International basketball

June 04, 2018 - 9:46 pm
Officials at Alabama and Kentucky say that Hall of Fame former administrator and basketball coach C.M. Newton has died. He was 88. The schools announced his death Monday night. Newton was a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA championship squad during a basketball career spanning more than 50 years as a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Slovenia coach Igor Kokoskov applauds during the Eurobasket European Basketball Championship final against Serbia in Istanbul. The Phoenix Suns have hired Kokoskov, a Utah Jazz assistant, as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born outside the United States. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix's 2010 run to the Western Conference finals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
May 03, 2018 - 12:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have hired Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born and raised outside North America. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix's 2010 run to the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Slovenia coach Igor Kokoskov applauds during the Eurobasket European Basketball Championship final against Serbia in Istanbul. The Phoenix Suns have hired Kokoskov, a Utah Jazz assistant, as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born outside the United States. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix's 2010 run to the Western Conference finals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have hired Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born and raised outside North America. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix's 2010 run to the...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:01 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of men's basketball, will be making the rounds this month, bouncing from conference meeting to conference meeting, talking with coaches and athletic directors about reforming college hoops. On Tuesday at a posh hotel with a poolside...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and brother, LaMelo, show their shirts after signing for Lithuanian team BC Prienai - Birstonas Vytautas, during a news conference in Prienai, Lithuania. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday, April 26, 2018, announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Lithuanian basketball writer Donatas Urbonas says on Twitter that father LaVar Ball told him he was upset over LaMelo's diminished playing time.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The team says LiAngelo injured an ankle and LaMelo has been bothered by back pain. Lithuanian...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft in New York. The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league’s age limit isn’t working. Requiring U.S. players to be 19 years old and one year removed from high school has sent many of them to a year of college they don’t want, and delayed the full-time basketball instruction pro teams prefer. But whether the league would agree to allow players to come straight from high school again, or want them to wait two years before becoming draft eligible, has been a sticking point practically since the age limited was enacted in 2005 and remains unclear now. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 11:16 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are offering no guarantees about changing the league's draft eligibility rules despite calls from a key NCAA panel...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 9:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 9:25 a.m. The commission tasked with making changes to college basketball passed on dealing with the key issue of college athletes receiving payments for use of their names,...
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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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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (13), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 06, 2018 - 1:10 pm
LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third. The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players for 2018-20. Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2009, file photo, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd (2) prepares to pass the ball as New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
March 31, 2018 - 4:59 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood. After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the...
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