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Archive for August 15th, 2007

By Bobby Ciafardini
Who said streetball couldn’t survive in a mainstream market? 
“Summerball,” a hit television show that airs Thursdays at 5 PM (re-runs 7 and 10:30 PM), is currently the highest rated program on the MSG Network in New York. Hard 2 Guard productions, led by a trio of producers in Edgar Burgos, Lanse […]

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NBA Commissioner David Stern has issued the following statement:
“As expected, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty today to betting on NBA games, including games in which he officiated, and providing confidential information to others who bet on NBA […]

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Kyrylo Fesenko signs with Jazz

The Deseret Morning News reports: The 7-foot-1, 20-year-old center has been in Utah since before the Rocky Mountain Revue started in early July, staying here to work out at the Jazz’s practice facility, do some running and learn the city while the Jazz and his agent, Jason Levien, negotiated with his Ukrainian team and federation […]

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The Associated Press reports: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former Memphis Grizzlies administrative assistant is suing the team for $3 million, claiming sexual harassment after her supervisor made several unwelcome sexual advances.Breshetta Clark claims in the federal lawsuit that Carl Howard Parker, the team’s engineering director, sought sexual favors while her husband was away on […]

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The Chicago Tribune reports: Hinrich was a somewhat reluctant participant from the beginning, and USA Basketball announced Monday that he was leaving the team, which begins training for the FIBA Tournament of the Americas on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Also withdrawing were Shane Battier and Greg Oden.
The qualifying tournament for two Olympic representatives is from […]

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NBA comes up with new slogan

The Sports Business Journal Reports:The NBA is putting the finishing touches on a new advertising campaign for the coming season with the theme “Where Amazing Happens,” marking a completely overhauled branding effort that will take on significant importance given the fallout from the recent referee gambling scandal that has jolted the league.

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Florida Today reports: The Orlando Magic have held preliminary trade discussions with the Denver Nuggets about power forward Reggie Evans, but the deal still might be weeks away from transpiring.
The Magic, in desperate need of another center/power forward after losing Darko Milicic to free agency, have also had contact with recently released Golden State center […]

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Tim Donaghy pleads guilty

The AP reports:NEW YORK (AP) — Former referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to two felony charges Wednesday in an NBA betting scandal that rocked the league and raised questions about the integrity of games.
Donaghy faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced for conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting […]

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The Miami Herald Reports:
Sacramento hasn’t ruled out trading point guard Mike Bibby, and now views the Heat as a potential partner if it does, an NBA official said. The Heat would give up Jason Williams, but whether Miami would move Udonis Haslem in such a deal is questionable. Bibby, due $13.5 million and $14.5 million […]

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At shooting guard, Boston has Ray Allen. At small forward, Paul Pierce. At power forward, Kevin Garnett.
It’s an amazing combination of intelligent, basketball-smart, experienced stars hungry to win.
As for the rest, it appears Rajon Rondo is the starting point guard, and Kendrick Perkins should get the nod at center. If both get the role, it’s […]

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