HoopsHype Brian Scalabrine rumors

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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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Bob Myers has a fabulous job, with a salary that allows him to live anywhere he likes, visit any place he chooses. On this particular day, as soft clouds hover above the Bay Area, the Warriors general manager chooses state prison. He's not alone. Another member of the one-percent club, Warriors coach Mark Jackson, a former NBA star, also arrives at the joint. These two one-percenters are voluntarily rubbing shoulders -- literally -- with men serving time at this world-famous lockup on the north shore of San Francisco Bay. Myers and Jackson and Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, one year removed from playing in the NBA, are joined by other members of the Warriors organization, including assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, the son majority owner Joe Lacob. Contra Costa Times

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The Golden State Warriors have hired Brian Scalabrine as an assistant coach on Head Coach Mark Jackson's staff, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Additionally, the team has promoted Joe Boylan to the position of assistant coach/player development. NBA.com

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Before securing Stevens' interest and commitment to Boston's head-coaching job, Ainge talked informally about the position with popular former Celtic Brian Scalabrine, sources told Y! Sports. Ainge believes Scalabrine — who is strongly considering an assistant coaching job with the Golden State Warriors — has a future in coaching and talked in broad terms about the job with him, sources said. Nothing ever advanced to a formalized interview, though. Yahoo! Sports

Nothing locked up, but all indications are that Brian Scalabrine will join the Warriors' coaching staff as an as- sistant coach, a possibility already previously reported by Yahoo!. Other anticipated moves: look for video scout Joe Boylan to replace the departed Kris Weems as assistant coach-player development and assistant video coordinator John Fahey to move up into Boylan's old position. Still an opening for another assistant coach with both Bob Beyer (Bobcats) and Mike Malone (Kings) leaving. Sulia

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LeBron James was given his first-ever video game cover on Thursday when it was announced that he would be the star of 2K Sports’ NBA 2K14. Most people were fine with this. James is, after all, the best player in the NBA, the reigning MVP two years in a row and the cover honor had been a long time coming. However, former NBA player Brian Scalabrine has other ideas. The retired New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls player and current CSNNE analyst tweeted a version of the 2K14 cover with his face on it. For The Win

January 22, 2013 Updates

Scalabrine, who retired over the summer after a very serviceable 11-year NBA career, took on four of Boston’s best ballers in 98.5 The Sports Hub’s 1-on-1 “Scallenge,” put on by morning hosts Toucher & Rich. Listeners sent in their try-out videos, showing off their skills and talking some trash towards Scal, but it turns out even Boston’s best was no match for Scalabrine. He said before the “Scallenge” it would be no challenge, and Scalabrine did not disappoint on that proclamation. CBS Local

Scalabrine — who spent the last few seasons of his career seen as the “human victory cigar” — easily defeated all four of his opponents, throwing down monstrous jams and sinking smooth jumpers as he beat them all by a combined score of 44-6. But Scal applauded his competitors for their effort. “When you go into a game you have to realize that these guys can play,” Scal said of his opponents. “They’re strong, they’ve played against guys quicker than me, they’ve played against guys bigger than me, they’ve played against guys stronger than me.” CBS Local

January 16, 2013 Updates

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