Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame head coach who resigned from SMU in July, might return to the sideline — for the East Hampton High School Bonackers on Long Island, New York.
While staying at his summer home in East Hampton, Brown learned the local high school unexpectedly needed a new boys’ varsity coach after the newly hired one resigned last week. Brown could become what he had envisioned as a youngster: a high school coach. “Tonight, I’m going to the high school and see the kids and talk to the [athletic director],” Brown, 76, told ESPN on Tuesday. “I wish I could tell you when I’m going to make a decision. I’m hopeful, it’s pretty close.”
Source: C.L. Brown of ESPN
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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN