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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers questions a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Rivers is now head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. The first preseason camps of the coronavirus era are formally open, with teams limited for now to individual sessions with one coach and one player at one basket, all of this starting to happen as the pandemic continues raging and more and more Americans are testing positive.  ā€œIā€™m very concerned if we can pull this off,ā€ Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

New NBA coaches for 9 teams navigating compressed timeline

Dec. 19, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Pelicans first-year coach Stan Van Gundy was hired less than two months before the Pelicans first preseason game earlier this week. Never mind that he's taking over a roster that is loaded with young players and has been entirely overhauled since New Orleans hired David Griffin as executive vice president of...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shoots during pregame warmups before a preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Net gains: High hopes in Brooklyn with Durant, Irving ready

Dec. 15, 2020 1:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving sent expectations soaring when they decided to come to Brooklyn. The Nets can at last try to live up to them. After waiting a year and a half since the free agency haul that transformed their franchise, the Nets finally got their superstar duo on the court in...