NBA West training camp primer

BY foxsports • September 28, 2012

Rick Carlisle (479-325 NBA career record)

Key additions: O.J. Mayo, Elton Brand, Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman.

Rookies: Jae Crowder, Bernard James, Jared Cunningham.

Key losses: Jason Terry, Jason Kidd.

Founded: 1980

Championships: One (2011)


HOUSTON ROCKETS

Coach:
Kevin McHale (73-87)

Key additions: Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik, Toney Douglas, Shaun Livingston, Sean Williams, JaJuan Johnson, Jon Brockman.

Rookies: Jeremy Lamb, Terrence Jones, Royce White, Donatas Motiejunas.

Key losses: Luis Scola, Kyle Lowry, Goran Dragic, Chase Budinger, Courtney Lee, Samuel Dalembert, Marcus Camby.

Founded: 1967 (as San Diego Rockets)

Championships: Two (most recent, 1995)


MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Coach:
Lionel Hollins (158-175)

Key additions: Jerryd Bayless, Wayne Ellington, D.J. Kennedy.

Rookie: Tony Wroten Jr.

Key losses:
O.J. Mayo, Dante Cunningham, Gilbert Arenas, Lester Hudson, Jeremy Pargo.

Founded:
1995 (as Vancouver Grizzlies)

Championships: None


NEW ORLEANS HORNETS

Coach:
Monty Williams (67-81)

Key additions:
Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick.

Rookies: Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Darius Miller.

Key losses: Chris Kaman, Trevor Ariza, Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry, Emeka Okafor, Marco Belinelli.

Founded: 1988 (as Charlotte Hornets)

Championships: None


SAN ANTONIO SPURS

Coach:
Gregg Popovich (847-399)

Rookies: Nando de Colo, Marcus Denmon.

Key Losses: None.

Founded: 1967 (as Dallas Chaparrals)

Championships: Four (most recent, 2007)


George Karl (1,074-731)

Key additions: Andre Iguodala, Anthony Randolph.

Rookies: Evan Fournier, Quincy Miller, Izzet Turkyilmaz.

Key losses: Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Chris Andersen.

Founded: 1967 (as Denver Rockets)

Championships: None


MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Coach:
Rick Adelman (971-656)

Key additions:
Brandon Roy, Andrei Kirilenko, Chase Budinger, Dante Cunningham, Greg Stiemsma.

Rookies: Alexey Shved, Robbie Hummel.

Key losses: Michael Beasley, Wes Johnson, Darko Milicic, Anthony Randolph, Brad Miller.

Founded: 1989

Championships: None


PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Coach:
Terry Stotts (115-168)

Key additions:
Jared Jeffries, Sasha Pavlovic, Ronnie Price.

Rookies: Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard, Victor Claver, Joel Freeman, Will Barton.

Key losses: Jamal Crawford, Raymond Felton, Joel Przybilla, Kurt Thomas.

Founded: 1970

Championships: One (1977)


OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

Coach:
Scott Brooks (174-125)

Key addition: Hasheem Thabeet.

Rookies: Perry Jones III, Hollis Thompson.

Key losses: Royal Ivey, Nazr Mohammed.

Founded: 1967 (as Seattle SuperSonics)

Championships: One (1979, as Seattle SuperSonics)


UTAH JAZZ

Coach:
Tyrone Corbin (44-50)

Key additions: Mo Williams, Marvin Williams, Randy Foye.

Rookies: Kevin Murphy, Shan Foster.

Key losses: Devin Harris, C.J. Miles.

Founded: 1974 (as New Orleans Jazz)

Championships: None

Mark Jackson (23-43)

Key additions:
Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry.

Rookies: Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Kent Bazemore.

Key losses: Dorell Wright, Nate Robinson.

Founded: 1946 (as Philadelphia Warriors)

Championships: Three (One in the BBA. Most recent, 1975)


LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Coach:
Vinny Del Negro (154-158)

Key additions: Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill, Willie Green, Ryan Hollins, Ronny Turiaf.

Key losses: Mo Williams, Randy Foye, Nick Young, Kenyon Martin, Reggie Evans.

Founded: 1970 (as Buffalo Braves)

Championships: None


LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Coach:
Mike Brown (313-163)

Key additions: Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark.

Rookies: Darius Johnson-Odom, Robert Sacre.

Key losses: Andrew Bynum, Ramon Sessions, Matt Barnes, Josh McRoberts.

Founded: 1947 (as Minneapolis Lakers)

Championships: 16 (most recent, 2010)


PHOENIX SUNS

Coach:
Alvin Gentry (322-342)

Key additions: Luis Scola, Michael Beasley, Goran Dragic, Wes Johnson, P.J. Tucker.

Rookie: Kendall Marshall.

Key Losses: Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick, Josh Childress, Ronnie Price.

Founded: 1968

Championships: None


SACRAMENTO KINGS

Coach:
Keith Smart (65-116)

Key additions:
Aaron Brooks, James Johnson.

Rookie: Thomas Robinson.

Key loss: Donte Greene.

Founded:
1948 (as Rochester Royals)

Championships: One (1951, as Rochester Royals)

* Also See: Eastern Conference Primer

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