Stephen Jackson: 'I will be back in the NBA this year'

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Stephen Jackson (3) reacts after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half in game six of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA Presswire) Stephen Jackson hasn’t played in an NBA game in over two years, but according…

Tom Izzo would cherish chance to coach in Olympics

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo talks during a Detroit Holy Redeemer fundraiser, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Brandon Folsom / Special to the Free Press Brandon Folsom / Special to the Free Press Former MSU basketball player Draymond Green, center, smiles as MSU hoops coach Tom Izzo, right, looks on, Sept. 10, 2015.(Photo: Kevin W.…

Pagano wants Luck to use his mind, not his body

Andrew Luck(Photo: Mykal McEldowney, USA TODAY Sports) ANDERSON, Ind. – Whether Andrew Luck makes his return in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game or later in the preseason, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano believes one change in his star quarterback’s play style will be apparent. “He’s not going to take the egregious hits anymore,” Pagano told…