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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) drives against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The teams that didn't qualify for the restart of the NBA season at Walt Disney World could begin voluntary workouts Wednesday, Sept. 23, to start preparing for their next game — whenever that is. Love said it was “paramount” for the team to get together and make up for lost time. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Back to work: NBA's non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Sep. 23, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York. After six months without one, it felt so good for some NBA teams to practice again that even Allen Iverson might've enjoyed it. “I’ve never seen a...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Famer Steve Nash to run floor as coach

Sep. 3, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Steve Nash was one of the NBA's most entertaining point guards, the engineer of a high-scoring team that helped usher in a new era of basketball. Now the Brooklyn Nets want to see what he can do as a coach. The Nets hired Nash on Thursday, putting the Hall of Famer in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2006, file photo, Arizona head coach Lute Olson, center, talks to his players, from left to right, Daniel Dillon, Jawann McClellan (5), Chase Budinger (34) and Ivan Radenovic during the second half of a college basketball game against Memphis in Tucson, Ariz. Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died at the age of 85. Olson’s family said he died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The family did not provide the cause of death. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Aug. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse and led the program to its lone national title in 1997, has died. He was 85. Olson’s family said he died Thursday evening. The cause of death wasn’t given. “Coach Olson is...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry watches during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The Pelicans have fired Gentry, Saturday, Aug. 15,  after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Pelicans fire Alvin Gentry after 5 seasons as team's coach

Aug. 15, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for a new coach to oversee the still nascent Zion Williamson era. The Pelicans fired 65-year-old coach Alvin Gentry on Saturday after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. New Orleans went 30-42 this season, finishing with...

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich calls a timeout during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

It's over: For first time in 23 seasons, Spurs miss playoffs

Aug. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich didn't put much thought into San Antonio's playoff streak when it was rolling along. He's not thinking about it now, either. The Spurs' record-tying run of 22 consecutive playoff appearances is over, and the longest season in team history — almost 300...