Week In Review 3/6/16-3/12/16

Spurs owner Peter Holt is relinquishing control of the team to wife, Julianna Hawn Holt, the team announced this week. The 67-year-old Spurs boss is retiring as chairman, CEO and representative on the board of governors, turning those capacities over to his wife. The Holts jointly became the franchise’s largest shareholders in 1996, when Peter Holt ascended to the top of the organization. He’ll remain on the board of managers of Spurs Sports & Entertainment and continue as part of the ownership group.

“Our ownership in the Spurs has always been a family affair,” Julianna Hawn Holt said. “For many years I’ve had the desire to take a more active role with Spurs Sports & Entertainment. We felt this was the right time to make this transition. We are very excited about the current Spurs season and the future of the organization.”

The changing of the guard closes a remarkably successful era for the Spurs, who missed the playoffs only once under Peter Holt’s reign.  The franchise has won five NBA titles while qualifying for the postseason for an amazing 19 straight seasons. “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved over the last two decades,” Peter Holt said. “The championships are wonderful, bringing new sports franchises to San Antonio is important but the biggest accomplishment for me will always be the impact we’ve had in our community. The pride, support and love that our city has for the Spurs is truly amazing.”

Here’s more from the week that was…


Signings

You can stay up to date on all the 10-day deals handed out with our 10-day contract tracker.


Waivers


Miscellaneous News

  • The Nets named Cavs front office executive Trajan Langdon their assistant GM.
  • Lakers rookie small forward Anthony Brown is expected to miss at least a month due to a stress reaction in his right foot.
  • The National Basketball Players Association is reportedly thinking about filing a grievance with the league over the voided Donatas Motiejunas trade. The Pistons elected to cancel the trade on February 22nd after several medical tests failed to convince them that Motiejunas’ back was sufficiently healed from surgery last spring.
  • Michael Carter-Williams will miss the rest of the season and undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
  • Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the 2015/16 season as a result of surgery to repair damage to his fractured right ring finger.
  • The Kings suspended DeMarcus Cousins for one game without pay in the wake of his outbursts toward coach George Karl and GM Vlade Divac during and reportedly after Wednesday’s game.
  • Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo broke his right ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.
  • Jahlil Okafor will miss the rest of the season because of a torn meniscus in his right knee.

D-League News

You can stay up to date on all the D-League assignments and recalls for the season here.

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