Blatt adds Larry Drew to Cavs' coaching staff (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:43:41 PDT)
First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd.
Jazz sign free agent F Jack Cooley (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:53:24 PDT)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz have signed free agent Jack Cooley.
Agent: Cunningham plans to sue accuser (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:34:57 PDT)
The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault. After a four-month investigation, authorities dismissed a charge of felony domestic assault against Cunningham on Tuesday, saying ''there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense.'' ''Dante Cunningham is innocent,'' agent Joel Bell told The Associated Press on Tuesday. ''Dante is outraged that the taxpayers of Hennepin County had to pay for countless hours of attorney and police time because somebody made a false claim for their own personal interest.'' Cunningham, who played the last two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was charged in April after he was accused of choking his then-girlfriend at their suburban Minneapolis home. Cunningham had talks with several teams earlier this summer, including the Timberwolves.
Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:42:11 PDT)
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.
Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:22:48 PDT)
On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. The basketball was limited on a day Krzyzewski spent more time addressing the crowd than his players during practice. ''To spend a day here is better than any offensive or defensive drill you could have,'' Krzyzewski said. ''It bonds the team together and that's what today was about.'' The team traveled about 90 minutes by bus Monday morning from New York to the upstate campus where Krzyzewski played under Bob Knight and later returned to coach the Black Knights.
Pistons announce deals with Martin, Gray (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:35 PDT)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.