Adrian Wojnarowski: David Blatt met with New York president Phil Jackson about Knicks’ coaching job on Monday, league sources tell @TheVertical.
October 26, 2016 | 4:38 pm EDT Update
Dennis Schroder and the Atlanta Hawks have come to terms on a four-year contract extension. The deal is worth $70 million, ESPN.com has learned. Schroder becomes the third member of the NBA’s 2013 draft class to land an extension before Monday’s annual Halloween deadline for deals, joining Portland’s C.J. McCollum and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Popovich would admit he’s never been a fan of mid-game interviews, but he holds a special place in his heart for Sager, who continues to inspire the Hall-of-Fame coach with his persistent optimism in the face of adversity. “He’s somebody who’s endured more than I can even imagine,” said Popovich. “All the treatment he’s gone through, and it seems to go up and down, and up and down. He’s high and then he’s dejected because of what’s going on with his health. He’s been through it all, and he still smiles, he still jokes. He’s still got a great sense of humor. You can still talk to him about anything. He’s just an iconic and weird and wonderful guy all at the same time, and I mean that lovingly.”
The final element of the tribute came in the form of a gesture on behalf of the night’s sponsor, City National Bank. Midway through the first quarter, Warriors President and COO Rick Welts joined City National Executive Vice President Michael Walker to present a $10,000 check to the SagerStrong Foundation, where 100 percent of donations go to cancer research and education.
Uber and the San Antonio Spurs are teaming up to make it easier for fans to support their team this season. As the Official Ride of the San Antonio Spurs, Uber offers access to a safe, reliable form of transportation to and from the AT&T Center. Starting on Saturday, October 29 for the Spurs 2016-17 home opener, the AT&T Center will have a designated zone along the south side of the arena for Uber pickup and drop-off on game days. Locations are subject to change.
October 26, 2016 | 3:57 pm EDT Update
The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle, and guard D’Angelo Russell, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Nance Jr., selected with the 27th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, appeared in 63 games (22 starts) in his rookie season, tallying three double-doubles. He finished third among all rookies in field goal percentage (52.7%) and 10th in rebounds per game (5.0). On January 14 at Golden State, Nance Jr. recorded a career-high six steals, becoming the first Laker rookie since Eddie Jones to have at least six takeaways in a game.