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Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans

Sep. 22, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his “best guess” is that next season will not start until at least January, plus acknowledged that the later-than-usual schedule could mean top U.S. men’s players miss next summer’s Tokyo Olympics....

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...

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown reacts after receiving a technical foul during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

76ers fire Brett Brown after being swept out of playoffs

Aug. 24, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patient and positive, Brett Brown was the perfect coach for the Philadelphia 76ers when they set up a long-term home in the NBA basement. They'll be looking for someone else now that they want to be on top. The 76ers fired coach Brown on Monday, a day after his seventh season ended in a...

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Toughest NBA rival is bubble, where 'every day is Wednesday'

Aug. 21, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a normal NBA playoff series Mike D’Antoni would be taking his Houston Rockets on the road. Finished with the first two games, it would be time to switch sites and head to Oklahoma City for the next two. With the Rockets leading 2-0, he might tell them all...

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks with Dejounte Murray (5) during the first 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)

Spurs await DeRozan decision as young guards show promise

Aug. 15, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

Gregg Popovich brushed off a question about whether he will return as coach of the San Antonio Spurs after their attempt to set an NBA record for consecutive playoff appearances fell short in the bubble. DeMar DeRozan didn't even get a question about his future because the four-time All-Star guard acquired in the...

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...

San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington (33) off a screen by center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the second half of a NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Spurs keep playoff hopes alive with 123-105 win over Rockets

Aug. 11, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Spurs aren’t out of it yet. Keldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. San...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson dunks the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Zion's rookie year will end without postseason berth

Aug. 10, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson’s rookie season is ending without a playoff berth. It’s not an uncommon stop on the NBA learning curve. Even for No. 1 draft picks, like Williamson was a year ago, winning takes time. The last player to go from being the top overall selection one...

Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) celebrates with guards Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

No shortage of points scored inside the NBA's bubble

Aug. 9, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time there was a slate of five or more NBA games on the same day, with every team scoring at least 110 points, was more than 32 years ago. That is, until the opening of the league's so-called bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic — where it already has happened...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) takes a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Spurs help playoff chances, top Pelicans, Zion 122-113

Aug. 9, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs came to the NBA's restart bubble looking to develop their young talent. The playoffs might be a nice bonus. For Zion Williamson, postseason hopes have to wait until next year. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Rudy Gay added 19 off the...