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NBA Restart Schedule by team


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Boston Celtics

July 31 vs. Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 2 vs. Portland, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 vs. Miami, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 5 vs. Brooklyn, 9 p.m.

Aug. 7 vs. Toronto, 9 p.m.

Aug. 9 vs. Orlando, 5 p.m.

Aug. 11 vs. Memphis, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 13 vs. Washington, TBD

Brooklyn Nets

July 31 vs. Orlando, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 2 vs. Washington, 2 p.m.

Aug. 4 vs. Milwaukee, 1:30 p.m.

Aug. 5 vs. Boston, 9 p.m.

Aug. 7 vs. Sacramento, 5 p.m.

Aug. 9 vs. L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m.

Aug. 11 vs. Orlando, 1 p.m.

Aug. 13 vs. Portland, TBD

Dallas Mavericks

July 31 vs. Houston, 9 p.m.

Aug. 2 vs. Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Aug. 4 vs. Sacramento, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 6 vs. L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 8 vs. Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 vs. Utah, 3 p.m.

Aug. 11 vs. Portland, 5 p.m.

Aug. 13 vs. Phoenix, TBD

Denver Nuggets

Aug. 1 vs. Miami, 1 p.m.

Aug. 3 vs. Oklahoma…

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AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart


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11:27 am CDT, Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex on the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida would play eight games to determine playoff seeding starting around July 31 before the postseason begins, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the league has not released its proposal publicly.

The plan, if approved, would have 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams going to Disney and the cutoff being that teams must be within six games of a playoff spot at this point. Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, the person said.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics already have clinched playoff spots — and, if only eight games are left, that would mean the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets would theoretically have clinched spots as well.

The Dallas Mavericks would be virtually assured of clinching a West spot, holding a seven-game lead over eighth-place Memphis. So that would mean the Grizzlies, Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento, San Antonio and Phoenix all would be in the running for the No. 8 seed out West. In the East, Washington is six games behind No. 7 Brooklyn and 5-1/2 games behind No. 8 Orlando — so within range of triggering a play-in series.

For a play-in series to happen to determine the No. 8 seed on either playoff bracket, the ninth-place team would have to be within four games of eighth place. If a play-in series occurs, it would basically be a best-of-two — where the No. 9 seed would have to win two head-to-head matchups to take over the No. 8 spot.

There would also be some jostling for playoff positioning happening in the eight-game restart. In the East, Toronto and Boston are separated by three games for the No. 2 spot and Miami, Indiana and Philadelphia are separated by two games for the No. 4 spot. Out West, the Clippers, Denver, Utah, Oklahoma City and Houston are all within four games of one another in the race for the No. 2 seed on that bracket.

There are still some elements of the restart plan that could be changed, and other matters are still being negotiated — such as how much of a percentage of their salaries that players will lose because some regular season games will be canceled. If 15% of the regular season is not played, which would be the current estimate based on the proposal, players would have to give up roughly $610 million in salary for this season.

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It’s also unclear what will happen to the eight teams that would not be vying for a postseason berth under the proposed format — Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, New York, Cleveland, Minnesota and Golden State. If the 2020-21 NBA season doesn’t start until December at the earliest, which would seem to be a very real possibility, those teams could go about nine months without playing games and some have expressed concerns over what that will mean for player development.

The NBA suspended its season March 11, becoming the first of the U.S. major pro leagues to do so after it became known that Utah’s All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The list of NBA players who were known to test positive eventually grew to 10 — not all were identified — and Commissioner Adam Silver said that the actual total was even higher.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 255-acre campus with multiple arenas that could host games simultaneously and has been home to, among other things, the Jr. NBA World Championship in recent years. ESPN is primarily owned by Disney, one of the NBA’s broadcast partners.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dead at 74


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9:33 am CDT, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dead at 74

Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld died Tuesday morning at the age of 74.

The Unseld family issued a statement Sunday saying the former star player for the Baltimore and Washington Bullets passed away “following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia.”

Unseld was the NBA’s Most Valuable player in 1969 and led the Bullets to the 1978 NBA championship in which he was named Finals MVP. The 6-foot-7 center also made the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History that was chosen in 1996 to honor the 50th anniversary of the league.

When he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, Unseld said, “I never played pretty. I wasn’t flashy. My contributions were in the things most people don’t notice. They weren’t in high scoring or dunking or behind-the-back passes.”

The Unseld family said funeral arrangements are pending.

“He was the rock of our family – an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends and teammates,” the family’s statement read. “He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., cities he proudly wore on his chest for so many years.

“His legacy lives on in the family he treasured – his daughter Kim, son Wes, daughter in law Evelyn, grandchildren Layla and Wes and the love of his life for 50 years, his wife Connie – and in the community through the Unselds’ school, where the entire family contributed to enriching the lives of Baltimore’s youth.”

After his 13-year playing career was done, Unseld moved into the Bullets’ front office and eventually was the team’s head coach for seven seasons. Unseld also was the team’s general manager for seven seasons after he was done coaching, including during the short time Michael Jordan spent with the Wizards.

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AP Interview: Floyd’s death opens old wounds for Sefolosha


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12:40 pm CDT, Sunday, May 31, 2020

Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, being beaten by police officers.

Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week.

And five years ago, Sefolosha found himself in a similarly frightening place.

“I was just horrified by what I saw,” Sefolosha said. “That could have been me.”

Time has not healed all wounds for Sefolosha, the NBA veteran who said he was attacked by a group of New York Police Department officers in April 2015 while they were arresting him outside a nightclub in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood. The leg that was broken in the fracas is fine now. The emotional pain roared back last week when he saw video of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air in the final moments of his life as a white police officer — subsequently charged with murder — pressed a knee on his neck.

Sefolosha has seen the video. He hasn’t watched much news since. His experience with police in New York has left him with a deep distrust of law enforcement, the pangs of angst flooding back even when he walks into NBA arenas and sees uniformed officers. And the latest example of police brutality left him even more upset.

“People talk about a few rotten apples,” Sefolosha said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But you know, in my experience and from what we’re seeing, I think it’s deeper than that as a culture that’s deeply rooted in it, to be honest. That’s just my honest opinion. I think it’s really … part of a culture where it’s deeper than just a few bad apples.”

The four officers who were involved in the incident where Floyd died were fired; the one who knelt on Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Massive protests have broken out in several cities in recent days, the country torn again over a black man dying at the hands of police.

Sefolosha — a black man of Swiss descent who plays for the Houston Rockets — considered but decided against joining protests in Atlanta, where he is waiting for the resumption of the NBA season that was shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I’m mad, for sure,” Sefolosha said. “That’s for sure. I mean, it’s 2020. Nobody should have to go through this in this time, especially after black people have given up so much for America. Black people have given up so much and done so much for this country. It’s hurtful to see it this way.”

Sefolosha’s perspective changed forever on April 8, 2015. Chris Copeland, an NBA player at the time, was among three people stabbed outside the club where Sefolosha was that night; police arrived and ordered everyone to leave the area. Sefolosha says he complied but began getting harassed by officers anyway.

Before long, he was on the ground.

Sefolosha’s leg was broken and some ligaments were torn in the fracas, and he was arrested on several charges that a jury needed about 45 minutes to determine were unfounded. He wound up suing for $50 million, alleging his civil rights were violated, settled for $4 million and gave much of that money to a public defenders’ organization working in marginalized communities.

“It changed me a lot, toward the way I see law enforcement in this country,” Sefolosha said. “And also toward the way I see the whole justice system. I went to court and I had to do all of this to prove my innocence. It really got me deep into the system and I’m really skeptical of the whole system.”

NBA players have used their platforms often in recent years to protest racial inequality. Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after police used a stun gun on him and arrested him over a parking incident in 2018. On Saturday, Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics were among those taking part in Atlanta protests.

“You see what happened in Minnesota where three human beings with a badge are watching another human being killing somebody,” said Sefolosha, who has played in the NBA since 2006 and intends to return to Switzerland when he retires. “And instead of saying, ‘OK, this is my duty as a human being,’ the duty was more toward not interfering with the other officer and saying, ‘We are clan, we stick together no matter what.’ It should be the other way around.”

The NBA is closing in on finalizing a plan to resume the season in July at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida. Sefolosha and the Rockets figure to be contenders for a championship when play resumes.

For obvious reasons, Sefolosha’s mind isn’t there yet.

“I’ll be happy to be with my teammates and reunited with basketball in general,” Sefolosha said. “But you know, we’re human beings, and the fight has been going on for too long and the same protests have been going on for too long. I think it’s definitely time for change and that should be a priority for all of us.”

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What Stephen Jackson said about George Floyd in Minneapolis press conference Friday


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1:34 pm CDT, Friday, May 29, 2020

PHOTOS: Stephen Jackson’s tributes to his friend George Floyd on social media

Stephen Jackson, shown here at a BIG3 press conference in 2017, is in Minneapolis fighting for justice after the death of his longtime friend George Floyd.

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Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is in Minneapolis seeking justice for his friend George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis police custody Monday sparked nationwide protests.

Jackson was joined by actor Jamie Foxx and Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns as he held a press conference Friday at Minneapolis’ City Hall where he demanded justice for his friend, who he called “Twin.”

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“I’m here because they’re not fixing to demean the character of George Floyd, my ‘Twin,'” Jackson said. “A lot of times when police do things that they know are wrong, the first they do is try to cover it up and bring up your background to make it seem like (what) that they did was worth it. When was murder ever worth it? But if it’s a black man, it’s approved. You can’t tell me when that man had his knee on my brother’s neck, taking his life away with his hand in his pocket that that smirk on his face didn’t say I’m protected.”

As Jackson was holding his press conference, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who had his knee on Floyd’s neck as he died, had been taken into custody and charged with murder and manslaughter.

Jackson, wearing a hoodie that read “RIP George Floyd. 3rd Ward, TX,” spoke strongly in support of his friend, who grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and played football and basketball at Yates High School.

“I’m hurt, I’m angry, but I ain’t scared,” Jackson said.

Jackson vowed to help fight to make sure the police officers would not only be arrested, but convicted.

“We’re gonna use our platform, Jackson said. “I’m going to use everything I have to get a conviction, to get all these motherf—— in jail. Excuse my French, I’m angry, but I’m a proud black man.”

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Jackson, who is four years younger than Floyd, grew up in Port Arthur but was close to Floyd. He posted 12 messages on Instagram about Floyd on Tuesday including them hanging out together and photos Floyd had sent from Minneapolis.

Jackson, who won a state championship at Port Arthur Lincoln High School in 1995, played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Nets, Spurs, Hawks, Pacers, Warriors, Bobcats, Bucks and Clippers.

Browse through the photos at the top of the page for a look at some of Stephen Jackon’s social media posts about George Floyd.

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Stephen Jackson mourns loss of close friend George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody


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10:21 am CDT, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

PHOTOS: Stephen Jackson’s Instagram posts mourning the loss of his friend George Floyd

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Stephen Jackson mourns loss of close friend George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson poured his heart out on social media as he mourned the death of close friend George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody Monday.

The 46-year-old Floyd’s death sparked a nationwide controversy and led to four police officers’ firing and protests in Minneapolis.

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Floyd, who Jackson called “Twin” because of their similar resemblance, grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and played football and basketball at Yates High School. Floyd, who played tight end, had three catches in Yates’ loss to Temple in the 1992 Class 5A state championship game at the University of Texas’ Memorial Stadium.

Jackson, who is four years younger than Floyd, grew up in Port Arthur but was close to Young. He made 12 Instagram posts about Floyd on Tuesday including them hanging out together and photos Floyd had sent from Minneapolis.

“This is what I gotta wake up to, huh?,” Jackson said in an Instagram video Tuesday morning. “This is what I gotta wake up to. Floyd was my brother, man. We called each other ‘Twin,’ bruh. Everybody knows me and Floyd called each other ‘Twin.’ My brother was only out there in Minnesota, he was changing his life, he went to Minnesota, he was driving trucks. I just sent him two, three boxes of clothes. My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man, and y’all go kill my brother, man. I’m on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do, can’t let this ride, dog. Y’all not going to be mad until it hits your front door.”

Jackson also posted photos Floyd had sent him of him wearing clothes Jackson had shipped to Minneapolis for him.

“All u wanted to do was stay fly and be great,” Jackson posted with one of the photos. “This pic tore me down. Called me with pics of the outfits laid across the bed showing how he was gonna kill them with the clothes I sent him. Boxes in the background. It meant the world to him but meant the world to me how he wanted the world to know that we called each other Twin. Nobody was more proud of my growth and my fatherhood more than #BigFloydDaGod. We will get justice. They will be writing a big check for your kids on behalf of Minnesota Police Dept. and u can bet dat Jack. Rest Easy Twin u wasn’t suppose to make it through the life u had change for the better then go out like this.”

Jackson, who won a state championship at Port Arthur Lincoln High School in 1995, played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Nets, Spurs, Hawks, Pacers, Warriors, Bobcats, Bucks and Clippers.

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Former NBA star Patrick Ewing tests positive for COVID-19


WASHINGTON — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”

The school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.

As a player, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA men’s basketball championship and reach two other title games.

During Ewing’s four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.

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He was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 draft after the Knicks won the NBA’s first lottery. Ewing wound up leading New York to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.

Ewing played 17 seasons in the NBA, 15 with the Knicks.

After retiring as a player, he spent 15 years as an assistant or associate coach with four teams in the pros. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any level, replacing Thompson’s son in that job with the Hoyas.

In his first three seasons at his alma mater, Ewing’s teams have gone a combined 49-46 with zero trips to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2019-20, Georgetown finished the season with seven consecutive losses and a 15-17 record.

Last week, sophomore guard Mac McClung announced that he was planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining four other Georgetown players who said during the season they would be switching schools.

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Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dead at 78


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3:50 pm CDT, Friday, May 22, 2020

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Jerry Sloan coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011. He ranks fourth in all-time wins behind only Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Gregg Popovich.

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Jerry Sloan coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011. He ranks fourth in all-time wins behind only Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Gregg Popovich.

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Jerry Sloan coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011. He ranks fourth in all-time wins behind only Don Nelson,

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Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dead at 78

Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan died Friday morning at the age of 78 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Sloan, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, spent 23 seasons as head coach of the Jazz (1988-2011), and is fourth all-time in wins, going 1,221-803 in his career. He led the Jazz to two NBA Finals and 16 consecutive winning seasons.

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Sloan also ranks second on the NBA’s all-time list for consecutive games coached with one franchise (1,809).

“Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz,” the team said in a statement released Friday. “He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss. We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise … His hard-nosed approach only made him more beloved. Even after his retirement, his presence at Jazz games always brought a roaring response from the crowd.

“Like Stockton and Malone as players, Jerry Sloan epitomized the organization. He will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Tammy, the entire Sloan family and all who knew and loved him.”

Sloan faced the Rockets six times in the playoffs, eliminating Houston four times, including in the 1997 Western Conference finals.

Before his coaching career, Sloan was an excellent player. He was picked fourth overall out of Evansville by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1965 NBA Draft.He was traded to the Chicago Bulls when that franchise started and is known as “the Original Bull,” leading the Bulls tot he playoffs in their first season. His No. 4 hangs in the rafters in Chicago. Sloan later coached the Bulls for 2 1/2 seasons from 1979 to 1982.

He played 11 seasons in the NBA, making two All-Star teams and averaging 14 points and 7.4 rebounds in his career.