Warriors are in danger because Draymond Green can’t play nice

CLEVELAND — If the Warriors collapse historically in these Finals, NBA disciplinarian Kiki Vandeweghe, in some Bay Area fans’ minds, would deserve a Cavaliers championship ring. But that may be unfair to the man who suspended Draymond Green for Monday’s Game 5. The blame could rest on the shoulders of Green, a serial groin-slapper. Green...
Via New York Post
June 14, 2016

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

The NBA today announced a $15,000 fine for Marcus Smart due to an obscene gesture. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 105-104 win over the New York Knicks...
Via Red's Army
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

76ers' Grant fined for throwing water bottle into stands

NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant has been fined $10,000 for throwing a water bottle into the stands. The fine was announced on Thursday by NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. Grant threw the water bottle into the stands with 8:44 remaining in Philadelphia's 116-108 loss at the Washington Wizards on Monday. Grant, a second-year player from Syracuse, is averaging...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA makes a change to the Hack-a-Shaq rule

NEW YORK -- NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline.The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will be a delay of game violation -- and possibly a technical foul.The memo, sent from league executives Kiki Vandeweghe and Mike Bantom and obtained by The Associated Press, comes in...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA to ease travel by lengthening duration of Finals

The NBA continued its quest to help alleviate the toll a burdensome travel schedule can have on the league’s players by announcing a revamped schedule format for the NBA Finals. The league will abandon the traditional Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday format and instead will ensure that there are two days off whenever teams travel between cities. The Finals will stick with the 2-2...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

CoCo causes a stir: American tennis player gives first mid-match interview

It’s been a productive year for American professional tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe. The 23-year-old reached her first major-tournament quarterfinal two months ago at Wimbledon, getting a taste of Centre Court against Maria Sharapova. Vandeweghe’s powerful serve — one of the most imposing on the WTA Tour — can allow her to dictate points and gain leverage with that shot more...
Via Awful Announcing
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VanDeWeghe promoted to NBA executive vice president

Kiki VanDeWeghe has been promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations for the NBA. The league announced the move on Tuesday. VanDeWeghe had been serving as senior vice president of basketball operations. He joined the league office in 2013 after working as general manager with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls VanDeWeghe ...
Via Associated Press
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CoCo Vandeweghe Randomly Calls Carmelo Anthony ‘Soft’ After Wimbledon Win

When it comes to hot Carmelo Anthony takes, there is no offseason. CoCo Vandeweghe had just upset Karolina Pliskova, the No. 11 player in the world, in a second-round match at Wimbledon. But when the 23-year-old tennis player spoke to reporters after her win Wednesday, the topic of discussion took a surprising turn. “I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft,” Vandeweghe said...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Coco Vandeweghe makes critical comments about Carmelo Anthony

Kiki Vandeweghe was the general manager who once drafted Carmelo Anthony. Now, his tennis player niece, Coco Vandeweghe, is making noise about Melo. The criticism seems unnecessary coming from a tennis player, but somehow, they're pretty darn funny.From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:Well, that's just dandy.(H/t to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.)Photo Credit:...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA: No serious discussions about 4-point line

NBA players won't be pulling up for a 4-point shot anytime soon. The league denied Tuesday that any serious discussions had been held about that or expanding the court. reported that president of operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, during an interview at All-Star weekend, said the league had discussed both possibilities. In a statement posted on Twitter...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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