Daily Archives: May 16, 2023

Doc Rivers thanks ‘tough’ Sixers fans in parting statement

Rivers thanks ‘tough’ Sixers fans in parting statement originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia With his three-year run as Sixers head coach officially over, Doc Rivers released a statement Thursday night via social media on his time in Philadelphia. Rivers expressed gratitude to Sixers fans, calling them both committed and “tough.” Below is his full statement: “I really enjoyed my time …

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Time, channel, odds and more

(Photo: John Locher/AP Photo) With the NBA playoffs in full swing, it’s time for another season-defining NBA event: the 2023 draft lottery. Tonight, 14 teams will get their shot at this year’s top NBA Draft picks, including Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. The three teams with the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick at the NBA draft …

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DeMar DeRozan says the NBA has a lot of ‘sorry’ players in the league

USATSI Back in March, LeBron James sent out a tweet that said his son Bronny James is “definitely better” than some NBA players in the league today. It’s a rather eyebrow-raising statement given Bronny is just 18 years old and hasn’t played above high school level basketball. However, it appears LeBron isn’t the only one who thinks there are some bad …

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Will Weaver is potential candidate to join Nets coaching staff

The Brooklyn Nets are potentially interested in adding Will Weaver to head coach Jacque Vaughn’s coaching staff, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Weaver is currently the head coach of Paris Basketball, a basketball team that is part of the LNB Pro A, a French basketball league. According to Scotto, league sources communicated to HoopsHype that people around the league …

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Celtics benefitting from 2017 victory with Jayson Tatum

NBA Draft Lottery: Celtics benefitting greatly from 2017 victory with Tatum originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will take place Tuesday night before the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets play Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. It’s one of the most anticipated draft lotteries in a long, long time. The top prospect in …

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Boston reportedly monitoring Stephen Silas, Frank Vogel to join coaching ranks

The Boston Celtics reportedly have two former NBA head coaches in their sights as potential additions to Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla’s staff for the 2023-24 season according to HoopsHype’s Mike Scotto. Per Scotto, the Celtics are “a team to monitor for Vogel, along with former Rockets coach Stephen Silas, who’s also drawn interest from several NBA teams”. With the …

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Monty Williams, Nick Nurse, Sam Cassell among candidates

A rundown on initial known candidates in Sixers’ coaching search originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Three years later, it’s time for another Sixers search. With Doc Rivers out, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey is set to make his first head coaching hire in Philadelphia. Morey took the job approximately a month after Rivers joined the Sixers in 2020. …

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5-star PF Mackenzie Mgbako officially flips to Indiana

One of the top 10 players in the class of 2023 has officially flipped his commitment from Duke to Indiana. Roselle Catholic (NJ) five-star power forward Mackenzie Mgbako had previously signed with Duke, but he committed to the Hoosiers last week. The school made the news official today with this announcement. In addition to Indiana and Duke, Mgbako (6-foot-8, 210 …

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Twitter sees varying reactions to the news

Twitter reacts to Rivers being fired by Sixers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sixers fired Doc Rivers two days after a 24-point Game 7 loss up in Boston. The lopsided defeat marked the third straight second-round playoff exit in the head coach’s Philadelphia tenure. Rivers produced a 154-82 record over three seasons with the Sixers, who have built …

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