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First woman becomes NBA coach

...full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. When Hammon retires from...immediately move to the staff of the defending NBA champions, working with the revered Gregg...It's a great thing for her and for the NBA. I am still so thankful to John Lucas for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/first-woman-becomes-nba-coach
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Today in Sports History

...Yugoslavia comes back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and defeats the U.S. team 81-78. After going 58-0 using NBA players in international competitions, the Americans lose two straight.2003 - Mike Maroth becomes the first major league pitcher...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-05
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Today in Sports History

...Basketball Championships at Indianapolis. It's the first loss for a U.S. team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international tournaments in 1992.2003 - A "four-day" match is completed at the U.S. Open. Francesca Schiavone...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-04
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NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

...Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years...Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to...Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.Palmer broke...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/nba-ref-violet-palmer-marry-longtime-p
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Stern set to enter basketball's Hall of Fame

...David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was...it's great fun to contemplate how the NBA family has pulled together to be at a place...induction, same as players. Officials from the NBA and Hall of Fame persuaded him otherwise...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-05/stern-set-enter-basketballs-hall-fame
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Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

...sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.Sterling bought...franchise to the former Microsoft CEO.The NBA Board of Governors had previously approved...to Clippers games. The audio spurred the NBA to ban Sterling for life and fine him...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/steve-ballmer-becomes-owner-la-clipper
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US men's basketball chooses 16 finalists

...already created questions about the future of NBA players in international competitions...whether the policy should be changed. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern and current Commissioner...critic of the current system, has said the NBA shouldn't be allowing its players to participate...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/us-mens-basketball-chooses-16-finalist
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NBA history not working in favor of 76ers GM Hinkie

...labors will result in that oh-so-elusive NBA championship.I think the acceptable standard...in Europe will season him better for the NBA.For the purpose of this column, even...championship contender?If the history of NBA superstars is an indicator, the latter...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31/nba-history-not-working-favor-76ers-gm
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Cavs take Wiggins with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

...Cleveland went north of the border to open the NBA draft for the second straight year Thursday...performed poorly. Some consider him the more NBA-ready player after an All-American season...opportunity, getting that chance of being in the NBA."Embiid went third to Philadelphia...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-27/cavs-take-wiggins-no-1-pick-nba-draft
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Kevin Durant withdraws from US national team

...on its last two gold medal winners.The NBA's MVP took part in the Americans' training...physically and mentally drained from the NBA season and his attention to his many responsibilities...Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge, and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard."This was an...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-08/kevin-durant-withdraws-us-national-tea
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