April 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Warriors Win Coin Flip Against Raptors
The Warriors won their tie-break coin flip against the Raptors and will be slotted seventh in the 2012 Lottery.

Marcus Thompson/Mercury News (via Twitter)

U.S. Attorney's Office Investigating NBPA
Union Executive Director Billy Hunter was notified of the investigation by subpoena for documents on April 25.

Scott Soshnick, Mason Levinson/Bloomberg

Billups Has Played Key Role Mentoring DeAndre Jordan
Chauncey Billups played with Ben Wallace for many seasons and he believes DeAndre Jordan could have a similar impact.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Pierce Sprains Left Big Toe
Paul Pierce briefly went into the locker room before returning to the bench.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Wilcox Plans To Return From Aortic Surgery Next Season
Chris Wilcox will be able to return to basketball activities in three months and plans to remain in the NBA.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Nets Close New Jersey-Era With 31-Point Loss
The loss improves the Nets' chances in the lottery.


Villanueva, Gordon Enter Offseason As Amnesty Candidates
Both Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva were signed in the 2009 offseason.


Bayless Prefers To Remain With Raptors
Jerryd Bayless will be a restricted free agent this summer.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Bird Denies Rumor Of Impending Departure
Larry Bird again denied reports that he will leave the Pacers at the end of the season.

Mike Wells/Indianapolis Star

Davis Compares Knicks To 'We Believe' Warriors
Baron Davis was the starting point guard on the 06-07 Golden State team that upset the No. 1 seeded Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.

New York Post

Camby Would Prefer Return To Rockets
Marcus Camby will have no shortage of suitors as an unrestricted free agent.

Houston Chronicle

Gores Expects Pistons To Make Playoffs Next Season
Tom Gores believes he has enough talent to turn the Pistons into playoff contenders.

Detroit Free Press

Iverson Open To Playing In China Next Season
Allen Iverson will look at China as an option if he continues to be unable to return to the NBA.


Derrick Coleman In Talks To Become Assistant At SMU
Derrick Coleman played three seasons under Larry Brown as a member of the Sixers.

Syracuse Post Standard

Eddie Jordan Enjoying Stint Coaching AAU Basketball
Eddie Jordan coached nine seasons in the NBA.


Trey Burke Will Likely Turn Pro If Michigan Has Great Season
Trey Burke hopes to compete for a national championship next season.

DimeMag.com (via AnnArbor.com)

Jabari Parker Takes Attention In Stride
Jabari Parker has offers from college basketball power programs such as Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina.

Chicago Sun-Times

Cody Zeller Wants To Mature Before Declaring For Draft
Cody Zeller put a hold on his NBA career mostly because he thought he wasn't quite mature enough for the pros.


Eric Musselman Named D-League Coach Of The Year
Eric Musselman recorded an NBA D-League record 38 victories during the 2011-12 regular season.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe To Sit, Durant Wins 3rd Straight Scoring Title
Kevin Durant averaged 28.0 points per game.

Sam Amick/SI.com (via Twitter)

Source: Raptors Won't Pursue Vujacic
The Raptors are not interested in pursuing Sasha Vujacic in free agency this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN (via Twitter)

Jamison Won't Re-Sign With Cleveland
Antawn Jamison will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon-Journal

Paul Vows To Be Healthy Enough For Start Of Playoffs
Vinny Del Negro preferred helping Chris Paul heal rather than seek homecourt advantage against Memphis.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Suns' Fans Close Out Season With 'We Want Steve' Chant
Steve Nash will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and intends to play three more seasons.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Amile Jefferson Hopes To Choose School Next Week
Amile Jefferson is one of the top unsigned seniors in the country.


Randolph Childress Joins Wake Forest As Director Of Player Development
Randolph Childress retired from professional basketball in 2011.

Burlington Times News

Kyle Anderson MRI Indicates Torn Thumb Ligaments
Kyle Anderson recently committed to play for UCLA.


Team USA Won't Expand Roster Candidates
USA Basketball will not add any players to their preliminary squad.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kobe 'Absolutely' Expects To Win Championship
Kobe Bryant believes he will win his sixth NBA championship this season.


Maccabi Haifa To Hire Bernie Fine As Consultant
Bernie Fine will consult from the United States.

Marc Stein/ESPN