A few years ago I was having a conversation with a Celtics front office person about the intrinsic value of the Nets picks. The Nets weren’t quite the hollowed-out shell of a franchise they would become, so while the picks were obviously valuable, there was some discrepancy about just how treasured they were as assets. It has always been my belief that the Nets picks were more valuable to the Celtics than everyone else because of the intangible benefits of having them in their back pocket.
BOSTON — Less than a week ago, people were wondering if first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens was beginning to regret his decision to leave the cozy confines of Butler University for a job with one of the worst teams in the league. At halftime of Monday's 120-105 win over the Orlando Magic, the word "playoffs" was thrown around the press room, and not entirely in a joking manner for a team that is suddenly tied for first place in the Atlantic Division. "Where we at in the Eastern Conference?
The first lesson of NBA roster building is there are no guarantees. The can’t-miss phenom gets hurt in Year Three. The dynamic pair of teammates decide they can no longer stand each other’s company. The big acquisition that’s supposed to put you over the top weighs you down and kills your cap sheet. And that’s if everything goes right. One minute you have the second-best lottery adds at drafting a transformative talent, and the next you’re scrambling to do something with the No. 5 pick.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".