Mike D'Antoni won't return as an assistant coach for Team USA, a league source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Mike Krzyzewski will reportedly be announced as the coach for the 2016 Rio Olympics on Thursday. D'Antoni served as an assistant on Coach K's staff since 2006 but declined this time because of family concerns, according to Berman's source.
Dwight Howard said on Twitter on Tuesday that his back and shoulder are feeling much better since he's been able to rest them.
Howard was answering a question from a fan. Unfortunately, he didn't say where he plans to sign this summer because that would've been way too easy. Besides re-upping with the Lakers, Howard has been linked to both the Hawks and the Rockets and the Mavs are reportedly planning to throw the full-court press at him. The summer should allow Howard time to get healthy and the injuries aren't expected to affect his likely max deal.
Enes Kanter's (shoulder) agent says his client is ahead of schedule in his rehab but might not be cleared for basketball activities until August.
Kanter dislocated his non-shooting shoulder on March 27 and had surgery in Chicago a couple weeks later. Truth be told, this isn't that big of a deal. Even if Kanter can't get back on a court until August, he'll still have at least a month to rehab and get into shape before training camp opens. The only drawback is Kanter won't be able to play with the Jazz' summer league team, which Kanter's agent says was unlikely in the first place.
Prosecutors delayed bringing second-degree domestic violence charges against Celtics guard Terrence Williams.
Williams was arrested Sunday after being accused of waving a handgun out of his car window at the mother of his 10-year-old son. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said, "There will be an ongoing investigation, so a charging decision will be made at a later date." With a contract that's not guaranteed and an already poor reputation around the league, Williams' NBA future could be in jeopardy.
The Suns have received permission from Houston to interview J.B. Bickerstaff for their head coach position, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Bickerstaff has already interview for several other openings and has emerged as one of the hotter candidates in this summer's job market. The Suns also plan to interview Jeff Hornacek, Steve Clifford, Kelvin Sampson and Quin Snyder for the opening.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski will return as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells SI's Pete Thamel.
Coach K had previously stated he was done with international basketball after winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. It probably doesn't hurt that Krzyzewski, who is 62-1 with USA Basketball, will likely coach a team centered around LeBron James and Kevin Durant that will be the odds-on favorite to win gold in Rio. Krzyzewski will also coach Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Madrid. An official announcement is expected Thursday.
Cavs general manager Chris Grant said he's open to trading the No. 1 pick in June's draft.
It's been 20 years since the last time the No. 1 overall choice was dealt, but it might be Cleveland's best option in a draft lacking any sure-fire franchise players. At the very least, it's in Grant's best interest to at least create the illusion the pick is available and hopefully create a marketplace for it. Nerlens Noel and Kansas SG Ben McLemore are currently the two players most likely to be drafted with the top choice.
The Mavs are looking to trade their first-round pick (13th overall) in hopes of creating cap room for Dwight Howard, multiple sources tell ESPN.com's Chad Ford.
This isn't the first we've heard of the Mavs' reported interest in both Howard and point guard Chris Paul. In fact, Dirk Nowitzki said he's willing to play salesman to the two free-agent stars and is also open to taking a substantial paycut next summer to make the financials work. Both Howard and Paul would have to leave a year and several million dollars on the table to sign with Dallas, but the lure or playing for a title next to Dirk might be enough to win them over.