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June 10, 2014

Sterling decides to pursue NBA suit after all

ESPN Los Angeles "The attorney for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says his client has instructed him to pursue a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver, and withdraw his support for the sale of the team negotiated by his wife last week." June 09

  • Lakers delay coaching hire with LeBron James in mind

    USA Today "The world is watching the NBA Finals, an average of 14.9 million people through two games on ABC and plenty more to come now that the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied 1-1 heading into Tuesday's Game 3. The Los Angeles Lakers are watching, too, but with a perspective all their..." June 09

  • Sources: Fisher finalizing $25 million deal to coach Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "Derek Fisher is finalizing a five-year, $25 million agreement to become coach of the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After Knicks president Phil Jackson lost his top coaching candidate, Steve Kerr, to the Golden State Warriors, Fisher became Jackson’s primary target and the..." June 09

  • ESPN.com "The New York Knicks' pursuit of Derek Fisher to be their new coach will ramp up this week and is widely expected to result in the hiring of the 17-year veteran guard, according to NBA coaching sources. Sources told ESPN.com that new Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fully focused on Fisher..." June 09

  • Sanders punched Dunleavy during 2012-13 season, according to report

    Bucksketball "According to a radio interview that Gery Woelfel did with Bill Michaels of WSSP 1250, Larry Sanders reportedly punched Mike Dunleavy, Jr. in a locker room incident during the 2012-13 season. Given the miserable string of incidents that marred Sanders’ 2013-14 season, finding out an extra one..." June 09

  • Rick Fox: I’ve been a Knicks coaching ‘candidate for a while’

    New York Post "Rick Fox, who threw his hat into the Knicks coaching ring last week, said on a radio show Monday he has spoken to his former Lakers coach Phil Jackson about the job. “Yeah … I’ve been a candidate for a while and what I’m comfortable communicating is that there’s really nothing for me to do,”..." June 09

  • Cavaliers, John Calipari discussed 7-year, $60 million-plus deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Before finalizing a contract extension with the University of Kentucky late last week, John Calipari had gone deep in discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a seven-year, $60 million-plus contract to become president and coach, sources told Yahoo Sports. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had..." June 09

  • Kevin Love doesn’t want to play for the Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Are the Cleveland Cavaliers still dreaming of signing LeBron James? Kyrie Irving is a desirable teammate, and this year’s No. 1 pick should produce another quality player. But LeBron will become a free agent in one of the next three offseasons. There might not be time to wait for a young player..." June 09

  • ESPN.com "Point guard Ricky Rubio, in Italy for an appearance at the adidas Eurocamp, said Sunday he plans to call teammate Kevin Love in the next few days to try to find out why the star forward wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves. In an interview with NBA.com on Sunday, Rubio said he will travel..." June 09

  • Magic’s Aaron Afflalo open to being traded

    Pro Basketball Talk "Arron Afflalo was the best player on the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 18.2 points per game and shot a career high .574 true shooting percentage despite having a much more prominent role in the offense and a lot more attention from defenses than ever before. But the Magic won just 23 games..." June 09

  • Cavs to offer max deal to Kyrie Irving

    CBSSports.com "Contary to a recent report, the Cleveland Cavaliers intend to offer point guard Kyrie Irving a maximum contract extension as soon as they are allowed to do so, according to the Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto: My sources tell me that the Cavs have had no doubts about offering Irving the 5-year..." June 09

  • CSN Washington "The decision on whether or not to bring back Andre Miller probably will be an easy one for the Wizards, who have a team option on his $4.6 million for 2014-15. He can be bought out for about $2 million of that to clear the roster spot and make the 38-year-old a free agent. The thinking is..." June 09

  • Eric Bledsoe Seeking Max Contract in 2014 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Eric Bledsoe wants to get paid this summer. In other news, Eric Bledsoe is most definitely going to get paid this offseason, even if it's not by the Phoenix Suns. Any team looking to lock down the burgeoning restricted free agent will have to lay down some serious cash, according to Yahoo..." June 09

  • Adam Silver: Air conditioning issue not handled well in Game 1 of NBA Finals

    Miami Herald "NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who succeeded David Stern on Feb. 1, said Sunday night that the breakdown of the air conditioning during Game 1 “is certainly not one of my prouder moments of my short tenure” and “wasn’t handled perfectly.” Silver said that a few minutes before Game 1, the league..." June 09

  • P.J. Hairston eager to put UNC troubles in past

    Boston Globe "While the pre-draft interview is an important part of the evaluation of a prospect, the on-court audition is likely the most pivotal as the June 26 NBA Draft approaches. That isn’t the case for North Carolina swingman P.J. Hairston, who left school after an off-court incident and found himself..." June 09

  • 2014 NBA mock draft: Take 2

    Yahoo! Sports "1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Joel Embiid, Kansas, C, 7-0, 240, Fr. – Assuming there are no serious back issues, one NBA scout says Embiid has chance to be a franchise superstar. Milwaukee 2. Milwaukee Bucks: Jabari Parker, Duke, SF, 6-8, 241 pounds, Fr. – The Chicago native has been working out..." June 09

  • Shaquille O'Neal Sells Huge Florida Home For Ten Dollars

    TMZ.com "Shaquille O'Neal is on the giving end of a huge real estate deal ... ya feel? TMZ Sports has obtained official documents which show Shaq recently sold a 3,904 square foot home near Orlando, FL to a man named Yves Paul Demesmin for a cool TEN DOLLARS. Seriously. Shaq signed the trustee's..." June 09

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