Nate McMillan took over as interim coach of the Atlanta Hawks this week, replacing the ousted Lloyd Pierce on the bench. McMillan worked his first game in charge against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Hawks won, 94-80. Atlanta improved to 2-0 under Nate McMillan by beating the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday. Pierce was […]
Armani Milano scored the first 10 points and rode the wave of hot outside shooting against Italian Serie A foe Fortitudo Bologna en route to a 98-72 victory on Sunday. In the rout, coach Ettore Messina’s club buried 21 of 31 3-point attempts. It was a league record for the team. So what was Messina’s […]
Andrey Vorontsevich (207 cm, PF) is on the verge of joining Nizhny Novgorod for the remainder of the current VTB United League season. The veteran frontline player competed for Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow from 2006-20. The VTB United League playoffs MVP in 2015, Vorontsevich also earned the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award that […]
Mustapha Heron (196 cm, PG), a rookie point guard out of St. John’s University, has joined the British Basketball League’s Leicester Riders. The 23-year-old Heron averaged 13.7 points and 1.6 assists as a collegiate senior in the 2019-20 season. Mustapha Heron, who transferred to St. John’s after two seasons at Auburn University, had six points, […]
As an All-Star reserve, Zion Williams, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, will make his NBA All-Star Game debut on March 7 in Atlanta. The New Orleans Pelicans star is one of four All-Star debutants announced on Tuesday. The others are Boston’s Jaylen Brown, New York’s Julius Randle and Chicago’s Zach LaVine. […]
The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have an NBA-worst 7-24 record, fired head coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday. The news came about 90 minutes after Minnesota’s latest loss, a 103-99 road defeat to the New York Knicks on the same day. Saunders became Minnesota’s interim coach during the 2018-19 season, replacing current Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau. Saunders […]
Canada secured a spot in the 12-team FIBA AmeriCup 2022 tournament by beating the U.S. Virgin Islands 95-90 on Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With the victory, Canada raised its record to 3-1 in Group C phase play. Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, led Canada with 30 points […]
Caio Oliveira (211 cm, C) has finalized a deal to play for Brazil’s Londrina Esporte Clube in the 2021 CBC season. Before his move to Londrina, Oliveira competed for Estudiantes Olavarria in Argentina. The 22-year-old Brazilian has also played for other professional teams in Argentina and his homeland.