Kobe Bryant has a chance to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, even though he is not attending Team USA’s minicamp this week, USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo told SheridanHoops Tuesday. “If he had a great year, it would be a great story for him to try to close out his career by winning a gold medal,” Colangelo said.
November 27, 2015 | 5:11 pm EST Update
Maybe Luke Walton is going to get credit for those 16 Warriors wins after all. A source confirmed Friday that the league is looking into the long-held custom of wins not being credited to interim coaches, but rather to coaches on leave such as the Warriors’ Steve Kerr. The reconsideration likely has to do with the awkward situation the league is about to face: Who gets named Western Conference coach of the month honors? “It doesn’t matter to me,” Walton said of the possibility of having wins on his record as the league reviewed the Warriors’ extenuating circumstances. “It really doesn’t…I’m good either way.”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Crvena Zvezda point-guard Gal Mekel has signed with Euro power-agent Misko Raznatovic.
November 27, 2015 | 2:55 pm EST Update
“It was definitely dumb on my part,” he said Friday of the incident. “It’s something that I am embarrassed about . [He’s] still dealing with the league and the team. But I’m not happy about it at all. But we are still going to through the process of what we are going to do.” Okafor said he told Sixers coach Brett Brown about the altercation Thursday afternoon was boarding the plan to Houston.