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July 9, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Gregg Popovich has agreed to a contract extension, Spurs say in release. I had been told he was eager to coach another 4-5 years. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has added Pat Delany as an assistant coach on the staff of Head Coach Steve Clifford. Delany joins the Hornets after spending last season as head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Miami Heat. NBA.com

Asked by Mike Francesa what attracted him to the job, other than it was offered, Hollins responded... "It's like I told Mr. Prokhorov when i taked to him over the phone. the resources he has and his competitive spirit, and his willingness to spend some of those resources to hlep us put the best product we can on the court; being in New York, which is one of the largest markets, and having the ability to entice and attract free agents, and generate revenue to make an owner want to spend money, is all what is necessary to win. I don't think you can go out and buy a championship. I think it has to be earned on the court, but it does help you get assets that can contribute to that winning... "No limitations or restrictions on all the resources that you would need to put the best product on the court. and that's special." NetsDaily

July 8, 2014 Updates

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has named Kurt Rambis associate head coach. The hiring reunites Rambis with Head Coach Derek Fisher, with whom he spent 10 seasons with at the Los Angeles Lakers. “Together, Derek and I have started assembling a coaching staff to lead this team on and off the court,” Jackson said. “The three of us are similar in our philosophies and our approach to the game.” NBA.com

So it was telling that Hollins made it clear on Monday that he has no intentions of currying more influence within the Nets. He’s happy being a coach. “It’s just nice to be able to do your job,” Hollins said, wearing a dark suit with his wife, Angela, beaming in the front row and King by his side. “That’s all I want to do. I’m a basketball coach. I don’t want to do Billy’s job. I don’t want to do anybody else’s job in the organization, but the one I’m hired to do. That’s important to me. I’m very low maintenance.” New York Daily News

Hollins said he hasn’t determined a set style for the Nets but he did offer this: He plans on running more than he did in Memphis. New York Daily News

Former Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant for Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hire had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

Corbin — who spent the last four seasons as Jazz coach, the previous seven as an assistant under legendary Utah coach Jerry Sloan and 16 seasons as an NBA player — will join a Kings team that went 28-54 in Malone's first season. Malone's Sacramento tenure began with his father, longtime NBA coach Brendan Malone, as his lead assistant, but he left unexpectedly before the regular season even began. Assistant coach Chris Jent had assumed the duties last season and remains on staff. USA Today Sports

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