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Magic Interviewing Steve Clifford For Head Coaching Job

May 24, 2018 11:21 AM

The Orlando Magic are interviewing Steve Clifford for their head coaching vacancy.

The Charlotte Hornets parted ways with Clifford this offseason.

The Magic have been secretive during their coaching search with Kelvin Sampson being the only other known candidate.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Dwane Casey Emerges As Pistons' Top Coaching Target

May 24, 2018 9:49 AM

The Detroit Pistons' top target in their head coaching search is Dwane Casey.

The Toronto Raptors parted ways with Casey this offseason despite finishing with the second best record in the NBA.

Ed Stefanski plans to engage Casey immediately in their coaching search. Stefanski was part of the Raptors' front office when Casey was hired by the team in 2011.

The Pistons are searching for a replacement for Stan Van Gundy.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Magic Reach Out To Tom Izzo

May 24, 2018 11:23 AM

The Orlando Magic have reached out to express interest in Tom Izzo.

Izzo has been a candidate for head coaching jobs in the past but has elected to remain with Michigan State.

The Magic are also considering Steve Clifford and Kelvin Sampson.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Tags: Orlando Magic, Michigan State Spartans, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Hire Ed Stefanski To Oversee Front Office

May 24, 2018 9:45 AM

The Detroit Pistons have hired Ed Stefanski as a senior advisor responsible for overhauling their basketball operations department.

Stefanski will assess the current front office and oversee the process of hiring a general manager and head coach. Stefanski will report directly to Tom Gores.

Stefanski was general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers from 2007 until 2011 before working in the front offices of the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.

The Pistons parted ways with Stan Van Gundy this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Pistons Could Hire Brent Barry, Tayshaun Prince For Front Office Roles

May 24, 2018 10:28 AM

Brent Barry and Tayshaun Prince could join the Detroit Pistons' revamped front office.

Barry has been considered a probable candidate for several weeks. Barry had discussions last offseason about joining the Golden State Warriors but there were conflicts within his broadcasting contract.

Prince was a longtime member of the Pistons and is completing his first season in the front office of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Doc Rivers, Clippers Agree Upon Contract Extension

May 23, 2018 2:32 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have announced Doc Rivers has signed a contract extension to remain as head coach.

Rivers had one season remaining on his deal.

Rivers lost power within the Clippers' front office last offseason.

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Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

May 23, 2018 2:12 PM

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The 7-1 center from France earned 192 points, including 94 First Team votes.  Davis, a two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection, makes his debut on the First Team.  The 6-11 forward/center received the second-most points (163) and First Team votes (73), behind Gobert.

The two big men are joined on the NBA All-Defensive First Team by Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (136 points), Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (105) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (90).  All three players are All-Defensive selections for the first time.

The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of 76ers center Joel Embiid (90 points), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (86), Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford (85), San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (80) and Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler (79).  Like the First Team, the Second Team has three first-time All-Defensive selections: Embiid, Horford and Murray.

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Knicks In Talks To Hire Pat Sullivan As Assistant Coach

May 23, 2018 1:26 PM

The New York Knicks are in talks to hire Pat Sullivan as an assistant coach.

Sullivan has coached with the Clippers over the past two seasons.

Sullivan is a native of New Jersey and worked with Scott Perry with the Pistons.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Harden, LeBron, Davis, Lillard, Durant On All-NBA First Team

May 24, 2018 3:02 PM

The 17-18 All-NBA teams are headlined by LeBron James and James Harden.

All-NBA First Team
James Harden
LeBron James
Anthony Davis
Damian Lillard
Kevin Durant

All-NBA Second Team
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Russell Westbrook
Joel Embiid
LaMarcus Aldridge
DeMar DeRozan

All-NBA Third Team
Stephen Curry
Victor Oladipo
Karl-Anthony Towns
Jimmy Butler
Paul George

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Dunc'd On: CLE/BOS Game 5; WAS Offseason Outlook

May 24, 2018 12:29 AM

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The NBA Draft
Host Danny Leroux and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic catch up on the draft process after the lottery and Combine.

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Woj: Wolves Would Choose Karl-Anthony Towns Over Tom Thibodeau
Karl-Anthony Towns' future with the Wolves is uncertain.

Adrian Wojnarowski (via Uproxx)

Chris Paul Dealing With Right Foot Soreness
Chris Paul responded well to treatment before Game 4.

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Knicks In Talks To Hire Jud Buechler As Assistant Coach
Jud Buechler has coached as an assistant under Luke Walton with the Lakers.

Ian Begley/ESPN

NBA Playoffs Snapshot (May 22): Rockets/Warriors
How the Rockets leveled the series at 2-2.

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NBA Playoffs Snapshot (May 21): Cavaliers/Celtics
How the Cavaliers leveled the series at 2-2.

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Dunc'd On: GSW/HOU Game 4
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux recap GSW/HOU Game 4.

Andre Iguodala Out For Game 4 With Left Knee Contusion
Andre Iguodala was ruled as doubtful then questionable before being ruled out altogether.

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Suns To Hire Mike Woodson As Assistant Coach
Mike Woodson worked with Igor Kokoskov on the coaching staff of the Pistons during the 03-04 season.

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Teams Exploring Whether Wolves Could Trade Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Sean Meagher)

Andre Iguodala Upgraded To Questionable For Game 4
X-rays on Andre Iguodala showed no structural damage.

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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team
Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

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Hornets Hire Jay Hernandez As Assistant Coach
James Borrego has added Jay Hernandez to his coaching staff.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Mike D'Antoni Regrets Not Having Steve Nash Score More
With James Harden and Chris Paul playing more isolation basketball with the Rockets, we are seeing the evolution of D'Antoni's process.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Kevin Durant: Joining Warriors Has Made Tech Networking Easier
The Durant Company claims early-stage investments from $250,000 to $1 million in roughly 30 companies.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tyronn Lue: Great Players Run The NBA
Likely due to the greatness of LeBron James, Tyronn Lue is often overlooked as one of the league's better head coaches.

William C. Rhoden/The Undefeated

Dunc'd On: CLE/BOS Game 4; PHI Offseason Outlook; Michael Porter, Jr. Scouting Report
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux recap Game 4 of BOS/CLE, preview the offseason for the 76ers, and give their scouting reports on Michael Porter Jr.

Hawks In Advanced Talks To Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach
Melvin Hunt will likely join the coaching staff of Lloyd Pierce.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Andre Iguodala Doubtful For Game 4 With Left Knee Contusion
Andre Iguodala's knee worsened overnight.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Seattle's KeyArena Renovation Plan May Not Meet NBA's Standards
Seattle has been working on a renovation plan for KeyArena, which they hope can attract franchises in the NBA and NHL.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN