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Knicks to interview former Knicks coach Mike Woodson

The Knicks appear set on both hiring Tom Thibodeau and conducting a coaching search. Mike Woodson, who coached New York from 2012-2014, will be part of the process. New York

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Goodbye NBA regular season, hello NBA ‘seeding games’

The NBA regular season is over. The league’s statement on its plan to resume the season made that abundantly clear. The 22 continuing teams will play exhibitions, eight “seeding games”

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NBA G League cancels remainder of season

The NBA G League shut down play in mid-March, at the same time the NBA did after the positive coronavirus test of Rudy Gobert. However, without a big television contract

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NCAA sets August deadline for early draft entrants to withdraw

The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school. The NCAA announced Thursday that it would give players until

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Adam Silver: Older coaches may not be on bench in Orlando ‘in order to protect them’

Gregg Popovich is 71. Mike D’Antoni is 68. Alvin Gentry just turned 65. People 65 and older have proven particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control says

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This Day in Transaction History: Padres pawn off James Shields

For a few years, starter James Shields was quite dominant. From 2011-14 with the Rays and Royals, the right-hander made a minimum of 33 starts each season with a 3.17

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TV, radio announcers to call road games via TV monitors back home

Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com tweeted this morning that all major league broadcasters — TV and radio — have been told that they will be calling all 2020 road games from

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