Marshall hires Dan D’Antoni as head basketball coach

Marshall hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Dan D’Antoni as its new head men’s basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. The school will introduce him at press conference on Friday. D’Antoni replaces Tom Herrion, who coached Marshall for the past four seasons. His contract was bought out last month with two years remaining on it. D’Antoni, the older brother of[…]

Frank Vogel Wins Rudy Tomjanovich Award

Forward Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and coach Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers have been selected as the 2014 winners of the Magic Johnson Award and the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, respectively, which recognize excellence on the court with cooperation with the media and fans, the Pro Basketball Writers Association announced on Friday. Agness:[…]

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich named 2013-14 Coach of the Year

NEW YORK — The San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced today. Popovich’s Spurs posted the league’s best record at 62-20 (.756), which provides them with homecourt advantage throughout the postseason. Popovich, who wins his second NBA Coach of the Year[…]

Wolves’ Adelman retires after 23 years

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons. Adelman announced his decision Monday at a morning news conference. Adelman’s career includes 1,042 victories, eighth on the NBA’s career list. He coached in Portland and Sacramento and also had stops in Golden State and Houston. Adelman just completed the third season[…]

Nets’ Kidd, Spurs’ Popovich named Coaches of the Month for March

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Kidd and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. Kidd guided the Nets to a 12-4 record in March, and the highest winning percentage (.750) in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn posted[…]