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Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

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June 11 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies hired former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise's new head coach, the team announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies will formally announce Jenkins as head coach in a press conference Wednesday at FedExForum. The team didn't disclose financial terms of the deal. "We are excited to welcome Taylor Jenkins to the Grizzlies organization," Grizzlies executive vice president of basketball operations Zachary Z. Kleiman said in a statement. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young players on our roster while having the elite basketball acumen and forward-thinking positive vision to be a high-level NBA head coach." Jenkins joins the Grizzlies after serving as an assistan...
N.C. coach Mack Brown has knee replacement performed by former player

N.C. coach Mack Brown has knee replacement performed by former player

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June 4 (UPI) -- North Carolina football coach Mack Brown is recovering after knee replacement surgery performed by one of his former players. The university released a statement from Brown about the surgery, which was performed Monday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi. "First off, how cool is it that one of our former players replaced my knee yesterday. We talk about building young men so they can be productive husbands, fathers and citizens," Brown said in the statement. "Carolina produces a lot of special people and I'm happy we were able to play a small part in Mike's development because we counted on him and he, along with the rest of the surgical and anesthetic team, did a tremendous job." Bolognesi played for the Tar Heels from 1989 to 1993 as a defensive back. The 67-year-old Brown is prep...
Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

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May 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown is expected to return to the team next season, 76ers managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. There was uncertainty about Brown returning for a seventh season, but Harris removed all doubt in a meeting with Brown and 76ers general manager Elton Brand on Monday that discussed the team's plans for the off-season. The Toronto Raptors eliminated the 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday. It was the second straight season that the Sixers were knocked out in the second round. Philadelphia owes Brown about $ 15 million on a contract extension set to begin next season. He is under contract through the 2021-22 season. According to ESPN, the 76ers wanted to end speculation on his future and begin work during t...
Watch: Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant calls Sharks’ Peter DeBoer ‘clown’

Watch: Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant calls Sharks’ Peter DeBoer ‘clown’

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April 23 (UPI) -- Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant called San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer a "clown" after DeBoer accused Gallant of trash-talking Sharks players from the bench during the teams' first-round playoff series. Reporters asked DeBoer on Monday if the trash-talking between players had gradually decreased as the series went on. The Sharks coach responded with a jab at Gallant. "There's still chatter," DeBoer told reporters. "Their coach is probably doing the most chatter. He's talking to our players constantly, which is something that I haven't seen before. That's probably where most of the chatter is coming from now. The players are playing." DeBoer said one of the recipients of Gallant's alleged taunts was Sharks center Logan Couture, labeling Gallant's behavi...
Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

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April 16 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to become the franchise's next head coach, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told the Athletic that McLellan will receive a five-year contract worth about $ 5 million annually. He was also linked to the head coaching job with the Buffalo Sabres before joining the Kings. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who served as the Kings' interim coach last season. Desjardins wasn't retained by the team after the Kings slumped to the league's second-worst record. The Edmonton Oilers fired McLellan in November after a 9-10-1 start to the season. He previously led the Oilers to their first 100-point season since 1987 and their only playoff appearance since 2006. He coached the Oilers since the 2015...