Posts Tagged Professional basketball

NBA plans expanded programs with military

NEW YORK (AP) — Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

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Warriors to start O’Neal for Bogut vs. Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9) dribbles to the basket as Golden State Warriors' Jermaine O'Neal, right, and Klay Thompson, center, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O’Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

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Silver wants age limit change, no rush on others

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.

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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; Tony Parker, of France; Danny Green; and Marco Belinelli, of Italy, from left, take part in a team photo before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.

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Simpson signs with DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago high school star Aaron Simpson has signed a letter of intent to play at DePaul next season.

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