J.R. Smith and the Knicks are finalizing a contract extension that will keep the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year with the club for another four years. According to a Knicks source, the deal could be completed by Thursday.
Butler’s historic Hinkle Fieldhouse couldn’t compete with the Boston Garden and all those NBA championship banners hanging from its rafters.
An overheated market for free-agent shooting guards and small forwards means the Knicks and the Nets might not get the players they had been hoping to sign.
Manu Ginobili, who said earlier that he would think about retirement after the playoffs, wrote Wednesday on Twitter, “I’m gonna stay with the Spurs for two more years.”
The Green are getting greener.
In a daring hire, the Boston Celtics on Wednesday named Brad Stevens, 36, of Butler University to replace Doc Rivers, making Stevens the N.B.A.’s youngest head coach.
Brad Stevens is going from a mid-major to the major leagues.
The Boston Celtics have hired Brad Stevens to become their 17th head coach as they look to rebuild a franchise that has won a record 17 National Basketball Association (NBA) titles, the team said on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Lakers want Dwight Howard so badly they put up billboards urging him to stay in town, then got Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to get on bended knee before him.