Pacers’ Copeland, wife stabbed outside NYC nightclub, (Yahoo Sports)

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed early Wednesday following an argument on the street near a Manhattan nightclub that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said. The violence broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday outside 1Oak Club, a trendy Chelsea spot where celebs like Justin Beiber and Snoop Dogg mingle with Manhattan partygoers. The suspect, Shezoy Bleary, was in custody, authorities said. Copeland, 31, a former member Read more [...]

AP source: Alabama offers job to ex-NBA coach Avery Johnson (Yahoo Sports)

Alabama has offered its men's basketball job to former NBA player and head coach Avery Johnson, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday. The person said Johnson and Alabama are working on the details of a deal. Alabama athletic director Bill Battle did not return a call seeking comment. Johnson has been an NBA analyst for the network since being fired by the Brooklyn Nets in December 2012. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

Leonard has 26, Spurs snap Warriors 12-game streak, 107-92 (Yahoo Sports)

The Golden State Warriors have steamrolled teams for the past month, but they ran into a huge roadblock named Kawhi Leonard. Leonard matched his career-high with 26 points and set a career-high with seven steals and San Antonio rolled past Golden State 107-92 on Sunday, snapping the Warriors' 12-game winning streak while extending its own to seven straight. ''Kawhi was magnificent at both ends of the court,'' San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. It kind of fuels him offensively.'' The surging Read more [...]

Pacers’ George to return against Miami (Yahoo Sports)

Paul George was so excited he took a picture of his game shoes and posted it online. It's that same feel,'' said George, who will be wearing his new No. 13 for the first time. Larry Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Pacers, said Saturday that George had been cleared for game action a while ago, but was kept out because he was still working out with a limp. Less than 24 hours after the victory over the Hornets jump-started the Pacers' fading playoff hopes, Bird and other team Read more [...]

Shaka Smart leaving VCU to coach Texas basketball (Yahoo Sports)

Shaka Smart has been a hot coaching commodity since leading Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four in 2011. He had reportedly shunned several big-time offers, but the lure of Texas was finally too much to turn down. VCU sports information director Scott Day confirmed Thursday night that Smart was leaving the Richmond university to take over the program in Austin. Smart met with VCU players earlier in the evening at the Siegel Center, the team's home arena, and at least one player was seen crying Read more [...]

Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season (Yahoo Sports)

NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. General manager Sam Presti said Friday the team expects Durant to return to basketball activities within the four to six months. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

Westbrook posts another triple-double; Thunder beat Hawks (Yahoo Sports)

Hours after Oklahoma City learned it might be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the season, Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night. ''He's one of the best shooters in the world, in the NBA, and my job is to be able to read the defense. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]