Las Vegas Rumors
A third NBA owner said the $2 billion price for the Clippers should be “the starting point” for any expansion team’s entrance fee, whether in Seattle or the handful of other cities considered potential candidates for expansion — Las Vegas, Mexico City, Louisville, Kansas City or even Vancouver, which lost the Grizzlies to Memphis in 2001.
LeBron James invited new teammate Derrick Rose to join him for workouts in Las Vegas this week, and the invitation was accepted, league sources told ESPN. The two former MVPs could participate in their first workout session as early as Wednesday, sources say. Rose inked his one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dan Gilbert met Cavs assistant GM Koby Altman for dinner in Las Vegas on Monday and discussed future of front office, sources tell ESPN.
Big3 officials received a “generous offer” as part of an agreement to move the inaugural 3-on-3 title game across Las Vegas Boulevard to make way for the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26. Big3, Ice Cube’s professional basketball league, had a contract to hold its championship at 1:30 pm local time at T-Mobile Arena. Instead, the game will held at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Big3 officials announced in a news release on Tuesday.
Josh Broghamer, who is just 26 years old, knew he was going to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ coaching staff for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He didn’t know he was going to be THE coach. “I didn’t know I’d be doing this until coach (Jason Kidd) let me know just before we came out there,’’Broghamer said Monday.
Broghamer has also exhibited a consistently calm demeanor, not only in gams but in practices as well, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by his players. “He’s definitely a super level-headed guy who doesn’t get too high or too low on anything, which is good especially for a coach,’’ said former University of Wisconsin star and current Bucks rookie guard Bronson Koenig. “He knows the game very well and he knows how to connect with his players. Those are the attributes that a good coach has.’’