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Augustana Alum Paving a Way for Women in the NBA

Teresa Resch returned to Augie's campus with the NBA Championship trophy

SIOUX FALLS, SD—Growing up Teresa Resch never dreamed of working in an NBA front office, let alone becoming the vice president of basketball operations and player development for the Toronto Raptors, and playing a vital behind the scenes of their first-ever NBA Championship. “No way, when I was a little girl the NBA didn’t even exist in the Midwest,” said…

Former Skyforce Coach Dave Joerger Fired by Sacramento

Former Skyforce Coach Dave Joerger Fired by Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA…Former Skyforce head coach Dave Joerger was let go by Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings Thursday despite the fact that they won 39 games. That’s the most in 13 years for the Kings. In his 3 seasons in Sacramento, Joerger’s teams went 98-148. Joerger had coached the Kings since 2016 and has helped the team steadily improve. Sacramento went…

Timberwolves Face Win-Or-Go Home Finale With Denver

Minnesota Seeking First Playoff Berth Since 2004

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Whether or not the Minnesota Timberwolves will go to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, or go home, hinges on tomorrow night’s regular season finale with Denver. The Wolves defeated Memphis 113-94 last night.  That coupled with Denver’s win over Portland kept the two teams tied at 46-35 for the final playoff spot in…

Thibodeau & Wolves Excited To Land Versatile Butler

Blockbuster Trade Nets Minnesota Proven Veteran

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  For the first time in more than a decade there is some real buzz around the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s what happens when you pull off a blockbuster trade and bring in a three time all-star. Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick in last night’s draft to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for…

Miller A Mentor In Denver

Mitchell Native Plans On Playing In 18th NBA Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In these parts on NBA Draft night it’s hard not to think back to 17 years ago when Mitchell native Mike Miller went 5th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. Now he’s gone from the young kid nicknamed “skinny” to the old man on the young Denver Nuggets. Miller just completed his 17th NBA season. He…

NBA G-League Becomes Official

NBA Development League, Formerly Known As D-League, Gets A Brand New Look

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Since 2006, the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been a part of the NBA Development league, or D-League. On Tuesday, their league got an official makeover. The NBA and Gatorade announced the D-League will now be known as the NBA G-league. The G-league will expand to 26 teams, an addition of four teams since last year. For…

Miami Heat Purchase Controlling Interest Of Skyforce

Heineman Family To Remain Involved In Off Court & Promotional Duties

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have purchased a controlling interest in their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Miami HEAT and the Heineman family will be partners in the Skyforce and will continue to run the team as they have over the past four seasons. The Miami HEAT, led by Skyforce General…

Timberwolves To Buy NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy

NEW YORK – Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and the NBA Development League today announced a letter of intent from Taylor to purchase majority ownership in the NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy. Subject to finalization and NBA D-League approval of the transaction, Minnesota would become the 18th NBA team to own and operate an NBA D-League affiliate. “We’re thrilled to bring…

Colorful NBA Sideline Reporter Craig Sager, 65, Dies

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT for nearly a quarter-century. Sager first announced in April 2014…