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Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored pairing of Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when the former NBA guard and executive ...

| Jun 2, 2015

Nakamura takes reins in Niigata

by Ed Odeven

Kazuo Nakamura on Tuesday was named the Niigata Albirex BB’s new head coach. He last coached a bj-league team for the 2013-14 season, when his Akita Northern Happinets went 40-12 and earned a championship runnerup finish. Nakamura ran the show in Akita for three ...

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Jun 2, 2015

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson returned to practice Monday, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. Thompson said he feels great and is just waiting on final ...

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

Jun 1, 2015

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. Now the Cleveland forward is dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA Finals. Knocked out of his first postseason in the opening round by injury, ...

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

May 31, 2015

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Needing just one more win, the Aisin SeaHorses wasted no time to extend the best-of-five series into a decisive game. Instead, they clinched the NBL championship in front of their loyal fans, who traveled from Aichi Prefecture. The Western Conference club seized its first ...

Thompson diagnosed with concussion

May 30, 2015

Thompson diagnosed with concussion

The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals. Two days after he got kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza, the Warriors ...

May 29, 2015

Heat, Wade at 'an impasse' in contract talks: source

For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is ...

Bulls fire Thibodeau

May 29, 2015

Bulls fire Thibodeau

In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships. They never got to the top with him and now he is out. The Bulls fired Thibodeau on Thursday, ...

May 28, 2015

Star guard Oga joins WJBL's Toyota Antelopes

Yuko Oga is returning to the WBJL to play for the Toyota Antelopes, according to published reports this week. The 32-year-old veteran guard, a Yamagata native, helped lead the Japan national team to the 2013 FIBA Asian Championship for Women title, its first continental ...