Sources: Kings, Mike Brown table contract talks

Kings coach Mike Brown has one guaranteed season left on his original four-year contract.


Sources: Pistons to hire Langdon as new ops prez

The Pistons are planning to hire Pelicans general manager Trajan Langdon as the franchise's new president of basketball operations, and sides are beginning work on a deal expected to be completed soon, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.


Cavs fire Bickerstaff despite run to East semis

The Cavaliers dismissed coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Thursday after five seasons.


Sources: Porzingis could return for C's by Game 4

There's optimism that Kristaps Porzingis could return as soon as Game 4 of the Celtics' series against the Pacers, sources told ESPN.


Sources: Anunoby, Hart in Knicks lineup for G7

Knicks forwards OG Anunoby and Josh Hart will play in Game 7 against the Pacers, sources told ESPN.


Sources: Anunoby, Hart pushing to make Game 7

OG Anunoby believes there's a real opportunity he'll return for Game 7, and Josh Hart will do everything within his power to try to play on Sunday, sources told ESPN.


Sources: Porzingis likely out for start of East finals

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis is expected to remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals next week, but there's optimism he'll be able to return sometime in the series -- barring any setbacks, sources told ESPN on Friday.


Sources: Lakers to start talking with candidates

The Lakers are expected to start contacting coaching candidates in the coming days, with an initial concentration on sitting assistants and ex-head coaches with whom they have less familiarity.


Sources: Suns, Budenholzer agree to 5-year deal

Mike Budenholzer has agreed on a five-year contract to become the next coach of the Suns, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


Sources: Budenholzer Suns' top coaching target

Mike Budenholzer has emerged as the Phoenix Suns' target to become the franchise's next coach, and discussions are expected to move rapidly toward a deal, sources told ESPN on Thursday.