LA Lakers to hire Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as assistant, report says

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogels three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and met with a group that included owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka and adviser Kurt Rambis. The 45-year old Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout during the 2005-06 season. He did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando …

NBA playoffs: Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater wins Game 7 for Raptors over 76ers

Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling in to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling in to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. It was the first winning buzzer-beater in a Game 7 in NBA history. NBA (@NBA) Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Violence against women isnt a sports issue, but a societal one | Kavitha A Davidson

#MeToo backlash is a new twist to the backdrop as the NBA and Sacramento Kings investigate a sports reporters sexual assault allegations against Luke Walton The NBA and the Sacramento Kings have launched a joint investigation of newly hired head coach Luke Walton after a former sports reporter filed a civil suit accusing Walton of sexual assault, dating back to a 2014 incident when Walton was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors. As we await more facts to be known in whats looking like a classic he said, she said case, both sides have come out firing, with Waltons defense team employing familiar tactics of publicly discrediting the accuser while simultaneously imploring the media not to try this …

Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ comeback is ‘the greatest I’ve ever seen’

Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woodss return to the peak of golf Michael Jordan, who famously has been strained in recent years. However, in an interview with the Athletic published on Thursday, Jordan hailed Jordan told the Athletic after Woods won his first major since 2008. He didnt think hed get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. Hes probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, thats a major accomplishment. To me, its unbelievable. Mentally, you always think you can. But you cant answer to what your body …

Phoenix Suns end NBA record 18-game losing streak to Warriors

Golden States topsy-turvy, three-peat quest took another ugly turn on Sunday night as they lost to the Western Conferences worst team Golden States topsy-turvy, three-peat quest took another ugly turn on Sunday night as they lost to the Western Conferences bottom team. Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBAs longest active losing streak to one opponent at 18 games by beating the Warriors 115-111. The Suns defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on November 2014, and earned their first road win in 20 tries against a Western Conference opponent this season. The Warriors are now 4-6 over the last 10 …

‘We need to be a lot better’: Lakers’ woes continue with loss to NBA-worst Suns

The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him on Saturday night The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him. James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge. Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 on Saturday night. That was a fun game, Ayton said. Im going to sleep well tonight. Phoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had …

Chris Broussard refutes Doug Gottlieb saying LeBron isn’t a current Top 10 player | NBA | THE HERD

Chris Broussard joins Doug Gottlieb on today’s show and disagrees with Gottlieb’s notion that LeBron James is not a Top 10 NBA player right now.

He also discusses Lonzo Ball’s importance to the Los Angeles Lakers, the state of the Golden State Warriors and more.

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Chris Broussard: Draymond isn’t what he used to be, talks DeMarcus-Warriors fit | NBA | UNDISPUTED

Chris Broussard joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe in studio to asses the Golden State Warriors.

Though Broussard still likes the Warriors as the NBA title favorite, he explains why Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins may be the problem to their current problems.

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