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Portland signs coach Stotts to contract extension

  PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off their surprising run in the playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers have signed head coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension. Stotts led the Blazers to a 54-28 regular-season record, for the team’s biggest improvement in team history. Portland made the playoffs for the first time since 2011, dispatching[…]

Kerr signs five-year deal as Warriors coach

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level. The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to[…]

Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are counting on Stan Van Gundy to bring some much-needed stability to a struggling franchise. They’re certainly giving him plenty of authority. The Pistons officially announced Van Gundy’s hiring Wednesday as their new coach and president of basketball operations. The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news[…]

Del Harris Organizes First Ever NBA-Type Basketball Coaching Clinic in India

NBA Coaches Association Member Del Harris continues to influence the game of basketball globally and recently conducted the first ever NBA-type basketball coaching clinic in Chellanam, located in Southern India. Chellanam when translated, means “place where no one goes”. The article below was written by the Times of India and details his involvement. Del Harris Conducts Basketball Clinic[…]

Brad Stevens delivers commencement speech at Butler graduation

Stevens and the bouncy trampoline While addressing students during Butler University’s commencement on Saturday in Indianapolis, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens referenced his first season in the NBA as a lesson in overcoming adversity. “I just participated and was part of a season that didn’t go very well,” said Stevens. “And it was really interesting[…]