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Report: Grizzlies moving toward keeping J.B. Bickerstaff

From the moment Robert Pera opted to retain control of the Grizzlies and end a prolonged ownership saga, it seemed interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff would remain Memphis’ coach. The Memphis Grizzlies and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff are working on a fra…

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Sources: J.B. Bickerstaff and Grizzlies working on deal to make him permanent head coach

The Memphis Grizzlies and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff are working on a contract to make Bickerstaff the team’s new head coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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Report: Ime Udoka, Ettore Messina, David Fizdale to interview for Hornets job

The Charlotte Hornets have a new GM in Mitch Kupchak. Upon taking the helm, Kupchak made short work of firing head coach Steve Clifford. Now, the Hornets need a new coach and they have quite a few names to choose from.

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Report: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer no longer considering Suns job

There’s been a lot of talk as the coaching carousel ramps up, long before the NBA season is even over. Now, we know one coach won’t be heading to the Phoenix Suns: Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. Budenholzer was reportedly among one of the candid…

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This TV Analyst May Be the Next New York Knicks Coach—and It’s Not Charles Barkley

In the long search for a successor to Jeff Hornacek, those executives in New York charged with tracking down candidates for the new Knicks head coach may have stumbled across their man on TV. Smith, who played in the NBA from 1987 through 1997, has bee…

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Which tanking owner berated his coach for winning?

An NBA owner reportedly berated his coach for winning. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the win came on the road over a “pretty good team” in the “last several weeks of the season.” Even if we broadly limit opponents to the NBA’s 18 winning teams and dates …

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Report: Knicks want to talk to ex-coach Woodson

The New York Knicks have focused their coaching search on five leading candidates — and the list does not include Villanova’s Jay Wright — according to a report from ESPN. The Knicks’ top four choices include ex-NBA coaches David Fizdale, Mark Jackson and David Blatt, along with longtime player Jerry Stackhouse. The team received permission to speak with a fifth candidate, former Knicks coach and current Los Angeles Clippers assistant Mike Woodson, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

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Russell Westbrook responds to announcer’s ‘cotton-picking’ comment: ‘What he said wasn’t OK’

During Wednesday’s NBA season finale between the Oklahoma City and the Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder TV announcer Brian Davis used an old Southern phrase to describe Russell Westbrook’s play. NBA commentator #briandavis has been suspended after saying &qu…

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NBA notebook: Curry expects to return in second round

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry expects to make his return sometime during the second round of the playoffs, assuming the team gets that far, according to a report Friday by Yahoo Sports. The second-seeded Warriors, who lost three of four to …

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Thunder say broadcaster’s remark on Russell Westbrook ‘offensive’

The Oklahoma City Thunder said play-by-play announcer Brian Davis used “offensive and inappropriate” words when he said during Wednesday’s broadcast that Russell Westbrook was “out of his cotton-pickin’ mind.” “We think obviously the use of that term was offensive and inappropriate, and I expressed that to Brian last night,” Dan Mahoney, the team’s vice president of broadcasting, told The Norman Transcript on Thursday. “Brian assures me that it was not meant in any derogatory way, and he apologizes. But again, we feel strongly that it’s inappropriate and offensive.” Davis used the phrase after Westbrook made a steal during the second quarter of the Thunder’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies on

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Thunder broadcaster’s ‘offensive’ remark about Russell Westbrook earns suspension

An Oklahoma Thunder broadcaster said that Russell Westbrook was “out of his cotton-picking mind” on Wednesday night. A broadcaster has been suspended after using an old Southern phrase with racial connotations while talking about Oklahoma Thunder guard…

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Five Contenders For New York Knicks Bench As Jeff Hornacek is Fired

Just hours after the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, head coach Jeff Hornacek was relieved of his duties. According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and the team’s general manager Scott Perry told Hornacek he was fired after they ret…

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Five contenders for the Knicks bench as Jeff Hornacek is fired

Just hours after the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, head coach Jeff Hornacek was relieved of his duties. According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and the team’s general manager Scott Perry told Hornacek he was fired after they ret…

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NBA Announcer Says Russell Westbrook Is Out Of His “Cotton-Pickin’ Mind”

Oklahoma City Thunder announcer Brian Davis caught social media heat on Wednesday night (Apr. 11), after saying that star player Russell Westbrook was out of his “cotton-pickin’ mind.” The comment came after the point guard made a steal against the opp…

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NBA Announcer Says Russell Westbrook Is Out Of His “Cotton-Pickin’ Mind”

Oklahoma City Thunder announcer Brian Davis caught social media heat on Wednesday night (Apr. 11), after saying that star player Russell Westbrook was out of his “cotton-pickin’ mind.” The comment came after the point guard made a steal against the opp…

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Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

The New York Knicks will open their offseason with a coaching search. The team fired coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision said. The Knicks made the decision shortly after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to…

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Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

The New York Knicks will open their offseason with a coaching search. The team fired coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision said. The Knicks made the decision shortly after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to…

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Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

For Russell Westbrook, it seemed a foregone conclusion. The Thunder star entered Wednesday’s regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 rebounds to become the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons. “I’m very, very thankful and blessed, man, to go out and compete,” Westbrook said.

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George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

Russell Westbrook needed rebounds to reach a milestone, so Paul George took care of the points. George scored 40 points, Westbrook clinched a triple-double average for the second straight season and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzl…

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