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Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

Aug 6, 2014

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

As a 168-cm point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the ...

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

Aug 5, 2014

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV. Now the former commissioner looks at a league whose 1980 championship series was ...

George suffers serious leg injury

Aug 2, 2014

George suffers serious leg injury

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the ...

Jul 31, 2014

Historic Pauley Pavillion deluged by flooding

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 25 cm of water when a 93-year-old pipe ...

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

| Jul 31, 2014

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Because of the disparity in the talent pool, the National Basketball League ended up with enormous gaps between the elite teams and weaker teams during its inaugural 2013-14 season. But Year Two may be a little different. Since the offseason officially began at the ...

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

Jul 31, 2014

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, ...

New coach Scott eyes swift return to contention for Lakers

Jul 30, 2014

New coach Scott eyes swift return to contention for Lakers

Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth-shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention. “This organization is all ...

Jul 30, 2014

Roberts becomes first woman to lead NBPA

Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately ...

Rose impresses on first day of Team USA training camp

Jul 29, 2014

Rose impresses on first day of Team USA training camp

Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. I’ve got to stretch, I’ve got to use ...

Love withdraws from Team USA

Jul 27, 2014

Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland. The only thing certain from a basketball standpoint for Love is that he won’t be ...