Joe Mussatto: The Thunder is recalling Vit Krejci, per …

Joe Mussatto: The Thunder is recalling Vit Krejci, per a team release. This is more of an administrative move. Krejci won’t be traveling with the Thunder. He still has a ways to go in his recovery from a severe ankle sprain. No timetable for his return.

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Joe Mussatto: Thunder second-round pick Vit Krejci is rehabbing in Oklahoma City. Krejci suffered an ACL injury in September. He will be on the OKC Blue roster.
Spanish team Casademont Zaragoza announced that Czech guard Vit Krejci suffered an ACL injury that requires surgery. Krejci, who entered the 2020 NBA Draft as an early-entry candidate, is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
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Darvin Ham has made strongest impression in Lakers' coaching search

The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.
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In terms of the Lakers’ preferences, sources say team officials have prioritized a coach who can command respect and authority from the locker room and who has a strong enough presence and voice to manage the varying roles and relationships across the roster. Those characteristics bode well for Ham’s candidacy. Throughout assistant coaching stops with the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, Ham has been known for his no-nonsense style and ability to resonate with his players — attributes that have stood out in his communication with the Lakers thus far as well, sources said.