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May 26, 2015 Updates

Westchester Knicks interim head coach Craig Hodges is expected to return to the team’s sideline as an assistant coach next season, though no final decision has been made, a league source tells D-League Digest. Hodges, 54, took over at the helm of the New York Knicks D-League affiliate after inaugural head coach Kevin Whitted was fired after posting the second-worst record (10-36) last season in the D-League. D-League Digest

May 25, 2015 Updates

Westchester Knicks interim head coach Craig Hodges is expected to return to the team’s sideline as an assistant coach next season, though no final decision has been made, a league source tells D-League Digest. Hodges, 54, took over at the helm of the New York Knicks D-League affiliate after inaugural head coach Kevin Whitted was fired after posting the second-worst record (10-36) last season in the D-League. D-League Digest

May 21, 2015 Updates

Tim Salier, Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President of Franchise Business Operations, was named the 2015 NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year today. NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner made the announcement at the league’s Sales & Marketing Meetings in Austin. The NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year is determined by peer voting and teams are not allowed to vote for themselves. “We are very pleased to honor Tim with the Team Executive of the Year Award in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the NBA D-League, the NBA and the Austin community,” said Turner. “Under Tim’s leadership, the Austin Spurs have become a prime example of a how an NBA D-League team should be run to both benefit its NBA parent club and be independently successful.” NBA.com

May 19, 2015 Updates
May 16, 2015 Updates

The NBA Development League is finalizing plans to return to Santa Cruz, Calif., for the 2016 Showcase, the annual gathering of every team for several days of games that draws front offices from around the NBA and overseas as a scouting bonanza. Final details need to be resolved. But barring unexpected complications, an announcement is expected within about six weeks. NBA.com

May 14, 2015 Updates
May 13, 2015 Updates

What's your contractual status with the Thunder? Josh Huestis: This will be a big offseason for me. We haven't had the chance yet to sit down and discuss it with them. It will come down to the commitments I make and what the team decides. I can't make any guesses on that yet. Q: Your rights are still held by the Thunder, correct? Josh Huestis: Yes. Great Falls Tribune

May 12, 2015 Updates

The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has picked up the option on Reno Bighorns Head Coach David Arseneault Jr., according to Kings Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac. In his first season at the helm, Arseneault compiled a 20-30 record and installed a fast paced offense that helped Reno lead the league in several statistical categories. The Bighorns ranked first in NBA D-League in scoring (133.1 points per game), three-pointers made (17.2 made per game), assists (26.8 assists per game), pace (116.34 possessions per 48 minutes) and three-point attempts (46.9 attempts per game). Additionally, the Kings affiliate also established a new all-time single-game NBA D-League mark with 31 three-point field goals made on Jan. 31 in a 157-132 victory against the Santa Cruz Warriors (breaking their own previous record of 28 threes on Nov. 29 against the Idaho Stampede). NBA.com

May 8, 2015 Updates

Marc J. Spears: The D-League LA D-Fenders informed 1st-year head coach Phil Hubbard yesterday they wouldn't take his option for next season, a source said. The Lakers' affiliate D-League D-Fenders had a 17-33 record, but also had three NBA call-ups in Jabari Brown, Jamaal Franklin & Vander Blue. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

May 7, 2015 Updates

Here is the full list of players expected to attend the NBA D-League Elite Mini Camp in Chicago next week. The NBA Development League’s Elite Mini Camp is set to take place next Monday and Tuesday in Chicago. Former NBADL head coach Bob MacKinnon is the man in charge again as the camp’s director. The invitation-only event showcases some of the best talent from the last D-League season as NBA scouts look on. This is the first step many teams take as they begin to form their Summer League rosters. D-League Digest

May 6, 2015 Updates

In his move out of the D-League and to the June draft, forward Jamal Jones could become the NBA’s next domestic draft-and-stash player with the affiliate organization that has plans to work him out and seriously consider him with six second-round picks: the Philadelphia 76ers. Jones, a 6-foot-8 product, left Texas A&M a season ago with a year of college eligibility and entered the D-League draft. He was a second round selection by Delaware. The 76ers will soon work out Jones, who is aware of the franchise’s interest and its possibility to make him a domestic draft-and-stash. RealGM

“At times, I think I should have stayed in college,” Jones said. “That’s mainly what the NBA is looking at right now: Players who are in college. It’s not that they’re not looking, but they can forget about the players who are draft-eligible in the D-League. So sometimes, I feel I should have stayed, but life goes on. You learn from the decision you make. I grew as a man over these past eight, nine months. Now, I need to show teams that I can knock down the NBA three-pointer consistently. I don’t feel like teams know this part about me. I shot 34 percent [from three] this year, so I need to show them that I can shoot and also handle the ball. If I show these things, I feel NBA teams can be excited about the type of player I am. It can be done. I just have to work harder than everyone who got exposure at the college level this year.” RealGM

May 5, 2015 Updates

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