AP Interview: Wade ready for his Chicago challenge

Dwayne Wade played for three head coaches in 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, helped orchestrate one of the most scrutinized free-agent hauls in NBA history when LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to play alongside him, and had 112 teammates along the way.

His first official day of work …

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Timberwolves announce coaching, front office hires

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staff on Sunday night, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga. Peter Paton has been hired as the shooting coach.

Croom is widely known as an expert at navigating the …

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Violet Palmer, the NBA's first female referee, retires

Violet Palmer, who in 1997 joined Dee Kantner in becoming the first female referees in major American pro sports history, has worked her final NBA game.

Palmer was met with sharp criticism directly out of the gate, as players like Charles Barkley and the late Bison Dele carped about the …

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