Dieter Kurtenbach, East Bay Times

Dieter Kurtenbach

East Bay Times

Alameda, CA, United States

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  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Quad-City Times
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Daily Breeze
  • ChicoER
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Pioneer Press
  • Marin IJ
  • Times-Standard
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Recent articles by Dieter:

Kurtenbach: Jimmie Ward is a Star, and it’s making a huge difference for the 49ers’ defense

The 49ers’ defense’s answer for the new twists of the modern game appears to be their most veteran player. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Niners’ win over the Saints was ugly. That’s what made it impressive

San Francisco 49ers: The Niners' 13-0 win over the Saints left plenty to be desired — even for the defense, which posted the first shutout at Levi's Stadium since 2016. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Steve Young wants Jimmy Garoppolo to be a ‘10-year quarterback’. The Niners only need 11 games

Hall of Famer Steve Young is thrilled with the way Jimmy Garoppolo is playing. Can this form stick? → Read More

Kurtenbach: It took a minute, but the Warriors’ winning machine is humming again

Golden State Warriors: Steph Curry is playing at an MVP level, but Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steve Kerr have found their old forms, turning around the Dubs' season. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Heaven help me, I’m beginning to trust Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers: Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has taken his game to a new level over the last three weeks. If this is the new norm, it changes everything for San Francisco. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Niners showed their best in Mexico City. It’s the NFC’s best

The Niners’ nearly perfect game against the Cardinals put them back atop the NFC West. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors found a fix to their biggest issue, but they might not be able to use it

The Warriors found a fix for their second-unit issues. It’s going to be a challenge to use it every night. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors are failing Steph Curry

Steph Curry’s 50-point performance in a loss to the Suns shows the flaws in the ‘two-timeline’ plan and the peril of putting too much on the superstar’s shoulders. → Read More

Kurtenbach: James Wiseman is a bust. Time in the G League can change that

Wiseman’s time in Santa Cruz will define the rest of his NBA career. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The 49ers’ first game with all their offensive weapons showed potential, Shanahan’s priorities

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan kept things simple, despite having Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel on the field together. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The 49ers want to bully their way to the playoffs. Their win over the Chargers was the blueprint

Substance will always beat style, even in the modern, pass-happy NFL. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The 49ers want to bully their way to the playoffs. Their win over the Chargers was the blueprint

Substance will always beat style, even in the modern, pass-happy NFL. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Niners have three key ingredients to make a second-half run

San Francisco 49ers: The Niners will no doubt make it more difficult than necessary, but the addition of Christain McCaffrey and stars coming off the injured list sets up San Francisco for success. → Read More

Kurtenbach: How the Warriors lost their joy (and how they can get it back)

Even Steph Curry has seemed to lose his trademark spark this season. That’s far more concerning than the Dubs’ 4-7 start. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Why Carlos Rodón — not Aaron Judge — is the SF Giants’ most important free agent target

Aaron Judge doesn’t know the Giants. Carlos Rodón does — that’s why it’s so important San Francisco signs him to a new deal. → Read More

Kurtenbach: A strange feeling amid the Warriors’ poor start — appreciation

The Warriors of the past made the difficult look easy. This season’s Warriors have a different approach. → Read More

Kurtenbach: A strange feeling amid the Warriors’ poor start — appreciation

The Warriors of the past made the difficult look easy. This season’s Warriors have a different approach. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The big rotation change that could solve the Warriors’ bench issues

The Warriors’ minutes with Steph Curry off the floor have been disastrous. But there is one bench lineup with promise. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The big rotation change that could solve the Warriors’ bench issues

The Warriors’ minutes with Steph Curry off the floor have been disastrous. But there is one bench lineup with promise. → Read More

Kurtenbach: It’s time for the Warriors to swallow their pride

Golden State Warriors: At 3-6, the Warriors need to tighten up their rotations and forget about their two timelines so as to not waste another brilliant Steph Curry season. → Read More