Maurice Cheeks was hired as coach of the Detroit Pistons after spending the past four seasons as an assistant with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The National Basketball Association is betting billionaire Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov can give it an advantage as the league seeks to replicate in Russia its success in China.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have the right to make the first selection in the June 27 National Basketball Association draft after winning the lottery for the second time in three seasons.
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers was the unanimous choice as National Basketball Association rookie of the year, the league said.
Chris McGowan is moving from AEG Sports to the National Basketball Association’s Portland Trail Blazers as president and chief executive officer.
ESPN Radio broadcaster Jack Ramsey will step away from National Basketball Association playoff coverage due to an undisclosed health issue.
The Brooklyn Nets said P.J. Carlesimo won’t return as coach next season, a day after the team was eliminated from the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Kurt Thomas, the oldest active player in the National Basketball Association, signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and the New York Knicks survived a late Boston rally to win 88-80 and wrap up their first-round National Basketball Association series against the Boston Celtics on the third try.
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 89-81 in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.