Nike’s youth basketball league is the largest incubator of teenage talent. For one coach in the Bronx, it might be too much to take.
After a run of unsuccessful coaching hires not named Phil Jackson, the Lakers turned to someone familiar — not just with their tradition, but with their inner workings — in Byron Scott to try to turn things around.
Tina Charles scored 23 points, Sugar Rodgers had 5 points and two huge defensive plays in overtime, and the Liberty beat the Washington Mystics, 80-76, at Madison Square Garden.
The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts, a Washington trial lawyer, as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union.
Free agents usually make a choice between wages and wins, but this year some of the game’s biggest stars made their decisions about a new team in a more nuanced fashion.
The Clippers can look to brighter times ahead now that Donald Sterling finally appears to be gone, while the Lakers look back on their glory days.