Marc Stein

Marc Stein

Covering the NBA since 1994 … NOW for @nytimes and @nytsports. Also @ESPNSoccerToday co-founder, @CSUF alumnus and most of all: Proudest dad EVER

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The Mavericks just officially announced that Rick Carlisle has stepped down as coach one day after the ouster of longtime GM Donnie Nelson.

Expensive night for Boston's Jayson Tatum and Utah's Donovan Mitchell, whose recent extensions would have been worth $33 million more had they been selected to any All-NBA team. Dallas' first-teamer Luka Doncic is now eligible for a five-year, $202 million extension in August.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic announced in his native Serbia today that he will not play for the national team in Olympic qualifying or if they earn a spot in Tokyo after two grueling NBA seasons back-to-back with little break.

Pelicans assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon is expected to emerge as a candidate to replace Stan Van Gundy in New Orleans, league sources say.

The Mavericks have hired a search firm and have opened the search for a new head of basketball operations, league sources say.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass after criticism of the league schedule from LeBron James: “Injury rates were virtually the same this season as they were during 2019-20 while starter-level and All-Star players missed games due to injury at similar rates as the last three seasons. (1/2)

Full Rookie of the Year ballot:

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Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban announces that no player in Mavericks history will ever wear No. 24 again in tribute to Kobe Bryant

The Nets have hired Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as their new head coach, @NYTSports  has learned

Important development for sport throughout the country: The CDC just announced it is recommending NO gatherings of 50+ people in the United States for the next EIGHT weeks

The Warriors, league sources say, will be directed to play host to the Nets on Thursday night at Chase Center in a game CLOSED to fans

The Rockets are pursuing a trade package from the 76ers that would be headlined by Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey, league sources say

Lakers/Warriors play-in game last night drew an average audience of 5.6 million. The most-watched NBA game on its air, @espn  says, since the 2019 Western Conference finals.

Here is Vanessa Bryant’s IG post released today ...

The Lakers are expected to give free agent guard JR Smith a post-trade deadline audition (perhaps as soon as next week) and remain favorites to sign Darren Collison if Collison elects to make a comeback to the NBA -- in addition to potential pickups on the buyout market

Sport is supposed to be an escape from real life ... but 2020 apparently has a previously unseen capacity to defy that notion