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ESPN story on Dell Demps transitioning from the front office to coaching, joining Quin Snyder's staff with the Jazz:
The Jazz are also hiring former NBA guard Keyon Dooling in a player development role, sources tell ESPN. Dooling played parts of 13 years in the NBA, and collegiately for Quin Snyder at the University of Missouri.
After leaving New Orleans in 2019, Demps decided he wanted to transition to coaching and spent time in Utah attending practices and meetings with Snyder and his Jazz staff. They were together with G-League Austin 2007-2010 and built a strong working and personal relationship.…
Former New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has agreed to join the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach, reuniting with Quin Snyder, sources tell ESPN.
.@wojespn goes one on one with @BobbyMarks42 to discuss the Bulls' hiring of coach Billy Donovan, the 76ers coaching search, the emergence of the Nuggets as a sustainable #NBA force & much more! #TheWojPod #ESPNPodcasts 🔊⬇️
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Zach Lowe’s story on the NBA/NBPA funded development of a low-cost saliva-based test for Covid-19:……
The Woj Pod with ESPN Front-Office Insider @BobbyMarks42: Inside Chicago’s hiring of Billy Donovan, Denver’s emergence as a sustainable Western Conf. force and how the pandemic impacts free agency and spending. Spotify: Apple:
Atlanta is hiring San Antonio’s Landry Fields as an assistant GM, sources tell ESPN. Fields was GM of the Spurs’ G-League affiliate in Austin. Fields, 32, played five years in the NBA.
ESPN’s @BobbyMarks42 joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls’ hiring of Billy Donovan, the 76ers coaching search, emergence of Denver as a sustainable NBA force and how the pandemic will impact free agency and team spending. ESPN:
NBA has made official its plan for a draft combine to be conducted in both team markets and virtually, beginning September 28 through early-to-mid November.
ESPN story on the Chicago Bulls hiring Billy Donovan as the franchise's next head coach:
Billy Donovan has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of the Chicago Bulls, sources tell ESPN.
247 Sports analyst Josh Gershon is joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft preparation and player personnel consultant role, sources tell ESPN.
ESPN story on the Boston Celtics preparing for a Gordon Hayward return in a telltale Game 3 tonight vs. Miami:
Barring a setback in pregame warmups, there’s significant optimism within the Celtics that forward Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will be active to play in Game 3 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell ESPN. After missing a month, Hayward offers a sizable boost for Boston’s bench.
Another candidate interviewing for the Indiana Pacers coaching job, sources tell ESPN: Golden State assistant Mike Brown.
What a blow. Rest In Peace to an American icon.…
Celtics upgraded Gordon Hayward (ankle) to "Questionable" for Game 3 vs. Miami on Saturday, an indicator that there's a real chance of his return.
ESPN story on Brad Stevens gathering Boston's leaders for a late-night meeting at hotel in aftermath of emotions spilling into post-Game 2 locker room:
ESPN Sources: Brad Stevens had a late night Thursday meeting with Celtics leaders – Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart – to work through emotions of post-Game 2 locker room. A lot of yelling in locker room, but nothing escalated to a physical confrontation.
Add Giannis to the list of greats to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season đź’Ş (via@wojespnn)7
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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive MVP award, sources tell ESPN.
Full audio of Denver’s Tim Connelly on The Woj Pod:
How will Bam Adebayo’s success impact prospects in the 2020 draft class? Full breakdown with USC’s Onyeka Okongwu looking at how Adebayo has progressed and how Okongwu could play a similar role
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As Masai Ujiri said at news conference today, he’s yet to engage with Toronto ownership on a contract extension. His current deal ends in 2021.…
Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly on The Woj Pod: How he built the NBA’s best young roster, how he turned the corner as a struggling young GM, the emptiness of winning without family in Bubble, much more: Spotify:…
Architect of Denver Nuggets – Tim Connelly - joins The Woj Pod on run to Western Finals, resisting trades of a younger Jamal Murray for established stars, fighting to keep confidence as GM in job's early days, emptiness of celebrating without family. ESPN:
Kings decision on a hire is expected this week among other finalists - Minnesota’s Sachin Gupta, Houston’s Monte McNair and former Hawks GM Wes Wilcox, sources tell ESPN. Those three interviewed in Northern California in recent days.…
Denver Nuggets GM Calvin Booth has withdrawn from the Sacramento Kings search for a new head of basketball operations, sources tell ESPN. Booth was promoted to GM under President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly after Arturas Karnisovas left to run Bulls.
Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr., — architect of Nuggets defense in incredible comeback vs. LAC — made an even stronger case for Bulls’ job. Chicago’s EVP Arturas Karnisovas already thought highly of him, working with Unseld in Denver. Malone: “Wes Unseld should be a head coach.”
If the Bucks are going to be under pressure with Giannis, the Clippers now must be held to same standard. After devastating loss, Clippers' reality is their stars are a year from free agency:
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Kawhi Leonard said repeatedly Clippers have to get smarter: "That’s when it comes to the team chemistry, knowing what we should run to get the ball in spots or just if someone’s getting doubled or they’re packing the paint...get smarter as a team. Basketball IQ got to get better"
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ESPN Sources: NBA has locked in November 18th for the 2020 Draft. Date had been tentative.
ESPN Sources: In a three-hour lunch meeting, Bucks co-owner and governor Marc Lasry made it clear to MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo that the franchise plans to spend into the luxury tax to try and deliver him a championship supporting cast:
ESPN Sources: MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's 3-hour lunch with Bucks co-owner/governor Marc Lasry on Friday covered the season, how Bucks can improve roster, Lasry confirming willingness to spend into luxury tax and agreement they’ll talk again after Giannis returns from a vacation.
The Kings interviewed Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth today for their GM opening, a source told @TheUndefeated. Interview was for the top basketball executive position with the Kings. The former Kings center ranks second behind president of bball ops Tim Connelly in Denver.
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Nuggets do it again: Back from brink at 3-1 in conference semifinals. This time, Denver’s forced a Game 7 against Clippers on Tuesday (9 PM ET) on ESPN.
Updated ESPN story on Houston's Mike D'Antoni becoming a free agent and emerging as a candidate with Sixers:
Mike and Laurel D’Antoni statement to ESPN on departure from Rockets
ESPN story on Mike D'Antoni's plans to inform Houston ownership that he's becoming a free agent and won't return to coach the Rockets next season:
D’Antoni will be considered among a group of candidates for the Philadelphia 76ers coaching opening, sources tell ESPN. D'Antoni was an assistant for several months under Brett Brown before accepting the Rockets job four years ago.…
D’Antoni, whose contract expired with the end of the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday, turned down extension offers prior to the season.…
ESPN Sources: Houston coach Mike D’Antoni is informing the franchise’s ownership today that he’s becoming a free agent and won’t return to the Rockets next season.
Rajakovic, an assistant with the Serbian national team, built a strong reputation working with young players with Oklahoma City and Phoenix. Ideal fit for the Grizzlies trajectory.…
The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Phoenix's Darko Rajaković as an assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. Rajakovic replaces Neven Spahija, who recently left the Grizzlies for a coaching job overseas.
Mike D'Antoni on whether his run with the Rockets is over: "We’ll see what happens. I had four years. Hopefully it keeps going, but you just never know." He definitely wants to continue coaching, whether it's in Houston or elsewhere.
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With or without Mike D'Antoni, an unrestricted free agent who will explore his options, the Rockets are likely to run it back with small ball next season.…
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ESPN Sources: Minnesota EVP Sachin Gupta, Houston assistant GM Monte McNair and former Atlanta GM Wes Wilcox are among those advancing to a second-round of interviews in Sacramento’s search for new top basketball decision-maker. All three will travel to Sacramento.
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