Source: Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Basketball 05/22/19, 17:24

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan.The former member of the Fab Five has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Wolverines, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been ...

Beilein ready to undertake ‘renaissance’ with Cavaliers

Sports 05/21/19, 12:20

John Beilein has coached at every level in college but says the Cleveland Cavaliers are his dream job.The 66-year-old Beilein, who turned Michigan into a perennial power during a 12-year run, was introduced Tuesday by the Cavaliers. Even before taking the podium, Beilein got to work with one of his ...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is ‘right thing to do’

Sports 05/15/19, 01:59

Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure.One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make.Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest ...

John Beilein brought success, pride to Michigan

Sports 05/13/19, 17:08

John Beilein called it a heck of a ride.That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan's outgoing coach.Beyond all the wins, the conference titles and the NCAA Tournament runs, Beilein's basketball team became an embodiment of the way so many Michigan fans like to feel about their athletic programs. Successful ...

source: Cavs interview J.B. Bickertstaff for coaching job

Basketball 04/30/19, 13:37

A person familiar with the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching search tells The Associated Press the team is interviewing former Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Bickerstaff is meeting with Cleveland officials Tuesday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Cavaliers aren't revealing their plans. Bickerstaff is ...

sources: Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM Griffin

Sports 04/12/19, 18:21

The Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin New Orleans' new executive vice president of basketball operations, three people familiar with the situation said Friday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and ...

Out of playoffs, Cavs begin thorough search for next coach

Sports 04/12/19, 12:04

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman says he's planning a thorough, objective search for the next coach.The Cavs are looking for their fifth coach since 2013 after mutually parting ways Thursday with Larry Drew, who pushed through an injury-filled season to guide Cleveland to a 19-63 record after replacing Tyronn ...

source: Cavs not bringing back Drew for second season

Sports 04/11/19, 16:12

A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers are not bringing back coach Larry Drew for a second season.Drew, who led the Cavs to a 19-63 record after taking over when Tyronn Lue was fired Oct. 28, was informed Thursday by general manager Koby Altman, said the person ...

Cavaliers find hope, positives at end of post-LeBron season

Basketball 04/10/19, 14:54

After handing out sneakers, signed balls and other gifts to fans, the Cleveland Cavaliers gathered one last time after the fourth-worst season in franchise history ended and took photos with adored teammate Channing Frye, whose retirement triggered a three-day celebration.Losing usually doesn't look like this.There were smiles and hugs as ...

Walker, Hornets keep playoff push going, beat Cavs 124-97

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:46

Kemba Walker scored 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets pulled away in the fourth quarter to keep their late-season playoff push going with a 124-97 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose painful first season rebuilding without LeBron James is finally over.The Hornets (39-42) had to win to have ...

Curry moves up Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

Basketball 04/05/19, 23:59

Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on Golden State's career list, and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-114 on Friday night.Draymond Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors ...

Kings bounce back from 25-point loss to beat Cavs 117-104

Basketball 04/04/19, 23:32

De'Aaron Fox had 16 points and 10 assists, Buddy Hield scored 23 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-104 Thursday night.Marvin Bagley III scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 15 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento.Collin Sexton scored 19 ...

Booker held to 25, but Suns send Cavs to sixth straight loss

Basketball 04/01/19, 23:38

Devin Booker scored 25 points after two 50-point games and a 48-point night over the past three, and that was enough to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 122-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.Booker sat more than eight minutes of the second quarter but had 13 assists. ...

Harrell, Clippers stay hot in 132-108 win over Cavaliers

Basketball 03/30/19, 17:05

Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points, rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 points and eight assists, and the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-108 on Saturday.The Clippers have won seven of eight and 12 of 14, and they moved within one-half game of San Antonio for the fifth seed ...

Spurs retire Ginobili’s jersey during emotional ceremony

Basketball 03/28/19, 23:10

Manu Ginobili would have been happy to retire quietly without the Spurs retiring his jersey, but San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the humble Argentinian has no choice but to accept with the same passion he gave to the game."When you're that great, you have to go through it, so ...

DeRozan leads Spurs past Cavs as team honors Ginobili

Basketball 03/28/19, 22:02

DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs celebrated Manu Ginobili's number retirement ceremony by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-110 on Thursday night.Collin Sexton had 24 points for Cleveland, Kevin Love added 18 and the lowly Cavaliers nearly put a damper on the emotional night.Ginobili became the ninth ...

Celtics beat Cavs 116-106 without Kyrie to snap 4-game slide

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:02

Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night.Kyrie Irving (rest) didn't play for Boston, but the Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak and are 11-2 without their leading scorer.Al Horford ...

Hobbled Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past Cavs 127-105

Basketball 03/24/19, 18:02

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed few signs he was bothered by an ailing right ankle, getting 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift to Milwaukee Bucks over the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-105 on Sunday.Antetokounmpo was listed as questionable after missing two of the three previous games with an ankle sprain. He made 11 ...

Gallinari scores 27 as Clippers edge Cavaliers 110-108

Basketball 03/22/19, 21:29

Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers continued their torrid March, edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-108 on Friday night.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 16 points while Lou Williams had 15 for the Clippers, who are 9-1 this month and closing in on a playoff spot in the Western Conference.Los ...

Sexton’s 25 leads Cavs over bruised Bucks missing Giannis

Sports 03/20/19, 20:43

Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.Sexton made a 3-pointer with 1:42 left and dropped a driving layup one ...

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