Louisville coach Rick Pitino has won induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a source told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday.
Gary Payton has decided against pushing for a buyout or trade in the wake of the Shaquille O'Neal deal and intends to return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season, the guard told ESPN Radio on Wednesday.
Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen will see a specialist after an MRI exam Thursday revealed a loose item in his right ankle.
Gary Payton won't play his 1,000th NBA career game with the Seattle SuperSonics. He's the property of the Milwaukee Bucks now.