Amid the continued chaos revolving around Clippers owners Donald and Shelly Sterling, the team announced Monday that Coach Doc Rivers has restructured the basketball side of the organization’s operation.
Rivers has a new title — president of basketball operations. He had been senior vice president of basketball operations, a position that will now be filled by Kevin Eastman, who had been an assistant coach.
Dave Wohl has been promoted from director of professional scouting to general manager.
In addition, Gary Sacks was demoted from vice president of basketball operations to assistant general manager, and Gerald Madkins was demoted from director of basketball operations to director of scouting.
Jason Piombetti, the team’s director of scouting, was demoted to assistant director of scouting.
Cavs D-Wade Volunteers to Move to Bench Role
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade approached coach Tyronn Lue over the weekend and requested to come off the bench for the defending Eastern Conference champions, returning JR Smith to the starting shooting guard role he occupied for most of the past three seasons.
“I just decided, earlier than later, just to get to the unit where I’d be more comfortable in and can probably be better with this team in that lineup,” Wade said after practice Monday. “Why wait? Three games in, why wait? Wanted to get in there with those guys.”
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Suns GM: Bledsoe Has Likely Played Last Game for PHX
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has likely played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Monday.
McDonough said he, interim coach Jay Triano and Bledsoe met Monday morning and that Bledsoe was sent home at the end of the discussion. He will not play in Monday’s home game against the Sacramento Kings. Bledsoe “won’t be with us going forward,” McDonough said.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Ben Simmons Registers Triple-Double, 76ers Win
Four games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has a triple-double to his credit.
And with some help from Joel Embiid, he finally led the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory. Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Embiid scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to a 97-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN