The 76ers took their time in naming a new head coach and they're still working on filling out the staff. New head man Brett Brown made yet another hire today by hiring former Nuggets assistant Chad Iske, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Iske served under George Karl in Denver and has built a great reputation for player development. Here's more from around the Association..
- We've now reached the point with Lamar Odom where it's pointless to talk about his free agency or immediate future in basketball, writes Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Stein says that Odom might have been the one NBA player who never wanted the 2011 lockout to end as he was still working to rebound mentally from two personal tragedies.
- Cavs guard Dion Waiters isn't the biggest star in the Cleveland backcourt, but he's confident that he's the league's next great two-guard, writes Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.
- Tyreke Evans is already bonding with his new Pelicans teammates, writes John Reid of the Times Picayune.
- Mark Porcaro of Secret Rival runs down the current list of players who have accepted training camp invites with an NBA team this summer.