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Harden, 76ers make it official on 2-year, $68 million deal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden decided to grow his beard and shear his annual salary in Philadelphia. Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make...

Timberwolves sign guard Austin Rivers for depth

Jul. 21, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized a contract Thursday with guard Austin Rivers. The 6-foot-4 son of Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers spent last season with Denver, where he averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 67 games. Rivers had...

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...

Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Jun. 02, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates. Case in point: Ime Udoka,...

Ime's way: Celtics' Finals run a product of coach's vision

Jun. 01, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ transition from a team that went from sitting just outside the top tier of the Eastern Conference to being four wins away from the franchise’s 18th championship began the moment Ime Udoka grasped the microphone at his introductory news conference last June. ...