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UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

‘Gonzaga Legends’ event returns for summer show just in time for Hoopfest

On Thursday, June 27, former Zags basketball stars Kelly Olynyk, Steven Gray, David Pendergraft and Heather Bowman will headline the second “Gonzaga Legends” event at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named NABC first-team All-American

Rui Hachimura became the third Gonzaga player ever named first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis keeps close eye on the Bulldogs during breakout NBA season

Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. When Domantas Sabonis was asked how proud he is to see Gonzaga again ranked No. 1, the Indiana big man didn’t utter …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis working way up NBA ranks

The only thing that’s changed is the uniform. Domantas Sabonis roams the court, setting concrete screens, collecting rebounds, taking high-percentage shots, dunking followed by an occasional Sabonis’ flex/snarl. Just like …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Former Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk has changed his look in order to benefit Wigs for Kids

Kelly Olynyk, the former Gonzaga standout, has found a higher calling for the locks that have defined his NBA career.


NBA capsules: Wild night in Miami as Heat top Nuggets 149-141 in double OT

James Johnson scored a career-high 31 points, Kelly Olynyk added 30 off the bench and the Miami Heat set a franchise single-game scoring record by beating the Denver Nuggets 149-141 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Former Gonzaga stars Domantas Sabonis, Kelly Olynyk thrive with new teams

Domantas Sabonis and Kelly Olynyk have new addresses this season and change seems to agree with the two former Zags.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Ex-Zag Kelly Olynyk a great fit with the Miami Heat

After the Boston Celtics, who he’d played his first four NBA seasons for, cut ties after last season, Kelly Olynyk had to decide where to play this season and beyond.


Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 32 for Heat in return to Boston

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 32 points in his rousing return to Boston, and the undermanned Miami Heat hung on for a 90-89 victory over the Celtics. On a night …


Kelly Olynyk makes a big splash in end-of-camp Heat scrimmage

Kelly Olynyk is starting to find his groove with the Miami Heat. Miami’s training camp ended with a scrimmage where all facets of Olynyk’s game were on display, and the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat

Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, after ESPN first reported it would be …


Former Zag Kelly Olynyk says he didn’t skip a class as Gonzaga undergrad

Kelly Olynyk was an Academic All-American at Gonzaga and he revealed one of the reasons why during a recent public appearance. The Boston Celtics forward, speaking at an event honoring …


Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: It’s ‘a joke’ Warriors’ Draymond Green calls anyone dirty

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas can’t believe Draymond Green is calling anyone else a dirty player, let alone his Boston teammate Kelly Olynyk.


Draymond Green: ‘Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping’

The Kelly Olynyk-Kelly Oubre Jr. battle continues to simmer, with the Wizards crowd chanting for the suspended Oubre and booing the non-suspended Olynyk throughout Sunday night’s Game 4. The reverse …


Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins making most of his minutes

When Przemek Karnowski was a freshman, he played 10.7 minutes per game behind Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Sam Dower. When Domantas Sabonis was a freshman, he came off the …


Blanchette: Gonzaga’s big weekend shows team’s commitment to communal cause

This is Hoopfest’s weekend, but in the event’s DNA is a willingness to share, whether it’s with other causes or the avowed one: basketball.


Celtics say F Olynyk will miss 2 weeks

Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk has a right shoulder injury that will keep him out for about two weeks.


Danny Ainge defends Kelly Olynyk for injuring Love

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge came to the defense of forward Kelly Olynyk for the play that injured Kevin Love. Ainge said the Cleveland forward was “a little over …


Love: Olynyk’s ‘bush-league’ play caused injury

BOSTON – Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a “bush-league” play. Cleveland’s power forward was injured in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 101-93 …


Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 30 to lead Boston Celtics past 76ers

NBA: Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the visiting Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and …


Kelly Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavs

Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for …


Celtics pleased with Olynyk’s progression

Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge stood in the middle of a tunnel near the Orleans Arena court, waiting for the postgame celebration to conclude following Gonzaga’s win over BYU in …


Like old times with Olynyk

It wasn’t quite like old times when Kelly Olynyk showed up as a surprise guest for Gonzaga’s Senior Night on Saturday. Shortly after he was announced, Olynyk took off his …


Just like old times with Kelly Olynyk

It wasn’t quite like old times when Kelly Olynyk showed up as a surprise guest for Gonzaga’s Senior Night on Saturday.


Gonzaga basketball dominates SWABS voting

It comes as little surprise that Gonzaga University basketball player Kelly Olynyk is the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters Amateur Athlete of the Year for 2013. Coming off a redshirt …


Gonzaga opens road-heavy second half at Santa Clara

Midway through the WCC race, Gonzaga is in first place but the course changes a bit for the second half.


Oladipo, Olynyk turn heads

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Pro Summer League is in the books. The Orlando Magic had a bunch of goals for the week, but none of them was more important …


Danny Ainge welcomes newest Celtic, ‘hippie’ Kelly Olynyk

BOSTON — Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge understands why other teams keep calling to see if he will trade Rajon Rondo or even his newest player, former Gonzaga University …


Kelly Olynyk introduced to Boston media

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge understands why other teams keep calling to see if he will trade Rajon Rondo or even his newest player, former Gonzaga University standout Kelly …