Jeff Zillgitt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jeff Zillgitt

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Commercial Appeal
  • El Paso Times
  • North Jersey News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Enquirer
  • The Desert Sun
  • Ventura County Star
  • The Courier-Journal
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Recent articles by Jeff:

NBA releases schedule of seeding games to finish regular season in Orlando

The NBA continues to move forward with its plan to finish the season, releasing the schedule for 88 seeding games from July 30 to Aug. 14. → Read More

NBA restart format winners and losers: LeBron James wins, but Lakers could lose

The NBA is the big winner because games will be played, but a major coronavirus-related incident could push the league into the loser category. → Read More

Fear, despair, outrage, hope: Athletes open up on why they joined protests

"I can see when these tragic things take place, it could easily happen to me," says Browns lineman Kendall Lamm. → Read More

Opinion: Knicks owner James Dolan reaches new low by refusing to speak out on George Floyd

Knicks owner James Dolan has refused to release a statement George Floyd's death, telling employees the team is not qualified to speak on the issue. → Read More

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, addressing George Floyd protests, calls President Donald Trump 'deranged'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich addresses George Floyd death, criticizes President Donald Trump and Senate leader Mitch McConnell. → Read More

Knicks owner James Dolan defends lack of public comment on George Floyd death

In a message to MSG employees, James Dolan said the Knicks "are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters." → Read More

Get ready to watch (and hear) sports in an entirely different way

With no fans in the seats for the foreseeable future, leagues and TV networks are looking at how to keep fans engaged on TV or in virtual settings. → Read More

NBA, Disney discuss resuming season in late July at Florida complex as part of single-site plan

The NBA has entered "exploratory conversations" with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July in Florida. → Read More

Hall of Fame NBA coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78; he led Utah Jazz for 23 seasons

Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest coaches in NBA history and a Hall of Famer, died Friday at age 78. He spent 23 seasons leading the Utah Jazz. → Read More

'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan 'flu game' in 1997 NBA Finals result of food poisoning from pizza

“The Last Dance” revealed the truth of Michael Jordan's famous 1997 NBA Finals "flu game" as well as the tragic story of Steve Kerr's father, Malcolm. → Read More

Former surgeon general Vivek Murthy: 'It’s really important to make sure our sports leagues open up safely'

Vivek Murthy says if sports don't reopen safely, 'we’re going to have to move back to suspending play, and that will be traumatic.' → Read More

Wilson replacing Spalding as official basketball manufacturer for NBA

The NBA is switching basketball manufacturers. Wilson will replace Spalding as the official basketball maker of the NBA starting in 2021-22. → Read More

'If it is safe to do so': NBA players favor resuming 2019-20 regular season with full playoff schedule

NBA players want to resume the 2019-20 regular season with a full playoff schedule, "if it is safe to do so." → Read More

'The Last Dance': Why Michael Jordan invented slights for motivation

Winning was all that mattered to Michael Jordan. If he needed to find something for motivation, he found it — no matter how trivial or contrived. → Read More

'The Last Dance' takeaways: Michael Jordan, Steve Kerr explain why their relationship grew after a practice fight

"The Last Dance" showed how the bond between Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr grew after a practice fight and how MJ juggled hoops and "Space Jam." → Read More

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver meets with players to detail possible ways to finish season

On a call with the players' union, Adam Silver detailed single- and multi-site plans and said the league can still wait until June to decide. → Read More

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the NBA aren't on same page with coronavirus testing

Mavs owner Mark Cuban isn't comfortable opening team facility for practice because they can’t test all players and staff for coronavirus. → Read More

NBA teams can reopen practice facilities Friday; at the moment, only three teams are on board

NBA's Cavaliers, Nuggets and Trail Blazers plan to open practice facilities for workouts Friday, but Golden State won't open until June 1 at earliest. → Read More

Day 54 without sports 🏀: Michael Jordan's greatest game that didn't count and five other 'Last Dance' takeaways

Michael Jordan made millions, but also paid a high price and almost didn't even meet with Nike. Plus, he once starred in a scrimmage unlike any other. → Read More

Opinion: NBA can't resume play soon enough, but Adam Silver won't be rushed

While there may be signs of hope or reports of progress, it's clear the NBA is not close to making a decision on whether it will finish the season. → Read More