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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[…]

Mark Jackson returns to ESPN in NBA analyst role

Ex-Warriors coach Mark Jackson returns to ESPN in NBA analyst role Mark Jackson is returning to the broadcasting booth less than two weeks after being fired as coach of the Warriors. ESPN announced Saturday the signing of Jackson, who previously worked for the network from 2006 until 2011, to a multi-year contract. Jackson will return[…]

Dwane Casey to participate in Basketball Without Borders

Casey and Salmons To Participate in Basketball Without Borders The NBA announced Tuesday that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and guard-forward John Salmons will participate in the 2014 Basketball without Borders (BWB) program. The schedule will feature first-time camps in Taipei, Taiwan and Rome, Italy, and will return to Johannesburg, South Africa. Basketball without[…]

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[…]