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Bucks banking on long-term potential of their two 19-year-old draft picks

Jul. 02, 2024 13:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — If it wasn’t obvious enough already, the youth of the Milwaukee Bucks’ two draft choices became apparent when second-round pick Tyler Smith discussed the origins of his love for bowling. “I was in Vegas this year (and) there was really, like, nothing to do...

Kings agree to a contract extension with coach Mike Brown, AP source says

Jun. 01, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a extension with coach Mike Brown to keep him under contract through the 2026-27 season, a person familiar with the deal said. The Kings and the 2022-23 NBA Coach of the Year reached agreement on the extension Friday night, the person told The...

Nets coach Jordi Fernandez eyes early success and a rare lasting stay in Brooklyn

Apr. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden weren't the only ones who didn't stick around long in Brooklyn. The Nets have gone through coaches almost as quickly as superstar players in recent years, even while the team had been good enough to make five straight...

Nets hire Jordi Fernandez as coach. Fernandez was Kings' associate head coach for two years

Apr. 22, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordi Fernandez was hired Monday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who are looking to bounce back after missing the playoffs for the first time in six years. The Nets finished 32-50 and fired Jacque Vaughn at the All-Star break. Kevin Ollie finished out the season as...

Top-seeded Thunder say their maturity matters more than youth heading into playoffs vs. Pelicans

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After fielding seemingly the millionth question about how young his team is, Thunder coach Mark Daigneault explained why it's not relevant in Oklahoma City's case. “The age is just a number, and there’s a difference between youth and maturity," the...

Ingram, Valanciunas lift Zion-less Pelicans past Kings and into the playoffs

Apr. 20, 2024 02:11 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hustle plays and production from up and down the lineup helped the New Orleans Pelicans overcome the absence of leading-scorer Zion Williamson, keep their season alive and avoid a historically significant loss. Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Jonas Valanciunas...

Zion Williamson out for playoff play-in game vs. Kings; out 2 weeks if Pelicans advance

Apr. 17, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has been ruled out of the New Orleans Pelicans' Western Conference play-in game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a left hamstring injury — and is expected to miss up to two weeks should New Orleans advance to the NBA playoffs. ...

Klay Thompson misses all 10 shots in what might have been his final game with the Warriors

Apr. 17, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson has provided so many memorable moments during his decade-plus run as Stephen Curry's Splash Brother running mate for the Golden State Warriors dynasty. The Game 6 heroics. The scores of 3-pointers. The shut-down defense against some of the...

The Kings eliminate the Warriors from play-in tournament with 118-94 win

Apr. 17, 2024 01:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chants of “Light the Beam!” started midway through the fourth quarter as the Sacramento Kings kept piling on the Golden State Warriors. A year after having their season ended by their neighbors, the Kings dealt the Warriors a bit of payback in...