HoopsHype Brian Scalabrine rumors

March 31, 2014 Updates

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Jackson was advised to wait until the offseason to part ways with Scalabrine because it wouldn't cause such a commotion then. Instead, he insisted that Scalabrine — who is very friendly with Lacob (he played for the Boston Celtics when Lacob was a minority owner there) and Warriors general manager Bob Myers (who had been Scalabrine's player agent) — needed to be sent to the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Warriors now. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

March 28, 2014 Updates
March 27, 2014 Updates

Toucher and Rich asked Danny about the reported conflict and Ainge, having spoken to Scal since the demotion, says coaching will be a learning process for him. “I think that Brian takes responsiblity for it, and at the same time I think it’s a learning process for Brian. Brian is a good guy, and Brian is a smart basketball guy. He has his philosophies and he’s a player that jumped right into coaching. He was a very vocal player, very opinionated in the locker room. He was always able to say exactly what he wanted to say and he probably went and was that way in coaching. CBS Local

“Sometimes when you’re a coach and you’re part of the staff you have to know when to say things and when not to say things. I think it’s probably a good learning experience for Scal. A head coach needs one hundred percent support and he needs everybody to have his back. It’s really important to have that loyalty and support from everyone.” We know the White Mamba has hung up his sneakers for good, but is a return to Boston as a coach a possibility? Ainge didn’t rule it out. “I would consider Scal if we had openings for a lot of positions in our organization. I have a lot of respect for Scal, his knowledge and his work ethic. Absolutely.” CBS Local

The Yahoo Sports report Tuesday said Malone would go weeks without speaking to Jackson last season while serving as his lead assistant. The report focused on Jackson’s relationship with first-year assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, who was reassigned to a position with the Warriors’ NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz. “What goes on in Golden State right now is really none of my business,” Malone said Wednesday. “Whatever happened between coach Jackson and Scalabrine, that’s on them. I will say this: I had two great years in Golden State. I consider myself a very small part of the success we had last year. As for one thing that has been reported, Mark Jackson and I still have a relationship.” Sacramento Bee

Malone took exception to the notion he could go weeks without talking to Jackson. Malone also said he didn’t want any reports to become a distraction. “We spoke as assistant coach and head coach,” Malone said. “He hired me to help him, and that’s what I did there. I think the record that they have right now being 17 games over .500 speaks for itself, and Mark’s record as a head coach also speaks for itself. But that’s between those guys down there. I have enough problems up here in Sacramento that I have to try to deal with.” Sacramento Bee

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But by the third quarter Wednesday night, fans at the TD Garden were reduced to cheering for a Tupac lookalike and an opposing assistant coach. In all fairness, the assistant coach was Brian Scalabrine, who became a legend of sorts during his Celtics tenure and should forever be loved in Boston. But a fake Tupac? Well, I guess chanting for him beat cheering for a home team that exhibited a poor habit of passing the ball to the wrong team, committing 22 turnovers during a 108-88 blowout loss to Golden State. Seriously, the crowd chanted for a fake Tupac. Booth Newspapers

December 2, 2013 Updates

The San Francisco Pro-Am has allowed fans and families to watch NBA players compete for free every summer during the past 34 years. Golden State Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine hopes to change NBA rules so he can play, too. Scalabrine would like to play in the San Francisco Pro-Am next summer, but NBA rules state that coaches and front-office personnel cannot have contact with draft ineligible players. Draft ineligible players include participating college and high school players. It will be tough for Scalabrine to get the long-standing rule changed, but he plans to petition the NBA anyway, a league source said. Yahoo! Sports

The San Francisco Pro-Am's alumni list includes Gary Payton, Robert Parish, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Tim Hardaway, Damian Lillard, Jeremy Lin, Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson. Warriors guard Kent Bazemore played last summer. Projected NBA draft prospects who played in the San Francisco Pro-Am in recent years include Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon, Oregon sophomore guard Dominic Artis, California freshman guard Jabari Bird and Oakland Bishop O'Dowd High School forward-center Ivan Rabb, Rivals.com's third-ranked player in the 2015 class. Yahoo! Sports

Scalabrine, like all Warriors assistant coaches, is not allowed to speak to the media. "It would be good for the league to have someone like him," said Al Gordon, who is coach of San Francisco Pro-Am's Bay Pride. "The Pro-Am is not about people coming in trying to recruit. It's about the fans and family coming in getting to watch good basketball for free, up close and personal. It would be a bonus. I'd absolutely want him on my team." Yahoo! Sports

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