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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today the hiring of Kenny Atkinson as the team’s Director of Player Development, as well as the addition of Pat Zipfel as an advance scout.
Atkinson will focus on improving player performance through on-court one-on-one skill development and the use of video analysis.
From 2004-06 before joining the Rockets, Atkinson […]

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Rockets sign Carl Landry

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today the signing of Purdue forward Carl Landry, who was chosen by the SuperSonics in the second round (31st overall) with a pick previously acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies. Houston sent a future second-round selection and cash considerations to Seattle for his draft rights.
Landry (6-9, 248, Purdue) averaged […]

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Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team exercised its team option on the contract of forward Jason Maxiell.  Maxiell’s contract is now extended through the 2008-09 NBA season.
“We are pleased to have Jason Maxiell signed through the 2008-09 season,” said Dumars.  “Jason is a tough, physical player on the […]

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NBA Development League President Dan Reed announced today that former NBA guard Shawn Respert will assume the role of Director of Basketball Operations for the D-League. Respert joined the D-League last season as Manager of Player Development.
“We are thrilled make Shawn an even more important figure in our basketball operations department,” Reed said. “Shawn was […]

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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed free agent center Dikembe Mutombo.
Mutombo (7-2, 260, Georgetown) has averaged 10.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.81 blocks in 1,148 career games (970 starts) with Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Houston. Last season with the Rockets, Mutombo averaged 3.1 points, […]

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Suns sign Brian Skinner

The Phoenix Suns today signed unrestricted free-agent forward Brian Skinner to a one-year deal.
“Brian is a player who can help us,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr.  “He is an athletic shotblocker who runs the floor and fits our style very well.”
In Skinner, Phoenix adds a 6-9, 265-pound forward who […]

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