NEW YORK (AP) -- What's not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- When Tony Parker started running low on masterful plays, Tim Duncan was there to take over and lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
TORONTO (AP) -- Bryan Colangelo is still president of the Toronto Raptors, but he's no longer the club's general manager.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner David Stern believes he is leaving the NBA in great shape and in great hands in looking back on his nearly 30-year tenure as the league's boss.
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade's rookie season ended with a playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. The next year, the Miami Heat were headed to the Eastern Conference finals and certain that an NBA championship was in their sights.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire will go into next season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan wants to ''bring the buzz back'' to Charlotte.