Knicks guard Stephon Marbury testified Wednesday in the case of a fired team executive who has accused coach Isiah Thomas of sexual harassment, calling the lawsuit absurd while downplaying an encounter with a drunken intern. After hearing about the lawsuit brought by Anucha Browne Sanders, “I laughed,” Marbury said in U.S.
Boston Celtics great Bill Russell and former North Carolina coach Dean Smith were among 20 former players, coaches and technicians inducted into FIBA’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Russell, winner of 11 NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal, led a list of 12 players from 10 different countries, while Smith headlined the four coaches.
The former New York Knicks executive who filed a $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit against Isiah Thomas testified Tuesday that the team’s coach repeatedly called her derogatory names in private conversations before abruptly switching gears and professing his love. Anucha Browne Sanders told a jury of five women and three men that Thomas, the Knicks’
Boston-based businessman Steve Belkin suffered a setback on Tuesday in his long-running attempt to buy out the other owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals threw out a 2006 lower court ruling that Belkin is entitled to buy out his fellow Hawks-Thrashers owners at cost and take over
Houston Rockets player Justin Reed was cleared of misdemeanor marijuana charges Tuesday because others submitted affidavits claiming the drugs, his attorney said. Reed was arrested on Sept. 4 and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, which carries a fine from $100 to $250. He posted a $500 bond and was released
Pacers Forward Shawne Williams was arrested on marijuana possession and other charges, Tuesday, the third incident in less than a year involving Indiana players. Team president Larry Bird said the organization was “extremely disappointed” by Williams’ arrest. “Although the legal process needs to be followed, we will not accept Shawne putting himself in this position,
Point guard Ramon Sessions, a second-round draft pick out of Nevada, signed a multiyear contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sessions played four games for the Bucks at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in July, averaging 5.8 points and 2.5 assists. “Ramon was an excellent college point guard and we think he can develop
Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams was arrested Tuesday on charges of marijuana possession and driving without a license after an officer pulled over a sport utility vehicle for making an illegal lane change. Williams, the Pacers’ first-round draft pick last year from Memphis, was being held at the Marion County Jail on initial charges of
Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, will undergo exploratory arthroscopic knee surgery this week because of pain in his right knee. An MRI taken last week showed Oden may have some cartilage problems, general manager Kevin Pritchard said Monday. A timetable for Oden’s return will be set following
The Denver Nuggets sent forward Reggie Evans and the draft rights to forward Ricky Sanchez to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in exchange for swingman Steven Hunter and forward Bobby Jones. The Sixers weren’t finished, agreeing to terms with free agent Calvin Booth. The 6-foot-11 center played in 44 games with Washington last season, averaging
New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas and a former team executive who claims he subjected her to unwanted sexual advances appeared in federal court Monday as jury selection began in her $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit. Thomas and his accuser, Anucha Browne Sanders, sat stoically within a few feet of each other, both flanked by
Malik Allen is returning to New Jersey. The New Jersey Nets announced Monday they signed the free agent forward, who played for Shawnee High School in Medford. The Nets will be the fourth NBA team for the 29-year-old Allen, who played 60 games last season for Chicago, averaging 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.6