Sports team management changes

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the timing of next week’s NBA draft won’t necessarily raise urgency to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. The Pelicans have the first overall pick in the June 20 NBA draft and likely could acquire more high picks by dealing Davis by then.. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 11, 2019 - 6:06 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. "I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash...
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, shows then-Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Taylor Jenkins during the NBA basketball team's media day in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have hired Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins to be the team’s next head coach. The person says Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday, June 11, 2019, on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the hiring. Jenkins, 34, was Mike Budenholzer’s assistant in Milwaukee this season and in Atlanta for five seasons. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. The Grizzlies will introduce Jenkins at news conference on Wednesday. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree, and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 11:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After first hiring a new coach, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addressed his next most pressing offseason need by re-signing leading scorer Jeff Skinner. And it came at a hefty price. Skinner became the Sabres' second-highest paid player — behind captain Jack Eichel —...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Houston Texans have abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine less than 18 months after he took the job. The team announced the move Friday, June 7, 2019 with a statement from team owner Cal McNair, who said only that “while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of the organization in our quest to build a championship team.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 07, 2019 - 10:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine on Friday less than 18 months after he took the job. The team announced the move with a statement from team owner Cal McNair, who said only that "while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest...
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June 07, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy. The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York's general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability. Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was one...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Chicago Bears executive Champ Kelly, the fourth candidate to meet with New York for its general manager job. Kelly has been the Bears' assistant director of player personnel for the last two years after joining the organization as its pro scouting director...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as Michigan men's basketball coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, May 22, 2019, because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm
John Davidson resigned as president of hockey operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. Davidson has been long considered the heir apparent to Glen Sather as Rangers president, a move that...
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May 15, 2019 - 10:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase needed just a few hours as the Jets' acting general manager to pull off a big deal. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that New York agreed Wednesday night to send linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks to reporters in Florham Park, N.J. The New York Jets have fired Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The stunning decision by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson was announced in a statement posted on the team's Twitter account. Maccagnan had been the Jets' general manager since 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets' coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw the team's draft. Now, stunningly, he's out as New York's general manager. Team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson announced the decision to fire Maccagnan in a...
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