Here’s a story from Yahoo Sports on former Missouri Tiger Keyon Dooling and his surprising retirement from the NBA in September. Last Thursday, Dooling and his wife Natosha appeared on Katie Couric’s new talk show “Katie” to talk about his history of sexual abuse. The full segment on the episode is linked on a Boston Celtics fan website, but Dooling shares his experiences that started back when he was five years old. There is also a full story from NBA.com’s David Aldridge. The courage it took for Dooling to share his experiences are gut wrenching to watch. Be advised there is adult content. Here is the opening segment embedded below.
Former Missouri Tiger Marcus Denmon made is NBA Summer League debut with the San Antonio Spurs last night in Las Vegas, NV. He played 10.5 minutes had three points, two fouls , two assists and two defensive rebounds in the Spurs win over Atlanta. Kyle Weems, formerly of Missouri State and Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2011, made his debut for Toronto yesterday, fouling out in 15 minutes. He scored two points in a 71-59 loss to Miami.
Kim English has started five games for Detroit, averaging 11.4 points and 30 minutes. He scored 17 points in his last game, falling one short of his summer high 18 points that he had in his debut. English is playing in Orlando, FL.
Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA have interviewed L.A. Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder on Monday about their head coaching job. Synder, the former Missouri Tiger men’s basketball coach, got back in the business as the head coach of the NBDL’s Austin Toros for three years. Snyder also worked with the Philadelphia 76ers, in charge of player development in 2010. Snyder is one of ten candidates who have interviewed for the Bobcats job.
While at Missouri, Synder was the fastest in school history to get to 100 wins. As quick as his rise was in college basketball, the descent was even faster. In early 2003, Ricky Clemons was arrested on charges of assault and battery against a former girlfriend and shortly after, accused teammates of receiving payments from assistant coaches. A year later, the NCAA placed Missouri on probation for a handful of minor violations and by then, the Tigers won just 16 games in 03-04 and only 12 the following year, which was Synder’s last at Mizzou.
If you thought the whole LeBron James leaving for Miami announcement on ESPN was ridiculous, so did former Kickapoo High School star and Creighton Bluejay Anthony Tolliver, who has played in 65 NBA games. Tolliver did a spoof a LeBron’s big announcement by putting together his own video on youtube. A woman off camera asks when he came to his decision between Golden State and Minnesota.
While LeBron dragged his announcement out about signing with the Miami Heat for an hour, Tolliver completed his spoof in just a little more over a minute.
Check out the video.