Sports team management changes

New Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory press conference in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 6:19 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular season winner...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:47 pm
A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. The 2015 NBA Coach of the Year will replace Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the...
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Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun talks about his efforts in building a new basketball program at Saint Joseph, a Division III school, during a news conference on the school's West Hartford, Conn., campus Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
May 16, 2018 - 8:56 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noreaga Davis acknowledges being a little star struck when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun came to see him play high school basketball. The 6-foot-3 very small forward from Notre Dame-Fairfield in Connecticut, is one of about a dozen players Calhoun has recruited as he...
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Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 15, 2018 - 9:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall. And then he stopped to correct himself. "We have No. 1," McDonough said. "I've got...
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James Borrego speaks to the media, as Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak listens, after Borrego was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets during an NBA basketball news conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
May 11, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA's Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster. He may not have any other choice. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday "there is no master plan to blow up this...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media at an end-of-season availability in Toronto, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 12:25 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have fired Dwane Casey after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for second straight season. Toronto President Masai Ujiri on Friday said the move was a "very difficult but necessary step." "As a team, we are constantly trying to grow and...
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FILE - This 2012 file photo shows Rick Brunson. The Minnesota Timberwolves said Tuesday, May 8, 2018, that assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned amid reports that women had accuse him of improper conduct. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson abruptly resigned Tuesday and the team said he had fallen short of meeting its "high standards of conduct" amid reports he had acted improperly toward women. The Timberwolves announced Brunson's resignation in a one-sentence...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, May 8, 2018, because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:18 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news...
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May 04, 2018 - 11:17 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks' coaching search is underway, with interviews starting as early as this weekend. "For us we're on a really thought-out process," general manager Jon Horst said Friday. "It will start out immediately and we'll hopefully get to a great result at the end of it."...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale directs his players during the first half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. A person with knowledge of the details said Thursday, May 3, 2018, that the New York Knicks have agreed to hire Fizdale as their new coach. The former Grizzlies coach will replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired last month after two seasons. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 03, 2018 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale is coming back to coaching as the latest pick of the New York Knicks to turn around their franchise. The Knicks agreed to hire Fizdale on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the details said. The former Memphis Grizzlies coach will replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired...
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