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Nuggets hire executive Tim Connelly

The Denver Nuggets have settled on a general manager. Now, they can concentrate on finding a new coach.<p>The team announced Monday that Tim Connelly …

Three Keys to the New York Knicks' Recent Run of Respectable Play

Not long ago, it appeared the New York Knicks were dead in the water, without even the silver lining of a draft pick in this year's stacked draft to brighten the gloom that hovered over them. <b></b>Then March came around, and with it a sudden plethora of wins. Unexpectedly, the Knicks, winners of nine of …

Basketball

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to ''dignify that stuff'' when he was asked after Monday night's championship game …

3 Indiana Pacers Who Must Step Up for the NBA Playoffs

Anyone who has had their head above sand over the last month knows full well that the Indiana Pacers are mired in a devastating late-season collapse.<p>The same team that started the season on a nine-game winning streak and clinched a playoff spot before anyone else has won just seven of 19 games …

NBA

What Steve Nash Can Look Forward to at Age 41 Next Season

As the oldest active player in the Association, Steve Nash presents something of a roulette wheel—you never know when he’s going to show up, but there’s still the long-shot possibility of a payoff.<p>Nash, who turned 40 in February, may have played his last game of the season for the Los Angeles …

Basketball

Beck/Bucher Debate: Which NBA Playoff Team Is Under the Most Pressure?

Whether your team is looking for a three-peat or simply to make it deeper into the NBA playoffs than they did last season, all postseason-bound squads are under a certain amount of pressure.<p>But who's experiencing the most pressure heading into the playoffs?<p>Tune in to the video above with Howard …

NBA

Are Toronto Raptors Even Bigger Threat to Eastern Elites Than Chicago Bulls ?

For months now, there's been talk in league circles of how the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference—the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers—should not want to see the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs, and for good reason.<p>Kurt Helin of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk may have put it best almost exactly a …

NBA

Los Angeles Lakers Deny That John Calipari Will Replace Mike D’Antoni | SLAMonline

Former Kentucky Wildcats star Rex Chapman started a rumor that spread like wildfire Monday night, with a tweet claiming it was a “done deal” that …