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June 30, 2014 Updates

Ronald Tillery: Ed Davis says owner Robert Pera called him 2 days ago to inform him of UFA status. Davis understands decision; says confidence still high. Davis: "I respect Pera 100 percent. He called me and I didn't have to read about it on the internet." Twitter @CAGrizBeat

June 29, 2014 Updates

Kidd's failed push for a promotion that would have put him above Nets general manager Billy King while also keeping him as coach has led to his likely exit, with the Milwaukee Bucks being granted permission to speak with him about a front-office position that was at the root of this unexpected development. One of the Bucks' new owners, Marc Lasry, previously held a stake in the Nets and is known to be close with Kidd, 41 and one season removed from his playing career. USA Today Sports

June 25, 2014 Updates
June 23, 2014 Updates

Donald Sterling says he's tracked down a doctor who thinks his mind is in perfect working order -- and he wants the doc to testify during the trial ... or else he'll suffer "grave" injury. Sterling just filed new court docs in his legal war with his estranged wife Shelly -- begging the judge to postpone the start of the Clippers trial so he can bring in a neurologist who will tell the judge Donald is NOT mentally incapacitated. In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Donald says Dr. Jeffrey Cummings -- Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health -- will vouch for him ... but will be out of town and unable to testify in court until after July 20th. TMZ.com

Ramona Shelburne: Samini said the lawyers also discussed in court today whether Steve Ballmer has a right to be present during Sterling's probate trial. Donald Sterlings lawyer Bobby Samini told ESPN he's hoping trial will be pushed to late July/early August to accommodate their expert Dr Twitter @ramonashelburne

June 21, 2014 Updates
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June 18, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: Shelly Sterling will petition a court Thurs to keep Donald & his team from intimidating/harassing witnesses (the doctors who evaluated him). Will be interesting to see what evidence Shelly presents. There wasn't a hearing scheduled until the 23rd, so this is a new development. Twitter @ramonashelburne

June 17, 2014 Updates

Stability: Since Les Alexander bought the team in 1993, the Rockets have had just four coaches during that time and just two general managers since 1996. By comparison on the coaching front, only the Utah Jazz have had fewer coaches (three) and the San Antonio Spurs have also had four. "The reason the West is so strong is because the owners are better," Morey told USA TODAY Sports. "I think the free agents are getting smarter and they're picking owners." USA Today Sports

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