Coaching

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before the team's NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Three people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cavaliers GM Griffin the Hornets' new executive vice president of basketball operations. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 18, 2019 - 2:18 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, left, hugs and has a word with LSU basketball coach Will Wade after an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Baton Rouge, La. Alleva is stepping down as AD and will have a new role within the school's athletic department. The school announced Wednesday, April 17, that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's athletic director until a successor is announced. Alleva has been LSU's athletic director since April 2008. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is stepping down from that position and will have a new role within the athletic department. The school announced Wednesday that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's...
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FILE -- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes calls a play during the first half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal against Purdue in Louisville, Ky. Barnes believes he'd be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. Barnes' contract requires Tennessee to receive approximately $5 million if he leaves for another job with five years remaining on his deal...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach Monday, just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons. Neither the Kings nor Walton waited long following changes that came just after the end of the regular season...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, file photo, Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony, left, receives instructions from assistant coach John MacLeod in the second period of a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons in Syracuse, N.Y. MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod’s son Matt confirmed his father’s death Sunday, April 14, 2019, to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
April 15, 2019 - 1:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. MacLeod is the winningest...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo,File)
April 13, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los Angeles went 37-45. His move to the Kings...
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, speaks with guard Sterling Brown (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
April 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in nearly 40 years. Milwaukee was the only...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo,File)
April 12, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a...
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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman speaks to the media at the team's training facility, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. Once again, the Cavaliers are looking for a coach. The team parted ways with Larry Drew and have begun their search for his replacement to continue their rebuild. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 12, 2019 - 4:57 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cavaliers aren't chasing a championship this spring. They're pursuing a coach. This time, methodically. No longer NBA title contenders, Cleveland is in the initial stages of an expansive, open-minded search general manager Koby Altman hopes will lead to finding the...
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