Warriors won't retain assistant coach Lloyd Pierce

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Warriors won't retain assistant coach Lloyd Pierce

June 29, 2011

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Lloyd Pierce, whom the Warriors hired as an assistant coach in late December, will not be a part of Mark Jackson's coaching staff in 2011-12.Pierce was hired by the Warriors on Dec. 24, to replace Stephen Silas, who left the team to work with his father Paul Silas in Charlotte. During his brief tenure with Golden State, Pierce was seen primarily working out individually with Warriors players.He was also a part of each of the Warriors multiple player draft workouts conducted in the weeks leading up to last week's NBA draft.
Pierce is a Bay Area native and attended Santa Clara University. He had spent the previous three seasons as player development coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers.Jackson was named head coach of the Warriors on Jun 6, and on the same day Michael Malone was named Jackson's lead assistant. The Warriors are also expected to hire long-time Chicago Bulls assistant Pete Myers, although that will likely not be announced until after June 30.The Warriors also received permission to talk with Orlando Magic assistant coach Steven Clifford approximately two weeks ago, but Clifford is said to be staying put.

John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

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John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.

Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.

Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.

The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.

Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:

[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]

A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:

On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."

In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.

Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.

Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller