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Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

May. 17, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't sure who would take his place. "I didn't know we were going to be in the Eastern Conference finals or...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is 'right thing to do'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest stage after molding...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

May. 14, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans. That may be changing very soon. The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with...

Lakers officially announce Vogel's hiring as next coach

May. 13, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a multiyear...

Leap of faith: Cavs sign Michigan's Beilein to 5-year deal

May. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has spent a coaching lifetime taking ordinary programs and turning them into consistent winning ones. All in college. He's getting his NBA shot. The Cavaliers ended a monthlong search Monday by hiring Beilein, a 66-year-old offensive mastermind who made Michigan a perennial...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

May. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles...

AP source: Cavs interviewing 4 assistants for coaching job

May. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed. Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press. The Cavaliers met Friday night with Denver assistant Jordi Fernandez...

AP Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

May. 9, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue. A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...