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NBA diversity study finds job gains by minorities, women

Aug. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

A diversity report found the NBA posting nearly across-the-board gains in hiring of minorities and women after a small, one-year dip in its overall grade. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida gave...

Done deal: Celtics' Will Hardy takes over as coach of Jazz

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

As the Utah Jazz spent time talking to candidates to become their next coach, Will Hardy quickly rose to the top of their list. And that’s where he stayed. Hardy was announced as the coach of the Jazz on Wednesday, a day after the sides came to an agreement in principle. He’ll be...

AP source: Celtics' Hardy accepts offer to become Jazz coach

Jun. 28, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Hardy and the Jazz were in the process of finalizing contract language, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press...

Stevens: Adding depth, playmaker top priorities for Celtics

Jun. 21, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens knows the Celtics need to make changes this offseason if they hope to remain in the mix of what is expected to be a retooled group of teams competing at the top of the Eastern Conference next season. Just don’t expect Boston’s president of basketball...

Celtics take bitter with sweet after losing in NBA Finals

Jun. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics made an NBA Finals run nobody saw coming, rising from a team that was three games under .500 in early January under a first-time head coach to being within two victories of winning the franchise’s 18th championship. After having those hopes dashed in the...

After good rise, Tatum, Celtics fall flat late in NBA Finals

Jun. 17, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Jayson Tatum made consecutive baskets to cap a game-opening Boston blitz, TD Garden was at its absolute loudest. It sure got quiet in a hurry. So did Tatum. After climbing back to the top of the Eastern Conference, the Celtics fell...

Warriors lean on history with a chance to close out Celtics

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been within a game of clinching a championship in three of Golden State’s previous five trips to the NBA Finals during his 13-year NBA career. Back again and with a 3-2 series lead on the Celtics, Curry says he’ll lean on that...

Grueling playoffs take toll on Celtics in NBA Finals

Jun. 14, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wear and tear from back-to-back seven-game series seems to be taking its toll on the Boston Celtics at the worst possible time. Tired legs have led to shots falling short down the stretch in back-to-back losses that have left the Celtics on the brink of...

Analysis: However it ends, these NBA Finals may be a classic

Jun. 14, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

The series won’t end until Thursday, or maybe Sunday. A champion will be crowned, an NBA Finals MVP trophy will be hoisted, one side will spray a few gallons of champagne and the other side will head out into a summer of lament. The winner: Still to be determined. ...

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Jun. 14, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career. Now, the first-time All-Star is on the cusp of becoming a first-time NBA champion...