The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the No. 1 overall pick at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.
Mike Brown and the Cavaliers are getting back together. Brown, who led the Cavs to the playoffs in all five seasons he coached them from 2005-10, has agreed in principle to a contract to return as their coach for a second time, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, making a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul had 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers ran away in the final period and beat the Cavaliers 105-89 on Friday night for their first win in Cleveland since 2002.
Dwight Howard arrived at Staples Center expecting to sit out another game to rest his injured shoulder. He ended up helping the Los Angeles Lakers out of their longest losing streak in nearly six years, which made that shoulder feel a whole lot better.
Kyrie Irving had a double-double, with 28 points and 11 assists, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94.
Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Clippers to win 108-101 on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers will sign power forward Antawn Jamison for the veteran’s minimum.
The Los Angeles Lakers could be looking at a future without Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
The Los Angeles Lakers have shipped out veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets along with first-round pick–via Dallas for power forward Jordan Hill.
In a separate deal, the Lakers have acquired point guard Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga of the Cleveland Cavaliers for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and 2012 first-round draft pick(lottery protected).
Mike Brown was unable to win an NBA title with LeBron James during his five seasons as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, a building that rocks and rolls from November until April as home to the Cavaliers, reality is posted on a wall.
Reports say that the Lakers will hire Mike Brown as their new head coach following the retirement of Phil Jackson. Steinmetz reports two sources confirming a four-year, $18 million deal for Brown. Previous reports had Brown close to a deal following owner Jerry Buss telling reporters that the Lakers were “very close” to a new head coach.
Any time the greatest coach ever in a sport retires, finding a suitable replacement can be sort of difficult. Right now, there don’t appear to be any serious lead as to who will replace Phil Jackson as the coach of the Lakers, but here’s one guy that most definitely won’t be: Byron Scott.
Blake Griffin had 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Eric Gordon scored 29 points in his return to the Clippers’ lineup, and Los Angeles beat Cleveland 100-92 on Saturday to end a nine game losing streak against the Cavaliers.
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