Coaching

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Suns say they have fired Kokoskov after one season. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 23, 2019 - 12:53 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. The team announced Kokoskov's firing in a statement Monday night. A longtime NBA assistant, Kokoskov was the first European-born head coach in NBA history when Phoenix hired him to replace interim coach Jay Triano in...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2008, file photo, Justin Gimelstob, then a member of Kastles' World Team Tennis, smiles during a match in Washington. Now a tennis broadcaster and coach, Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday, April 22, 2019, to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year's worth of anger management classes. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
April 22, 2019 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday to three years of...
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April 22, 2019 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business relationship with amateur basketball players. The trial of business manager Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl...
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Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 20, 2019 - 2:21 am
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games...
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Mike Anderson holds up a jersey after being introduced as the new St. John's men's basketball coach during a news conference, Friday, April 19, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas in March 2019. (Craig Ruttle/Newsday via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired Friday by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints with Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 12:12 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before the team's NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Three people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cavaliers GM Griffin the Hornets' new executive vice president of basketball operations. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 18, 2019 - 1:18 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, left, hugs and has a word with LSU basketball coach Will Wade after an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Baton Rouge, La. Alleva is stepping down as AD and will have a new role within the school's athletic department. The school announced Wednesday, April 17, that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's athletic director until a successor is announced. Alleva has been LSU's athletic director since April 2008. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is stepping down from that position and will have a new role within the athletic department. The school announced Wednesday that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, University of Kansas new NCAA college football coach Les Miles makes a statement during a news conference in Lawrence, Kan. In his first season in charge, Miles is trying desperately to change the culture of Kansas football. He has pounded the pavement in recruiting, established relationships with influential boosters and generated newfound excitement in the Jayhawks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Not all new coaches face the same challenges in college football. Who has the toughest task ahead of him in 2019? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about which first-year coaches have their work cut out for them. Louisville'...
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FILE -- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes calls a play during the first half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal against Purdue in Louisville, Ky. Barnes believes he'd be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 16, 2019 - 6:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. Barnes' contract requires Tennessee to receive approximately $5 million if he leaves for another job with five years remaining on his deal...
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