Gregg Popovich reflects on ‘frustrating season’ for Spurs
Things have not gone as planned this season for the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA’s unparalleled model franchise for over two decades. But Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is trying to put a positive spin on a season that saw injuries — especially to Kawhi Leonard — among other things, somewhat derail what was expected to be yet another standout campaign. “It’s been a frustrating season,” Popovich said, via ESPN. “But the challenges have pulled a lot of people closer. You have to do different things to try to stay afloat. It’s been rewarding, as counterintuitive as that sounds.
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Dirk Nowitzki Plans On Returning to Mavericks for 21 st Season . The 13-time All-Star was selected by the Bucks with the No. 9 pick in the 1998 draft, and traded to the Mavericks that same day. He led the team to the Finals in 2006 and again in 2011, when Dallas captured its first championship
Dirk Nowitzki says he never wavered in his goal of completing the two-year contract he signed with the Mavs last summer, adding that he wants to help the team "push through the tough DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki reaffirmed his intention to return to the Dallas Mavericks for a record-breaking 21 st season .
Dirk Nowitzki told Marc Stein of The New York Times that he plans on returning to the Mavericks next season to play a 21st season in the NBA.
"As of now, I'm planning to come back," Nowitzki told Stein. "I feel great. I've only missed one game all season. I signed a two-year contract because I wanted to play two more years. Here we are."
Nowitzki, who will turn 40 in June, has played 72 games in his 20th season in Dallas. He is averaging 24.8 minutes per game, just a bit down from the 26.4 minutes he averaged last season while only playing in 54 games.
The 13-time All-Star was selected by the Bucks with the No. 9 pick in the 1998 draft, and traded to the Mavericks that same day. He led the team to the Finals in 2006 and again in 2011, when Dallas captured its first championship in team history and Nowitzki was named Finals MVP. He earned the regular-season MVP for the 2006-07 season after averaging 24.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists for a 67-win team.
Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing part ways
Just five races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, StarCom Racing and Jeffrey Earnhardt have parted ways. After scoring a career-best finish of 21st in the Daytona 500, Earnhardt and the No. 00 team have struggled for results with finishes of 34th, 31st, 35th and 36th.Following the Auto Club 400, the team, headed by former Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, announced that the two parties have "mutually agreed" to go their separate ways. A replacement driver has yet to be named. Earnhardt, 28, is the grandson of NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Dirk Nowitzki says he will come back to Mavericks for another NBA season | ESPN - Продолжительность: 0:17 ESPN 27 796 просмотров.
Dirk Nowitzki addresses the media before the Dallas Mavericks season finale against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center on Tuesday, April That, they hope, will be enough to give Nowitzki a fighting chance at more victories and more fun in his 21 st season . "That's certainly the plan ," coach
Nowitzki is the franchise leader in games, minutes, field goals, free throws, three-pointers, rebounds, blocks and points, and he is also second in steals and fourth in assists.
If Nowitzki does return to Dallas for a 21st year, he would set the NBA record for most seasons with one team for a career. The record is currently held by Kobe Bryant, who spent 20 years with the Lakers.
Nowitzki and Vince Carter, the No. 5 pick in the 1998 draft, would both match Robert Parish, Kevin Garnett and Kevin Willis for the most ever NBA seasons played regardless of franchise if they come back next season.
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Dunking in Denver
76ers Center Joel Embiid throws down a dunk over Nuggets Forward Wilson Chandler (21) on March 26 in Philadelphia, PA. The 76ers won 123-104.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Adopted a Dog at a Robotics Conference. A Robot Dog, Of Course
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Nowitzki , who turns 40 in June, has played in 72 games this season , and has racked up averages of 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per night, while also If Dirk does come back for year 21, that would bust Kobe's record of most seasons with a single team. Along with Vince Carter (who will also have to
Dirk Nowitzki told Marc Stein of The New York Times that he plans on returning to the Mavericks next season to play a 21 st season in the NBA.
The Hornets' Kemba Walker reacts to making a 3-point basket against the Knicks during overtime in Charlotte, N.C., on March 26. The Hornets won 137-128.
Defended by the Wolves
The Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks (24) passes away from the Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins on March 26 in Minneapolis. The Grizzlies won 101-93.
Blake Griffin of the Pistons goes to the basket against the Lakers on March 26 in Detroit, Michigan. The Pistons won 112-106.
Celtics center Aron Baynes gets stripped of the ball by Suns forward Alan Williams (15) on March 26 in Phoenix. The Celtics defeated the Suns 102-94.
The 76ers' Markelle Fultz, right, has water poured on him by Robert Covington after the game against the Nuggets on March 26 in Philadelphia.
Trey Burke of the Knicks drives to the basket against Tomas Satoransky of the Wizards during a game on March 25 in Washington, DC. The Knicks won 101-97.
Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league
Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman will coach a team this season in the BIG3. The league announced Wednesday that Lieberman, one of women's basketball's star players who has gone on to coach in the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League, will lead Power. She replaces Clyde Drexler, who recently accepted a job as commissioner of the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players.Drexler called Lieberman "one of the sharpest basketball minds," adding that "her experience and basketball acumen will stand out in the BIG3."Lieberman was a three-time All-American and two-time U.S. Olympian as a player.
Rick Carlisle on Dirk Nowitzki returning to Mavericks for 21 st season - Продолжительность: 2:08 The Dallas Morning News 1 771 просмотр.
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki reaffirmed his intention to return to the Dallas Mavericks for a record-breaking 21 st season . "That's the plan ," Nowitzki Nowitzki , who joins Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant as the only players in NBA history to play 20 seasons for only one franchise, said he has
About to score
Victor Oladipo of the Pacers shoots the ball against the Heat during the game on March 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers won 113-107.
Spurs’ Pau Gasol and Bucks’ Thon Maker battle for a rebound during a game on March 25 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks won 106-103.
Went like a rocket
Rockets guard James Harden drives past Hawks guard Damion Lee during a game on March 25 in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 118-99.
Terry Rozier of the Celtics dribbles the ball next to Frank Mason III of the Kings during a game on March 25 in Sacramento, California. The Celtics won 104-93.
Let me concentrate
The Clippers’ Austin Rivers keeps his eye on the ball against Raptors during a game on March 25 in Toronto, Ontario. The Clippers won 117-106.
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Dirk Nowitzki has elected to forego retirement to plat at least one more season with the franchise. Next season will be Nowitzki ’s 21 st with the team. FanSided 1 yearMavericks' Wes Matthews likely out for the season . Sports Illustrated NBA 1 yearDirk Nowitzki Plans On Returning to Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki told Marc Stein of The New York Times that he plans on returning to the Mavericks next season to play a 21 st season in the NBA.
Michael Beasley of the Knicks dunks against the Wizards during a game on March 25 in Washington, DC. The Knicks won 101-97.
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Dirk officially back for 21 st season with Mavs. The Mavericks announced Monday that they had re -signed the 13-time All-Star. That was their plan when they declined a team option on Nowitzki 's contract at the start of free agency to create more room under the salary cap before signing DeAndre
Dirk Nowitzki planning on coming back for 21 st year with Mavericks next season . Dallas Mavericks superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki plans to return next year to complete the two-year deal he signed over the offseason, the German legend told Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Jazz forward Jae Crowder knocks the ball from Warriors center Damian Jones during a game in Oakland, California on March 25. The Jazz won 110-91.
The Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum loses the ball in front of Thunder’s Paul George during a game on March 25 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Trail Blazers won 108-105.
It wasn't me
David Nwaba of the Bulls commits a foul against Anthony Tolliver the Pistons during a game on March 24 in Denver, Michigan. The Pistons won 117-95.
With a certain basket in mind
Pelicans’ Anthony Davis drives to the basket as Rockets’ Clint Capela defends during a game on March 24 in Houston. The Rockets won 114-91.
In the spotlight
Marco Belinelli of the 76ers shoots the ball against the Timberwolves on March 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 120-108.
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks involved in petition regarding racial discrimination at arena
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Nowitzki will set an NBA record for seasons played with one team.
With just nine games to go in one of the most difficult seasons of his career, Dirk Nowitzki gave his strongest indication yet that he plans to return to the Dallas Mavericks in 2018-19 for his 21 st N.B.A. campaign.
Brook Lopez of the Lakers grabs a rebound against Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies during a game on March 24 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Lakers won 100-93.
No room given
Suns' Alex Len makes a move towards the basket against Magic's Nikola Vucevic during a game on March 24in Orlando, Florida. The Magics won 105-99.
Fly Harden Fly!
James Harden of the Rockets goes to the basket against the Pelicans on March 24 in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 114-91.
Looking for something?
Dwight Howard of the Hornets looks for a shot against the Mavericks during a game on March 24 in Dallas, Texas. The Hornets won 102-98.
Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Wizards is fouled by Torrey Craig of the Nuggets during a game on March 23 in Washington, D.C. The Nuggets won 108-100.
Timber Wolf in action
Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague drives to the basket against the Knicks during a game on March 23 in New York. The Timberwolves won 108-104.
Two to Tango
Clippers’ DeAndre rebounds the ball over Pacers’ Cory Joseph and Myles Turner during a game on March 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers won 109-104.
Before the goal carroll
Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan goes high over Nets’ DeMarre Carroll on March 23 in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors won 116-112.
Fox 'cooperating' with EU after bloc raids media offices
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Mavericks veteran center Dirk Nowitzki told the New York Times he is planning on playing next season -- what will be his 21 st -- but will make a final decision after the season ends next month. Mavs' Nowitzki plans to return for 21 st season .
Warriors vs Hawks
Stephen Curry of the Warriors dribbles against Dennis Schroeder of the Hawks during a game on March 23 in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 106-94.
Please don't go
Kevin Love and George Hill of the Cavaliers go for a loose ball against Marquese Chriss of the Suns during a game on March 23 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers won 120-95.
Up high, down low
Spurs' Manu Ginobili tries to drive past Jazz's Jae Crowder during a game on March 23 in San Antonio. The Spurs won 124-120 in overtime.
Thou shall not steal
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo dribbles the ball against Clippers guard Austin Rivers during a game on March 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers won 109-104.
Twist and Turn
Noah Vonleh of Bulls battles for the ball against Bucks during a on March 23 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bucks won 118-105.
Thunder’s Russell Westbrook drives to the basket against the Heat during a game on March 23 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder won 105-99.
Driving for dunk
The Hornets' Marvin Williams drives past Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb during a game on March 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets won 140-79.
76ers’ guard T.J. McConnell and Magic’s Bismack Biyombo go after the loose ball during a game on March 22 in Orlando, Florida. The 76ers won 118-98.
Anthony Davis of the Pelicans shoots over Brook Lopez of the Lakers during a game on March 22 in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 128-125.
Buddy Hield of the Kings is defended by Damion Lee of the Hawks during a game on March 22 in Sacramento, California. The Kings won 105-90.
James Harden of the Rockets take a hand to the face by Reggie Bullock of the Pistons on March 22 in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 100-96.
Return to the Kingdom
Jazz forward Jae Crowder and Derrick Favors strips the ball away from Mavericks center Dwight Powell on a shot attempt during a game on March 22 in Dallas, Texas. The Jazz won 119-112.
Cavaliers' forward, LeBron James, dunks beside the Raptors center, Jonas Valanciunas, on March 21 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers won 132- 129.
The Bucks', John Henson, fouls the Clippers', DeAndre Jordan, on March 21 in Milwaukee, WI. The Clippers won 127-120.
Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, dunks, following the end of the game to celebrate a win against the Pacers. The Pelicans defeated the Pacers 96-92.
Driving for the hoop
Paul Millsap of the Nuggets, shoots the ball against the Bulls on March 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The Nuggets won 135-102.
Hornets center, Dwight Howard, steals the ball from Nets forward, Quincy Acy, on March 21 in New York. The Hornets won 111-105.
Heat forward, Kelly Olynyk, drives to the basket as Knicks center, Kyle O'Quinn, defends on March 21 in Miami. The Heat won 119-98.
Simmons goes solo
The 76ers', Ben Simmons, in action against the Grizzlies on March 21 in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 119-105.
D for defense
LaMarcus Aldridge of the Spurs, handles the ball against the Wizards on March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs won 98-90.
Going for glory
James Harden of the Rockets drives to the basket against the Trail Blazers on March 20 in Portland, Oregon. Houston won 115-11.
Watch and learn
Kyle Lowry of the Raptors shoots the ball against the Magic on March 20 in Orlando, Florida. Toronto won 93-86.
Reaching for it
Hawks guard Dennis Schroder passes the ball as Jazz forward Jae Crowder defends on March 20 in Salt Lake City. Atlanta won 99-94.
Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns dunks against the Clippers on March 20 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 123-109.
Winning a thriller!
Celtics forward Marcus Morris and fans celebrate his game-winning 3-point shot against the Thunder in Boston on March 20. The Celtics won 100-99.
Pelicans in flight
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks against the Mavericks in New Orleans on March 20. New Orleans won 115-105.
The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo knocks the ball loose from the Cavaliers' LeBron James on March 19 in Cleveland. The Cavs won 124-117.
Not on my watch
Joel Embiid of the 76ers blocks a shot by the Hornets' Dwight Howard on March 19 in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 108-94.
Caught in the Nets
The Grizzlies' Andrew Harrison (5) and Briante Weber try to strip the ball from the Nets' Caris LeVert on March 19 in New York. Brooklyn won 118-115.
Creativity at its best
76ers staffer Matt Yoder shows off his Joel Embiid haircut prior to the March 19 game against the Hornets in Philadelphia.
Griffin on the move
Blake Griffin of the Pistons goes to the basket against the Kings on March 19 in Sacramento, Calif. Detroit won 106-90.
Heat forward Kelly Olynyk dives to keep the ball inbounds against the Nuggets on March 19 in Miami. The Heat won 149-141 in double overtime.
The Lakers' Isaiah Thomas has the ball stripped away by the Pacers' Al Jefferson on March 19 in Indianapolis. Indiana won 110-100.
Shoot 'em up
Spurs center Pau Gasol shoots as Warriors power forward Draymond Green defends on March 19 in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs won 89-75.
Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn is fouled by Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney on March 19 in New York.
Timberwolves' center, Karl-Anthony Towns, fouls Rockets' guard, James Harden, on March 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Rockets won 129-120.
Jusuf Nurkic (27) of the Trail Blazers, drives to the basket against the Clippers on March 18 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Blazers won 122-109.
Russell Westbrook (0) of the City Thunder is fouled by Kyle Lowry of the Raptors on March 18 in Toronto, Canada. The Thunder won 132-125.
Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, dunks over Celtics forward, Al Horford (42) and guard Kadeem Allen (45), on March 18 in New Orleans. The Pelicans defeated the Celtics 108-89.
Shake a leg
The Cavaliers forward LeBron James smiles as he celebrates with guard Jordan Clarkson after scoring a basket against the Bulls on March 17 in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 114-109.
Dillon Brooks, 24, of the Grizzlies goes to the basket against the Nuggets on March 17 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies won 101-94.
Heading to basket
Bradley Beal of the Wizards handles the ball against the Pacers on March 17 in Washington, DC. The Wizards won 109-102.
In the air
Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers shoots the ball against the Pistons on March 17 in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers won 100-87.
Tim Hardaway Jr. of the Knicks goes up for the layup against the Hornets on March 17 in New York,New York. The Knicks won 124-101.
Looking for the hoop
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks shoots a free throw against the Hawks on March 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks won 122-117.
Over the head
LaMarcus Aldridge, 12, of the Spurs shoots the ball against the Timberwolves on March 17 in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs won 117-101.
James Harden, 13, of the Rockets shoots the ball against the Pelicans on March 17 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Rockets won 107-101.
The Warriors forward Kevon Looney tries to control the ball as the Suns center Alex Len watches on March 17 in Phoenix. The Warriors won 124-109.
Out of my way
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of the Nets handles the ball against the Mavericks on March 17 in Brooklyn, New York. The Nets won 114-106.
Fox 'cooperating' with EU after bloc raids media offices .
<p>Fox said it was cooperating with the European Union after inspectors conducted an unannounced search of the US media company's London offices, one of several raids on media outlets by the bloc Tuesday.</p>The office of Fox Networks Group, which operates 21st Century Fox's global television network, in the Hammersmith area was raided by European Commission officials over competition concerns.