Latest Adam Silver News

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Jun. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down that idea. "What...

Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...

Analysis: A global NBA now has a truly global champion

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins an NBA title calls itself "world champions." These Toronto...

Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Gottlieb as assistant

Jun. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have lured away another prominent college coach. This time, from the women's game. Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join John Beilein's staff in Cleveland and become the seventh female assistant in the NBA. Gottlieb led the Golden Bears to seven...

Leonard, Raptors move within victory of first championship

Jun. 8, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise's first championship by winning a second straight...

The Latest: Raptors on the brink, beat Warriors 105-92

Jun. 7, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The Toronto Raptors are one win from their first NBA title. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Serge Ibaka came off the bench to score 20 points and the Raptors beat the Golden...

Column: Equal treatment means more than just a suspension

Jun. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Mark Stevens will have to watch on TV when the arena he and his fellow investors are building in San Francisco opens next season with what they hope will be another championship ring ceremony for the Golden State Warriors. The billionaire venture capitalist's yearlong punishment for shoving Toronto's Kyle Lowry...

Warriors' investor banned for 1 year, fined $500,000 by NBA

Jun. 7, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors' executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors' investor and a member of the team's executive board, was...

Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals

Jun. 3, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto...

Adam Silver reveals advice he's given to Zion Williamson

Jun. 2, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has already offered presumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson advice on enjoying the process of entering the league. Silver, who appears on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now with AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds, also says he sees no...