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July 15, 2013 Updates

The sitdown with Mavericks officials, sources said, is scheduled for later Monday, as Dallas pushes to join the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat at the forefront of the race to be the team to resurrect the career of 2007's No. 1 overall pick. ESPN.com

July 11, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Taylor Jenkins as an assistant coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Jenkins most recently served as the head coach of the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Jenkins led the Toros to a 27-23 (.540) record during the 2012-13 season and a first round playoff victory over the Bakersfield Jam before falling to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the semifinals. Prior to serving as head coach, Jenkins had served as an assistant coach with the Toros the previous four seasons, including their championship season in 2012 and back-to-back playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010. He was selected as an assistant coach with the NBA D-League Select Team during the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League and was part of the 2009 and 2012 NBA D-League Western Conference All-Star coaching staff. Last summer, he served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs summer league team. NBA.com

July 8, 2013 Updates

Miami Heat MVP LeBron James hosted a party Saturday night at Tao in The Venetian to celebrate his NBA team’s back-to-back championship. Before James arrived at The Heat Repeat Championship Party in a leather Miami Heat cap, he dined at Tao with a large group that included NBA players Damon Jones and Juwan Howard. The party enjoyed signatures off the menu, while James requested blackened salmon with asparagus before heading upstairs to the nightclub. Las Vegas Sun

Shortly after midnight, DJ Vice announced the NBA superstar’s arrival as the room shifted its attention to James’ VIP tables on the dance floor. The group was bombarded with a flurry of flashes and cheers as fans welcomed them to Tao. James jumped on the mic to greet the crowd and stood on top of his booth where he was joined by boxer and friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While shouting out Mayweather to the club, he announced that Floyd should only be called “Money Mayweather” and that he should only be referred to as “King James.” Las Vegas Sun

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Curry will not participate in the camp next month but he will show up in Las Vegas to meet with Team USA coaches. He is back in the national team’s pool of players and will be invited next summer to try out for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup (formerly the World Championships) in Spain. Contra Costa Times

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Former Knicks center Jerome Jordan will play on their summer league team in Las Vegas this July, his agent, Todd Ramasar, confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com. ESPN.com

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The Detroit Pistons have committed to returning to the Orlando Pro Summer League this year, president of basketball operations Joe Dumars confirmed Monday. The Pistons had been regular participants in the Las Vegas Summer League until last year, when they shifted and became one of the eight teams in Orlando. Booth Newspapers

March 16, 2013 Updates

NBA teams have been notified that the Las Vegas Summer League is incorporating an NCAA-tournament style bracket that will crown a definitive champion, sources say, with an incentive beyond bragging rights to win it all: the winner has their additional expenses for playing longer covered by the league. The recompense is an important component because teams are looking at their line-item expenses more than ever these days and the costs of having a Summer League team is one of the biggest. One general manager, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it is the second-biggest item on his budget, topped only by the cost of preseason training camp. Teams, on average, bring with them a 40- to 50-person contingent that includes players, coaches and support staff. The league schedule is held over 10 days but teams often come in several days early for a pre-league mini-training camp. CSNBayArea.com

March 14, 2013 Updates

The latest confirmation of that came this week, when the Sun Sentinel learned that the Heat not only would be returning to the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas in mid-July, but also would be participating in the NBA summer league in Orlando earlier in July. For a team that dealt its 2013 first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the July 2010 James sign-and-trade transaction and then dealt its 2013 second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in order to unload Pittman's contract, the Heat could wind up with little more than undrafted prospects and young free agents on their summer-league rosters. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 13, 2013 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers athletic guard Elliot Williams, who is sitting out the 2012-13 season after tearing his left Achilles last September in a voluntary team workout, has informed CSNNW.com that he will be a participant in this offseason's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in order to prove to teams that he'll be completely healthy. “It's really not about me proving if I can play or not,” Williams told CSNNW.com. “I know I can play. I just feel that I have to get out there and show the league that I'm fully recovered.” CSNNW.com

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