Basketball Wiretap

Santa Cruz To Host D-League Showcase From Jan. 6-10

Sep 2, 2015 1:31 PM

The Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, will host the NBA D-League Showcase for the second consecutive season.

The 19-game Showcase will run over five days, from Jan. 6-10, 2016, and feature the league’s 19 teams playing two regular-season games apiece.

“The NBA D-League Showcase was a tremendous success in Santa Cruz last season, and we’re excited to work in partnership with Jim Weyermann and the Warriors’ staff for another memorable slate of games,” said Malcolm Turner, NBA D-League President. “The Showcase is the NBA’s premier in-season scouting event, and I’m looking forward to watching 19 great contests in front of some of the league’s best fans at Kaiser Permanente Arena in January.”

The 12th annual NBA D-League Showcase presented by Samsung will crown a champion based first on a team’s overall win-loss record at the event. The advanced basketball statistic Net Rating (calculated by subtracting Defensive Rating from Offensive Rating) will be used as the first tiebreaker. Offensive Rating is calculated by dividing a team’s total points by its total offensive possessions, while Defensive Rating is derived by dividing a team’s total points allowed by its opponent’s total offensive possessions. Any remaining ties will then be resolved using a team’s Strength of Schedule, as determined by that team’s pre-Showcase opponents’ winning percentage.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: NBA, D-League

Discuss Buy Tickets
Peja Stojakovic Hired By Kings For Front Office Position

Sep 1, 2015 12:13 PM

Peja Stojakovic has been hired as the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and development.

Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate.

Stojakovic played nearly eight seasons for the Kings after being drafted 14th in 1996. He averaged 18.3 points and played in three All-Star Games.

Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Discuss Buy Tickets
Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

Aug 27, 2015 4:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam.

"It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball potential than in Bakersfield. I can't wait to get into the gym with the team and try to do something special as a group."

Jent, 45, joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone’s lead assistant with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his role with the Kings, Jent served as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Ohio State for two seasons (2011-13). During his tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 60-15 and earned a Final Four berth in 2012 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2013.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Discuss Buy Tickets
Aaron Craft Signs In Hungary

Aug 7, 2015 1:52 AM

Aaron Craft has signed with Szolnoki Olaj in Hungary.

Craft played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League last season, winning the league title in the process.

Craft was on the Golden State Warriors' Summer League team in Las Vegas in each of the past two seasons.

Orazio Cauchi/Sportando

Tags: Aaron Craft, Santa Cruz Warriors, Szolnoki Olaj, Hungarian NBIA, NBA, D-League, International, D-League Teams, International Teams, International League

Discuss Buy Tickets
D-Fenders Hire Casey Owens As Head Coach

Aug 5, 2015 4:47 AM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have named Casey Owens as head coach.

Owens replaces Conner Henry, who was called up to the Orlando Magic coaching staff on June 26th, and returns to the D-Fenders after serving as an assistant coach for the team during the 2013-14 season.  

“We are proud to announce Casey Owens as head coach of the D-Fenders,” said Buss. “Casey’s success globally and domestically is critical to our goal of developing players in a winning atmosphere, which will help guide us in our pursuit of a championship.”

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League, D-League Teams

Discuss Buy Tickets
Check out RealGM Basketball on LockerDome on LockerDome