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Mavericks add Marjanovic, bringing 7-3 center back to Texas

Jul. 23, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent Boban Marjanovic, bringing the 7-foot-3 center back to Texas three years after he spent his rookie season with the rival San Antonio Spurs. Marjanovic was sent to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Clippers before the trading deadline last season and...

Hoiberg's Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

Jul. 23, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg might want to consider writing his players' names on masking tape and sticking it across their foreheads so he can keep everybody straight. "I've called them the wrong name a lot. There's no doubt about it," Hoiberg said Tuesday after a practice for next...

NCAA punishes DePaul for basketball recruiting violation

Jul. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA suspended DePaul men's basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff. The NCAA also put the Big East program on three years of probation, issued a $5,000 fine and...

Phoenix Suns sign big man Diallo to multiyear deal

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed big man Cheick Diallo to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed. The 22-year-old Diallo played the past three seasons with New Orleans, averaging 6.0 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 62%. He played in seven playoff...

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

Jul. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU guard Nick Emery said Tuesday he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA investigation. Emery used social media to announce he is stepping away with a year of eligibility still...

The Latest: DePaul disappointed by NCAA punishment

Jul. 23, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA punishment of DePaul over a men's basketball recruiting violation (all times local): 2:25 p.m. DePaul has issued a statement saying the university is disappointed by the NCAA's punishment over a men's basketball recruiting violation. Coach Dave Leitao has been...

Spurs promote Buford to CEO, Wright to serve as GM

Jul. 23, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs Sports & Entertainment has promoted two-time NBA executive of the year RC Buford to chief executive officer, effective Sept. 3. Buford is credited along with coach Gregg Popovich for building the Spurs into one of the most consistently successful franchises in sports, with five...

NBA 2K League, Tencent sign deal for Chinese broadcasts

Jul. 23, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA 2K League has partnered with internet giant Tencent to stream games in China for the first time. The league announced the deal Tuesday. Tencent is the league's first distribution partner in China and will offer condensed postseason and finals games for the 2019 season. The playoffs...

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards,...

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach

Jul. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio's NBA championship teams — officially returned to the franchise Monday....