Vivek Ranadive has relinquished his minority stake in the Golden State Warriors after becoming the majority owner of the Sacramento Kings. Once it becomes official in the next week he needs to decide who stays in basketball operations, including the coaching staff.
Golden State Warriors backup center Andris Biedrins owns an ETO (early termination option) in his contract and to no surprise he's not going to invoke it. As a result, Biedrins will earn $9 million next season and he won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2014.
Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Suddenly, Frank Vogel is a household name. A week ago, anybody outside of Indianapolis or the circle of NBA cognoscenti had no idea who the Indiana Pacers’ low-key coach was, what he looked like, what he stood for.
He's the Indiana University professor who got young Mark Cuban interested in advanced analytics, a pioneer of adjusted plus/minus, and a man who says some coaching moves in these playoffs have been flat wrong.