Phil Jackson is leaning toward accepting a front office job with the New York Knicks, according to a source.
Jackson's role would be president of basketball operations, in complete control of all basketball-related matters, according to the source.
Jackson could also become head coach next season, though that aspect of the deal is not yet settled.
Jackson is expected to make...
The Miami Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract. Liggins, who was signed to a 10-day contract by the Heat on February 25, appeared in one game with Miami totaling two points and one rebound in 1:24 minutes while shooting 1-of-1 from the field in a, 124-107, win against Charlotte on March 3. Liggins, a 2014 NBA Development League All-Star, appeared in 35 games...
Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season after a recent MRI revealed a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.
Surgery will be scheduled in the near future.
Landry averaged 4.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game in 18 games this season.
The Washington Wizards have signed forward Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract.
Gooden, who was originally signed by the Wizards on February 26, has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.
The Sacramento Kings have signed Orlando Johnson to a second 10-day contract.
Johnson was released by the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 20 and subsequently signed with the Kings.
Johnson has averaged 9.0 in five appearances with the Kings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in signing Bobby Brown.
Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.
Brown is averaging 30.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Dongguan.
O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for forcibly striking Greg Stiemsma in the throat in Friday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA announced Saturday.
Mayo will serve his suspension on Saturday when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player.
Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early (Wichita State) Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) C.J. Fair (Syracuse) Gary Harris (Michigan State) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton...
Jabari Parker remains undecided about whether he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Parker would almost certainly be one of the top-5 selections if he declares.
"If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the season, then I will probably come back," Parker said.
"A deciding factor is where I'm going to grow the most, whether it...
With the Utah Jazz entering the final stretch of the season, they may give more playing time opportunities to Malcolm Thomas and Ian Clark.
"We will get a chance to look at some more things going forward," Ty Corbin said. "That’s not saying we’re doing anything other than continuing to try to develop this group of guys. But we want to see where guys are, see what...
Carmelo Anthony denied a report that he discussed joining the Chicago Bulls with Joakim Noah during All-Star Weekend.
“No, not at all,” Anthony replied when asked if there was any truth to the report. “I can’t have that conversation.”
Anthony reportedly asked Noah what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau.
Noah declined comment when asked on Friday.
“You want me to address...
Mark Cuban is in favor of the NBA expanding its draft beyond the current two rounds.
“I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban said on Friday.
“Because once they get into the ‘I’m a free agent, I wasn’t drafted grind,’ ... you’ve got to realize that toward the...
The Indiana Pacers were blown out by the Houston Rockets on Friday on national television by a final score of 112-86.
When the two teams met on Dec. 20, the Pacers won by 33 points.
"We're just putting the emphasis on trying to get better," Roy Hibbert said. "Since the All-Star break, we haven't been playing the best basketball. We've been playing awful...
While Phil Jackson has been limited in his travel over the past few years, he would be open to coaching for a short period of time if it was necessary in a transition period for a franchise with championship hopes, according to a source.
Jackson is "ready to go back to work" after being out of the game since the 10-11 NBA season.
Jackson prefers a front office role similar...
Zoran Dragic of Unicaja Malaga has been named Euroleague MVP of the Week for Top 16, Round 9.
Unicaja beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul by a final score of 83-75 to grab sole possession of third place in Top 16 Group E.
Dragic had 24 points, matching his Euroleague career high, while adding four steals, three assists and three rebounds for a performance index rating of 30, the highest this...
Jameel Warney of Stony Brook has been named America East Player of the Year.
Joining Warney on the America East First Team are Sandro Carissimo, Mark Nwakamma, Clancy Rugg and Brian Voelkel.
On the Second Team are Peter Hooley, Carson Puriefoy, Jordan Reed, Sam Rowley and Akeem Williams.
Rodney Elliott of UMBC was named Rookie of the Year.
Joining Elliott on the All-Rookie Team are...
Billy Baron of Canisius has been named MAAC Player of the Year.
Baron was joined on the All-MAAC First Team by Sean Armand, Ike Azotam, George Beamon and A.J. English III.
On the All-MAAC Second Team is Rhamel Brown, Ousmane Drame, David Laury, Chavaughn Lewis, Antoine Mason and Danny Stewart.
Brown was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
Mike D'Antoni met separately with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss regarding the state of the team after a 48-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
The Lakers plan to continue to assess the situation and are not inclined to make an in-season coaching change, according to sources.
Kupchak has maintained a strong working relationship with D'Antoni and has been...
Vitor Faverani underwent left knee arthroscopy to repair a torn lateral meniscus.
Faverani will not return this season.
Faverani appeared in 37 games in his rookie season for the Boston Celtics. He averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.73 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game.
Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay for punching Reggie Evans in the stomach, the NBA announced.
The incident occurred with 5:49 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks' 116-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Ilyasova will serve his suspension Friday when the Bucks visit the New Orleans Pelicans.
Carmelo Anthony may benefit from delaying his free agency until 2015, both in terms of choosing his destination and financially.
The New York Knicks are scheduled to have cap space in 2015 to sign another max contract player, but re-signing this offseason would leave Anthony unsure of who may ultimately join him.
Anthony would earn an additional $4.27 million through 17-18 and be...
Ty Corbin said Friday that he has not discussed a new contract with the Utah Jazz.
Corbin is in the final season of his contract.
"I'll put it of until the end (of season)," Corbin said. ""I’ve been doing this for so long. ... It is what it is. It will be what it will be when it gets there. I’m fine."
The Jazz have the second-worst record in the Western...
The New York Knicks met with Phil Jackson two weeks ago about the possibility of him becoming the next head coach.
Jackson met with Steve Mills and said he was not interested in the position at this time.
Jackson is 68 years old and his physical ailments would make the rigors of an 82-game schedule difficult.
Jackson has expressed interest in the media in running a front office.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 15 straight games by an average of 19.8 points and 25 of their past 28 games.
Some of that frustration recently boiled over in a highly animated conversation on the sideline between Michael Carter-Williams and Brett Brown.
"Nobody should be naïve enough to think that the benefits of this year won't be carried forward, despite the record...
The Phoenix Suns were widely expected to have one of the worst records in the NBA, but Jeff Hornacek has managed to get his roster to overachieve.
“They’ve all done something more than they’ve done last year,” Hornacek said.
Seven veterans on the Suns are averaging career highs.
“They felt like this year they’re going to get a real opportunity,” Channing Frye said...