National Basketball Association roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – Coach Mike Budenholzer will hold a joint title of coach and team president in a shakeup of the Atlanta Hawks that includes the dismissal of general manager Danny Ferry.

Ferry has been exiled since last summer, when a racially insensitive scouting report on free agent Luol Deng put the fellow Duke alum in the crosshairs.

San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan was allegedly schemed out of $25 million by longtime financial adviser Charles Banks. Bloomberg reported the 18-year veteran and future Hall of Fame big man lost more than 10 percent of his career earnings.

Forward Jeff Green exercised his $9.2 million player option for next season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade during the 2014-15 season, Green played in 78 games for both teams and averaged 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Around the Web