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A Look at the Soul of the Jazz, Frank Layden

via Good4Utah In 1981, the fledgling Utah Jazz were struggling in the old Salt Palace. The team lost two out of every three games and even with trampoline acts, break dancing and 80’s music, they struggled to bring in the crowds. By the end of one of their early years, it only cost $1.50 to[…]

Luke Walton learns about being a head coach leading the Warriors

via The Sacramento Bee The man directing the best team in the NBA looks young enough to suit up for the squad. Luke Walton, 35, retired from the NBA in 2013 and is in just his second season as an assistant coach. And when Golden State coach Steve Kerr announced he was taking a leave[…]

History Made as First Female NBA Coaches Face Off in Sacramento

Monday night, November 9, 2015 was a special night in Sacramento as the first two female coaches ever in the NBA  faced off for the first time ever.  Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs and Nancy Lieberman of the Sacramento Kings are both assistants for their respective squads, but their impact goes far beyond[…]

Brett Brown Thinks Junior Sixers League is “Win-Win”

On Sunday, October 25th, at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, local kids took part in a clinic that marked the establishing of the Junior Sixers League. The program, presented by NovaCare and run in conjunction with Philadelphia Freedom Valley and Greater Brandywine YMCA locations, marks the Sixers’ latest and largest commitment to youth engagement.[…]

Mavericks sign head coach Rick Carlisle to contract extension

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed head coach Rick Carlisle to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited to retain coach Carlisle in the Mavericks family,” owner Mark Cuban said. “He is a championship-caliber coach that has made this organization better on[…]