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COLUMN: Has Roy Williams surpassed Dean Smith as the greatest UNC basketball coach? – The Daily Tar Heel

(Okay, fine, it’s Christian Laettner.) Still, even if we could somehow come to a consensus, the answer to the question truly doesn’t matter. It’s bar conversation, the kind of thing that a college journalist might wonder about on a slow news day. Ahem. In any event, here’re the relevant numbers. Williams has made nine Final …
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Model Talk: New Predictions For A Brave New NBA World – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code <iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”180″ style=”margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;” scrolling=”no” src=”https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/ht/27203940/”></iframe> Since the NBA never stops, we’re proud to announce that our projection model for the 2019-2020 season has formally launched! Nate Silver joins to discuss how the model is assessing the NBA, which new metrics are still in development and what our model …
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Stackhouse adds pair of 6-10 forwards via transfer, signing – Virginian-Pilot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added a pair of 6-foot-10 forwards with Quentin Millora-Brown transferring from Rice and Oton Jankovic signing a national letter of intent. Stackhouse announced the additions Tuesday. Millora-Brown of Lorton, Virginia, started 28 of his 32 games at Rice as a freshman last season, and he led …
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2019 NBA offseason grades for every team: Lakers, Clippers, Nets come out big winners after free agency madness – CBS Sports

The 2019 NBA free agency period will go down as one of the most frenetic and unpredictable in recent memory, and the decisions of several superstars effectively reshaped the league and our expectations heading into next season. It’s been the summer of the tandem, as star duos have chosen to team up in Los Angeles …
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NBA fines Mark Cuban $50K for leaking details on rules change: Report – Fox Business

The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban $50,000 this week after he admitted to leaking information from a recent meeting of the league’s board of governors, according to a report on Tuesday. Continue Reading Below The leak occurred as the NBA board of governors deliberated on whether to allow coaches to …
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How Gersson Rosas, a Colombian immigrant, became the first Latino to run an NBA team – The Washington Post

Gersson Rosas, center, was named the Timberwolves president of basketball operations in May. He is the first Latino to hold that position in the NBA. (Elizabeth Flores/AP) July 16 at 3:33 PM LAS VEGAS — Gersson Rosas will never forget his father’s “mandate.” The Minnesota Timberwolves’ new president of basketball operations was still young, acclimating …
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Ben Simmons signs max contract extension with 76ers – NBA.com

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team and Ben Simmons have agreed to a contract extension. The new contract extends Simmons through the 2024-25 campaign. “Ben Simmons is an important piece of our core and he is one of the NBA’s most dynamic and talented young players,” Brand said. “It was …
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2019 NBA free agency tracker: Kawhi Leonard picks Clippers; Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving to Nets; Celtics sign Kemba Walker – CBS Sports

It’s safe to say that this summer has been one of craziest free agency periods that the NBA has ever seen. There’s been more movement around the league than has been seen in quite some time with several big names changing addresses. More on NBA Free Agency There were many huge moves with none bigger …