Darnell Mayberry: The Thunder has added Mo Cheeks to its coaching staff, The Oklahoman has learned. Billy Donovan now has two former NBA head coaches on staff. With Mo Cheeks, Monty Williams and Anthony Grant, first-year Thunder coach Billy Donovan will have three former head coaches at his side.
July 27, 2017 | 5:30 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Sources: Lakers and No. 42 overall pick Thomas Bryant of Indiana have agreed to a guaranteed deal for next season, with ’18-19 team option.
Altman said the James-Irving feud was “overblown” by the media. Altman mentioned that he signed Rose on his first official day on the job and that the media should be talking more about the franchise’s offseason additions. Altman also told reporters that the Cavaliers will keep things “in-house” on Irving. “A lot of it has been overblown,” Altman said. “I think the people who are in this building every day haven’t seen any of that animosity. This is, along with [forward] Kevin Love, this is a group that got us to three straight Finals and won an NBA championship together. They play great together on the floor, and a lot of that I do think is overblown. We haven’t seen a lot of that ‘animosity’ that’s been out there in the media.”
University of Nevada men’s basketball assistant coach Ronald Dupree has accepted a position in the National Basketball Association. The team Dupree will be working for and his position within that organization will be announced at a later date. After an outstanding career at LSU, Dupree played six seasons in the NBA for Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Seattle and Toronto. He also played three seasons in the NBA Developmental League. Internationally he played professionally in Germany, Argentina, Italy, and Israel.
The retired San Antonio Spurs superstar is already quite skilled in the art of paintball, having “unleashed a hail of water-soluble hellfire upon” Danny Ferry and leaving Stephen Jackson bloodied, and now Duncan is adding mixed martial artistry to a resume that includes 15 All-Defensive honors.