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April 1, 2015 Updates
March 31, 2015 Updates

Hodges, 54, is a Jackson disciple and former 3-point shooting great. It’s known Hodges has taken second-round pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo under his wing. According to a source, Hodges thought Whitted’s loud and brash style was not working and his yelling at the players was being tuned out. Hodges has a more laid-back style. In a release, he was named “interim’’ in a move first reported by The Post Monday morning. New York Post

March 30, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies recalled forward/center Jarnell Stokes and guard Russ Smith from the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Stokes was assigned to Iowa on March 17 while Smith was assigned on March 23. This completes the sixth assignment to Iowa for Stokes and the third for Smith, who also had three prior stints this season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. NBA.com

On Monday morning, the NBA D-League announced that ESPN will air its postseason play for the first time, this season, beginning April 7th. The outlet will be broadcasting up to nineteen games, picking up the local feeds with some of the minor league's best up and coming broadcasters. Ridiculous Upside

Marc Berman: Word is Westchester Knicks coach Kevin Whitted could be out as head coach. D-League team had rough season. Assistant coach Craig Hodges is expected to take over for Whitted for final few games for Westchester Knicks. Twitter @NYPost_Berman

March 29, 2015 Updates
March 27, 2015 Updates

Christopher A. Vito: Villanova product (and former Sixers G) Maalik Wayns is with the 87ers these days, but is inactive tonight with a left leg injury. 87ers G Maalik Wayns spent time w/ a Lithuanian club, before returning to U.S. to undergo surgery. Also became a 1st-time dad in November. Twitter @ChrisVito

Hodges, meanwhile, is a Jackson disciple. Hodges, a 3-point specialist, played for Jackson with the Bulls, winning two titles. Hodges also was a Lakers assistant under Jackson, winning two more titles. There’s speculation Hodges could be Westchester’s head coach next season. According to a source, Hodges left the team for at least a game early in the season. New York Post

March 26, 2015 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In four stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 21 games, averaging 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.81 steals and 1.19 blocks in 40.6 minutes. The former UCLA Bruin has appeared in 30 games for San Antonio this season, averaging 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes. NBA.com

March 25, 2015 Updates

The Detroit Pistons have assigned forward Quincy Miller to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. Miller, who signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Pistons before inking a deal for the remainder of the season, has yet to appear in a game for Detroit this season. In two games with Grand Rapids, he has averaged 11.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in almost 20 minutes. Miller also played six games this season with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 2.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 10.2 minutes. Booth Newspapers

March 24, 2015 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned rookie James Young to the Maine Red Claws. Young has appeared in 11 games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 22.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.2 minutes per game, while shooting 47.4 percent from long range. He recorded a season-high 13 points for the Celtics against the Hornets on January 5 on 5-7 (.714) shooting from the field in 18 minutes, and is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game in 30 contests with the team this season. NBA.com

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