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Morning Cup of Canis (5-17-2012)

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Around the NBA

  • A new NBA Competition Committee was formed and will consist of coaches Doc Rivers of Boston, Rick Carlisle of Dallas and Lionel Hollins of Memphis; owners Dan Gilbert of Cleveland and Joe Lacob of Golden State; and GMs Bryan Colangelo of Toronto, Sam Presti of Oklahoma City, Mitch Kupchak of the Lakers and Kevin O'Connor of Utah.
  • The city of Seattle announced Wednesday that there is an agreement on a plan for a new basketball arena. Investor Chris Hansen, a hedge-fund manager from San Francisco, is the main investor on the project. The plan calls for about $290 million in private investment form Hansen, along with $200 million from the city and county through 30-year bonds.
  • The NBA fined Devin Ebanks $25,000 for his actions prior to and following his ejection from the Lakers' Game 1 loss, and fined Andrew Bynum $15,000 for failing to make himself available to the media following the Lakers' practice on May 15th.
  • Was Mario Chalmers fouled on that last-second shot in Game 2?

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