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Manu Ginobili back with Spurs, hired as a special adviser

Sep. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is back with the San Antonio Spurs, with the club announcing his hiring Friday as a special adviser to basketball operations. Ginobili spent the entirety of his 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, helping them win four championships. The...

Shoes, fashion and grit mark P.J. Tucker's journey to Heat

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished. He has so...

What will the 76ers do with Simmons? Philly guard wants out

Sep. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done — Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons. Team president Pat Croce had tried mending the relationship...

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

Sep. 22, 2021 02:52 AM 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...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...

Tunisia tops Ivory Coast 78-75 to repeat as AfroBasket champ

Sep. 05, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri scored 22 points to help Tunisia repeat as African basketball champion in a 78-75 victory over Ivory Coast on Sunday. The veteran squad included former UCLA star Michael Roll, a naturalized citizen who had...

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

Sep. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares. The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia...

Kidd assistants: WNBA player, just-retired NBAer with Mavs

Aug. 31, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — WNBA player Kristi Toliver, just-retired NBA player Jared Dudley and one of standout guard Luka Doncic's former national team coaches were among the eight assistants announced Tuesday for the staff of new Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd. Darrell...

Rajon Rondo re-signs with Lakers for another title push

Aug. 31, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Rajon Rondo saw the opportunity to add his youth and energy to a championship-contending team, the 35-year-old point guard jumped at the chance to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’m most excited about not being the oldest guy on the team...