CLNS Radio!

CLNS Radio Logo - New - 620x350

 

3 years ago, this month, Brandon Paul (B-Paul) and I joined forces to bring you CLNS Radio.

The original website was a marriage of North Station Sports and Gino's Jungle.

Today, we bring you the brand new CLNS Radio.

A state-of-the-art home, built around stylish features and a sexy, sleek look, all in a stress-free browsing environment. In the new home of internet, sports talk radio, you will find an equal presence for all sports we cover. You will also find our new Audio/Visual Center for our Locker Room coverage and roster of sports podcasts.

We hope you enjoy our new home. Please send any questions/concerns to our mailbag.

Sincerely,

Nick Gelso and Brandon Paul

Page 140 of 140