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Rick Brunson
Rick Brunson
Position: None
Born: 06/14/72
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
With training camp set to begin this week, Wolves president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau made official some changes to his staff and announced extensive additions to the basketball operations staff. First, the coaches: The Wolves officially announced the additions of Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as assistant coaches, announced the addition of Peter Patton as shooting coach and the promotion of Vince Legarza to player development coach. Ryan Saunders – who coached the Wolves summer league entry – will be retained and Daisuke Yoshimoto will be the special assistant to Thibodeau.
A week later, Scales was waived and never got another shot at the NBA. San Antonio was his fourth and final stop in the league, after he had preseason stints with the New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets and Seattle SuperSonics. Scales thought he had his best shot at an NBA breakthrough in Seattle. “When I was with Seattle, there was a great write-up about me,” he said. “This is when Rick Brunson had his first guaranteed contract. They had written in the paper that [the Sonics] had a million-dollar question: Do they keep Rick Brunson or Alex Scales? Ray Allen was quoted in the paper saying, ‘Alex Scales is the only one playing like he belongs here.'”
1 year ago via ESPN
Most poignantly, Brunson elaborated on his court testimony that the incident that led to charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery was part of an ongoing extramarital relationship and emphatically defended his son, who led Stevenson High to its first state championship and recently earned MVP honors as USA Basketball won gold at the FIBA under-19 world championships in Greece. “It has been hell,” Brunson said. “My son is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever seen. If it was me, I would never have been able to handle what he handled, people taunting him. He’s an 18-year-old kid trying to have fun playing basketball and enjoy himself in high school. This senior year was unbelievable for him. He had to be so mentally strong. And he knew deep down this was all lies, but we had to wait to prove that in a court of law. “I let my wife down. I let my family down. I’m supposed to be an example for my kids. I did something morally wrong. But I didn’t do anything criminally wrong.”
Brunson is looking for brighter days ahead, for Jalen at Villanova and for him at points unknown. He is seeking new coaching opportunities. “I’m tired of people putting an 18-year-old kid in my BS,” he said. “This is a kid who doesn’t get paid to play basketball. He doesn’t deserve to be written about in a negative light of his father. A woman lied. We fought it and did it the right way in a court of law. “We raised Jalen the right way. He didn’t react to anything and did a great job handling this with dignity. None of this is going to break him or us.”