NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

Oct 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Mike Krzyzewski is planning to step down as coach of the United States Olympics men's basketball team after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

"It is. It definitely is," Krzyzewski, the head coach at Duke, told ESPN about this being his last stint coaching with USA Basketball.

"I think it's time to move ahead. During the next season there will be a number of decisions made about the future of USA Basketball with Rio (the roster) and coaching."

Coach K, who coached the U.S. to Olympic gold medals in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, said a succession plan to replace him will be announced in the coming year before the Olympic Games next summer.

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Lamar Odom's condition continues to improve after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel a week ago.

Odom, 35, has started physical therapy at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas and will soon try to walk, sources told the Los Angeles Daily News.

Odom has been hospitalized since last Tuesday after he was found unconscious at a brothel named Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada.

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The Orlando Magic waived guards Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert.

After clearing waivers, the two players will join the Magic's Development League team, the Erie Bayhawks.

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The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard/forward Xavier Henry and free agent forward Chris Udofia to contracts.

Henry, 24, averaged 2.2 points and 9.6 minutes in nine games with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15 before suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Udofia, 23, played in Israel last season.

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The Miami Heat signed guard Briante Weber and waived guard Corey Hawkins. Weber suffered a torn ACL last January, ending his senior season at Virginias Commonwealth.

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