After several weeks of what he called “careful consideration,” Khem Birch made a curious call. UNLV needed him, and the NBA was not asking for him, but the junior forward took the jump anyway.
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career. The others are Don Nelson and Pat Riley.
Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York.
A couple of years ago, Patrick McCaw was stuck with a nickname because he seemed to strike a resemblance to an NBA shooting star, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.
Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday’s opening game of the NBA playoffs.
Forget the Showtime Lakers. A new pair of rising California rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. will get the NBA spotlight in the first round as the NBA playoffs begin. It’s Lob City against the Splash Brothers.
A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs:
Everything starts with the coach. Gregg Popovich sets a steady tone for the San Antonio Spurs, who resemble the Aristotle theory that excellence is a habit, not an act.
UNLV received a signed letter of intent Thursday from Findlay Prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, a McDonald’s All-American and the highest-ranked player in coach Dave Rice’s recruiting class.