NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets made former University of Kansas point guard Jacque Vaughn their head coach Wednesday, promoting Steve Nash’s replacement instead of hiring suspended Boston coach Ime Udoka.
It took former Kansas All-American Ochai Agbaji exactly one Summer League game with his new team to draw praise from both Cleveland Cavaliers fans and those who cover the NBA. Here's a look at his NBA debut, as well as other recent Summer League action involving former Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has always been big on how players fit with teams, styles, personnel and philosophies. That’s what made his review of the landing spots for first-round NBA draft picks Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun stand out a little more than normal on Thursday night. By Matt Tait
Eight years after the Cleveland Cavaliers made Andrew Wiggins the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Cavs turned to another Jayhawk when they selected Ochai Agbaji with the No. 14 pick in Thursday’s draft. Seven picks later, KU teammate and close friend, Christian Braun was drafted No. 21 overall by Denver on what was a great night for the Kansas program. By Matt Tait and Zac Boyer
Former Kansas Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins became the 14th former KU player to win an NBA championship on Thursday night, following the Golden State Warriors 103-90 over Boston in Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals. By Matt Tait
If the Golden State Warriors wind up winning this year’s NBA title, former Kansas standout Andrew Wiggins will go down as one of the biggest reasons why. By Matt Tait
Eight former Kansas Jayhawks will have the opportunity to help their teams make a run at an NBA title this spring in the NBA playoffs. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid this week were named starters for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game through a process that includes fan, player and media voting. The nod marks Wiggins' first appearance in the All-Star Game while Embiid was voted a starter for the fifth consecutive season.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed on a four-year, $196 million contract extension that will take the All-Star center through the 2026-27 season. Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
Three years removed from the end of his playing career, former Kansas basketball star Nick Collison is launching into a new line of work with the same organization that employed him throughout his 15 years in the NBA.
How former Kansas Jayhawks fared in NBA games played Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.
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How former Kansas Jayhawks fared in NBA games played Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.