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Hornets introduce James Borrego as next head coach

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Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

TORONTO (AP) Masai Ujiri believes Dwane Casey deserves to be recognized as the best coach in the NBA, but the Toronto president doesn’t think Casey should be leading the Raptors. So the Raptors fired Casey, praising him on his way out the door. Hours after the Raptors announced they were parting ways with Casey on Friday – days after the ...

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Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have fired Dwane Casey after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for second straight season. Toronto President Masai Ujiri on Friday called the move a “very difficult but necessary step.” He added: “As a team, we are constantly trying to grow and improve in order to get to the ...

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Hornets officially name former Spurs assistant James Borrego as coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have officially named James Borrego as head coach. The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the last three with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich. The Hornets have set an introductory news conference for Friday. Borrego gained some head coaching experience when he served as ...

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Celtics and Cavaliers paths intertwined since Kyrie trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston playoff star Jayson Tatum and Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue are cousins. The Cavaliers and Celtics might as well be. The Eastern Conference’s top two teams have been intertwined for more than a year — from a summer blockbuster trade, from opening night, from afar. Although there were long stretches this season when it seemed at least ...

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James Borrego hired by Hornets, becomes first Hispanic full-time head coach in NBA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have officially named James Borrego as head coach. The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the last three with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich. The Hornets have set an introductory news conference for Friday. Borrego gained some head coaching experience when he served as ...

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Draymond Green stepping up his game during postseason

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green‘s remarkable postseason has pushed beyond basketball, featuring Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State forward, a death threat from a frustrated fan who Green encouraged to get the help he needs, and an attempt by the All-Star to listen in on the Pelicans huddle. Oh, and it just so happens ...

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FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports GO to televise Hornets’ introduction of coach James Borrego

CHARLOTTE — FOX Sports Southeast will deliver live coverage of the Charlotte Hornets press conference introducing new Head Coach James Borrego on Friday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Borrego was previously an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs (2006-10, 2015-18). He has also been an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic (2012-15) and New Orleans Pelicans (2010-12). The ...

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Warriors set to face daunting test in quest to repeat

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a Game 3 flop in New Orleans, similar to that lone first-round loss against San Antonio last month, coach Steve Kerr provided a quick reminder to the Golden State Warriors: It’s not supposed to be easy at this stage — especially for the defending champions. There’s no way this postseason can go as brilliantly as ...

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