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Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the...

Pagano puts stamp on Bears 'D' after year out of coaching

May. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chuck Pagano made the most of his time away from the sideline. He's also glad to be coaching again. The Chicago Bears' new defensive coordinator gets to put his stamp on a unit that emerged as one of the best the past four seasons under Vic Fangio, particularly now that offseason...

Davidson takes reins of Rangers' rare rebuilding project

May. 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the microphone for the last New York Rangers championship in 1994, John Davidson is now front and center to try to parade the Stanley Cup down Broadway again. Davidson recalled 1994 as one of the best times of his life, and after moving from broadcasting to the front office with St....

Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

Renaissance man: Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

May. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers' basketball history stared the new coach in the face. He wants to make it richer. "Look at all those banners up there," Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA championship,...

Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

May. 21, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request. Griffin said he hopes to...

LSU lands coveted recruit Trendon Watford

May. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade says highly rated power forward Trendon Watford has signed to play for the Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Watford has been playing for Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was part of three straight Class 7A state championships. During his...

Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday selected as SEC player of the year

May. 20, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday has been named the Southeastern Conference player of the year and Tim Corbin has been selected the coach of the year. The SEC announced its individual conference awards Monday. Mississippi State has the league's pitcher of the year in Ethan Small and freshman of...

Jets' Gase: There was no power struggle with Maccagnan

May. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase is calling a timeout on the perceptions that he won a power struggle with Mike Maccagnan. The New York Jets coach — and acting general manager — said he was surprised when team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson told him Maccagnan was being fired as the...