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Added August 12th, 2014 by Ian
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Becky Hammon NBA’s first female assistant coach

The San Antonio Spurs recently made a historical decision by hiring Becky Hammon as the NBA club’s assistant coach. Hammon is a six-time WNBA All-Star who has played in the women’s league for 16 years. She’s already living in San Antonio since she’s played for the San Antonio Stars for the past seven years. The move is historical since Hammon is the first fulltime female assistant coach in the NBA. In fact, she’s also the first to be hired as an assistant in any of North America’s five major sports of basketball, baseball, football, ice hockey, and soccer.

Hammon suffered with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) last year and during her time off she spent a lot of hours with the Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich. Hammon was asked for her opinion by Popovich on numerous issues and she attended the teams’ practices and watched their games from the bench. Hammon plans on retiring from the WNBA because of her torn knee and said the injury is actually a blessing in disguise for her.

 
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Added August 12th, 2014 by Ian
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No 1 Draft Andrew Wiggins to trade with Kevin Love?

Although forward Andrew Wiggins was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the University of Kansas with the first overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, it looks like he’s not going to set foot on a basketball court with the team. This is because the Cavaliers have already agreed to trade him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for forward Kevin Love. Cleveland will be sending Love to the Timberwolves along with a 2015 first-round draft choice and Anthony Bennett.

However, while both clubs have come to an agreement over the trade, they can’t officially announce the deal until August 23 since NBA rules state Wiggins can’t be traded until at least a month after signing his contract. Either team can pull out of the deal up until that point. In addition, the trade could also become bigger with more players or teams getting involved in it.

 
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Added July 21st, 2014 by Ian
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NBA considers soccer-style midseason tournament

According to Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA, the basketball league is considering introducing a mid-season tournament to spice things up. Silver said he’d like to make things more interesting for the fans and is talking about holding a soccer-style event such as the English FA Cup or League Cup. Silver spoke to the press recently down in Las Vegas, where the basketball summer league is being held.

He said the English Football Association (FA) holds a tournament each year in which all of the league’s teams participate in during the regular season. Some weeks the soccer divisions are put on hold while the teams compete in the cup tournament. The FA Cup is open to all types of soccer teams, even the non-professional clubs, while the League Cup is contested by England’s 92 pro outfits.

 
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Added June 16th, 2014 by Ian
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San Antonio Spurs take NBA Crown

The San Antonio Spurs cooled off the Miami Heat in five games to win the NBA championship’s best-of-seven series. The Spurs wrapped up the title at home on June 15 with a 104 -87 win. The Spurs have now won the championship a total of five times in franchise history with two of the victories coming against squads with LeBron James on them. In fact, James has gone 5-11 against the Spurs in NBA final contests and is 6-6 against all other teams. With the win, San Antonio also avenged last season’s final series in which the Heat beat them in the seventh and final game.

 
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Added May 7th, 2014 by Ian
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Kevin Durant wins the NBA’s MVP award

 
Added June 14th, 2012 by Matt
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NBA Commish, Jim Rome Get Heated Over Draft Lottery NBA commissioner David Stern and Jim Rome get into a debate about dradft lottery fixing.