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NBA players union elects new executive director (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a press conference during the NBA Summer League on July 15, 2014 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked about trying to improve his embattled union, she wanted to be more than a fan. Roberts was elected early Tuesday morning as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and the Washington trial lawyer is eager to provide the leadership it needs after a few difficult years. ”Someone, whether it be a boy or a girl, who understood that this was their union, and they intended to run it, and they were looking for someone who appreciated that and was not going to deviate from that.” Roberts received 32 of 36 votes at a meeting of players in Las Vegas, defeating tech industry CEO Dean Garfield and Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery in the final vote.


Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 1:34 am

No joke: Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot (Yahoo Sports)

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better. The Sacramento Kings’ 6-foot-11, 270-pounder, who has become one of the best centers in the game, is spending his third straight summer with the national team. ”It was a training camp situation, so it kind of prepared me for this,” Cousins said after Tuesday’s practice. I just have to go through the course and do what I can do and wish for the best.” Cousins’ talent speaks for itself, but USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo has been just as impressed with his perseverance toward the national team, and the maturity he’s seen off the court, overcoming attitude issues many believe have limited his progress.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 12:00 am

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers (Yahoo Sports)

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 about championships, period,” Scott said Tuesday at his introductory news conference. … I love challenges anyway, so this is going to be fun.” Scott’s fellow Lakers greats are already backing that notion.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:54 pm

More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming show (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed them within hours.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:19 pm

Mavs sign F Ivan Johnson after year in China (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Ivan Johnson after he started all five games for their summer league team.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 10:54 pm

Husband arrested in death of NBA player’s aunt (Yahoo Sports)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 10:53 pm

Grizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace to multi-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 27: Jordan Adams, #1, and Jarnell Stokes, #2, of the Memphis Grizzlies are introduced by Chris Wallace and Dave Joerger during an introductory press conference for the Memphis Grizzlies draft selections on June 26, 2014 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Brown/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis’ general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise. Wallace had been serving as interim general manager since a front office shake-up May 19. ”Chris has been at the forefront and a stable presence throughout some of the Grizzlies’ greatest successes,” Pera said in a statement. ”His strong bonds and experience, not only within the organization and NBA but also within the Memphis and Mid-South communities, make him the ideal fit to lead our basketball operations.


Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 8:24 pm


ESPN - United States

Durant lauds LeBron’s move, unsure of own

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he’s not sure if he’ll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:42 am

Judge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers

A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:33 am

Lakers greats hail ‘right guy’ Scott as coach

Byron Scott says being the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is “a dream come true.”

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:03 am

Boeheim calls Rose ‘most impressive’ player

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continues to open eyes in Team USA’s training camp as he makes his way back from the torn meniscus in his right knee that cost him all but 10 games of the past season.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 3:59 am

More tickets for LeBron’s homecoming show

LeBron James’ hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event set to be his first public appearance in the state since he announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 12:47 am

Man arrested in slaying of Matt Barnes’ aunt

Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:06 pm

‘Extreme drunken driving’ charge for Suns F

Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with ‘extreme drunken driving’ two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract — $12.7 million guaranteed — with the Suns.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 10:24 pm

Inside Hoops - United States

Mavericks sign Al-Farouq Aminu

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu.
Aminu (6-9, 215) was the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. After one season in Los Angeles he was traded, along with Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and a first round pick, to New Orleans in [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 9:44 pm

Grizzlies hire Ed Stefanski

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today that the team has named Ed Stefanski as executive vice president of player personnel.
“We are pleased to welcome Ed Stefanski to the Grizzlies and the city of Memphis,” Wallace said. “Ed is an established NBA executive and excellent talent evaluator who has had success with multiple organizations. [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 9:42 pm

Grizzlies keep Chris Wallace as general manager

Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced today that Chris Wallace has been named General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. Wallace had acted as interim general manager since May 19, 2014.
“We are very pleased to announce Chris Wallace as our general manager,” [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 9:32 pm

Mavericks sign Ivan Johnson

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Ivan Johnson.
Johnson (6-8, 255) started all five games for the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League and averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 20.8 minutes per game.
Johnson spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in China, [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 9:19 pm

Lakers re-sign Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
“I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 4:34 am

Lakers officially name Byron Scott head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Byron Scott to a multi-year contract as head coach, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
“After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” said Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of [...]

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 3:16 am

Joakim Noah should OK for training camp

Here’s ESPN Chicago reporting good news for the Bulls:
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be “ready” for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery.
“I feel pretty good,” Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. “Obviously I have a ways to go, but I’m excited. When [...]

Posted on 28 July 2014 @ 1:29 pm

NBA - United States

Roberts tabbed as new NBAPA executive director

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.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 1:37 am

Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 1:24 am

Scott sees swift title 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.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 12:00 am

More tickets available for LeBron’s homecoming

LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:36 pm

Husband arrested in death of Barnes’ aunt

Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:13 pm

Mavs’ sign Ivan Johnson after year in China

The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Ivan Johnson after he started all five games for their summer league team.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 11:02 pm

Wallace gets new deal to be GM of the Grizz

Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis’ general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 8:19 pm


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