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A break: Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals

May. 21, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They've also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

May. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, the league and...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is 'right thing to do'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest stage after molding...

Lakers officially announce Vogel's hiring as next coach

May. 13, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a multiyear...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

May. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles...

AP source: Frank Vogel has agreed to a deal to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.

May. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Frank Vogel has agreed to a deal to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.

AP Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

May. 9, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue. A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

Spurs force Game 7 with 120-103 win over Nuggets

Apr. 25, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan helped San Antonio overcome a huge effort by Nikola Jokic and force a Game 7 against Denver. Aldridge scored 26 points and DeRozan added 25 to help the Spurs beat the Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night. "They've been great at throwing a punch at us and...

LeBron's new LA jersey supplants Curry's as NBA's top seller

Apr. 25, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though LeBron James didn't make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales. The NBA announced Thursday that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They...