In the meantime, the veteran guard (Jarrett Jack) is waiting to see who the team will hire as coach. He said he was shocked to learn of Mike Brown’s dismissal. He was equally shocked to see Golden State fire Mark Jackson, whom he played for two years ago.
“I was really shocked by Coach Jackson being fired,” Jack said. “In anything that you do, you want to be judged based on your performance. His performance spoke for itself. You saw a lot of guys grow under his tutelage — Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, David Lee — and then collectively he got that franchise and that team into a place they haven’t been in a very, very long time — the playoffs — and being a team that people really had to take seriously.
“I just didn’t understand the move that was made. I think he’ll do great anywhere he lands, and anybody will definitely be happy and privileged to have him.”
Sources: Kyrie Irving Getting Second Opinion on Left Knee
My understanding is that Kyrie Irving is getting a 2nd opinion on his left knee, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. Bottom line: he needs the screws out. Knee is flaring up. He will either play thru it going forward or … he will get thee screws out and won’t play at all. Stay tuned.
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) March 20, 2018
Source: Tony Massarotti on Twitter
Report: Trae Young Declares for 2018 NBA Draft
Report: Mohamed Bamba Declares for 2018 NBA Draft
Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2018 NBA draft.
“After an incredibly rewarding year at the University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA draft,” Bamba said in a statement.
Bamba, a 7-foot center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, was one of the top freshmen in college basketball this season. He averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while ranking second nationally in blocks at 3.7 per game. Bamba totaled 15 double-doubles, including eight during an 11-game stretch in January and February.
Source: Jeff Borzello of ESPN