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Just like they did in the 2016 offseason, the Warriors are about to welcome a star to a team that had won plenty without him. This time, the Warriors are not making a free-agency pitch to Kevin Durant during their visit to the Hamptons. Instead, the Warriors are expected to welcome Durant back after missing the past five playoff games because of a strained right calf. When will that be? ...

FORT WORTH, Texas - The CEO of the Dallas Mavericks wants you to know that the franchise is not dumping their dancers, even though they basically did. Last week, the Dallas Mavericks announced they are replacing the dance team with a "variety of acts," which could potentially include jugglers, illusionists, stunt performers, comedy acts, dancing animals, etc. It would be great if a 3-point ...

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Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel isn't just trying to replace a winning basketball coach. He's trying to find a coach who will keep the program's established culture intact. Winning, obviously, is important. But sleeping is more important. For many U-M alumni and for much of the school's basketball community - including many former players - the best part of John Beilein's tenure was ...

If you are someone who spent any part of last summer questioning the wisdom of the Sixers' decision to enter free agency without a full-time general manager, you might have found some validation in a moment that occurred during an end-of-season press conference featuring Josh Harris and Elton Brand last week. Brand, who was hired as the organization's top basketball ops decision maker after ...

LOS ANGELES - When the Minnesota Timberwolves received permission on April 16 to interview Los Angeles Clippers general manager Michael Winger, it was an unseasonably warm 68 degrees in Minneapolis. For all Winger could tell, it might well have been another frigid day in the far north. In the hours after news broke he was a candidate for the Timberwolves' top front-office job, many close to ...

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The transfer rule the NCAA adopted last year is a good idea that didn't go far enough. Players generate mountains of revenue but receive very little of that money, so they at least should have more power to decide where they play. Prohibiting coaches from blocking transfers was a small, positive step toward more fairness for players. The benefit of the rule for me is hearing coaches whine ...