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Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after his team defeated the Toronto Raptors during an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Celtics won 92-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals Preview Capsule

Sep. 14, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Boston-Miami Eastern Conference finals that start Tuesday: No. 3 BOSTON CELTICS (48-24, 8-3) vs. No. 5 MIAMI HEAT (44-29, 8-1) Season series: Celtics, 2-1. Schedule: Game 1 is Tuesday; Game 2, Thursday; Game 3, Saturday; rest of series TBD. Story line: The NBA will have a new champion and...

FILE - Los Angeles Clippers' assistant coach Mike Woodson looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Philadelphia. Woodson, the only Knicks coach to win a playoff series in the last two decades and the last one to even reach the postseason, is coming back to New York as an assistant on Tom Thibodeau's staff. Woodson was one of the assistant coaches announced Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, by the Knicks, who hired Thibodeau as their coach last month. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Woodson returns to Knicks as assistant on Thibodeau's staff

Sep. 4, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

Mike Woodson, the only Knicks coach to win a playoff series in the last two decades and the last one to even reach the postseason, is coming back to New York as an assistant on Tom Thibodeau's staff. Woodson was one of the assistant coaches announced Friday by the Knicks, who hired Thibodeau as their coach in...

Kentucky hires coaching veteran Flint as Wildcats assistant

Aug. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired coaching veteran James “Bruiser” Flint as an assistant on John Calipari's men's basketball staff. He fills the opening created by Kenny Payne’s departure to the NBA’s New York Knicks. Flint’s 30 years of experience include seven...

Knicks hire Kentucky's Kenny Payne as assistant coach

Aug. 11, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau made the first addition to his New York Knicks coaching staff on Tuesday, hiring Kenny Payne as an assistant. Payne has spent the last 10 years at Kentucky, where he has been John Calipari's associate head coach since 2014. He was part of the staff that won the 2012 national...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau smiles in the waning moments as his team defeats the Orlando Magic in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks’ new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, July 30,2020, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Knicks bring Tom Thibodeau back to New York as new coach

Jul. 30, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau brought the Chicago Bulls to their greatest success since Michael Jordan. He returned the Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs after a 13-year absence. All the while, there was one challenge he sought. He has seen what it's like in New York when the Knicks win and wanted to...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau smiles in the waning moments as his team defeats the Orlando Magic in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks’ new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, July 30,2020, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Knicks bring Tom Thibodeau back to New York as new coach

Jul. 30, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks' new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant. “I know what New York is like when the Knicks are successful and there is nothing comparable,"...

Associated Press NBA reporter Brian Mahoney records video while covering a protest, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in New York. When the NBA season was suspended and he was reassigned to the news department,heI assumed it was just to report from here. But, according to Mahoney, there were so many coronavirus stories to tell: Health care workers trying to keep patients alive. Residents of a community who all knew somebody who had died.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

As NBA returns, so must an NBA writer in early hot spot

Jul. 30, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — I couldn’t wait to watch basketball in March. The schedule in New York was as good as I could remember in my years covering the NBA for The Associated Press. Superstars Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden would be here. So would the NBA champion Toronto Raptors...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach Tom Thibodeau calls out to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.  A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks are finishing a deal to make Thibodeau their coach. The person told The Associated Press, Saturday, July 25, 2020, that no contract has been signed but a deal is expected to be announced next week, ESPN first reported that the Knicks and Thibodeau were completing a five-year contract.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

AP source: Knicks close to deal to make Tom Thibodeau coach

Jul. 25, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is coming back to the New York Knicks, who are still seeking the success they enjoyed when he was an assistant two decades ago. The Knicks are finishing a deal to make Thibodeau their coach, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. No contract has been signed but...