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Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Former WNBA player Kara Lawson is already in hallowed territory as part of a wave of female assistant coaches in the NBA. However, being named the head coach of Duke women’s basketball puts her in even more elite company. Currently,…

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge along with six NBA players. Beginning Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ET the players will match shots against one another in a single-elimination horse competition from isolated…

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies hired Notre Dame associate head coach Niele Ivey as the newest member of its coaching staff. Ivey, who earned a national championship in 2001 as a player with the Fighting Irish, joined her alma mater’s coaching…

It’s official: Lindsay Gottlieb leaves Cal to take assistant coach job with Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s official: Lindsay Gottlieb leaves Cal to take assistant coach job with Cleveland Cavaliers

After eight seasons in Berkeley, Cal head coach Lindsay Gottlieb resigned to take a job as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Assistant coach Kai Felton will serve as the program’s interim head coach. The university will begin…

Former WNBA player Jamila Wideman joins NBA’s Player Development department

Former WNBA player Jamila Wideman joins NBA’s Player Development department

We’d love to congratulate former Sparks’ player Jamila Wideman on her new position at the @NBA as the VP of Player Development. We wish you nothing but success!? #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/s5hqCOQhwm — Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) September 6, 2018 Die-hard…

NBA enters deal that makes MGM Resorts the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA

NBA enters deal that makes MGM Resorts the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA

MGM Resorts International and the NBA have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will make MGM Resorts the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. It is the NBA’s first partnership with a sports betting operator in the U.S.…

San Antonio Spurs promote Becky Hammon to fill position vacated by James Borrego

June 27, 2018 release from the Spurs: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that assistant coach Becky Hammon has been promoted. Hammon fills the position vacated by James Borrego who was named head coach of the Charlotte Hornets on May…

NBA rolls out development camps for young female players from outside the U.S.; first camp to take place in Mexico

NBA rolls out development camps for young female players from outside the U.S.; first camp to take place in Mexico

First NBA development camp for young women will take place in Mexico View this post on Instagram A post shared by NBA Academy (@nbaacademy) The NBA is rolling out a  series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from…

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Violet Palmer, a referee who broke the gender barrier among NBA officials, retired from on-court duties according to Bleacher Report. Palmer and Dee Kantner were hired by the NBA as the first women to be officials for regular season games…

Elena Delle Donne, Natalie Achonwa to play in 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The National Basketball Association announced today that music artist and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake and four-time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP and actor Kevin Hartwill face off as head coaches of the Canada and USA teams, respectively, at NBA…

Becky Hammon coaches San Antonio Spurs to championship in the Las Vegas Summer League

Becky Hammon coaches San Antonio Spurs to championship in the Las Vegas Summer League

Video Becky Hammon, the first ever female Summer League head coach, lead her San Antoino Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix ‘suns in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. The Spurs’ summer team finished the summer with a…

Becky Hammon to coach Spurs squad in Las Vegas Summer League

Becky Hammon will coach the San Antonio Spurs’ squad in the Las Vegas Summer League July 10-20. The former San Antonio Stars legend and the first woman to serve as a full-time assistant for an NBA team will also be…

Photos: NBA All-Star Week 2010

USA mens Basketball Team at 2010 NBA All-Star game Usher’s performance at the 2010 NBA All-Sar Game Journey to the 2010 All-Star Game, Stadium and fans Alicia Keys’ performance at the 2010 NBA All-Sar Game Shakira’s performance at the 2010…

Day 5 of NBA All-Star Week and recap: Finale record and stepped up WNBA involvement

Photos: NBA All-Star Week 2010 ARLINGTON, Texas — Even as Dallas residents and visitors braved the cold to come out in big numbers for NBA All-Star Week, the final event had all the signs of being an underwhelming footnote. But…

Day 4 of NBA All-Star Week: The sun comes out and WNBA players continue making the rounds

DALLAS—The sun made an appearance Saturday after a few days of being missing in action during a week of rare, snowy weather. Fans came out in droves for the day’s Jam Session and partygoers kept the city hopping during the…

Day 3 of NBA All-Star Week: Snow? What snow? Dallasites ignore the weather

DALLAS—Day three of NBA All-Star Week looked like a vision of New England winter splendor, except it was North Texas. As the weather began to sink into the mindsets of out-of-towners and residents alike, the annual basketball love fest continued…

The winter wonderland of NBA All-Star Week

DALLAS – As the temperatures drop in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex after a rare snowstorm, events for NBA All-Star Week continue as planned while league officials keep an eye on the weather. Schools and business began emptying out Wednesday and…

Day 2 of NBA All-Star Week: Snow, snow, snow and more WNBA players

The east coast snowmageddon touched Dallas and hindered the travel plans of many athletes and league employees on their way to the DFW Metroplex. With temperatures dipping into the 30s and 40s early in the week, Thursday morning visitors woke…

Proud Texan Ashley Robinson on NBA All-Star week, her future with the Storm and Brittney Griner

DALLAS — NBA All-Star week started Wednesday morning. WNBA players made the rounds during the early hours with the NBA Cares Community Caravan visiting children in health facilities and elementary schools. Ashley Robinson, Shameka Christon and Kara Lawson visited the…

WNBA players head to Dallas for NBA All-Star Weekend

Make no mistake about it, everything is bigger in Texas. At least that is the impression Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants everyone to have about the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend. “It literally could be the largest party weekend in…

NBA D-League Frisco announces job fair

The economy is still recovering from a recession but the newest member of the NBA D-League will hold a job fair Wednesday, December 30, 2009. The job fair will provide applicants an opportunity to work for the D-League franchise in…

Nancy Lieberman to ring NASDAQ opening bell and receive service award

Basketball legend and NBA D-League Frisco head coach Nancy Lieberman will ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ Tuesday. It will be the second stock market that a NBA D-League Frisco staff member initiates in the past week as President…