The Golden State Warriors signed Troy Hudson on Monday, adding a veteran free-agent guard to their young roster. Hudson played 34 games last year in his fifth season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who paid more than $12 million to buy out his contract Aug. 3. He struggled with ankle injuries for nearly three years in
Washington Wizards guard Roger Mason re-signed with the team on Monday, agreeing to a one-year deal. The 6-foot-5 Mason averaged 2.7 points in 62 games as a reserve last season. “My heart is in D.C.,” Mason said. “I feel like I can have a great role with the Wizards and that we have a chance
A Madison Square Garden executive who says New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas showered her with profanities was unsparing in her own foul language to describe fellow executives, a former colleague testified Monday. John Cudmore, a senior vice president of finance, told a federal jury that the executive, Anucha Browne Sanders, on numerous occasions referred
Forward Michael Ruffin signed with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday after playing the last three seasons with the Washington Wizards. Ruffin, a 30-year-old free agent, has spent seven years in the NBA. He also has played with the Utah Jazz and was drafted in the second round by Chicago in 1999.
The Dallas Mavericks signed Devin Harris on Saturday to the five-year agreement they reached earlier this month. The extension is worth about $42 million and locks up the speedy point guard through the 2012-13 season. He would have been entering the final year of his rookie contract. Harris averaged career-highs across the board last season,
This is a courtroom where Lenny Bruce would feel at home. Twenty-three floors above Manhattan, inside the Daniel Patrick Moynihan federal courthouse, the legal niceties are few and the obscenities plentiful in the sexual harassment trial of New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas. Four-letter words fly like three-point shots, along with a steady flow of
Former NBA coach and commentator Dick Versace is looking for a new job: congressman. The 67-year-old Versace, a Democrat, said Thursday that he will bid for the 18th Congressional District seat in central Illinois. Incumbent Republican Ray LaHood announced in July he will retire when his term runs out in 2009.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Ed Pinckney as an assistant coach Friday. Pinckney, who has been an assistant at Villanova, his alma mater, since 2003, will join head coach Randy Wittman on the Timberwolves bench. He will work primarily with Minnesota’s post players, including Al Jefferson, who was acquired from Boston in a trade for Kevin
Disgruntled forward Andrei Kirilenko is apparently willing to accept any option that will get him away from Utah. Whether he really has any choices will be up to the Jazz. Kirilenko repeated his trade request to a Russian newspaper, saying he is unhappy playing the structured style Utah coach Jerry Sloan demands.
Two men charged with robbing New York Knicks forward Eddy Curry at his home in July pleaded not guilty Thursday. Antoine Larkins, 28, and Demorris Hill, 25, were charged with home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in the incident on July 28. They are being held on $5 million bond. Police said Curry, a
The Golden State Warriors waived Sarunas Jasikevicius on Thursday, agreeing to a contract buyout with the disgruntled guard. Jasikevicius joined the Warriors along with Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington in an eight-player trade with Indiana last January, but the Lithuanian point guard never cracked coach Don Nelson’s rotation.
When Bucks general manager Larry Harris told Mo Williams that the organization decided to keep Charlie Bell, Williams was downright giddy to see his backup again. “He starts laughing,” Harris said. “He goes, ‘I can’t wait to talk to Charlie and tell him to pack up all his summer stuff, you’re going to Milwaukee.”‘ Against