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Profiling the candidates linked with the Hornets head coaching job

SBN: At the Hive (Strika24) — With Steve Clifford dismissed from the Charlotte Hornets, the search has begun for a new head coach. Here’s a brief look at three candidates formally linked with the job. After going 196-214 in five seasons with the Charlotte Hornets , head coach Steve Clifford was fired on Friday. In those five seasons, the Hornets went to the playoffs twice and lost to the Miami Heat in the first...
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Turnovers will play major role for Bucks and Celtics

CelticsBlog (Matt Chin) — The opening contest between Boston and Milwaukee produced a staggering 35 combined turnovers. Moving forward, could the takeaway battle be the box score column to closely monitor? Boston and Milwaukee ’s rosters are built similarly. Both teams are long and athletic, each loaded with interchangeable perimeter players capable of disrupting passing and driving lanes. When their respective...
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2017-2018 Clippers Exit Interviews: Brice Johnson

SBN: Clips Nation (Robert Flom) — The Clips Nation Exit Interview series begins with a look at the departed Brice Johnson. Name: Brice Johnson Age: 23 Years in NBA: 2 Key Stats: 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per game, with 9 games played (for the Clippers ) 2017-2018 Salary: $1,331,160 Future Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent Summary: Unlike his rookie season, there wasn’t much...
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Playoffs Roundtable: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (R.K. Anthony) — The WTLC crew take their first shot at playoff prognostication. For over two months, the Oklahoma City Thunder have toyed with the emotions of their loyal fan base and forced them to wait until the eleventh hour before answering some burning questions in every Thunderhead’s mind? Would a team designed to make a deep run in the playoffs even make it to the big show? YES! If so, would...
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The Charlotte Hornets 2017-2018 Awards

SBN: At the Hive (Andrew Waters) — With the season wrapped up, it’s time to acknowledge who achieved individual success on the Hornets this season, and who didn’t. As the NBA regular season has passed by, it comes time to look back on the 2017-2018 season. Through all the ups and downs, the Charlotte Hornets have had their fair share of nominees for regular season awards, even if things ended far short of what was expected....
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The Knicks have contacted Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse about head coach gig

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — More names! The big news circulating the Interwebs Saturday was that the Knicks have already contacted beloved (by all) former head coach Jeff Van Gundy and beloved (by some) former point guard Mark Jackson regarding the open head coaching position. However, Van Gundy and Jackson are just two of several candidates who have been contacted, per Frank Isola. According to a source close...
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David Fizdale will interview for the Knicks’ head coach position next week

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — An interview! Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale will meet with the Knicks ’ front office next week, according to Stefan Bondy. David Fizdale, considered by some as a leading candidate for the Knicks, is scheduled to interview next week for their vacant coaching position. The 43-year-old revealed that news to reporters in Oakland on Friday while visiting a buddy,...
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Report: Corey Brewer plans to play in Sunday's playoff opener

NewsOK.com By Brett Dawson Corey Brewer has a sprained knee, but a report on Thursday said the Thunder guard intends to play on Sunday when his team opens the playoffs. Yahoo Sports reported on Thursday that Brewer will receive treatment on his sprained knee and “plans to play” on Sunday, when Oklahoma City hosts Utah in Game 1 of a first-round Western Conference playoff series.  The Thunder...
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Thunder calls Brian Davis' comment 'offensive and inappropriate'

NewsOK.com By Jeff Patterson If you were watching the Thunder's 137-123 win over the Grizzlies in Wednesday night's regular-season finale, you might have heard an old phrase that sparked debate on social media. Russell Westbrook secured a triple-double average for a second consecutive season, scoring six points to go along with 19 assists and 20 rebounds for Oklahoma City. Read more on NewsOK.com
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A beautiful conclusion to a weird season

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Chris Grenham) — Wednesday night was filled with league-wide fun, and OKC was very much involved. Wow... Where to begin? Wednesday night had all the makings of a perfect ending to a terrific NBA season. It was loaded with playoff implications, potential milestones (insert Russ comment), and even had a play-in game. Let me tell you, it exceeded expectations. I could easily turn this into a 2,000 word...
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The Kings finish the season with an 18.3% chance to jump to the top 3

SBN (Aykis16) — The Kings ended the season tied with the Chicago Bulls. The season is over so now we have some clarity on where the Kings might end up picking. The Kings beat the Rockets on Wednesday while the Bulls lost to the Pistons, leaving both teams tied at 27-55. So what happens in a tie? The 6th slot normally gets 63 combinations while the 7th slot normally gets 43. In this case, both teams...
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Report: Frank Vogel fired by Orlando Magic

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Mike Cali) — Vogel went 54-110 in two seasons with the Magic In an offseason that promised change, the Magic did not wait long. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel. Orlando has fired coach Frank Vogel, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 12, 2018 In two seasons as coach of the Magic, Vogel went 54-110. Expected to...
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The Knicks have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek, assistant Kurt Rambis

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Peace out. The Knicks ’ 2017-18 season is officially over...let the firings begin! Steve Mills and Scott Perry did not waste any time in firing head coach Jeff Hornacek. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team’s return to suburban New York following a flight back from a 108-95 victory over the ...
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Westbrook Makes History, Thunder Beats Grizzlies in Regular Season Finale

DailyThunder.com (Weston Shepherd) — BOX SCORE The Thunder finished the regular season in victorious fashion on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, riding a historic effort from Russell Westbrook to a 137-123 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Needing 16 rebounds to clinch a triple-double season average, Westbrook responded with 6 points, 20 rebounds, and 19 assists to make history for the […]
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Recap: OKC finishes season strong with big win over Grizz

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Will Brewer) — OKC finishes 2018 strong. Control what you can control. The Oklahoma City Thunder already secured a playoff spot, but tonight’s game was all about playoff positioning in the crazy Western Conference. The Thunder welcomed a tanking Memphis Grizzlies team that shut down most of their veterans and only suited nine players. Oklahoma City dominated the game and took home a 137-123 victory...
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