The Post has learned Jackson’s most influential advisor, Clarence Gaines Jr., secretly caught a Ntilikina game in France at another point. In addition, their Barcelona-based European scout Kevin Wilson caught his share. Granted, the Mavericks were on Ntilikina’s trail first last season, when he barely played for Strasbourg. According to a source, the Mavericks were tipped off by former Mavericks guard, Frenchmen Rodrique Beaubois, who played for Strasbourg last season.
April 19, 2018 | 9:23 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and President/Coach Stan Van Gundy will meet next week to discuss Van Gundy’s future, league sources tell ESPN. Van Gundy has one year left on his contract. There had been an initial plan to meet late this week.
“Brad needs to help create himself more opportunities,” Brooks said. “John needs to do the same, I need to do the same. That’s with all of our guys. I’m more concerned with who’s playing better whether you get shots or get points, are you playing well.”
“Devastated,” Gentry said before the New Orleans Pelicans played Game 3 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. “I’ve known Erin and Pop for over 40 years and I think everyone speaks the same about her. She’s a tremendous woman, great mom, great grandma, great wife, great sister. She was one of those people that were very, very quiet, but when she spoke every time you listened.”
Gentry referenced Warriors coach Steve Kerr in saying “I think Steve said it today, she is the one person that when Pop gets on people and she thinks he gets a little bit out of line, she’s the one that draws him in.”
April 19, 2018 | 8:12 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on the passing of Erin Popovich: “There’s definitely kind of a subdued feeling tonight for the game. … It’s permeated our entire locker room. Even guys who don’t really know Pop that well were coming up, asking me how he’s doing.”