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Sources: Nikola Vucevic Out Six-to-Eight Weeks with Broken Finger

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Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic left Saturday night’s 130-103 loss to the Washington Wizards with a broken bone in his left index finger. He will be out six to eight weeks, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Vucevic was injured with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter. X-rays on Vucevic’s left hand revealed the fracture, and the Magic said he will undergo surgery at a date to be determined. After the game, he was seen with his finger protected by a splint and his left hand and wrist wrapped.

Vucevic said he got tangled up with Washington center Ian Mahinmi.

“I tried to get out,” Vucevic said. “As I went away I think he might [have] pulled my finger. I’m not sure. I heard it pop when it happened.”

Source: ESPN

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Sources: Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts Agree to Part Ways

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After a fourth first-round playoff exit in five seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers and coach Terry Stotts mutually agreed to part ways on Friday, sources told ESPN.

Among candidates expected to be considered for the Blazers opening, sources tell ESPN: Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, Jeff Van Gundy, Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni, and Michigan’s Juwan Howard.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Jason Kidd, Lloyd Pierce Expected to Be Candidates for Celtics’ Head Coach

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Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd and former Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce are expected to be head-coaching candidates for the Boston Celtics, league sources tell @YahooSports.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: Danny Ainge to Resign, Celtics to Name Brad Stevens President of Basketball Operations

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Danny Ainge is expected to step down as President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN. Brad Stevens is expected to assume a more prominent front office role with the team.

Boston head coach Brad Stevens is planning to transition from his current role into becoming the new head of basketball ops. of the Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic
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Danny Ainge plans to resign from his role as Celtics President, sources said.


Brad Stevens is moving from his head coaching role to leading the Celtics basketball operations — and Stevens will lead the search for the Celtics‘ new head coach, sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania on Twitter

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