Basketball Roundup, 8.22.2011Posted by admin
Some of the top stories in the world of basketball today:
Missouri may be having second thoughts about hiring coach Frank Haith from Miami after last week’s news of potentially massive recruiting violations at the U. But Missouri, for now, is content to take a wait-and-see approach. Officially, the university says there were no red flags in hiring Haith.
Following their much-publicized brawl with a Chinese team, the Georgetown Hoyas have become a hot ticket in Shanghai, and it’s caused coach John Thompson III more headaches than he anticipated for this trip:
“It would be misleading if didn’t say that the last couple of days have been trying and stressful,” Thompson told ABC News. “But for me as coach and for the players it’s good to get back on the court.
It’s not clear if Delonte West is seriously looking for a job in retail, but last week he Tweeted that he had put in an application at Home Depot.
With the strong possibility of no NBA season this year, or at least, no professional basketball in the United States for some time, sports media focused on summer games at Rucker Park and various Pro-Ams like never before. The Drew League vs. Goodman League battle managed to even land on the front page of ESPN.