NBA Insider, USA TODAY Sports; formerly of Sports Illustrated, AOL FanHouse, The Sacramento Bee. And, of course, http://NBAConfidential.com. #neverforget.

Steve Nash deserves better ending than this back injury

usatoday.com — At his height - 6 feet, 3 inches of Canadian creativity and competitiveness - there was no better point guard. Steve Nash was the Everyman who made the most of what he had, the two-time MVP whose whirling-dervish ways during those desert days with the Phoenix Suns were some of the most memorable of his generation.

NBA's new replay center is an immediate game-changer

usatoday.com — SECAUCUS, N.J. - The NBA's new "Man Cave," as some league officials have affectionately dubbed their new instant replay center, will be a game-changer in the 2014-15 season. Literally. Gone are the days of replay delays, with officials struggling to get the right camera angle from television truck operators who don't work for the NBA while fans on hand and at home grow restless.

With the NBA's new TV deal comes issue of money sharing

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - The chatter is growing by the day, even if it's nearly three years away. And there's nothing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver can do to stop it. NBA lockout, 2017 edition.

Adam Silver says he doesn't want teams pressured to lose

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - The NBA's Board of Governors meetings concluded in anticlimactic fashion on Wednesday, when the draft reform that has been anticipated for months was voted down by the league's owners. Change was widely expected to be coming, with the Philadelphia 76ers having become the poster franchise for the league's tanking problem and proposals put forth to fix it.

James Harden has a defense for his criticized defense

usatoday.com — When Kevin McHale took an offseason step back to assess the 2012-13 season and James Harden's part in it, the Houston Rockets coach formulated a simple and substantive message for his 25-year-old star. "You're first-team all-NBA," says McHale, who made all-NBA first-team once during his playing days (1987) but surely values his three championships with the Boston Celtics far more.

Kevin Durant has surgery for foot fracture

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick explains the ramifications of the Jones fracture in Thunder MVP Kevin Durant's right foot. The clock on Kevin Durant's recovery has officially begun. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Thursday that their star and reigning NBA MVP had successful surgery on his fractured right foot.

Your guide to 2014-15 NBA coaches and their futures

indystar.com — From Derek Fisher to Gregg Popovich and every NBA head coaching seat in between, results will determine fates this season. But when it comes to assessing their futures and what they may hold, it's hardly the only factor. The state of relationships with ownership, management and players are key, as is the always-tricky task of keeping expectations somewhere close to reality.

Your guide to 2014-15 NBA coaches and their futures

usatoday.com — From Derek Fisher to Gregg Popovich and every NBA head coaching seat in between, results will determine fates this season. But when it comes to assessing their futures and what they may hold, it's hardly the only factor. The state of relationships with ownership, management and players are key, as is the always-tricky task of keeping expectations somewhere close to reality.

Michael Jordan becoming great owner, too, for Hornets

usatoday.com — As Michael Jordan knows better than anyone from his legendary playing days, one good season does not a reputation make. Respect and credibility are built over time, with one's career a compilation of the good, the bad and - as had been the case in Jordan's post-playing life as an owner and executive - the ugly.

Kevin Durant still not sure of foot fracture treatment

usatoday.com — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is still considering treatment options for the Jones fracture in his right foot and a decision about whether or not to have surgery won't likely be made on Monday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @diamond83: Steve Kerr says he's crushed about Steve Nash.

Oct 23, 2014

Seems unfathomable that Steve Nash would come back from this, but I'm told he has not made a decision on retirement.

Oct 23, 2014

Lakers spokesman John Black confirms @KevinDing report that he's out for the season with nerve damage in his back.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Our @sam_amick visited the NBA's new replay "man cave" and calls it an immediate game-changer: usat.ly/1tncy47 pic.twitter.com/h6Sc5qfKmP

Oct 23, 2014

RT @APkrawczynski: A look into Dante Cunningham's domestic assault case, and his struggle to clear his name m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/c…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @KristenLedlow: For students interested in the David J. Stern scholarship and the accompanying internship with the @NBA, here's info: nba.com/2014/news/10/2…

Oct 21, 2014

@ChrisMannixSI I'm still here. Do you want a t-shirt, Mannix? Maybe an M&M bedside clock?

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