The No. 1 rated NBA Developmental League player on their “Prospect Watch” list, former Baylor standout Pierre Jackson set a D-League record on Tuesday when he poured in 58 points in a single regulation game.The single-game scoring record helped his Idaho Stampede to a 136-122 win over the Texas Legends in Boise. Read More »
That picture of Eduardo Najera is looking a little old right now. Not only is he back in the fold with the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA’s first-ever Mexican born player has traded in the jersey for the suit. There hasn’t been much reason to think about the 36-year-old Najera lately, especially as he finished his 12-year career in dismal Charlotte the last two seasons. Now he gets to step into a very interesting role as head coach and part-owner of the D-League’s Texas Legends and an unspecified role with Dallas GM Donnie Nelson. It sounds pretty cool and with a lot of latitude for one of the league’s “good guys.” He’s not thinking small-ball, though: He wants to ultimately bring a franchise to Mexico. Read More »
After going 29th overall to Phoenix in the 2007 NBA Draft, Alando Tucker has since played in 51 games for the Suns and T-Wolves. But with some time overseas under his belt, he’s decided to give the NBA another shot. Last week, the D-League’s Texas Legends drafted the 6-6 swingman with the second overall pick. Around that same time, he dropped this track off his forthcoming mixtape, Critical Thinking, set to beat of J.Cole‘s “Roll Call.”
In March, I wrote a story about the astonishing decline of former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl. I talked about how in one year’s time, Pearl had taken Tennessee the furthest they had ever gone, reaching the Elite Eight in 2010, to being mired in scandal. Pearl was eventually fired, along with his three assistant coaches. Pearl was the face of Tennessee Basketball for the six years he coached in Knoxville, and with his charisma and outgoing personality making him a hit in the college basketball community, most thought it wouldn’t be long before he was coaching in a position of prominence yet again. And that appears to be happening, with the D-League’s Texas Legends pursuing him hard to be their next head coach. Read More »
Here’s all we can tell you: In addition to playing for the Texas Legends in the D-League, Rashad McCants (a.k.a. Suni Blac) has made a music video for his song, “Ballin’.” Apparently, even after four years in the NBA, ballin’ is just his hobby.