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Sources: Hart to become G League Ignite coach
The G League Ignite is finalizing a deal with USC associate head coach Jason Hart to become the program's new head coach, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Green: Pelicans' situation reminiscent of Suns
New head coach Willie Green says the Pelicans' situation is very reminiscent of his time in Phoenix, where he served as the Suns' top assistant. "People that love to come to work," he said. "... We're really close to taking the next step."[read more]

OKC downtown arena renamed Paycom Center
The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced an exclusive 15-year naming rights partnership to rename the city's downtown arena after Paycom, a local company that offers online payroll and human resources services to employers.[read more]

Nets assistant D'Antoni leaving Nash's staff
Mike D'Antoni is leaving the Brooklyn Nets, forcing Steve Nash to make another change on his coaching staff.[read more]

Top draft prospect Suggs signs deal with Adidas
Former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs has landed a multiyear footwear and apparel deal with Adidas.[read more]

Pelicans C Hayes arrested in Los Angeles area
Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in the Los Angeles area early Wednesday morning after an alleged altercation with a police officer, TMZ Sports reported.[read more]

2021 NBA draft: How to watch, mock draft, storylines and key intel
From projections to expert analysis, we'll get you prepared for Thursday's draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).[read more]

Perfect time to represent Nigeria for Utah Jazz's Miye Oni
Oni has been a target of the Nigeria basketball federation as they seek to rebuild the program around NBA talent.[read more]

Power Rankings: It's never too early to forecast next season
Sure, the Bucks just won the title. But how is next season shaping up? Here's a way-too-early look at where the champs and all 30 teams stand ahead of 2021-22.[read more]