Fresh off his second NBA championship in three years, Stephen Curry was rewarded heavily by the Warriors Friday.
As the new NBA season officially began, Curry and the Warriors agreed to a five-year “supermax” contract worth $201 million, according to ESPN.com.
According to the report, the front office’s discussions with other teams on Wednesday was led by general manager Steve Mills. While free agency is the priority, New York is targeting Raptors president Masai Ujiri as a possible replacement for Jackson, though Ujiri remains tied up in a five-year contract with Toronto.
The Knicks on Wednesday announced they had mutually parted ways with Jackson, as owner James Dolan became increasingly concerned about the team’s long-term direction and Jackson’s ability to lead the it. Given Jackson’s open disagreements with stars Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, who have both been the subject of trade rumors, the team could soon take an interesting turn in a new direction.
“I’ve always said that me running a team at some point is another one of my desires, so if this thing with Cleveland goes down, great. If it doesn’t, great,” Billups said Sunday, via Sporting News, after making his BIG3 debut in Charlotte, N.C. “At some point, I’m going to do that and we’ll see what happens after that.”
Billups’ decision to play in the new 3-on-3 league Sunday after skipping the BIG3’s rollout in New York the week before was seen by some as an indication that his interest in the Cavaliers job had cooled.
The 40-year-old was the only known candidate for the Cleveland opening. He previously interviewed for the Atlanta Hawks GM job that ultimately went to Travis Schlenk.