Coaching

FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks down in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Erin Popovich died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 67, the team said. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 2:18 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): 1 p.m. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he has always viewed coach Gregg Popovich and his wife, Erin, as like his mom and dad. Parker broke in to the NBA when he was 19...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 19, 2018 - 11:46 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Erin Popovich died Wednesday at 67, the team said. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported. LeBron James, who was playing Game 2 of Cleveland's first-round series...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 19, 2018 - 8:27 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. "She was a strong,...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A rooster was thrown onto the field in Russia's second-tier soccer league as an apparent act of homophobic abuse against a coach. Footage from Sunday's game between Fakel Voronezh and Luch-Energiya Vladivostok shows a fan picking up the apparently distressed bird, taking it to the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1999, file photo, Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock hoists the Stanley Cup after the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals in Buffalo, N.Y. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its only Stanley Cup championship in 1999. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ken Hitchcock wasn't sure how long he would coach the Dallas Stars the second time around after 15 years away. Turned out to be one season. The coach who led Dallas to its only Stanley Cup championship retired Friday, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is shown during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Boston. The Hornets have fired coach Steve Clifford after the team failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. The move comes after a meeting with new general manager Mitch Kupchak on Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
First the general manager, now the coach. In another move aimed at getting the Charlotte Hornets on track, majority owner Michael Jordan fired coach Steve Clifford on Friday after the team went 36-46 and failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. Clifford had a year...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1999, file photo, Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock hoists the Stanley Cup after the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals in Buffalo, N.Y. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its only Stanley Cup championship in 1999. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 13, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Ken Hitchcock wasn't sure how long he would coach the Dallas Stars the second time around after 15 years away. Turned out to be one season. The coach who led Dallas to its only Stanley Cup championship retired Friday, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. The 823...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:14 am
Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its only Stanley Cup championship in 1999. The 66-year-old says it was "the right time to step away and let the younger...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel waits for an officials explanation on a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Orlando, Fla. The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons. The Magic went 25-57 this season, finishing 54-110 under Vogel. The firing was announced Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, the day after the NBA season ended. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
April 12, 2018 - 10:30 am
Frank Vogel was brought to Orlando two years ago with hopes he could get the Magic back to the playoffs, and stop the spinning of the revolving door to their coaches' office. Neither of those things happened. Vogel was fired by the Magic on Thursday about 10 hours after the team wrapped up a 25-57...
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