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  1. Source -- Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City Thunder 'not close' on deal...

    Ric Bucher

    While the focus as of Sunday will be on free-agent NBA players, the Oklahoma City Thunder are still hoping to keep their coach, Scott Brooks, from entering the same waters.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  2. 2012 NBA Playoffs - Kevin Durant's personality the key to Oklahom...

    Ric Bucher

    It's not Kevin Durant's nature to be a true alpha dog, and as Ric Bucher writes, Durant's willingness to make room for Russell Westbrook and James Harden is the key to Oklahoma City's chemistry and success.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  3. NBA - Tony Parker has Spurs gunning for another title - ESPN The ...

    Ric Bucher

    After his transformative play overseas last summer, Tony Parker has the Spurs gunning for another title, writes Ric Bucher in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  4. Los Angeles Clippers to match DeAndre Jordan's offer sheet from G...

    Ric Bucher

    The Los Angeles Clippers plan to match the Warriors' offer sheet of four years and $40 million for center DeAndre Jordan, a league source said.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2011
  5. NBA to annouce postponement of training camp, cancel exhibition g...

    Ric Bucher

    No labor deal, and soon NBA teams could miss the start of training camps.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  6. NBA - San Antonio Spurs' blueprint for remaining title contenders...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher provides a blueprint for the Spurs to get back to title-contender status, including trades that would break up their Big 3 in order to bring some big-time stars to San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  7. Former San Antonio Spurs PG Chris Quinn signs with Russian team

    Ric Bucher

    Point guard Chris Quinn, who spent last season with the San Antonio Spurs, has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Russian League team, Kinki, based in Moscow, according to his agent.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  8. Sources: Grizzlies not negotiating with coaches as lockout looms

    Ric Bucher

    The Memphis Grizzlies are not planning to renew the expiring contracts of four assistant coaches in anticipation of a lockout, sources said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  9. Sources: Phoenix Suns granted permission to talk to San Antonio S...

    Ric Bucher

    The Phoenix Suns have been granted permission to talk to San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey about being their next GM on the condition they wait until after Thursday's draft, league sources said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  10. 2010 NBA finals - Finding the 'sweet spot' with Kobe Bryant, Paul...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher, from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, on "sweet spots" in the NBA Finals -- special places on the floor for riflemen like Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and even the heroes of yesteryear like MJ and Bird.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  11. Sources: P.J. Carlesimo to be hired as Toronto Raptors assistant

    Ric Bucher

    P.J. Carlesimo has an agreement in principle to join the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach under Jay Triano, according to league sources.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2010
  12. NBA free agency - Signing LeBron James could come at cost in fron...

    Ric Bucher

    Signing LeBron James would be a huge financial boon for any franchise. But taking on LeBron James, The GM, as a result, might be more than any team bargained for. His influence in the front office has hurt the Cavs, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  13. Source: Manu Ginobili agrees with San Antonio Spurs on multiyear ...

    Ric Bucher

    San Antonio Spurs and guard Manu Ginobili have agreed to a three-year extension worth $38.9 million, a league source confirmed Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  14. ESPN The Magazine - Ric Bucher: Plan B might be better than LeBro...

    Ric Bucher

    In the March 22 issue of ESPN the Magazine, Ric Bucher explains why it may not be in every team's interest to go after LeBron James and other top members of the free agent class of 2010.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  15. Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson among top 20 NBA free agents

    Ric Bucher

    Free agency isn't just about finding the best player; it's about fitting the right player into the right system. Ric Bucher ranks his top 20 free agents and analyzes their games to find the best landing spots.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  16. San Antonio Spurs are the best-drafting team of the past 20 seaso...

    Ric Bucher

    The D.R.A.F.T. Initiative shows that the Spurs are the best-drafting team of the past 20 years. Ric Bucher explores the methods behind their success.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2009