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First wave of teams allocated for new hoop league

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The Japan Professional Basketball League announced which divisions 20 of the teams that will make up the new men’s top circuit will play in on Thursday, following a meeting of the FIBA-led Japan 2024 Task Force. A total of 12 clubs have been allocated to the first division, six each ...

Jul 31, 2015

Suns reshuffle coaching staff

The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said Thursday that ...

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

| Jul 30, 2015

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

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After reaching the Final Four for the first time in franchise history in May, the Shiga Lakestars are tweaking their roster. Forward Terrance Woodbury, an NBA Development League veteran who averaged a team-high 18.3 points during the 2014-15 campaign, won’t return for the upcoming ...

Jul 30, 2015

FIBA suspends Russia from basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier. The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections ...

Bryant out as Rizing Fukuoka coach

Jul 24, 2015

Bryant out as Rizing Fukuoka coach

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The Rizing Fukuoka on Thursday handed the coaching reins to Tomohiro Moriyama, who steered the Shimane Susanoo Magic to the playoffs after a disastrous start last season. The 31-year-old Moriyama replaces veteran mentor Joe Bryant, the now-defunct Tokyo Apache’s original bench boss, on the ...

Silver has 'no doubt' woman could coach in NBA

Jul 23, 2015

Silver has 'no doubt' woman could coach in NBA

Adam Silver has “no doubt” the NBA could see a day when Becky Hammon or another woman is a head coach. The commissioner said Wednesday he had texted and emailed with Hammon while they were in Las Vegas, where she coached the Spurs to ...

Source: Cavs, Jefferson agree to one-year deal

Jul 22, 2015

Source: Cavs, Jefferson agree to one-year deal

Richard Jefferson has experience, deep knowledge of the NBA and a deft shooting touch. The Cavaliers plan to lean on all those attributes. The free agent forward has agreed to terms on a one-year deal for next season with Cleveland, a person familiar with ...

Jul 21, 2015

Hammon guides Spurs to Summer League title

Becky Hammon already made history when she became the first female head coach in NBA Summer League. Leading the San Antonio Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League championship just made the experience that much sweeter. Hammon coached the Spurs to a 93-90 victory ...

Nuggets trade troubled Lawson to Rockets

Jul 21, 2015

Nuggets trade troubled Lawson to Rockets

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey knows adding Ty Lawson is a risky move. He believes the possible reward is worth that risk. Lawson was acquired in a trade with the Denver Nuggets on Monday, giving the Rockets needed depth at point guard, though he ...