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Michael Goldberg, who led the NBCA for 37 years, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Goldberg, who served as executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association for nearly four decades and was revered by many within the game, has died. His death was announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) by the NBCA. It came within a week of two significant honors for Goldberg, with the NBCA announcing plans to begin issuing a coach of the year award in his name and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame revealing that he would be a recipient of the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award later this year. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Goldberg 'was a beloved member of the NBA family and a dear friend.' The NBCA is dedicating this season to Goldberg. NBCA President Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks called Goldberg 'a leader, pioneer and trusted friend.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2017Related News

T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

em>By Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press /em> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the game on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Denver Nuggets, but it has nothing to do with the trade rumors that have surrounded him of late. Rubio left the team on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) for personal reasons and will not rejoin the Wolves until late Sunday or Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday after practice. Rubio had to return home to Spain, and his brother posted on Instagram that their grandmother had passed away. Rubio did not play in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) because of tightness in his left hip, but Thibodeau said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that was not a concern going forward. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones filled in admirably, helping the Wolves defeat the Clippers, 104-101. Rubio said after the game he was not concerned about the injury, though it did interrupt an impressive run for the pass-first point guard. In his previous five full games, Rubio was averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists, looking more like the playmaker he was earlier in his career. 'I'm playing better, feeling better and the results are there,' Rubio said last week after a win over Oklahoma City. 'But I don't want it to be just a four-game stand. I want to be all season long like that. It's hard. We have a lot of games, but my expectations are high and I keep them high because I work hard to do it.' It has taken time for Rubio to acclimate to a new system in Thibodeau's first year as coach, leading many across the league to believe that the sixth-year pro could be traded to make room for Dunn, the fifth overall pick in last summer's draft. Thibodeau has historically preferred a point guard who is more of a scorer than Rubio, a career 37 percent shooter and a 31 percent shooter from 3-point range. But shooting has never been Rubio's strong suit. He excels at getting others involved, playing good defense and controlling the tempo of the game. With the trade deadline less than a month away, and Rubio on a hot streak, trade chatter has expectedly picked up. The Wolves are just 15-28, though they are 9-10 since a 6-18 start. Still, it's clear that they have a lot of improving to do to become a factor in the Western Conference, and Rubio appears to be one of the few assets they are willing to part with that could fetch a decent player in return. ESPN reported that the Wolves and Detroit Pistons had discussions about a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson trade, but Pistons coach and team president Stan Van Gundy shot that down on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Van Gundy told reporters in Detroit that he texted Jackson to tell him 'this is the crazy season. We're not trading you for Ricky Rubio.' Dunn hasn't been any better as a shooter in his rookie season, making 37.6 percent from the field and shooting a ghastly 27 percent from three-point range. But he had played more than 20 minutes in a game just three times in the previous two months before Rubio's injury on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). 'When you have shorter minutes, you have to try to be more ready,' Dunn said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'Try to go out there and impact the game right away. You can get the feel when you have more minutes, but I understand. Ricky's a great player. I'm just trying to learn off him.' Dunn likely will start against the Nuggets, with Jones serving as the backup point guard. Dunn said he has been getting more and more comfortable in his first season and will be ready when Thibodeau calls on him. 'I'm starting to understand who I am as a player (and) what's my role on the team,' Dunn said. 'Just figuring out guys, what's their tendencies and trying to understand coach's philosophy.' .....»»

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Turkish leader Erdogan pushes to create powerful presidency

ANKARA — Turkey's president started campaigning yesterday for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, hours after a vote i.....»»

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No repeat of Mendiola Massacre, says Panelo

Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has assured that a repeat of the Mendiola Massacre in 1987 won’t happen under the administration of President Duterte......»»

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Pinky Webb reveals dream interviews

CNN Philippines senior news anchor Pinky Webb has said that President Rodrigo Duterte and former US President Barrack Obama were some of the personalities she really wanted to do interviews with......»»

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Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

BEIJING — People in Beijing expressed doubts yesterday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the US economy and manage China-American relations, un.....»»

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American Miss U bet: Trump deserves support

MANILA, Philippines - The US candidate for the Miss Universe pageant here believes their new president, billionaire Donald Trump, deserves their support......»»

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Duterte to meet Miss Universe bets

President Duterte is set to meet the candidates of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Malacañang tomorrow, the Department of Tourism said yesterday......»»

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Protests mar inauguration

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump’s inauguration, registering their rage against the new President in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests......»»

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S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation

SEOUL — South Korean prosecutors on yesterday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations th.....»»

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Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadc.....»»

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The triumphant Trump

The unimaginable has happened: Donald John Trump is now the 45th president of the United States......»»

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Phl wishes Trump success

MANILA, Philippines - The government hopes to work closely with the United States under newly installed President Donald Trump based on mutual respect and be.....»»

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Speaker to PNP chief: Take the bullet for Rody

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa should just quit and not wait for President Duterte to decide.....»»

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World jittery over Trump’s ‘America first’

MANILA, Philippines - President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech promised an “America first” policy, but offered no specifics about America’s place in the wor.....»»

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Bato ready to resign

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa is willing to give up his post if President Duterte will ask h.....»»

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America first, Trump pledges

WASHINGTON, D.C.­—President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America first,” taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office......»»

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President Donald Trump: Total allegiance to the United States

President Donald Trump: Total allegiance to the United States.....»»

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SoKor exec held over blacklist

South Korea’s culture minister resigned after being arrested yesterday for allegedly creating a “blacklist’’ of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye......»»

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