Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

Bucks' Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work

Jun. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league's awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow on the draft and...

Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint

Jun. 25, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future. Smith didn't see it at the time. Pursuing an engineering career had become her backup plan after Smith got cut from the WNBA when "someone named Sue Bird came in to the...

Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Jun. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, after the native of Argentina spent last season on staff with the Brooklyn Nets. Prigioni spent the majority of his 20-year playing career in the Spanish League. He became the NBA's oldest rookie at age 35 in the...

Raptors president 'confident' Leonard will return to champs

Jun. 25, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title. "We're on to the next issue, which for us is coming back and being champions again," Ujiri...

Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica....

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Hawks trade Kent Bazemore to Trail Blazers for Evan Turner

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts. Bazemore was the last holdover from the Hawks' 60-win team in 2014-15. The 6-foot-5 swingman lost his starting job midway...

Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with...

Pistons owner forming joint venture to redevelop Palace area

Jun. 24, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons owner Tom Gores and Schostak Brothers & Co. are forming a joint venture to redevelop The Palace of Auburn Hills and its surrounding land and the arena is expected to be demolished. The Pistons moved from The Palace and begin playing in their new downtown arena in 2017. They are...

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 over feud with New York Daily News

Jun. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 on Monday for violating media rules by not allowing the New York Daily News to cover one of the team's news conferences. The Knicks held a news conference on Friday to introduce their new draft picks, sending out an advisory announcing the details...