The L.A. Clippers today announced that the team has agreed to a contract extension with head coach Doc Rivers. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Doc is one of the top coaches in the NBA, coming off one of his finest seasons since joining the Clippers,” said L.A. Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer. “We trust Doc to lead a competitive, tough, hard-working team while upholding a culture of accountability expected to resonate throughout the organization.”
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and the organization working on plans to honor the victims, community personnel and first responders impacted by the shooting at Santa Fe High School during Game 5 on Thursday, source said, pending completion of plans and league approval.
Jonathan Feigen: Fertitta could, depending on some of the logistics, provide tickets, transportation and meals to #SantaFeHighSchool seniors. Ceremony could include on-court and video tribute and ribbons on Rockets uniforms. Santa Fe choir could sing the Anthem. All pending league approval
Jonathan Feigen: CEO Tad Brown: “How do we help them get through this, but how do we help start the conversation … that can begin to end this madness. We’re going to try to do our best to pay our respects and honor those that have been affected in the appropriate manner.”
You’ve said you’d like to own an NBA team. Kevin Durant: I wish I had the money. It’s crazy. Obviously, the financial part is definitely going to be the hardest part. I’ve been part of two great organizations. I know the game inside and out and I know the players. And I feel like these NBA franchises just change lives. They change cities. I would love to do that. All the aspects of owning a team, I would love to be involved in — from the financial and marketing side to the team-building to the camaraderie to the coaching.
Current Pistons general manager Jeff Bower has been told by Gores he would be considered for the team president opening, a source confirmed to the Free Press.
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and the Rockets organization are discussing plans to support the victims and families of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe at Thursday’s home game and in the community, Rockets CEO Tad Brown said on Saturday. “We’re getting more information,” Brown said. “Tilman is very engaged with it. He and I have been talking about (what can be done.) I’d call it a recognition of the importance of supporting all of our community. We’re actively trying to figure out how we can best impact those people affected by it. “It’s amazing that these things seem to be more and more commonplace now. This hits close to home because it’s right down the street. We’re going to make sure we get all the appropriate information and deliver the appropriate tribute and support that we can.”