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.
June 25, 2017 | 10:06 pm EDT Update
One of the Cavaliers’ plans to pry Paul George away from the Indiana Pacers was to trade Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, sources confirmed to cleveland.com. As first reported by ESPN, the Cavs engaged the Nuggets as a possible third team to facilitate a trade for the All-Star George on draft night, but a source said the discussion was “nothing serious” and “very unlikely” to happen now.
The Cavs are still in discussions with Chauncey Billups to lead Cleveland’s front office after the departure of David Griffin. They’re also remaining active in the trade market, with a host of remaining front-office personnel, including Koby Altman, an assistant GM under Griffin, working the phones.
Via WDSU: Alvin Gentry: When I saw DeMarcus, his body looked great. He invited us to his house for lunch; he’s eating really healthy — he’s got a chef that he’s hired. I was really, really excited about what he’s taken from the standpoint of trying to get himself ready for the season and obviously he feels like this is a very important season for him.
The N.B.A. stood out at the New York Pride’s March; it was the only major professional sports league to be represented. And yet, no active player since Jason Collins has come out as gay — a thorny issue, one that even Rick Welts struggles to explain. “I think the hardest thing is always active players, and I get it,” he said. “I don’t know. It’s hard. We’re dealing with very young people.”