Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached an agreement in principle to sign with Besiktas of Turkey and team up overseas with Nets star Deron Williams, according to sources close to Odom.
The Turkish team that features New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams is pushing now to add Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom to its roster, according to sources close to the situation.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is in the early stages of contract negotiations with the same Turkish team that has signed Deron Williams and has been pursuing Kobe Bryant, according to Durant's agent.
Sources say Mark Jackson, Kurt Rambis and Elston Turner have progressed to second interviews for the Wolves coaching job.
League sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Lakers likely will seek permission from UConn to contact Jim Calhoun.
Magic Johnson revealed Saturday that he was a candidate to run the New York Knicks' basketball operation.
The Western Conference is so dominant, it should be included in the NBA playoffs' logo.