Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Hawks begin training camp with plenty of turmoil

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer waits for a television interview to begin during NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Growing more and more uncomfortable with a line of questioning that had nothing to do with what’s happening on the court for the Atlanta Hawks, coach Mike Budenholzer turned toward one of his handlers Monday and asked, only half-jokingly, “Can we end this soon?”

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Lowry leads rejuvenated Raptors into new season

Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams, left, and Kyle Lowry laugh while posing for photos at the NBA basketball team's media day at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview.

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76ers’ Embiid turns into character on social media

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, Nerlens Noel, right, and Michael Carter-Williams joke with one another as they poses for a photographer during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has adopted a playful persona on social media, letting Philadelphia 76ers fans in on his celebrity crushes or endorsements 140 characters at a time.

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Celtics sign swingman Evan Turner

Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner, displayed on the screen of a video camara, speaks to reporters during NBA basketball media day in Waltham, Mass., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner.

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Magic cautiously optimistic entering training camp

Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn, center, answers questions from reporters during NBA basketball media day in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officially, the Orlando Magic will be using “Pure Magic” as its branded, billboard-approved theme for the 2014-15 season.

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