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June 10, 2013 Updates

The deals would be sold locally, but any corporate branding of the areas would be removed during national TV broadcasts; the floor advertising would be via decals. Similar to rotational signage at the scorer’s table, the league controls certain inventory for national broadcasts, and these new areas would fall into that realm — though no leaguewide sales efforts for the space are immediately planned. Sports Business Daily

August 7, 2012 Updates
July 25, 2012 Updates

Royce Young: Schedule's out tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET according to NBA press release. Expect more leaks in the next 24 hours. Twitter


NBA TV's NBA 2012-13 Schedule Release Special will exclusively announce the 2012-13 NBA regular season schedule on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. ET. The one-hour show will highlight the season's most-anticipated games including those scheduled for Kia NBA Tip-Off '12 (the opening week of the season), Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The show will offer immediate reaction to those matchups and many other marquee games and top storylines for the upcoming season. NBA.com

June 26, 2012 Updates

The University of Central Florida's Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NBA an A-plus for racial hiring and A-minus for gender hiring in its annual Racial and Gender Report Card released Tuesday. For the first time in NBA history, there were more head coaches of color (53 percent) than white head coaches. Also, African-Americans comprised 47 percent of all NBA coaches, the highest percentage since 2001-02. ESPN.com

May 15, 2012 Updates

We’re still more than a few weeks away from some team claiming the Larry O’Brien trophy, but we can go ahead and crown the undisputed champ of professional sports leagues on Twitter. The NBA wins in a runaway. The NBA’s Twitter feed has a robust 5 million-plus, and counting, followers (5,011, 814 as of this morning). That dwarfs the National Football League’s 3,332,082, Major League Baseball’s 2,044,861 and the National Hockey League’s 1,166,503. NBA.com

November 14, 2011 Updates

The N.B.A. — like the N.F.L. and M.L.B. — files league office personnel data to Lapchick at his Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida. In the latest round of grading, baseball received an A in racial hiring and a B-minus in gender. The N.F.L. scored an A-plus and a C, while the N.B.A. earned an A-plus and an A-minus. The report cards have chided colleges for their record in hiring people of color and women to run athletic departments and given poor grades to newspaper sports sections in the United States. Lapchick also releases annual graduation rates of college football teams bound for the bowl games and men’s basketball teams in the N.C.A.A. tournament. New York Times


To that end, Lapchick recalled a meeting he attended while serving with Bill Bradley, among others, on a commission to study culture and community in 1996. A female commissioner initiated a discussion on how the rap star Tupac Shakur and the industry he represented were in part responsible for a decline in social enlightenment among American youth based on music that objectified women and promoted violence and offensive language. “I was slightly aware of the genre, so it all made some sense to me,” Lapchick said. “But it later struck me that this was the week after Tupac was murdered and she might not even have heard of him until then. The next week, I was going to speak to the N.B.A.’s rookie transition program in Northern Virginia, and I was on a bus from the airport with five African-American rookies. They were talking about Tupac and one was saying, ‘What are we going to do without him?’ “They were all devastated by his death, and I realized that he was their musical wizard, their sage, their storyteller. I was about 50 at the time, and it just dawned on me that here was the same cultural phenomenon being viewed by two different generations as polar opposites. I just decided I was going to start talking about these things, and when I told my daughter what I was going to do, she said, ‘Oh, I love Tupac.’ Then I knew it wasn’t about race but class and culture, about what people have and what they don’t have.” New York Times

November 9, 2011 Updates
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December 30, 2010 Updates
July 30, 2010 Updates

A former security guard has been charged by federal officials with making repeated bomb threats earlier this week to the Secaucus offices of the National Basketball Association, for whom he worked. José Quesada, 19, of Elizabeth, surrendered earlier this afternoon and is awaiting an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark on charges of willfully providing false information "indicating that malicious damage of a building or vehicle would take place." Federal authorities said he made several calls to the NBA office from his personal cell phone over a three-day period beginning July 26, leaving voicemail messages that he was going to blow up the building and kill people. "I put a bomb outside ... Gonna kill all the NBA ... There’s a bomb outside the complex in the parking lot. I put a bomb outside in the bush. No way out. Gonna blow up at 9 o’clock in the morning. Good luck...If you come out, it will blow up," Quesada allegedly said in one July 27 call, according to documents filed in federal court. Newark Star-Ledger

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July 6, 2010 Updates

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the affiliation system for the 2010-11 season, including first-time affiliations between the Dallas Mavericks and the Frisco-based Texas Legends, new to the NBA D-League for the 2010-11 season; the Los Angeles Lakers and the Bakersfield Jam; the Golden State Warriors and the Reno Bighorns; and the Orlando Magic and the New Mexico Thunderbirds. For the sixth consecutive year, each NBA team has one NBA D-League affiliate to which it may assign players in their first or second NBA season. NBA.com

The Kings will once again be affiliated with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Developmental League, the NBA announced today. This season the Kings will share the Bighorns affiliation with the Golden State Warriors. Last season, the Warriors' D-League team was the Bakersfield Jam, which the Warriors shared with the Los Angeles Clippers. Sacramento Bee

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