Bulls Break Ground On New Practice Facility, NBA News

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Published on June 11 2013 10:34 am
Last Updated on June 11 2013 10:50 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls are coming back to Chicago with a new practice facility right next door to United Center. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf says the Bulls love their current facilty in Deerfield, but needed a change.

The team broke ground on the new $25-million facility on Monday and hope it will be ready by 2014-15. The team plans to sell naming rights to the new building and also use it as a tourist attraction. They've been in Deerfield since 1992.

 

Hollins Out As Grizzles Coach

(Memphis, TN) -- The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to go in a different direction with their head coaching position.  The Grizz announced they will not bring back Lionel Hollins. Hollins led Memphis to a 56-26 record with an appearance in the Western Conference finals. His contract expires on June 30. Reports indicate Memphis could go after George Karl.

 

Pistons Hire Cheeks As Next Head Coach

(Auburn, Hills, MI  -- Maurice Cheeks is the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons.  Cheeks has agreed to a multi-year contract to take the job. He will be formally introduced at a press conference later this week  Cheeks replaces Lawrence Frank, who was fired after going just 54-and-94 in two seasons. Cheeks has previously coached Portland and Philadelphia.

 

NBA Fines Three Teams For Tampering

The NBA has fined three teams for tampering. The Atlanta Hawks acknowledged that they are one of the three. ESPN reports that the Houston Rockets are also one of the teams that was fined. The "Journal-Constitution" reports the Hawks violated the policy by mentioning free agents Dwight Howard and Chris Paul in a letter to prospective ticket buyers.

 

Monday, June 11 Scoreboard

NBA Finals

No Game Scheduled

 

Tuesday, June 11 Schedule (Time Central)

NBA Finals

8:00 p.m. - Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
(Best-of-seven NBA Finals tied, 1-1)