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  1. Bay Area rapper Lil B, 76-year old man try out for D-League

    Oct 15, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Not to go all Forest Gump (because we all should avoid that as much as possible), but you really do never know what you are going to get with a D-League tryout. Take the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden State affiliate (moved from South Dakota the season before), which held an open tryout on Saturday.…

  2. Report: Ewing insulted by offer to coach Knicks D-League team

    Sep 11, 2012, 10:42 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs

    UPDATE 10:42 am: ESPNNewYork took this one step further, saying that not only did Ewing turn down the D-League job, he was pretty ticked that’s all the franchise ever offered. One source close to Ewing said the Hall of Famer felt a bit slighted by the Knicks’ offer to coach the Erie Bayhawks because he…

  3. NBA trying out ads on uniforms in the D-League playoffs

    Apr 17, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Check out the D-League playoffs (now in the semi-finals) and you may notice something — a BBVA bank logo on the back of every jersey. All-season those jerseys have had the adidas logo (they are the jersey manufacturer) on the upper right chest area but the bank ad is new for the playoffs. While the…

  4. League sets record for D-League call-ups

    Apr 10, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The NBA D-League made the following announcement today (h/t: iamagm.com) The NBA Development League (NBA D-League) experienced its most successful season ever in developing NBA talent as it set all-time records with 50 GATORADE Call-ups, breaking the previous record of 40 set during the 2009-10 season, and 64 NBA player assignments, surpassing the previous record…

  5. Antoine Walker announces retirement from D-League

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    Antoine Walker D-League

    For the past couple seasons, a guy named Antoine Walker was playing for the Idaho Stampede in the D-League who looked and sounded a lot like the former Celtic and three-time All-Star. But if you watched him he was a shell of that former player (which is why he never got another shot in the…

  6. Report: Allen Iverson willing to start comeback in D-League

    Feb 16, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

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    John Ireland, the Lakers radio play-by-play person and long-time Los Angeles sports radio and television personality, told an interesting story on ESPN Radio in Los Angeles today: The Lakers had interest in giving Allen Iverson a shot before the season started and offered him a contract — but he had to start with the D-Fenders,…

  7. Lakers send Devin Ebanks down to D-League

    Feb 15, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

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    From the Lakers’ official Twitter feed: BREAKING: The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Devin Ebanks to their @nbadleagueaffiliate, the Los Angeles @DFenders. This could mean nothing, but it could mean something significant for the Lakers as well: Gilbert Arenas-to-LA rumors have been swirling for about a week now, although the team has said it doesn’t have…

  8. Greg Ostertag will not be returning to the NBA

    Jan 19, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: After knee troubles limited him to less than 30 minutes in the Texas Legends’ last three games, Greg Ostertag informed the team Thursday that he is ending his comeback in the D-League. Ostertag had his best game for the Frisco-based Legends last week at the D-League Showcase in Reno in front of scouts…

  9. Draft age limit, other “B-list” issues still to be resolved

    Nov 26, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    There are still some big issues sitting out there unresolved in the NBA labor talks. At what age can players declare for the NBA draft? Keep it at 19 (the one-and-dones) or move it to 20? Or 18? Then there are the specifics of the NBA drug testing policies. And the rules in the unlikely…

  10. D-League changes (plus age limit) not part of owners’ proposal

    Nov 11, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 4:36 pm: We now have confirmation on this. The changes to the D-League are among things the owners want, but it is all part of what union chief Billy Hunter described as the “B-List” issues, along with draft age limit changes (there are reports the owners want to raise it from 19 to 20)…

  11. Jamaal Tinsley selected first overall in D-League draft

    Nov 4, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Thursday night marked the 2011 D-League Draft, and to little surprise, proven NBAer Jamaal Tinsley went first overall to the L.A. D-Fenders. As much as the league itself is concerned with developing talent, a player of Tinsley’s caliber held obvious appeal to what is, first and foremost, an actual basketball organization. The D coaches up…

  12. Jamaal Tinsley to use D-League as a comeback vehicle

    Nov 1, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Jamaal Tinsley

    In its current form, the D-League is a sensible option for any player on the cusp — or targeting the cusp — of making an NBA roster. As Antonio Daniels and Antoine Walker showed last year, that group doesn’t entirely consist of undrafted rookies or former college standouts bouncing back after a few years in…

  13. Antoine Walker back in the D-League. Everybody shimmy!

    Oct 27, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Antoine Walker D-League

    It’s good to have Antoine Walker news that involves a basketball court and not a court of law. Walker is about to join the Idaho Stampede for the upcoming D-League season, the team announced Thursday. The former Celtics All-Star averaged 16 points per game in 43 games for Idaho last season. He had a 12-year…

  14. Del Harris to coach Mavericks D-League affiliate

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Del Harris

    The Dallas Mavericks keep bringing in the big names to coach their D-League affiliate the Texas Legends. Last season it was the first woman coach in the league, Nancy Lieberman. She decided to move up to the front office, so former NBA coach of the year Del Harris will step in, the team announced, the…

  15. Bruce Pearl passes on Texas Legends head coaching job

    Aug 30, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

    Tennessee v Michigan

    According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, former Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl has turned down a job offer that would have made him the new head coach of the D-League’s Texas Legends: Less than a week after receiving a three-year, show-cause penalty from the NCAA’s committee on infractions, former Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has decided to…

  16. How the lockout will hurt the D-League, too.

    Aug 19, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    The good news is that while the NBA players sit on their hands and the NBA owners sit on their piles of money in a silly standoff, the D-League will start up this fall. The NBA’s official developmental league is not locked out. But don’t think the lockout isn’t hurting the D-League. The D-League is…

  17. Former Kings, Warriors coach Musselman lands in D-League

    Aug 19, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Talk with Eric Musselman for a few minutes and you realize some things. First, he knows basketball. Second, he is organized. That alone does not make you a good NBA coach — managing people is the key to the job. For reference see Phil Jackson. But there should be little doubt that Musselman can teach.…

  18. Bruce Pearl could coach Maverick’s D-League team

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    Tennessee v Michigan

    Bruce Pearl cannot commit any recruiting violations as the coach of the Texas Legends of the D-League. And the former Tennessee head coach could get that gig coaching the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. The Texas Legends are making a hard push to hire former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to replace…

  19. D-Leaguers to make up Team USA at Pan Am Games

    Jul 27, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 5:19 pm: Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don’t Lie pointed out something about this move that I had not considered: This D-League move is a dress rehearsal for the Olympics in 2012. If the lockout cancels the entire 2011-12 NBA season (and that is not out of the question) then there would still be a…

  20. Cavaliers buy D-League team; league affiliations announced

    Jul 7, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Next season, whether or not we have NBA games, we will have D-League games. (Some of which you can see on Versus, just to do an in-house plug.) And there will be D-League games in Canton, Ohio, because the Cleveland Cavaliers have purchased the D-League team in New Mexico Thunderbirds and will be moving them…

  21. Warriors acquire D-League team

    Jun 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

    Joe Lacob, Peter Guber

    Ever since the Warriors’ new management team took the club over from former owner Chris Cohan, they’ve been making moves to try and signal to the fans that things will be different in Oakland now that there are some new sheriffs in town. Here’s their latest move, with the news coming courtesy of Marcus Thompson…

  22. International goaltending among rule changes Stern wants

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

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    We’re optimists. We’re not going to focus today on the lockout and the “if there is basketball next season” questions, because there will be plenty of time for that coming up. Let’s talk about the game. Because while the league is hammering out financial issues, it will also talk about some rule changes. And one…

  23. Shorthanded Wizards bringing in Larry Owens from D-League

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Remember yesterday when we told you that five key Washington Wizards were done for the rest of the season? (Of course you do, you commit every story here to memory. What else have you got to do?) That leaves nine guys on the Wizards roster — a roster that has won three in a row…

  24. Rockets send Hasheem Thabeet to D-League

    Mar 21, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Hasheem Thabeet is back in the D-League. It’s as good an option as the Rockets had. They acquired Thabeet — 7’3” former No. 2 overall pick out of Connecticut — in the Shane Battier trade but they were not playing him. He’s been on the court a total of 4 minutes since the trade. But…

  25. Trail Blazers ink Chris Johnson to deal for remainder of season

    Mar 14, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Chris Johnson

    The Blazers want some extra depth at center. Hard to blame them. So they have inked D-League standout Chris Johnson to a deal for the rest of the season (Ridiculous Upside had this first and the Blazers confirmed it via press release). Johnson was up for a 10-day deal with the Blazers earlier this season,…

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