As the Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat prepare for two games this week at the state-of-the-art Mexico City Arena, on the other side of town another pro team is fighting to win the hearts and minds of the city’s basketball fans. The expansion Capitanes de Ciudad Mexico — the Mexico City Captains — are trying to succeed where team after team before them failed. And they are using the NBA as their guide. “Growing up, I was a huge Lakers fan,” Moises Cosio, one of the Capitanes’ founders and owners, said in English (others quoted in this story were interviewed in Spanish). “I studied what Dr. [Jerry] Buss did for Los Angeles during the Magic Johnson, Showtime Lakers era. It was about basketball, but it was also about something much greater than basketball — the spectacle.”
May 22, 2018 | 11:04 pm EDT Update
Vincent Ellis: Also, it’s highly likely Dwane Casey will be a candidate for the coaching opening … as soon as they fill the president of basketball ops post. Time frame for president spot? Sometime around the first week of June.
May 22, 2018 | 8:39 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Suns have brought former Knicks coach Mike Woodson to Phoenix to discuss joining new coach Igor Kokoskov’s staff as top assistant, league sources say. @Gambo987 said on his radio show today that the decision has already been made to hire Woodson