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September 1, 2014 | 04:03 AM ET Update

Dan Woike: Can confirm Woj report that LAC is close to a deal with Hedo Turkoglu. Team is also close to signing Chris Douglas-Roberts, per a source. Twitter @DanWoikeSports

Among free agent centers, the Heat is most intrigued by Emeka Okafor. But ESPN said he might not play until midseason because of a herniated disk. The Heat also has inquired about 6-11 free agent center Andray Blatche, who has a home here. Miami Herald

Former NBA star Metta World Peace (originally known as Ron Artest) expressed his love for the Philippines and for Manny Pacquiao but did not comment on reports that the "Pacman" wants to hire him as an import in the Philippine Basketball Association. It was revealed last week that Pacquiao, now a player-coach aside from being a boxer and a congressman, is thinking of hiring World Peace as the import for KIA during the import-laced conferences in the PBA. ABS-CBN News

”We won and we won because we deserved to win,” said USA coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University). “Our guys played their hearts out, and that was a big win for us against a really good team.” Sportando

After a summer of dramatic roster change, the Miami Heat are reassigning two prominent assistant coaches, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra's staff – and could be completely off the bench, according to league sources. Yahoo! Sports

A source close to the situation confirmed Sunday night to the Sun Sentinel that assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo no longer will be part of Erik Spoelstra's Miami Heat primary coaching staff. "As far as being on the bench, they no longer will be," said the source, who said the two have been offered the opportunity to remain with the team in other capacities. "The staff is evolving." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"The fact is," the source said, "they were part of Pat's group." Both Rothstein and McAdoo were Heat assistants when Pat Riley coached the Heat to the 2006 NBA title. They then remained on the staff when Spoelstra took over as coach in 2008 and Riley returned to a full-time role as team president. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With the moves, David Fizdale emerges as the clear lead assistant of Spoelstra's staff. Fizdale, who formerly had worked in the Heat's video department, was hired by Spoelstra when he was named coach in 2008. He has turned down outside overtures in recent years to interview to become a head coach elsewhere, citing loyalty to Spoelstra. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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