Adam Silver said Thursday that NBA expansion or relocation is unlikely for at least 2 or 3 years, making an NHL-first scenario more likely for Seattle.
Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship. It wasn’t enough.
Steve Gordon, who worked for the Sonics and several other NBA teams and longtime friend of Steve Ballmer, enters guilty plea in U.S. District Court.
Brooks was 338-207 (.620) with the Thunder and was the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year, but he’s been criticized for failing to win a title with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on his roster.
Fox Sports 1 has suspended Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton from his analyst duties while the network investigates claims that the former Sonics great assaulted a woman three months ago. The woman, who has hired attorney Gloria Allred, reportedly filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Payton, 46, assaulted her three times after they attended...
John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Washington Wizards beat the host Toronto Raptors 117-106 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Jimmy Butler scored 31 points to lead host Chicago to a 91-82 victory over Milwaukee. The Bulls have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Steve Gordon has been charged with federal wire fraud for initiating at least $4 million in business deals under false pretenses, including his claim that billionaire Steve Ballmer was his partner.
Kyrie Irving, competing in his first playoff game, scored 30 points to help the host Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston 113-100.
Inside sports business A recent income levels study by American City Business Journals found Seattle likely to financially accommodate NBA expansion or relocation, but only “borderline” at sustaining the NHL. That’s worth noting as the city of Seattle prepares a May 7 release of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a Sodo arena proposed...