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Chris Jent To Coach Bakersfield Jam

Chris Jent will coach the NBA D-League’s Bakersfield Jam.  Bakersfield is the NBA affiliate for the Phoenix Suns.

 

Jent was an assistant coach with Sacramento with head coach Mike Malone for the 2013-14 season and last year until Malone was fired by Sacramento.

 

Jent, who is 45, replaces Nate Bjorkgren who is now an assistant coach with Phoenix.

 

In addition to being an assistant with Sacramento, Jent has also been an assistant with Philadelphia, Orlando and Cleveland.



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Kyrie Irving Could Be Out Until January

The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to work Kyrie Irving back carefully and methodically from a fractured left knee cap, and the star point guard could be held out of the lineup until January according to a report from Cleveland.com.

 

Irving suffered the injury in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State.  His recovery time was expected to be 3-4 months.  His rehabilitation is thought to be going smoothly.  Cleveland wants to be patient and cautious and bring him back slowly without risking a setback with the goal being full strength for the playoffs.

 

Cleveland signed veteran free agent Mo Williams in the offseason, so they have depth at point guard. Cleveland is looking to mount a title run and having Irving in November and December is not essential to that effort.



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Rose Attorney Claims Money Shake Down

Derrick Rose and his attorney are calling out a lawsuit by an ex-girlfriend claiming being drugged and gang-raped by the NBA star and two friends as a shake down for money.

 

Lisa Cohen, Rose’s attorney, told TMZ Sports that the lawsuit is "an attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete."  

 

Cohen went on to say that Rose and the plaintiff were in a "non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship for over two years" ... and there were never any complaints until lawyers started telling her to go after Rose for a payday.

 

Cohen also states in the report that this is the third attorney hired by the plaintiff so sue Rose, and that she has repeatedly tried to squeeze him for money.

 

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NBA Icon Darryl Dawkins Passes Away

NBA icon Darryl Dawkins, who was nicknamed “Chocolate Thunder”, died this morning of a heart attack at the age of 58.

Dawkins was the first player ever to be drafted straight from high school to the NBA to play that same season. Dawkins was known for his thundering dunks and big personality.

Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA primarily with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, but he also played with both the Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons.


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Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Derrick Rose Of Rape

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is being sued by an ex-girlfriend who claims that Rose and two of his friends drugged and gang-raped her according to a report from TMZ Sports.

 

The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013.  During the time they dated, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate while he watched, wanted to allow him to have sex with her friends and engage in group sex with strangers, all of which she says she refused.

 

The accuser states that in August of 2013, Rose, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen invited her to Rose’s house in Beverly Hills and while there her drink was drugged.

 

The accuser claims that she was able to escape the house with a friend, but that Rose, Hampton and Allen then went to her apartment, broke in, and raped her while she was incapacitated.  She states she can remember flashes of the incident and knows the defendents forcibly raped her.

 

She is seeking unspecified damages and says she it took two years to come forward due to the fact that she was ashamed and embarrassed.



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