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Miles Simon joins Luke Walton's coaching staff with Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Miles Simon has joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach. Lakers coach Luke Walton announced the hire of his fellow former University of Arizona star Tuesday. Simon recently worked for USA Basketball, serving as ...

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Report: Jeff Van Gundy to coach U.S. Basketball World Cup qualifying team

Former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy has been selected to lead the U.S. qualifying team leading up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  The U.S., a member of the 15-team Americas ...

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Jimmy Butler 'ready to win' with Minnesota Timberwolves

The Butler has landed.  Three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, acquired by the Timberwolves in a splashy draft night trade, arrived in his new home on Sunday. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Butler was greeted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by Timberwolves ...

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Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-3 or 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'

by Joseph Casciaro 5h ago Brian Babineau / National Basketball Association / Getty There are few stories in the modern NBA more inspiring than the one belonging to Isaiah Thomas – the 5-foot-9 60th overall pick who went from journeyman ...

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Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

June 23, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers newly drafted player Lonzo Ball reacts while being introduced to media at Toyota Sports Center.  Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Following his selection as the 2nd overall pick in Thursday’s ...

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Winners and losers: Wolves, Ball family score at draft

The 2017 NBA Draft was a wild and busy affair with nearly a dozen trades consummated as teams shuffled picks to find the players they liked. There were no surprises in the lottery, for the most part, with the top ...

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Phil Jackson says New York Knicks listening to trade offers for Kristaps Porzingis

New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson addressed a variety of topics on MSG’s “Knicks Night Live” broadcast Wednesday night, and his comments about rising star Kristaps Porzingis were at the forefront.  Jackson states that the Knicks have received trade offers ...

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10 key questions surrounding the 2017 NBA Draft

Apr 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers former player Magic Johnson introduces Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (not pictured) before a game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.  Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Seemingly as soon as the ...

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Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger leaves team

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (AP) — Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger is leaving the team to take on a new challenge. Granger announced his decision Monday to leave the team after almost four years in the role. Granger was in charge of the ...

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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant congratulate Diana Taurasi on becoming WNBA's all-time leading scorer

WNBA and Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi made history on Sunday, and the NBA was watching. Taurasi passed Tina Thompson to become the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer (7,494 total points). The three-time WNBA champion and former WNBA MVP was praised by former ...

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