HoopsHype Coaching rumors

July 10, 2014 Updates
July 9, 2014 Updates

Former longtime head coach Paul Westphal is finalizing a deal to become an assistant under Hollins, a source confirmed Wednesday. Westphal, 63, coached the Supersonics, Suns and Kings over 16 years. New York Daily News

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

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