Coaching

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald speaks with his team during a break in the play in an NCAA college football game against Duke, in Evanston, Ill. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats’ quarterback competition. He is not ready to hand the job to Hunter Johnson, but the transfer from Clemson could be one of the most-pivotal players in the country. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:15 am
Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback...
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Phoenix Suns new NBA basketball head coach Monty Williams speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 22, 2019 - 7:15 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is introduced during a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. Beilein left Michigan after a successful 12-year run for what will likely be his last coaching stop, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who believe the 66-year-old can accelerate their rebuild. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 21, 2019 - 1:25 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers' basketball history stared the new coach in the face. He wants to make it richer. "Look at all those banners up there," Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA...
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Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, introduces Frank Vogel as the Lakers new head coach at their training facility in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2019. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The...
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his son, Jack, stand on the field at Yankee Stadium before the New York Yankees' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. Shaking hands and posing for photos on the field during batting practice, Harbaugh wore a Yankees cap, a Michigan sweater vest and — of course — a crisp pair of khakis. He says he and his father had never been to Yankee Stadium before and it's a "bucket list" trip for them. Harbaugh, a lifelong baseball fan, grew up rooting for the Detroit Tigers while his father was an assistant coach under Bo Schembechler at Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
May 17, 2019 - 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend. Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place at stake in the AL East. After...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Europe coach Ralph Krueger speaks during a news conference at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Krueger to become their next head coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night, May 14, 2019, because the team has not announced the hiring. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 8:59 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Krueger is returning to North America to coach the Buffalo Sabres in a bid to turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, United States head coach Bruce Arena sits on the bench prior to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match against Costa Rica, in Arlington, Texas. The New England Revolution have hired five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach Bruce Arena as its coach and sports director. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise. Bruce Arena, a five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach, was hired Tuesday as the Revolution's coach and sports...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel signals from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the search says Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2000 file photo Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham watches his team during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo. Cunningham, who emigrated from postwar Germany as a child and then dedicated his life to football, has died after a brief illness. He was 72. Cunningham’s wife, Rene, said in a statement that he died Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, file)
May 13, 2019 - 2:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gunther Cunningham's life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy. For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football. Yet Cunningham would go on to...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal against Texas Tech in Anaheim, Calif. Cleveland has signed Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 13. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:29 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has spent a coaching lifetime taking ordinary programs and turning them into consistent winning ones. All in college. He's getting his NBA shot. The Cavaliers ended a monthlong search Monday by hiring Beilein, a 66-year-old offensive mastermind who made Michigan a...
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