The NBA announced Tuesday that a record 113 international players from a record 41 countries and territories are on opening night rosters to start the 2016-17 season. Canada leads all countries for the third straight year with 11 NBA players, followed by France with 10, Brazil with nine, and Australia and Spain with eight.
Jorge Sierra: San Antonio has had at least one player selected to an All-NBA Team 19 seasons in a row now. The rest of teams don’t even come close. San Antonio: 19 Oklahoma City: 7 LA Clippers: 5 Golden State: 4 Portland: 3 Cleveland: 2 Sacramento: 2 Indiana: 1 Detroit: 1 Toronto: 1
Officially, Lopez has played for Nets coaches Lawrence Frank, Avery Johnson, Lionel Hollins and Kidd, as well as interim coaches Tom Barrise, Kiki Vandeweghe, P.J. Carlesimo and Tony Brown. Asked recently to go through his mental Rolodex of coaches, Lopez struggled. “L-Frank,” he began, attempting to name them sequentially. “T.B., Kiki, Avery, J-Kidd… No?”