Basketball

NBA draft 2020 taking place online due to coronavirus pandemic

The NBA draft will be an online-only affair on November 18, the league announced on Thursday. The first-round selections will be revealed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the second-round picks will be unveiled by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, with both men at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut. Follow Sky Sports NBA on Twitter See the NBA's best plays and stay up to date with the latest news Players will

WNBA: Storylines that will shape the 2021 season

What are the most-anticipated storylines that will shape the 2021 WNBA season? Huw Hopkins examines six of the biggest talking points. It is now two weeks since the WNBA crowned the Seattle Storm as the 2020 champions to culminate possibly the most unusual season yet in its 23-year history. Breanna Stewart leads Seattle Storm to second WNBA title in three years But as we turn our attention to watching the

Is Stan Van Gundy the right coach for Zion Williamson and the Pelicans?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system Is Stan Van Gundy the right fit for the New Orleans Pelicans? After two years as a broadcaster, Van Gundy is headed back to the sideline with a plum assignment: guiding the development of 2019 No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and leading the young Pelicans to the playoffs. Van Gundy’s last

Stan Van Gundy will take over as New Orleans Pelicans head coach, replacing Alvin Gentry

Stan Van Gundy was miserable when he coached. But he was more miserable when he wasn’t coaching. So, consider Van Gundy less miserable. Van Gundy has agreed on a multi-year deal to coach the New Orleans Pelicans, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the team made an official announcement. Van Gundy

Sources: Van Gundy reaches deal to coach Pels

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a multiyear deal to become the next head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Van Gundy, the former Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons head coach, becomes the seventh coach in Pelicans franchise history. The Pelicans and Van Gundy’s representative, Brian Elfus, reached agreement on terms Wednesday morning, according

Bill Belichick’s Patriots problems go deeper than the departure of Tom Brady

Third in the AFC East and with a losing record, it’s not looking quite so rosy for Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots. Tom Brady left the Pats for Tampa Bay during the off-season and now New England have suffered their worst start to a NFL season since 2002. Behind the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, it would be easy to blame the struggles on suiting up with a

John Cusack shares Michael Jordan's incredible one-liner from final game against Kobe Bryant

On March 28, 2003, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant met for the final time as active NBA players. It wasn’t a close contest — Bryant’s Lakers defeated Jordan’s Wizards by double-digits — but it did give basketball fans one last chance to watch two of the game’s fiercest competitors battle inside the lines. And it allowed one particular fan to witness a moment he will never forget. Golden Globe-nominated actor John Cusack had a courtside seat at

Los Angeles Clippers set to appoint Tyronn Lue as head coach

Tyronn Lue is finalising a five-year deal to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to US reports. Chauncey Billups would be Lue’s lead assistant, per reports from ESPN and The Athletic. Billups, an NBA champion as a player with the Detroit Pistons in 2004, interviewed for the head coaching post earlier this week. Who wins the NBA Alternative Bubble awards? The NBA season is over –

Sources: Morey stepping down as Rockets GM

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down, sources told ESPN. In the aftermath of Houston’s elimination from the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida, Morey approached owner Tilman Fertitta with the idea of leaving the job and the sides quietly worked through an exit agreement to conclude his 13 seasons running the franchise’s basketball operations, sources said. Morey isn’t ruling

What’s next for the NBA? Uncertainty surrounds draft, free agency and next season

At this point, the NBA’s league office, team offices and players would like to take a vacation. The NBA just concluded the 2019-20 season, which lasted an additional three months in a campus bubble after the league suspended operations for four months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, the NBA must address various questions. When will free agency start? What about the season? Will it take place in home arenas with