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Phil Weber Hired As Head Coach Of Sioux Falls Skyforce

The Miami Heat have hired Phil Weber as head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

He becomes the 17th head coach in franchise history after serving as a consultant for the Heat since 2012.

Prior to joining the Heat as a consultant, Weber worked as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks (2008-12) and Phoenix Suns (1999-2008).

Via RealGM Staff Report

DeAndre Liggins Named D-League Defensive Player Of The Year

Sioux Falls Skyforce guard DeAndre Liggins has been selected as the 2014 NBA Development League’s Defensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s 17 head coaches.

Liggins (6-6, 209, Kentucky) appeared in 42 regular season games for the Skyforce, anchoring the defensive efforts of a Sioux Falls team that held their opponents to league-lows of only 45 percent shooting from the field and 100.1 points per 100 possessions.  Sioux Falls’ opponents averaged 102.9 points, good for second-lowest in the NBA D-League.  As an individual, he averaged an NBA D-League best 2.6 steals, to go with 14.2 points and 4.8 assists.

All-Time NBA D-League Defensive Players of the Year

Stefhon Hannah (Santa Cruz Warriors, 2012-13)

Stefhon Hannah (Dakota Wizards, 2011-12)

Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards, 2010-11)

Greg Stiemsma (Sioux Falls Skyforce, 2009-10)

Brent Petway (Idaho Stampede, 2008-09)

Stefane Lasme (Los Angeles D-Fenders, 2007-08)

Mouhamed Sene (Idaho Stampede, 2007-08)

Renaldo Major (Dakota Wizards, 2006-07)

Derrick Zimmerman (Austin Toros, 2005-06)

Derrick Zimmerman (Columbus Riverdragons, 2004-05)

Karim Shabazz (Charleston Lowgators, 2003-04)

Mikki Moore (Roanoke Dazzle, 2002-03)

Jeff Myers (Greenville Groove, 2001-02)

Via RealGM Staff Report

Heat Assign Justin Hamilton To Skyforce

Justin Hamilton has been assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce for their NBA Development League home games this Friday and Saturday against the Idaho Stampede. 

Hamilton, who was signed by the Miami Heat on March 14, appeared in 37 games (all starts) with the Skyforce earlier this season and averaged 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.03 blocks, 1.5 assists and 35.8 minutes while shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 81.2 percent from the foul line. The 2014 NBA D-League All-Star has not appeared in a game with Miami this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bobcats Sign Justin Hamilton To 10-Day Contract

The Charlotte Bobcats have signed center Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract. Hamilton joins the Bobcats from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.

In 37 games played for the Skyforce this season, the 7-0 Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes, while shooting .491 from the field (269-548), .385 from beyond the three-point line (30-78) and .812 from the free-throw line (147-181).  He has scored in double figures 34 times, including 21 games of 20 points or more and three contests with 30 points or more, and recorded 16 games with double-figure rebounds, tallying 16 double-doubles.

Via RealGM STaff Report

Heat Sign DeAndre Liggins To 10-Day Contract

The Miami Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract.

Liggins was previously with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, D-League affiliate of the Heat. Liggins was averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals in 40.3 minutes per game.

Liggins was a 2014 NBA D-League All-Star.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Charlie Westbrook Claimed By Sioux Falls

Charlie Westbrook has been claimed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League, according to a RealGM source.

The Skyforce are the D-League affiliate of the Heat.

Westbrook was in training camp this season with the Heat.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM
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