After making an All-NBA team for the first time in his career, Jayson Tatum’s ensuing season didn’t deliver the same results. Statistically, the Boston Celtics wing was better his last season than in 2019-20. But he missed some time due to COVID-19 and his team didn’t perform as well, which some docked against him. Still, […]Jayson Tatum Shares Why He ‘Clearly’ Should Have Made All-NBA Team — NESN.com
That was nice of Leslie Alexander, but it looks like a blunder by Tilman Fertitta to accept those terms.Report: Rockets agreed to pay Daryl Morey, Tad Brown even after departures — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
The Wizards can’t be the Suns or Thunder.Rumor: Wizards want to be next Thunder rather than next Suns — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Williams was later asked again about Deandre Ayton, who played just 24 minutes while collecting five fouls.Monty Williams says he won’t complain about fouls, immediately mentions free-throw discrepancy — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Nuggets veteran Will Barton guarded his intentions like he was locking up an opponents’ best player. Barton, who must decide whether to pick up his $14.6 million player option by July 17, was careful not to tip his hand Sunday while speaking to reporters ahead of his celebrity softball All-Star appearance. 390 more wordsNuggets’ Will Barton on looming free-agent deadline: “Anything is possible” — The Denver Post
The Pelicans fired Stan Van Gundy nearly a month ago.Report: Pelicans expected to hire Suns assistant Willie Green as head coach — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
July 12, 2021
MAPLE LEAFS NAME DEAN CHYNOWETH ASSISTANT COACH
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has hired Dean Chynoweth as an assistant coach. The 52-year-old replaces former assistant coach Dave Hakstol who recently joined the Seattle Kraken as the franchise’s first head coach.
“After spending time with Dean, it became clear that his knowledge, passion and personality would make him the right fit,” said Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe. “We’re fortunate to add someone of his quality and experience to our staff.”
“As someone who grew up in western Canada and watched the Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada every weekend, I’m thrilled to join the team’s coaching staff,” said Chynoweth. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to work alongside Sheldon, the rest of the staff and the talented group of players in Toronto.”
Chynoweth (pronounced SHIN-owth) spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes. Prior to joining Carolina, the Calgary, Alberta native served nine seasons as a head coach in the Western Hockey League, moving from the Seattle Thunderbirds (2000-04) to the Swift Current Broncos (2004-09) before spending three seasons in the NHL as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (2009-12). Following his stint with the Islanders, Chynoweth spent four seasons as a head coach in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Monsters and San Antonio Rampage (2012-16). Chynoweth has also been a part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, serving as the head coach of Canada’s Under-18 National Team and assistant coach of Canada’s Under-20 World Junior Team (2003-04).
As a player, Chynoweth played 10 seasons in the NHL between the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins after being drafted in the first round (13th overall) of the 1987 NHL Draft. In 241 NHL games, Chynoweth registered 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) and 667 penalty minutes. He also won a Calder Cup championship in 1990 with Springfield (AHL) and won back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1987 and 1988 with Medicine Hat (WHL).
MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the court just two weeks ago with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, there was no guarantee he’d be back this season.Bucks blowout: Giannis has 41, Suns’ NBA Finals lead now 2-1 — Daily Tribune
He wants to dominate as well — and has with two 40+ point games.Giannis Antetokounmpo trying to be mindful of moment, enjoy Finals experience — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports