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Former NBA Champion Mo Williams Named New ASU Head Basketball Coach

Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennier Lynne Williams announced Maurice “Mo” Williams as the next head coach of the Alabama State men’s basketball program on Tuesday, May 12. “We are excited about the direction of our men’s basketball program as we moved forward into this new era,” Williams said. “Mo Williams checked the boxes that we were looking for…

Former Auburn Assistant Coach Chuck Person to Plead Guilty

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to entice young athletes to go to top schools. The change-of-plea hearing was revealed in a filing late Friday by prosecutors in Manhattan federal court. Person was scheduled to go to trial in June. The former…

Longtime NBA Reporter Craig Sager Dead at 65

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT for nearly a quarter-century. Sager first announced in April 2014…

NBA plans weekly pregame show on Twitter in expanded deal

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA will deliver a free live stream of a weekly pregame show on Twitter next season as part of an expanded content partnership with the social media site. The first of its kind sports programming was announced Tuesday, as well as plans for another show that’s still to be determined for next season. With more…

Philly Takes Ben Simmons First Overall in the NBA Draft

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest from the NBA draft at Barclays Center in New York.(all times local): 1 a.m. There were a lot of trades, a lot of bow ties, and a whole lot of international players. And there was even a shoutout to JCPenney, which isn’t exactly an annual occurrence. With that, the NBA draft is complete for…

Craig Sager Joins the ABC Broadcast Team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) – Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game. The longtime sideline reporter has been added to ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has worked for Turner Sports for 34 years, will share sideline reporting duties with Doris…