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Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minutes

Kevin Garnett

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play a 44-minute exhibition at the Barclays Center on Sunday. The game, which will feature 11-minute quarters, is the first legitimate implementation of the league’s ongoing consideration of shortening games from their current length of 48 minutes. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 5, 2014 / 7:45 pm

NBA Will Announce New Television Rights Deals Tomorrow

Adam Silver

The NBA will announce its new media rights partnerships during a Monday press conference, the league said in a press release today. Commissioner Adam Silver will field questions tomorrow morning at 10:00AM from New York City’s St. Regis hotel. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Bruce Levenson’s Email & Sale Of Team Puts NBA Owners On Notice

Hawks fans Philips Arena

In the wake of Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announcing on Sunday he was putting the team’s majority ownership up for sale after racially insensitive remarks in an email to GM Danny Ferry were made public — purportedly by Levenson — other owners must now figure out whether they’ve made similar damaging comments, which could come to light in a post-Donald Sterling NBA. Read More »

NBA / Sep 7, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Hawks Owner Agrees To Sell Team After Self-Reporting Offensive E-Mail

Barry Levenson

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his stake in the franchise after self-reporting an offensive e-mail he scribed in 2012. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement this morning announcing the news. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News, Olympics / Aug 4, 2014 / 10:00 am

Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play After George Injury

Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Paul George

The scary compound leg fracture suffered by Paul George during Friday night’s USA Basketball Showcase means one of the best and most promising players in the league will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. It also raised doubts about the participation of NBA players in international events like the Olympics and this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. Except NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to ESPN on Sunday night, PG’s injury is unlikely to produce a “major shift” in the NBA’s policies towards international competition. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

The Sixers Are Hoping To Delay Proposed Changes To The Draft Lottery System

Sam Hinkie

Earlier this month, the league formally proposed changes to the current draft lottery system to the competition committee. Under the new rules, the odds of receiving the first overall pick would be more weighted among the worst teams in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers, who plan to be pretty bad again next season, are reportedly trying to delay those changes from happening. Read More »

NBA / Jul 26, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: League Considering Week-Long All-Star Break

LeBron James

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the NBA will likely extend the All-Star break to a full week in 2014-2015. Read More »

NBA / Jul 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

NBA Considering A Potential Mid-Season Tournament

Adam Silver

Commissioner Adam Silver met with the media yesterday in Las Vegas after a Board of Governors meeting. He touched on several topics, including a potential mid-season tournament, an awards show, the Clippers ownership situation and more. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Biggest Winners In The 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver, Dante Exum

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone. There were cheers, tears, surprises and more flashy suits than you can count on one hand. Most importantly, however, Thursday night served as a key stepping stone for the league’s 30 teams as they attempted to improve their rosters and take the next step up in the NBA’s hierarchy. It was also an opportunity to showcase where this future talent comes from and share origin stories that can only warm the heart. Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jun 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch Adam Silver And The NBA Draft Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Last night’s draft in Brooklyn was purportedly sold out, with fans raucously awaiting a crowd of intriguing players eager to hear their names called. The very best moment at the Barclays Center came between pick No. 15 and 16 when Adam Silver called the name Isaiah Austin, the Baylor center who had recently been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a career ending genetic condition. Read More »