Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:49:43 PDT)
Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer is blind, yet even he could tell there was something very unique about Dawkins' game.
Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:39:42 PDT)
Milwaukee's top development official and its chief financial officer will publicly present details Monday of the final piece of a proposed $500 million funding puzzle to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and help keep the NBA franchise in the city. Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux will lay out how the city plans to generate its $47 million share of public funding, while Comptroller Martin Matson will give his fiscal analysis during an afternoon hearing with city leaders. It also begins the final stage of a process that could see Milwaukee keep or lose a team that has called the city home for nearly 50 years.
Jazz sign rookie forward J.J. O'Brien (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:48:26 PDT)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent rookie J.J. O'Brien.
Chris Jent to coach Bakersfield Jam in D-League (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:58:46 PDT)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Jent will coach the Bakersfield Jam, the Phoenix Suns' affiliate in the NBA Development League.
Clifford: Hornets play better, win more with Kidd-Gilchrist (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:38:37 PDT)
Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the starting lineup the last two seasons and 14-33 without him. Kidd-Gilchrist agreed to the contract on Monday and signed it on Wednesday.
Former Kentucky standout Lou Tsioropoulos dies at 84 (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:50 PDT)
Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten '53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. Tsioropoulos' nephew, Michael Johnson, said Wednesday night that his uncle died Saturday in Louisville of natural causes. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Tsioropoulos teamed with Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers Frank Ramsey and Cliff Hagan to beat Kansas State 68-58 in 1951 to win the third of Kentucky's four NCAA titles under coach Adolph Rupp.
Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:22:12 PDT)
The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group. The PAL supports disadvantaged youths by pairing them with police officers who volunteer to direct sports, educational and cultural programs. Team owner Joshua Harris, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, is making the donation through a family foundation with which he's affiliated.
Iguodala takes NBA championship hardware to tour of Tokyo (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:01:42 PDT)
Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan. The Golden State Warriors swingman is on a two-day tour of Tokyo, bringing along the Larry O'Brien trophy and the Bill Russell trophy, which he won as the NBA Finals MVP. The NBA became the first American pro league to stage regular-season games outside of North America with a pair of games in Tokyo to open the 1990-91 season.