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Brandon Paul Chose Russia Vs. NBA Training Camp

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Former Illinois guard Brandon Paul was a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league squad, and afterwards signed a deal that landed him in Russia's top league. Why did Paul opt to play in Russia instead of NBA training camp?

Delaware 87ers Get Set For Inaugural Season

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There are many steps and processes involved in creating an NBA D-League franchise, and for the Delaware 87ers, the pieces have come together nicely for a team that's ready to impact the Delaware sports scene, and Sixers organization.

How To Succeed At An NBA D-League Open Tryout

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NBA D-League teams have rolled out their dates for open tryouts, and players across the country will soon be showcasing their talents in hopes of catching the eye of NBADL coaches and team personnel. How can they make the most of their opportunity?

Seattle Pro Am Gives Prospects A Great Opportunity

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The Seattle Pro Am finished yet another successful rendition recently, and with the help of the annual tournament's noted ambassador Jamal Crawford, the league took another large step forward in providing prospects with the opportunity to shine.

D-League A Worthy Investment For Sports Networks?

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After it's 12th season, the NBA D-League could be a valuable asset for new, or existing cable sports networks looking to expand upon their existing platforms. Will a big time network consider such a move?

No Disadvantage For Multi-Affiliate NBADL Teams

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As witnessed by this offseason, NBA teams continue to establish one-to-one setups with NBADL affiliates, however, D-League teams with multi-affiliates can still provide their NBA parent teams with ample service.

Top Six Free Agents That Played In NBADL Last Year

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There are plenty of players who spent part of their season in the NBADL last year, hoping for a NBA training camp invite. With overseas offers coming their way, which of these free agents are most likely to land a training camp opportunity?

Experienced Coach Wants A Shot At The NBA D-League

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The extremely versed Scott Fields is looking to utilize his coaching talents at the NBA D-League level. After coaching extensively overseas and domestically, Fields is ready to tackle the official minor league of the NBA. Is he ready for such a task?

D-League Head Coaches Now On The Doorstep Of NBA

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Recently hired head coach Bob MacKinnon shares his thoughts on the existing NBA opportunities for coaches in the D-League, and also about his new role with the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Former CBA Commissioner Dishes On D-League Future

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Former CBA (Continental Basketball Association) Commissioner Gary Hunter, explains how the NBA D-League can grow, and increase it's impact based upon his own experience in guiding a league with similar intentions.

D-League Alum Set To Take Part In Drew League

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Zach Andrews played for the NBA D-League Select team in Las Vegas, and is now getting ready to play in the Drew League. Andrews exemplifies the grinding attitude which players in his position need this time of year, will he achieve his ultimate goal?

2013 All-NBA D-League Alumni Summer League Team

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Out of the over 100 NBA D-League alumni that took part in NBA Summer League, which former NBADL standouts earned a spot on the 2013 All-NBA D-League Alumni Summer League Team?

NBADL Head Coach Finds Value In Summer League Trip

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Idaho Stampede head coach Mike Peck has seized the opportunity to coach alongside Portland Trail Blazers' staff at NBA Summer League. Peck's experience is an example of the benefit in having a 'One-to-One' affiliation for NBA, and NBADL teams.

Does The D-League Select Team Have An Advantage?

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The NBA D-League Select Team has posted an impressive 3-0 record, and head into the new playoff format with a certain swagger. However, does their NBADL experience actually give them an added advantage at NBA Summer League?

NBADL President Touches On Idea Of Expansion

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Dan Reed is a popular man at NBA Summer League, and rightly so. With 125 former NBADL players spread throughout participating team's rosters, the NBA D-League is a trending topic in Las Vegas. With demand growing, is expansion the next step?

D-League Select Team Is Rolling In Las Vegas

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Led by their head coach Alex Jensen, the NBA D-League Select team has impressed at NBA Summer League. The team is 2-0, and have showcased their unique ability to play as a single unit while displaying their own individual talents.

Hannah And Gladness Reconnect At NBA Summer League

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Former teammates in Santa Cruz, Stefhon Hannah and Mickell Gladness have reconnected in Las Vegas on the NBA D-League Select team. Hannah led the scoring charge, while Gladness protected the rim. The result was a win over Minnesota.

Former NBADL Coach Musselman Sticks To Div I Ranks

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Former NBA D-League Coach of the Year and NBA head coach Eric Musselman, passed on an opportunity with the Golden State Warriors and other NBA teams to stay in the college ranks. The experienced coach is dedicated to mastering the college game.

Father Of Luke Ridnour Dominates As Coach In IBL

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Rob Ridnour (father of Luke Ridnour) has created somewhat of a dynasty in the IBL (International Basketball League). Late last week, he guided the Bellingham Slam to a second consecutive title, and third championship for the club since 2008.

Five D-League Alums To Watch For In Orlando

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Fifty nine players at NBA Summer League Orlando have spent a portion of their career in the NBA D-League. Here are five NBADL alumni that can help their current and future NBA situations by delivering a solid performance.

New D-League Head Coach Keeps Fresh Via The WNBA

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Jason Glover spent the last portion of the 2012-2013 NBA D-League season as interim head coach for the Reno Bighorns. Now, the longtime Reno resident, and current Associate Head Coach in the WNBA, will be the official head coach to start 2013-2014.

Where's The D-League Divide Line This Year?

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In the last four NBA drafts, players selected in the early teens of the first round have been selected for NBA D-League stints during their rookie season. Will this year's draft class be any different?

Anthony Bennett Joins List Of Former Peck Players

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The top overall selection in this year's NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett, played for Mike Peck at Findlay Prep. Bennett joins an impressive list of NBA players who played for Peck, as the current NBADL head coach continues to develop player's talent.

Minor League Stints And An Assistant Gig Pays Off

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After years spent coaching in the minor leagues and a six-year assistant stint in Memphis, Dave Joerger is ready for his first head coaching gig in the NBA. Will other coaches follow in his footsteps?

Danny Green Has Arrived, Even LeBron Thinks So

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After a tremendous NBA playoff performance, Danny Green earned praise from many different members of the basketball community. The former NBA D-League standout even has the reigning NBA MVP LeBron James tweeting about him.

Danny Green On The Best NBADL Team Ever Assembled?

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Danny Green has made his name known in these NBA playoffs. However, before he became a key cog in the Spurs' offense, he was a member of the "best team ever" assembled in minor league basketball. Can he duplicate that in the NBA by winning Game 7?

D-League GM Of Basketball Ops Has Tremendous Value

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Milton Lee has spent the past two seasons as GM of Minor League Basketball Operations for the Brooklyn Nets. Memphis has asked permission to speak with Lee, who possesses a strong background in analytics, and a bevy of NBADL knowledge.

Plenty Of D-League Alumni At Utah Jazz Mini-Camp

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Half of the 24 invitees scheduled to take part in a free agent mini camp hosted by the Utah Jazz played in the NBA D-League last season. Will they impress the Jazz brass enough to land future consideration from the club?

Adidas Eurocamp Attendees Could See Time In NBADL

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As the action in Treviso, Italy wraps up at Adidas Eurocamp, players who impressed NBA scouts might find themselves playing professionally on American soil next year. However, it may be in the NBA D-League as an assignment player.

Cut NBADL Player Finding Success In 2nd IBL Season

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Jared Cunningham (Cleveland St.) is playing tremendous basketball for the Portland Chinooks of the IBL (International Basketball League). Cunningham is positioning himself nicely for another shot at the NBADL, or an overseas contract.

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