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Morning shootaround — June 2


VIDEO: Relive Stephen Curry’s top 10 assists from 2014-15

NEWS OF THE MORNING

Reports: Hoiberg headed to Bulls| All-time great shooters marvel at Curry’s shooting skill | LeBron says he’s playing at his best ever

No. 1: Reports: Hoiberg headed to Bulls; Has reached 5-year deal with Chicago — The worst kept secret in the NBA regarding who will replace Tom Thibodeau as coach of the Chicago Bulls will likely be fully out in the open today. According to multiple reports, the Bulls are set to formally introduce Iowa State coach (and former Bulls player) Fred Hoiberg as their next coach. ESPN.com has more on the move, which isn’t a done deal yet, but is close enough that Hoiberg is telling some at Iowa State he won’t be back for 2015-16:

Fred Hoiberg has informed several Iowa State players and staff members that he is leaving, a source told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.

Hoiberg is in negotiations with the Chicago Bulls for a five-year contract to become their new coach and was en route to Chicago to finalize the agreement, according to the source.

Although contract language is still being hammered out, multiple sources said the feeling from many within the Bulls organization is that the deal is all but complete.

On Monday night, the Bulls informed media that the team will make a “major announcement” Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET.

Hoiberg has been mentioned as a successor to Tom Thibodeau for months, due to Hoiberg’s close friendship with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and several others in the team’s front office.

Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports Hoiberg has in fact already signed with the Bulls and has a five-year, $25 million deal with them:

Fred Hoiberg has signed a five-year contract worth nearly $25 million to coach the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Chicago has a news conference set for Tuesday afternoon to introduce Hoiberg as coach.

Hoiberg’s contract is comparable to deals that Golden State’s Steve Kerr and New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher signed a year ago.

Hoiberg had been making $2.6 million a year at Iowa State.

Bulls management considered the partnership that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens had developed as a model for the Hoiberg hiring, league sources said. Stevens made the leap to the NBA from Butler University three years ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder hired Florida coach Billy Donovan, agreeing to what sources say is a five-year, $30 million contract.

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Consistency Puts Korver Atop List


VIDEO: Kyle Korver nails the record-breaking 3-pointer

Seems easy for a great shooter, right?

Make a single 3-pointer in game. Do it in every game over the course of a season.

Dale Ellis couldn’t. Peja Stojakovic couldn’t. Ray Allen, who has made more 3-point shots than any player in NBA history, hasn’t. Rashard Lewis got to 62 before his string ended. Stephen Curry reached 53 and then drew a blank last season.

Dana Barros held the record since 1996 at 89 consecutive games with a shot made from behind the arc until Kyle Korver hit No. 90 on Friday night.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution described the scene Friday night at Philips Arena:

“It feels good,” Korver said. “I’m glad it’s done. My naps the last couple of games haven’t been very solid. I try not to think about getting this close and not getting it. That would not have been fun. I’m proud of it for sure.”

At the timeout following Korver’s record breaker, the team showed a video tribute celebrating the achievement. Korver was greeted by teammates as he came off the floor. Korver addressed his teammates in the locker room following the game to express his thanks for their role in the accomplishment. His teammates thanked him for earned a day off Saturday.

Korver had family in town – but not for the occasion of an NBA record.

“Yeah, they came for my daughter’s birthday, not for me,” Korver said. “She turned one yesterday and they happened to be in town and got to enjoy it.”

The record breaker came with 5:29 left in the first quarter of the Hawks’ 108-89 thumping of the Cavs. Korver finished the game hitting 2-for-3 from long range and he’s been making them at a clip of more than 46 percent since the streak began on Dec. 4 of last year at Oklahoma City.

Since he began his streak of long range consistency, Korver has been producing volume as well as accuracy. In fact, he shot 6-for-9 on treys when he tied the record in the previous game against the Clippers. During his 90-game run only Curry, Klay Thompson and Ryan Anderson have made more 3-pointers.


VIDEO: Korver talks about setting the new NBA record