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Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

Jul 3, 2014

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee to ...

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

Jul 2, 2014

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

by Ed Odeven

The Dallas Mavericks have invited point guard Yuki Togashi to participate in a three-day tryout camp starting on Monday. Noriaki Oshitari, who represents Togashi for Cloud9 Co., Ltd., confirmed the details in an email to The Japan Times on Wednesday evening. In short, the ...

Cavaliers secure Irving, eye LeBron

Jul 2, 2014

Cavaliers secure Irving, eye LeBron

Sitting on a stage last week alongside No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and new coach David Blatt, general manager David Griffin said he hoped this would be a monumental offseason for the Cavaliers. It’s already been quite a summer. And LeBron James ...

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jul 1, 2014

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jason Kidd had a seat in the coaching box and a jersey in the rafters. He wanted more. And now his celebrated return to the Nets has turned into yet another ugly exit. Kidd is set to become Milwaukee’s coach after the Bucks and ...

Jul 1, 2014

Sterling suit focuses on family trust

The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will hinge on the technicalities of family trust law and whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the right to unilaterally negotiate a deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The July 7 trial will look ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...

Jun 30, 2014

Griner breaks WNBA blocks record

Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and added 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday. “I knew I had a couple of blocks, but I didn’t know how many,” ...

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Jun 29, 2014

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Saturday they are opting out of their contracts and will become free agents on Tuesday — the same decision LeBron James revealed during the week. Also, Udonis Haslem told the Heat he will not ...

Jun 27, 2014

Upcoming bj-league season set for Oct. 4 start

by Ed Odeven

The 2014-15 bj-league season, the league’s 10th, is set to tip off on Oct. 4. Each of the league’s 22 teams, including the expansion Fukushima Firebonds, will play regular-season 52 games, according to a news release issued on Thursday. With the addition of Fukushima, ...

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

Jun 27, 2014

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers made Canadian Andrew Wiggins, a University of Kansas standout, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, launching a great night for Canada and international players. Four of the first eight players selected came from outside the United ...