Yes, I finally returned from my _long_ vacation (during which I had
almost no internet access). Thanks so much to Jed Tai for keeping track
of most of what went on while I was gone - fortunately things weren't too
busy NBA-wise. My summer vacations are over, so things should get back
to normal (and no more long absences for a while). Training camp for
most teams start October 2 (with that day being a media day and the real
camp starting the next day). Preseason starts October 5 with games
overseas (games in the US start October 9). The 2006-07 regular season
starts November 1. Here's the NBA news that occurred while I was gone.
Please let me know of any other news/transactions from August 19 to
September 20 that I'm missing.
News from August 19.
Marcus Fizer signed with a team in Spain.
News from August 21.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) underwent surgery on his right shoulder to repair
a torn ligament. He is expected to be out until mid to late November.
News from August 22.
TRADE: In a sign-and-trade, Atlanta re-signed Al Harrington to a 4 year,
$35.3 million contract and then traded him and John Edwards to Indiana
for a future 1st round draft pick and cash.
News from August 23.
Detroit named Terry Porter as an assistant coach.
News from August 28.
Atlanta exercised their 07-08 options for Josh Childress, Josh Smith,
and Marvin Williams.
News from August 29.
Golden State fired head coach Mike Montgomery.
Utah signed 2nd round draft pick (#46) Dee Brown.
Indiana signed Jimmie Hunter.
Indiana named Johnny Davis and Leonard Perry as assistant coaches.
News from August 30.
Golden State named Don Nelson as head coach.
Atlanta signed Lorenzen Wright to a 2 year, $6 million contract.
News from August 31.
Dallas named Sam Vincent as an assistant coach.
Richie Frahm signed with a team in Italy.
News from September 1.
Phoenix signed Jumaine Jones to a 1 year contract.
Minnesota signed 2nd round draft pick (#36) Craig Smith.
Golden State named Larry Riley as an assistant coach.
News from September 2.
FIBA World Championship (in Japan) - Bonze Medal Game
USA 96, Argentina 81
LeBron James (USA) had 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Dwyane Wade (USA) had 32 points including 13-17 FG and 3-3 3-pointers.
Luis Scola (Arg) had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Andres Nocioni (Arg) had 18 points and 6 rebounds.
(Greece defeated USA 101-95 in the semi-finals)
News from September 3.
FIBA World Championship (in Japan) - Gold Medal Game
Spain 70, Greece 47
Jorge Garbajosa (Spa) had 20 points.
Carlos Navarro (Spa) had 20 points.
Mihalis Kakiouzis (Gre) had 17 points.
Pau Gasol (Spa, did not play in the Gold Medal game due to injury) was
named as MVP of the tournament.
News from September 5.
Houston signed Casey Jacobsen and Matt Haryasz to 1 year contracts.
Cleveland signed David Wesley to a 2 year contract. The 1st year is worth
$1.75 million and the 2nd year is only partially guaranteed.
Will Bynum signed with a team in Israel.
News from September 6.
Miami re-signed Gary Payton to a 1 year, minimum contract.
The LA Lakers signed 2nd round draft pick (#58) J.R. Pinnock.
News from September 7.
Washington named Bill Berry as an assistant coach.
News from September 8.
Pau Gasol (Mem) underwent surgery on his left foot to repair a broken
bone. He is expected to be out 4 months.
Denver re-signed Reggie Evans to a 5 year, $23 million contract.
Philadelphia signed Alan Henderson to a 1 year, minimum contract.
Philadelphia signed Ivan McFarlin to a non-guaranteed contract.
News from September 11.
Boston signed Kendrick Perkins to a 4 year, $16 million contract
Boston named Kevin Eastman as an assistant coach.
C***te signed Walter Herrmann to a 1 year contract with a 2nd year at
the team's option.
New York released Ime Udoka.
News from September 12.
Detroit named Dave Cowens as an assistant coach.
Miami released Derek Anderson.
News from September 13.
Washington signed Roger Mason, Kevin Pinkney, Mike Hall, and James Lang to
New Jersey signed Mile Ilic to a 2 year, $1.65 million contract.
News from September 14.
Minnesota named Bob Ociepka as an assistant coach.
New Jersey named Ryan Krueger as an assistant coach.
Golden State named Stephen Silas as an assistant coach.
News from September 15.
Miami exercised their 07-08 contract options for Dorell Wright and Wayne
San Antonio signed Jamar Smith, Rich Nelzer, Charles Lee, and Jared Reiner
to non-guaranteed contracts.
News from September 20.
San Antonio signed Olu Famutimi.
News from September 21.
Speedy Claxton (Atl) is expected to be out 5 to 6 weeks with a fractured
left middle finger.
Tarence Kinsey (NO) suffered a fractured right orbital bone. He is
scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday and is expected to be out about 4
Milwaukee signed Mike Harris and Chris McCray to non-guaranteed
From Sept. 7: Patrick O'Bryant (GS) is expected to be out 4 to 6 weeks
with a broken right foot.
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