NBA News: Player News and Updates for 8/29/14
NBA Player Updates 8/29: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 29, 2014
There have been a few interesting storylines emerging from the NBA this week, which is a nice change of pace from the normal barren wasteland that is the off-season. Still, we’ve got plenty to talk about--not to mention the World Cup this weekend--so let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now.
Rivers Extension: We haven’t had a chance to discuss this one quite yet, so let’s take a moment to check out Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ new contract in L.A.
It’s good to see the team displaying some solidarity with this signing, following what’s been a very ugly ownership transfer. The Clippers retained Rivers in new owner Steve Ballmer’s first noteworthy move since taking over the franchise, inking their coach to a five-year extension. That will keep him on board through 2018-19.
Rivers has been with the team since June of 2013. He’s coming off a 57-25 record last season, which was the best record in franchise history, and a second straight title in the Pacific Division. He won an NBA title in 2008 with Boston.
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Brown Signing: Here’s another signing from this week that made minor news. On Wednesday, the Heat announced a deal with guard Shannon Brown. The terms of the deal were not made public, as per team policy.
Brown has been in the league for eight seasons, playing in 403 total games. In that span he’s averaged 7.7 points 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. In 2013-14, he spent time with the Spurs and Knicks over a 29-game stretch.
Back in 2009 and 2010, Brown won back-to-back championships with the Lakers, so he’s no stranger to success.
USA World Cup Schedule: With the World Cup tipping off tomorrow, it’s time to start looking forward to the first round of games. Here’s a quick look at the Americans’ schedule for the opening matchups.
August 30: USA-Finland 3:30 PM ET
August 31: USA-Turkey 3:30 PM ET
September 2: USA-New Zealand 11:30 AM ET
September 3: USA-Dominican Republic 3:30 PM ET
September 4: USA-Ukraine 11:30 AM ET
NBA Daily Schedule: Let’s start looking forward to the upcoming 2014-15 NBA regular season. Here’s a look at opening night on October 28.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
NBA 2014 Off-Season Schedule: It’ll be a long off-season, but we’ll have plenty of happenings (and rumors) around the league to keep us busy. Here’s a look at what we’ve got left.
October 4: Pre-season begins
October 28: First game of the 2014-15 season
April 18, 2015: Playoffs begin
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