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AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

Sep. 21, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s...

'It's time': After 15 NBA seasons, guard JJ Redick retires

Sep. 21, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

J.J. Redick, the sharpshooter who was The Associated Press college player of the year at Duke before embarking on a 15-season NBA career, announced his retirement Tuesday. The 37-year-old Redick played with six NBA teams — Orlando, the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

Sep. 19, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains...

At long last, Ballmer, Clippers break ground on new home

Sep. 17, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The design meetings have been going on for years. Technology has evolved throughout the process. Painstaking decisions were made time and time again, right down to what an inch or two difference in leg room between rows would mean or where cupholders should be...

Mavericks sign free agent Ntilikina, top-10 pick in 2017

Sep. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft. Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth...

No. 21 UNC aims to end skid vs. Virginia in key ACC matchup

Sep. 16, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

A shaky opening-night performance dealt a quick blow to North Carolina’s goal of winning its Atlantic Coast Conference division championship. The 21st-ranked Tar Heels know they can’t afford another early stumble with yet another loss to Virginia. The Tar Heels and...

Bucks hire Lisa Byington as TV play-by-play broadcaster

Sep. 15, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for...

Lakers add Fizdale, Lucas III to Vogel's coaching staff

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel's staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer...

Celtics get Hernangómez from Grizzlies for Edwards, Dunn

Sep. 15, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangómez from the Grizzlies in exchange for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn. Boston announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft...