Daily Archives: February 21, 2023

Hawks fire coach Nate McMillan with record below .500 at NBA All-Star break, per report

The Atlanta Hawks have dismissed coach Nate McMillan, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Hawks are in the middle of a disappointing 29-30 season, which followed an underwhelming first-round playoff exit a season ago. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will take over as interim head coach, per ESPN. With this season seemingly going nowhere, the Hawks have made a move that …

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Kenny Atkinson candidate for Hawks job after Nate McMillan firing

Report: Dubs’ Atkinson, Kings’ Fernandez candidates for Hawks job originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea There’s a new head-coaching job open in the NBA, and a couple of assistants currently residing in California have been labeled as candidates to fill the position. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources, that Kenny Atkinson is expected to be considered for the Atlanta …

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Scoot Henderson not doing anything halfway heading toward NBA Draft

SALT LAKE CITY — Scoot Henderson doesn’t do anything halfway. It’s epitomized by his motto, O.D.D — Overly Determined to Dominate. More than simply his maxim, he wants to dominate that phrase, too — he filed to trademark it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “O.D.D., it’s a moto, like slogan kind of thing. It means overly determined …

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Bulls to sign Terry Taylor, waive Illinois’ Malcolm Hill

Report: Bulls to sign Taylor, waive Illinois’ Hill originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Terry Taylor obviously has made quite the impression on Chicago Bulls management. The undrafted wing out of Austin Peay University has played 59 games with the Indiana Pacers over the previous two seasons, splitting time between the NBA and the G League. Taylor scored a season-high …

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Alabama star freshman Brandon Miller brought gun used in fatal shooting to Darius Miles, per police testimony

Getty Images Alabama star freshman Brandon Miller brought the gun that teammate Darius Miles allegedly used in a January killing in Tuscaloosa, according to police testimony cited by AL.com. The shooting led to capital murder charges against Miles, who was dismissed from the team. Another man, Michael Davis, was also charged with capital murder in the shooting which left Jamea …

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How it was like covering the event

SALT LAKE CITY — I was fortunate enough to be credentialed for the entire 2023 All-Star weekend thanks to USA Today’s Sports Media Group. I stayed in Salt Lake City, UT for roughly five days and was granted access to all of the events and media availabilities. I attended Friday’s Rising Stars games, Saturday’s multiple events headlined by the Dunk …

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Missouri State vs. Murray State odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 21 predictions from top model

The Missouri State Bears will try to get back above the .500 mark overall this season when they face the Murray State Racers Tuesday night on CBS Sports Network. Missouri State is coming off back-to-back losses against Bradley and Northern Iowa, losing to the Panthers by three points on Saturday. Murray State has won two straight games since losing three in …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star likely to miss time with wrist sprain

Getty Images Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo traveled to New York to undergo further testing on his injured right wrist on Monday, and the testing revealed a sprained ligament in the wrist, CBS Sports HQ’s Bill Reiter confirmed. Antetokounmpo will undergo treatment on the wrist and will miss some games as he deals with the issue. However ,the injury doesn’t seem …

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Utah State battling for NCAA Tournament bid under Ryan Odom, who coached UMBC to historic March Madness upset

Ryan Odom’s plan is falling apart. It’s August 2000 and Odom is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his then-girlfriend, Lucia. They’re about to take the famed Grand Teton National Park gondola up the mountains. They’ll leave the valley boyfriend and girlfriend; they’ll return engaged. She has no clue. Then a storm rolls in, and they come up one cabin short …

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The top 60 overall rookie ratings at the All-Star break

With the basketball community sitting idle at the All-Star break, 2K Sports unveiled the latest batch of ratings for several players on NBA 2K23, including the current rookie class. The latest tweaks offered by the makers of the popular video game saw several first-year players take a jump in their respective ratings. Overall, there has been plenty of movement by …

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How tall is Victor Wembanyama? NBA prospect’s height grows again

How tall is Victor Wembanyama? NBA prospect’s height grows again originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Victor Wembanyama’s stock just keeps on growing. But that’s not the only thing growing – Wembanyama, himself, is reaching new heights both figuratively and literally. Wembanyama, a French basketball prospect who is highly touted to go No. 1 overall in the 2023 NBA Draft …

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Indiana vs. Michigan State prediction, odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 21 bets by proven model

A Big Ten showdown has the No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (19-8) going on the road to take on the Michigan State Spartans (16-10) on Tuesday night. The Hoosiers have won four of their past five games. On Saturday, they beat Illinois 71-68. Meanwhile, Michigan State had its two-game win streak halted. On Feb. 18, the Spartans lost to Michigan 84-72. …

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Should Celtics target Will Barton after reported buyout from Wizards?

Should the Celtics target Will Barton on NBA buyout market? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Might the Boston Celtics add a player on the NBA buyout market, after all? The Celtics have been bystanders since the NBA trade deadline as Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and other high-profile buyout candidates have signed elsewhere. On Tuesday afternoon, however, another player hit …

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Tennessee vs. Texas A&M prediction, odds: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 21 best bets by proven model

An SEC showdown features the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (20-7) going on the road to match up against the No. 25 Texas A&M Aggies (20-7) on Tuesday evening. Tennessee has been in a slump, dropping four of its past six games, though one of the wins did come against then-No. 1 Alabama. Kentucky topped the Volunteers 66-54 on Saturday. Meanwhile, …

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Will Russell Westbrook actually help the Clippers? Plus, Champions League returns with rematch of 2022 final

Good morning to everyone but especially to… THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE The Champions League has already delivered plenty of thrilling moments, and we’re sure to get more today. The Round of 16 continues with a pair of matches today, featuring some of the top contenders for the title — and streaming, as always, on Paramount+. Liverpool vs. Real Madrid (preview)Eintracht Frankfurt …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star likely to miss time with wrist sprain, per report

Getty Images Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo traveled to New York to undergo further testing on his injured right wrist on Monday, and the testing revealed a sprained ligament in the wrist, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Antetokounmpo will undergo treatment on the wrist and will miss some games as he deals with the issue. However ,the injury doesn’t seem like …

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