Latest International basketball News

Thompson, Nored to assist Van Gundy on US basketball team

May. 8, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — John Thompson III and coach Ronald Nored of the G League's Long Island Nets will assist Jeff Van Gundy in the U.S. basketball team's next two rounds of World Cup qualifying. USA Basketball announced Tuesday that Thompson, the former Georgetown coach, would return after...

Suns hire Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as new head coach

May. 3, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have hired Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born and raised outside North America. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix's 2010 run to the Western...

NCAA VP for hoops Gavitt meeting with coach about reform

May. 2, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of men's basketball, will be making the rounds this month, bouncing from conference meeting to conference meeting, talking with coaches and athletic directors about reforming college hoops. On Tuesday at a posh hotel with a poolside view of the...

Jets' Sam Darnold 'a lot like' late Marlboro Man grandfather

Apr. 27, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold was only 2 years old when his grandfather passed away, so he never got to know the Marlboro Man. Dick Hammer left behind a legacy of larger-than-life tales, though, and the New York Jets' newest quarterback has heard them all. Family gatherings have been filled with...

Fowles sparks US women to 83-46 exhibition rout of China

Apr. 27, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It was the team's first game in almost two years. But Sylvia Fowles already could feel things clicking. Fowles scored 14 of her 16 points during a 25-0 run and the United States rolled past China 83-46 on Thursday night in a women's basketball exhibition game. Breanna Stewart, who plays in...

Ball brothers, slowed by injuries, leaving Lithuanian club

Apr. 26, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The team says LiAngelo injured an ankle and LaMelo has been bothered by back pain. Lithuanian basketball writer...

The Latest: Coaches to discuss NCAA hoops proposals together

Apr. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball's commission's...

On Basketball: And now, Wade decides if this was the end

Apr. 25, 2018 3:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's first NBA game was in Philadelphia. His last NBA game may have been there as well. Retirement is a very — very — real option for Wade, who has been not-so-quietly saying for weeks that he isn't sure if he'll be back next season. The offseason is here now, after the...

Ionescu leads Oregon to USA 3-on-3 national championship

Apr. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

Sabrina Ionescu admitted she was learning the rules to 3-on-3 on the fly. She turned out to be a real star, leading her Oregon team to the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday. The Ducks (8-0) cruised to a 21-5 win in the title game, beating a team comprised of former players from Temple, Liberty...

State basketball head banned over conduct at daughter's game

Apr. 20, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter's under-12 game. Nick Honey, chief executive of Basketball Victoria, was given the suspension by the association's...