News [Vardon] Filed to @TheAthleticNBA : Nets security guard with ties to Kevin Durant who shoved P.J. Tucker will not be courtside for any more games this series, and not permitted to work at all in Milwaukee. Story coming.twitter.com
News [Charania] Spurs assistant Becky Hammon -- who this season became the first woman to serve as head coach in an NBA game -- will soon interview for the Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic head coaching jobs, sources said.twitter.com
[Kristaps Porzingis] “Going into this off season with a chip on my shoulder and I'm going to use all this noise to fuel me even more. Only focused on what I can control and thats grinding every day to be better. Thankful for the love and support. Unicorn 2.0 incoming..."
Embiid Praises Trae Young: "He’s a smart player. We complain about fouls, but me being in the same situation about getting on the free throw line, it’s more about basketball IQ. It’s hard to guard him. You can’t get close to him because he’s smart enough to know how to get to the free-throw line."si.com
People need to stop making a big deal when great players get swept in the playoffs. Jokic or Kawhi getting swept this year has very little impact on their legacies. They're just losing (so far) to very good teams.
News [Charania] Sources: Among Portland Trail Blazers top head coaching candidates: Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, Spurs assistant Becky Hammon, Univ. of South Carolina/USA women's coach Dawn Staley, Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni and Spurs executive Brent Barry.twitter.com