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North Carolina's Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington are among 49 early entry players who are eligible for next week's NBA draft, the league said Tuesday. Lawson and Ellison helped the Tar Heels to the 2009 NCAA Division I basketball title.
The NBA's Sacramento Kings named Paul Westphal the team's new coach Wednesday, replacing interim Coach Kenny Natt. Westphal was executive vice president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks last season.
Southern Cal basketball Coach Tim Floyd sent a letter of resignation Tuesday to Trojans Athletic Director Mike Garrett. The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported the letter stated that while he deeply appreciated the opportunity afforded him by the university, he was quitting. I no longer feel I can offer the level of enthusiasm to my duties that is deserved by the university, my coaching staff, my players, their families, and the supporters of Southern Cal, he said in the letter. The...
Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds removed his name from NBA draft consideration Tuesday and will return to play his senior season for the Wildcats. Reynolds declared for the draft in April and participated in NBA workouts but didn't hire an agent, which kept his NCAA eligibility intact. The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year, Reynolds said.
Randy Smith, who once held the NBA record for consecutive games played, died Friday of an apparent heart attack, a former teammate said. He was 60. Durie Burns, who had been a teammate of Smith's at Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News he was informed of Smith's death by Smith's wife, Angela.
Eddie Jordan was introduced Monday as coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Last weekend, team officials confirmed they had reached an agreement with Jordan, 54.
Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is recovering from arthroscopic left shoulder surgery, team officials said Saturday.
LeBron James scored 12 of his 37 points in the final 6 minutes Thursday, allowing Cleveland to keep its season alive with a 112-102 victory over Orlando. The Magic overcame a 17-point deficit at the end of one period and came close to earning the franchise's second trip to the NBA finals.
The Orlando Magic pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday with a 116-114 overtime win. Dwight Howard scored 27 points and Rafer Alston 26 for the surprising Magic, who can nail down their second trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 Thursday in Cleveland. Mikael Pietrus and Rashard Lewis both added 17 for the Magic, who hit 17-of-38 3-point shots as a team. LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cavs and put the game into...
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