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Knicks hire Fisher as head coach

Jun 11, 2014

Knicks hire Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest. But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, or across the bargaining table from David Stern and Adam Silver, he never feared taking the shot, speaking his mind, ...

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Jun 10, 2014

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told AP. The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

Jun 1, 2014

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set ...

Heat earn fourth straight trip to finals

May 31, 2014

Heat earn fourth straight trip to finals

For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers. Then came the playoffs. And the question was answered — emphatically. The Heat became the third franchise in ...