With less than a month remaining in the regular season, all 30 coaches who started back in October are still in their jobs. If that holds, this would be the first time in 53 years that no team has made an in-season change for any reason. “I’m obviously a big fan of all the guys that coach in this league,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who also serves as president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “I know them all well. They’ve all earned their positions. And this league should be a stable league.” It rarely is.
April 23, 2017 | 10:02 pm EDT Update
Stephon Marbury has been released from the final year of his contract with the Beijing Ducks after winning three championships in six seasons. Marbury, 40, declined an opportunity to coach with Beijing and hopes to sign with another Chinese Basketball Association team.
Stephon Marbury: “We agreed that I would leave this season and the door is always open to coach. They had the option for me to play or coach and they wanted me to coach. It’s understandable at my age, but my age doesn’t dictate my game. “