Rivers will be introduced as the Clippers’ new coach and senior vice president of basketball operations at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday at their Playa Vista training complex, capping a lengthy process by completing a rare trade involving a championship-winning coach.
Well, guard Monta Ellis kept his word. After being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012, Ellis made it clear that he was “bolting” Milwaukee and he confirmed just that after announcing he was opting out of the 1-year $11 million left on his contract. So Ellis will be seeking a new home next month and free agency and the question is where will that be?
The free agency period starts in a few weeks from now. However, many teams have already begun their reconstruction and plans for the next season. That includes a change in the coaching position in many cases. Up to now, we’ve seen several teams parting ways with their coaches, some of them longtime associates. In fact, this year we saw many teams that found success seeking for upgrades in the coaching positions. Let’s break down the most significant cases.
The Brooklyn Nets have named Jason Kidd their new head coach, the team announced Wednesday night.
Danny Green made seven of the Spurs’ Finals-record 16 3-pointers, Tim Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds and the Spurs clobbered the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Ewing will coach under longtime friend and first-year head coach Steve Clifford. He will also be working for friend and former rival Michael Jordan, who owns the Bobcats.
Cheeks, an assistant in Oklahoma City for the past four seasons, on Monday formally agreed to take over as coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the process.
The Memphis Grizzlies have definitively decided not to offer coach Lionel Hollins a new contract, according to sources close to the process.