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April 21, 2014

Jazz Will Not Offer Tyrone Corbin a New Contract

NBA.com "The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected not to offer head coach Tyrone Corbin a new contract. As a result, a search for a new head coach will begin immediately. “I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last..." April 21

  • Chicago Tribune "The Bulls and the NBA will announce that Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year at a 4 p.m. news conference, a source familiar with the announcement confirmed. Noah is the second player in franchise history to win the award, joining Michael Jordan for the 1987-88 season. Noah's..." April 21

  • Knicks fire head coach Mike Woodson

    CBSSports.com "The New York Knicks announced on Monday that head coach Mike Woodson has been relieved of his coaching duties in addition to the rest of the coaching staff. Team president Phil Jackson made the announcement Monday morning. New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today..." April 21

  • Top candidates to replace Mike Woodson as Knicks head coach

    Newsday "Mike Woodson was officially let go as head coach of the Knicks on Monday morning, the team announced. Here are six candidates who could succeed him at Madison Square Garden: Steve Kerr: Ex-guard won three titles under Phil Jackson with Chicago. Smart, has a complete working knowledge of the..." April 21

  • Steve Kerr won't talk about Knicks coaching job

    New York Daily News "Steve Kerr was wearing a psychedelic print shirt and a light blue blazer to honor his TNT colleague and friend Craig Sager, who is being treated for leukemia. The former NBA marksman was the easiest guy to pick out of a crowd at the United Center on Sunday but impossible to pin down on his..." April 21

  • Sportsnet.ca "American sports broadcaster ESPN caused the much maligned shot clock malfunction in the Toronto Raptors’ opening game of the playoffs. The day after the Raptors were mocked for the debacle, a Raptors official confirmed that an ESPN technician plugged into the same power source for the shot..." April 21

  • Wolves Target Billy Donovan, Lionel Hollins

    Hoops Rumors "University of Florida coach Billy Donovan is drawing interest from the Wolves as they search for a new head coach, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com, while Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports adds former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins to the list of candidates. Sam Amick of USA Today suggests George Karl..." April 21

  • CBSSports.com "Rick Adelman, one of the most brilliant offensive coaching minds in NBA history, announced his retirement on Monday. "It's time," Adelman said. "It's just time for me step aside and someone else to come in." According to Yahoo Sports, early candidates for the job include Stan Van Gundy, Fred..." April 21

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Fansided "Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss was apparently more than okay with trading longtime power forward Pau Gasol, but general manager Mitch Kupchack, not so much. Part of that was likely due to the fact that the Lakers never received anything more than a second round draft pick offer for Gasol..." April 21

  • Kentucky's Julius Randle to formally announce plans for draft on Tuesday

    CBSSports.com "Kentucky officials have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 ET, at which point sources told CBSSports.com that freshman basketball player Julius Randle is expected to formally announce his decision to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds..." April 21

  • Injury shrinks Big Al Jefferson, Bobcats’ potential vs. Heat

    Charlotte Observer "Miami Unfortunately, it’s this simple. If Al Jefferson isn’t effective, the Charlotte Bobcats have no chance to beat the Miami Heat. If Jefferson ceases to be Big Al, if plantar fasciitis limits what he can do when he has the ball as well as when Miami has it, Charlotte’s season ends..." April 21

  • NBA scout to UK's Harrison twins: Go back

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As the NBA's April 27 early-entry deadline approaches, the basketball world is focused on Kentucky. The Wildcats will be good next season regardless, but two looming decisions — and they can be condensed into one — could dictate whether UK is wow-look-out elite. Although there is a glut of..." April 21

  • Warriors players rallying around Jackson

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors coach Mark Jackson said it didn't matter that friend and former broadcasting partner Jeff Van Gundy voiced support for a contract extension during the telecast of the playoff opener. Jackson said Sunday he doesn't listen to the chatter about his job status that persists despite the..." April 21

  • Beverley sprains right knee in loss to Portland

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets point guard Pat Beverley sprained his right knee in Sunday night’s Game 1 playoff loss to Portland, the Rockets announced after the game. He will have an MRI on Monday to determine his status for Game 2 on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Beverley, who tore the meniscus in his right knee..." April 21

  • For Rockets to rise from rubble of Game 1 collapse, Dwight Howard will have to lead

    Yahoo! Sports "Within the carnage of this colossal collapse, Dwight Howard marched into the losing locker room and proclaimed to these seething, stunned Houston Rockets: One game, fellas. One loss. Here was his message, and no one knew of its hollowness better than the franchise center. Across the seasons,..." April 21

  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team — the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the..." April 21

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