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Trio of NBA Finals players finally arrives at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is finally together. Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — the trio of U.S. Olympians who were in the NBA Finals and therefore have not been around their Tokyo Games teammates — arrived in Japan on...

Wolves sale approved, as Taylor sends 20% to Lore, Rodriguez

Jul. 21, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been formally approved by the NBA. The Timberwolves issued a statement Wednesday confirming the...

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...

Wolves' Hernangómez makes Spain's Olympic roster after all

Jul. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who was ruled out of the Tokyo Games earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury, has made the team's Olympic roster after all. The Spanish federation had said Hernangómez, who plays in the NBA for the...

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...

Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

Jul. 16, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship. The All-Star guard added that he expects to be with the Blazers next season, but made clear that he feels it needs to be with...

Mosley formally introduced as coach of Orlando Magic

Jul. 12, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

Jamahl Mosley first got noticed as someone with NBA coaching potential when he was hired by the Denver Nuggets as a development coach 16 years ago. Also in Denver at the time: an assistant general manager named Jeff Weltman, now the basketball operations president of the...

Clippers await Leonard's decision on contract option

Jul. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers’ season began in an empty arena with cardboard cutouts, COVID-19 tests, and protocols for everything. It ended with the team reaching the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, even without injured superstar Kawhi...

Blazers introduce Billups, 'stand by' hire amid criticism

Jun. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a...