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Bucks' Adrian Griffin appreciates chance to begin head coaching career with contender

Jun. 06, 2023 18:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adrian Griffin understands the responsibility that comes with taking over a title contender as a first-time head coach. “Let’s be real,” Griffin said Tuesday during his introductory news conference as the Milwaukee Bucks’ coach. What first-time head coach...

Bucks make hiring of Adrian Griffin official, plan news conference for Tuesday

Jun. 05, 2023 19:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adrian Griffin is getting his first head coaching job at the same place where he started out as an assistant. The Milwaukee Bucks officially announced Monday they have hired Griffin to replace Mike Budenholzer, who was fired last month after a first-round playoff...

76ers coach Nick Nurse wants Harden back, can co-exist with Embiid

Jun. 01, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Nick Nurse inherits a Philadelphia 76ers team in which Joel Embiid blossomed into an MVP, Tyrese Maxey developed into a rising star and James Harden flashed his old All-Star form in the playoffs. Yet for all that talent, the Sixers are home watching the NBA...

76ers hire former Raptors coach Nick Nurse, AP source says

May. 29, 2023 20:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the 76ers battled in yet another playoff game with the Raptors, this time in 2022, when the All-Star center barked at Toronto coach Nick Nurse — in a quite PG-13 fashion — to stop whining about foul calls. Embiid's beef with Nurse didn't end...

AP source: Philadelphia 76ers hire coach Nick Nurse weeks after he was fired by Toronto Raptors

May. 29, 2023 17:31 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AP source: Philadelphia 76ers hire coach Nick Nurse weeks after he was fired by Toronto Raptors.

Bucks finalizing deal to make Raptors' Adrian Griffin their head coach, AP source says

May. 27, 2023 15:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal to make Adrian Griffin their head coach after he spent the last five seasons as a Toronto Raptors assistant, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of...

Becky Hammon, Las Vegas Aces coach, denies bullying player over pregnancy

May. 17, 2023 23:27 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon denied Wednesday that former Aces player Dearica Hamby was bullied on her team for being pregnant, saying any ill feelings between the two came from Hamby being traded. Hammon, one of the league's marquee figures, said in a video...

WNBA suspends Hammon 2 games for player's allegation she was bullied for being pregnant

May. 16, 2023 20:22 PM EDT

The WNBA suspended Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon, one of the league’s marquee figures, for two games Tuesday after former Aces player Dearica Hamby said she had been bullied and manipulated for being pregnant. Hammon, who in her first season last year led the Aces to the WNBA...

Hammon mum on potential interest in Raptors' coaching gig

Apr. 28, 2023 18:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon did not comment directly Friday on a report that the Toronto Raptors have received permission to interview her for their vacant head coaching position. Hammon spoke at the newly opened Aces facility, the first of its kind in the...

Second straight collapse caps Bucks' stunningly early exit

Apr. 27, 2023 02:51 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks entered the playoffs boasting the NBA’s best record and believing they had a great shot at winning their second title in three seasons. They instead are finished before May after suffering one of the most stunning first-round playoff losses in...