Basketball Wiretap

Casey Hill Leaving Santa Cruz Warriors To Seek NBA Assistant Coach Job

May 11, 2017 3:53 AM

Casey Hill and the Santa Cruz Warriors are parting ways.

Hill won a D-League title with Santa Cruz.

Hill is seeking an assistant coach job in the NBA.

Hill is the son of former NBA coach Bob Hill.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Wolves Buy Iowa Energy, Become 25th Team To Own D-League Affiliate

May 3, 2017 11:06 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA Development League announced the final sale of majority ownership in the Iowa Energy to Glen Taylor.

The Wolves are now one of 25 teams to own or operate an NBA Development League affiliate. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, Iowa Energy, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

FIBA Changes Will Force USA Basketball To Use Non-NBA Players In Qualification

May 2, 2017 12:50 PM

USA Basketball will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup using a rotating squad of D-League players. 

FIBA is moving away from tournaments held strictly in the summer.

U.S. rosters for the World Cup itself, as well as the Olympics, will continue to feature NBA stars.

D-Leaguers will be made available while USA Basketball could also recruit Americans playing abroad in leagues that will consent to releasing players for qualifying windows.

The United States will remain a heavy favorite to qualify out of the Americas region even without access to NBA players in qualifying. 

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: NBA, D-League, National