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Krzyzewski defends dual coaching roles

Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham on Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. He fired ...

Sep 18, 2014

Kings trade guard Terry to Rockets

The Houston Rockets have acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson. Along with Terry, the Rockets will get Sacramento’s second-round pick in 2015 if they select between 31 and 49, and they’ll also ...

Sep 17, 2014

FIBA eases ban on head coverings

International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow ...

Sep 16, 2014

FIBA spells out demands to JBA as deadline approaches

by Ed Odeven

FIBA last week repeated its mandate that the Japan Basketball Association deadline for a merger between the bj-league and the NBL is Oct. 31. This occurred in Spain, where the FIBA Basketball World Cup was held. In an interview with Reuters, FIBA secretary general ...

U.S. wins Basketball World Cup

Sep 15, 2014

U.S. wins Basketball World Cup

With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the ...

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Sep 15, 2014

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry ...

France beats Lithuania to claim bronze at FIBA World Cup

Sep 14, 2014

France beats Lithuania to claim bronze at FIBA World Cup

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead ...

Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

Sep 13, 2014

Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

All those years on Serbia’s national team, and one chance kept eluding Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic. They finally get that shot at the U.S. — with a world title on the line. Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of ...

Hawks' Ferry on leave

Sep 13, 2014

Hawks' Ferry on leave

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM asked ...

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Sep 12, 2014

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Japan has until the end of October to resolve a dispute between its two competing basketball leagues but there is no threat to the national team competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the sport’s governing body said on Thursday. FIBA wants a single league ...