Month: October 2020

4:52 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cast his vote, then spent some time Saturday morning greeting others who visited the ballot drop-off location at Chase Center. Kerr handed out Warriors-themed blue “I Voted” stickers to match the one on his gray sweatshirt. “It’s an easy way to
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The past six months have been a steady churn of front-office turnover, all over the NBA. Teams like the Knicks, Nuggets, Rockets, Bulls and 76ers have basically remade
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11:52 PM ET New details about the midnight phone call from the president of the National Basketball Players Association, Chris Paul, to the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, that helped save the NBA season have surfaced. Appearing as a guest on LeBron James‘ barbershop-themed talk show “The Shop,” which aired Friday on
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11:17 PM ET After pushing back a deadline until next Friday that would allow for the NBA to serve notice on termination of the collective bargaining agreement in the wake of the pandemic, the league and the National Basketball Players Association are running short on time to agree on starting the NBA’s season before Christmas.
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The first offseason step for every WNBA team is assessing the previous roster. Looking at each team’s own free agents, who is the one that must be kept? As the Seattle Storm celebrated its second title in three years earlier this month, the vast majority of WNBA teams were already well into their offseason planning.
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HOUSTON, TX – JULY 13: Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey listens as Dwight Howard is officially introduced as a Houston Rocket during a press conference on July 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Yankees will consider bringing Lance Lynn back to the Bronx by Rucker Haringey The 76ers are reportedly
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7:29 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon said that he “absolutely” expects Friday’s deadline for the NBA or the National Basketball Players Association to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement to be pushed back, as both sides work through several issues before returning to play for the 2020-21 season. Brogdon, an
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Sam Cassell is reportedly set to follow Doc Rivers to the Philadelphia 76ers after losing out on the Clippers head coaching gig. After he was passed over for the LA Clippers head coaching position, assistant coach Sam Cassell will leave the organization. Los Angeles’ loss is the Philadelphia 76ers‘ gain. As expected, Cassell will follow
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DETROIT, MI – FEBRUARY 1: Detroit Pistons head basketball coach Stan Van Gundy talks with new player Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons during the fourth quarter of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena on February 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Memphis 104-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly
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With Bruce Springsteen’s latest record out now, what other records by The Boss should NBA stars be listening to? Now that the offseason is upon us, NBA players have a ton of time to unwind after the longest, most uncertain campaign in league history. With all this spare time, I’m sure many players are exploring
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10:33 AM ET ESPN and FiveThirtyEight Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of six pieces that shows how professional sports owners in America contribute to political campaigns, why they spend millions in the space and what that financial power means as athletes across sports continue to embrace activism of their own. American
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2:35 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash has yet to coach an NBA game, and his star players — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — have yet to play a game together. But that didn’t stop him from embracing the team’s sky-high expectations during a virtual town hall with season-ticket holders Tuesday
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