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Steve Clifford, Dave Joerger Named NBA Coaches Of Month For April

Steve Clifford and Dave Joerger have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month for April.

Clifford guided the Charlotte Bobcats to a 7-1 record in April.

Joerger's Memphis Grizzlies went 6-2 in the month and secured the seventh seed in the West.

Via RealGM Staff Report

James Young Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft

James Young will leave Kentucky for the NBA Draft.

Young averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his lone season with the Wildcats.

Young was an NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team selection and a Second Team All-SEC.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rodney Hood To Declare For NBA Draft

Rodney Hood will leave Duke after his sophomore season.

Hood and Duke plan to make a formal announcement within the next several days, sources said.

DraftExpress.com has Hood at No. 22 overall in its most recent mock draft.

Hood played one season at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jordan Adams To Stay At UCLA For Junior Season

Jordan Adams will return to UCLA for his junior season.

Adams contemplated declaring for the NBA Draft after averaging 17.4 points per game.

The Bruins also return Norman Powell, Bryce Alford and Tony Parker, will add Isaac Hamilton and three Top 100 big men: Kevon Looney, Thomas Welsh and Jonah Bolden.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Carmelo More Concerned About Winning Than Money

Carmelo Anthony will enter free agency after not reaching the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. Anthony has been with the New York Knicks since February of 2011.

"I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win," said Anthony.

"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about the money," said Anthony.

The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Anthony.

"I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild."

Via Ian Begley/ESPN

Jabari Parker Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"I realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA," wrote Parker. "I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the league in an admirable way off the court."

Parker played one season at Duke.

"Up to this point I haven't given any thought to agents. But now that I've declared, I will turn my attention to the process of choosing someone to represent me. Money was not a factor in my decision to go pro. It won't be a factor in my choice of an agent. My number one criterion in choosing a college coach was an impeccable reputation for integrity. I'm looking for the same thing in an agent.

"This past year at Duke has been a cherished chapter in my life. I'm very fortunate to have worn the blue and white. And I will always carry with me the memories of playing in front of the Crazies at Cameron. Now it's time to write the next chapter. I can't wait to get started."

Via Jeff Benedict/Sports Illustrated

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

Click here for the full list.

Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry Have NBA's Best-Selling Jerseys

LeBron James has the NBA's best-selling jersey, beating out Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.

Bryant and Rose played in just 16 combined games.

James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.

Via Darren Rovell/ESPN

Mike Woodson: I'm The Only Guy For Knicks' Job

The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a down season in the Eastern Conference, leading to uncertainty in the future of Mike Woodson.

"I'm pleased and happy to have been given this opportunity. And if they bring me back, I'm gonna make damn sure that this doesn't happen again next season," Woodson said.

Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.

"Am I the guy for the job? I'm the only guy for this job. I've always said that. I don't mean that in a braggadocios way. But I feel good about what I do as a coach. And I know the system works."

Via Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

Kyrie Irving Doesn't Have 'Definitive Answer' On Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Kyrie Irving this offseason.

"I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland.

"I don't have a definitive answer to that right now, but it'll be something special. I can guarantee that."

Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

"It's a big deal for me and my family if they do offer that. It would be exciting, and I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it's going to boil down to for myself."

Via Jodie Valade/The Plain Dealer

Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting.

Knicks Sign Lamar Odom To Two-Year Deal

The Knicks will have an option on Lamar Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.

Scott Perry, Grant Hill On Pistons' List To Take Over Front Office

Grant Hill began his NBA career with the Pistons.

Harden: 'Definitely, No Question' I'd Still Be In Oklahoma City If Money Wasn't Factor

James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets in 2012.

D'Antoni To Discuss Future With Management At Exit Interviews

Mike D'Antoni will discuss the future with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss during the Lakers' exit interviews on Friday.

Dario Saric To Declare For NBA Draft, Could Still Withdraw

Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.

Nets Offered Vince Carter To Clippers For Shaun Livingston Before Injury

Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury.

Bucks Sold For $550M To Edens, Lasry

Herb Kohl made keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee a condition of the sale.

Channing Frye Hopes To Discuss Extension With Suns

Channing Frye has a $6.8 million player option for next season.

Smith Reiterates Personal Belief Anthony Will Re-Sign With Knicks

J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency.

Branden Dawson Returns To Michigan State For Senior Season

Branden Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for MSU in 2013-14.

Bucks Sign Chris Wright To Multi-Year Contract

Chris Wright has averaged 6 points and 2.1 rebounds in seven games with Milwaukee.

Warriors Recall Ognjen Kuzmic, Nemanja Nedovic From Santa Cruz

The Warriors recalled Ognjen Kuzmic and Nemanja Nedovic from the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Carmelo Anthony To Rehab Small Tear In Shoulder

Carmelo Anthony will be re-evaluated in one month.

Isaiah Austin Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Isaiah Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations.

Glenn Robinson III Declares For NBA Draft

Glenn Robinson III averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore.

John Wall Leads NBA In Corner-3 Assists By Wide Margin

John Wall leads the NBA in corner three-point assists with 109, followed by LeBron James with 89 and Goran Dragic with 66.

Luol Deng Named Winner Of NBA's Citizenship Award

Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

Amar'e Stoudemire Open To Possibility Of Playing For Israeli Club Once NBA Deal Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
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