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Unseld talking defense as he takes over Wizards job

Jul. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld Jr.'s path to this point was a bit different than his father's. The elder Unseld led Washington to an NBA title as a player before later taking over as coach. Unseld Jr. had a more modest playing career, but his experience as an assistant...

Wizards draw on storied name, hire Wes Unseld Jr as coach

Jul. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld Jr. was hired as coach of the Washington Wizards on Saturday, bringing the former Denver Nuggets assistant full circle with the franchise his father led to its only NBA title. Unseld carries a strong resume apart from his name. He spent the...

AP Source: Wizards offering coaching job to Wes Unseld Jr.

Jul. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

The Washington Wizards are offering their coaching job to Wes Unseld Jr. and expect to reach an agreement with him, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday. A deal with the Denver Nuggets associate head coach will bring him back to the organization that his...

Love out, US basketball adds McGee, Keldon Johnson to roster

Jul. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

The U.S. basketball team has lost two games and now two players on its road to Tokyo. Kevin Love withdrew from the Olympics on Friday because of a right calf injury, forcing the Americans to replace a player for the second straight day. Love’s...

US-Australia basketball game canceled because of protocols

Jul. 15, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The United States' men's basketball exhibition game against Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas has been canceled because of health and safety protocols. USA Basketball cited “an abundance of caution” in making the decision Thursday...

Tokyo Games still weigh limits on fans -- if any fans at all

Jul. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee signaled on Monday that it will change its ticket policy this week for any local fans hoping to attend. This comes with the pandemic-delayed Olympics opening in just under three weeks. Organizers, the International...

AP sources: Beal, Booker commit to playing in Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 18, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Bradley Beal won a gold medal with USA Basketball 11 years ago, leading the Americans in scoring on their way to an undefeated run at the Under-17 world championship. He's looking for another gold this summer — on international basketball's biggest stage. ...

Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...

AP source says Scott Brooks out as Wizards coach after 5 seasons; Washington hasn't won playoff series since 2016-17

Jun. 16, 2021 12:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source says Scott Brooks out as Wizards coach after 5 seasons; Washington hasn't won playoff series since 2016-17.

Wizards hire Evans, 1st woman to run an NBA team's analytics

Jun. 04, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Katherine Evans is joining the Washington Wizards as the first woman to head the research or analytics department of an NBA franchise. Monumental Basketball announced the hire Friday, saying Evans would oversee its research department, supporting the...