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Jazz hire Quin Snyder as new head coach

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz announced Friday that they have hired Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder to replace Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City. Snyder most recently completed his first season as an assistant with Atlanta. He has also been an assistant[…]

Bernie Bickerstaff is the Recipient of the 2014 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, June 5, 2014 – Long- time NBA Coach Bernie Bickerstaff, currently an Assistant Coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is the recipient of the 2014 “Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award”, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today. During Coach Bickerstaff’s nearly 40 seasons in the NBA, he has garnered a special and well-deserved reputation[…]

Saunders stepping in to coach Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try revive a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in 10 years. With the team’s coaching search[…]

Wittman gets contract extension from Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards coach Randy Wittman signed a contract extension Tuesday after leading the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. With its young backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal, Washington beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round before losing to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The[…]

Joerger signs contract extension with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has signed a contract extension to remain in Memphis after speaking to the Minnesota Timberwolves about their vacancy. The Grizzlies announced Joerger’s extension Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. In a statement released by the team, Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera said that “following an open and[…]