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April 29, 2014 Updates

Kevin Johnson: At a minimum, Mr. Sterling should be suspended indefinitely, banned from games, slapped with the maximum fine possible, and forced to extract himself from basketball operations. He should be required to name someone from his executive team or family to take over all duties related to the Clippers. If the NBA takes this type of strong stand on this issue -- and I have every confidence it will -- it will prove to be a defining moment not just for the sport but for the entire nation. It will signal that the league is listening to its players and alum and treating them as valuable partners. Facebook

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To insure that the NBPA has an Executive Director in place before the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, an impressive search committee has been assembled to speed up the process. According to a league source, the Search Committee members include Kevin Johnson (chairman and Sacramento Mayor), Sonja Henning, James W. Quinn, David Drummond, Troy Carter, Ulysses Lee Bridgeman and Charles A, Tribbett III. CSNNW.com

April 7, 2014 Updates
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The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though maybe the former will get marginally better). Advice: Never predict who will be enshrined, and don’t dwell on who should be enshrined. It doesn’t make sense and won’t make sense. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few moments to honor those elected in what’s still a huge honor. Five former NBA players were finalists this year, and two were reportedly elected. In: Alonzo Mourning Mitch Richmond Out: Tim Hardaway Kevin Johnson Spencer Haywood NBCSports.com

April 2, 2014 Updates
March 2, 2014 Updates

Q: Were you as surprised as the rest of us when the Seattle thing didn't go through? Phil Jackson: No. Q: How come? Phil Jackson: I have inside information. Q: But was there a point when you thought it was leaning that way? Phil Jackson: Yes, when Chris was able to purchase the Maloofs' interests. I was (convinced it would happen) until I was told there was that opening in the buyout where somebody else could come in and purchase it from a local group. And being a guy who likes (Sacramento Mayor and former NBA All-Star) Kevin Johnson — even though we had a lot of run-ups against Kevin when he was playing — I highly respect what he tried to do and how he was able to save that for the community. Whether that's a good deal or not is still to be determined. USA Today Sports

February 15, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on being named a finalist for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame: Via official statement from his office: “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as a finalist for the Hall of Fame and I am sincerely humbled. It is especially gratifying to be recognized by the Committee for all of the hard work and effort we all put into the game. To be considered along with three great peers of mine, Tim (Hardaway), (Alonzo Mourning, and (Mitch Richmond), as well as (Spencer Haywood), is icing on the cake,” said Johnson. Sulia

February 6, 2014 Updates

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