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Mentally tough Spurs remain unfazed

Jun 7, 2014

Mentally tough Spurs remain unfazed

When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home — their native homelands. They are a roster loaded with foreign players, accustomed to playing in places where air conditioning not only isn’t optional, it’s not even ...

Gatorade issues apology to LeBron

Jun 7, 2014

Gatorade issues apology to LeBron

Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals. James needed intravenous fluids after the game, during which temperatures inside San Antonio’s AT&T Center ...

Jun 7, 2014

Jazz hire Synder as next head coach

The Utah Jazz announced Friday that they have hired Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder to replace Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City. Snyder most recently completed his first season as an assistant with ...

Jun 6, 2014

Fukushima Firebonds draft forwards Kanno, Masuko

by Ed Odeven

Building a team from scratch, is a step-by-step process. Each new player is a piece to the puzzle. The Fukushima Firebonds, an expansion team for the 2014-15 season, made forward Shota Kanno the No. 1 pick in Friday’s bj-league rookie draft. The 22-year-old forward ...

Spurs whip Heat in Game 1

Jun 6, 2014

Spurs whip Heat in Game 1

“Beat the Heat!” took on a whole new meaning in a sweltering start to the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs handled the conditions, and the team, and it sure helped when a suffering LeBron James couldn’t make it to the finish. Tim Duncan ...

Flip will coach Timberwolves

Jun 6, 2014

Flip will coach Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try to revive a franchise that hasn’t made ...

Toyama named new coach of Shiga

| Jun 5, 2014

Toyama named new coach of Shiga

by Ed Odeven

Less than two weeks after a memorable title game, the coaching carousel is moving at warp speed. The Bambitious Nara announced head coach Koto Toyama’s departure on Tuesday. He was named the Shiga Lakestars bench boss a day later, becoming the Kansai franchise’s third ...

Healthy Wade eyes NBA title

Jun 4, 2014

Healthy Wade eyes NBA title

The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform. The Miami Heat guard later described it in a single word. “Hell,” Wade ...

Jun 3, 2014

Parker won't miss Game 1: report

The San Antonio Spurs expect to have point guard Tony Parker in their lineup when they host the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Parker, the court general who runs the Spurs’ attack, sat ...

Jun 3, 2014

Jackson fined $25G for tampering

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was handed a $25,000 fine by the NBA Monday for the league’s rules against tampering with another team’s personnel. During a news conference last week, Jackson publicly expressed interest in veteran Oklahoma City guard Derek Fisher as a ...

Happinets' Boykin reflects on season

| Jun 2, 2014

Happinets' Boykin reflects on season

by Ed Odeven

In his many decades in the game, Kazuo Nakamura tinkered with an up-tempo style of basketball he wanted his teams to play. And in recent years, it often involved several of his players taking quick 3-point shots as often as possible. Nakamura’s run-and-gun style ...

Jun 2, 2014

Former Nets owner Katz dies in accident

Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He ...