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Though Vasquez's contract ends at the end of this season, the fourth-year veteran is itching for an extended stay, both to facilitate the Kings' return to the elite and to further the game in his homeland. Carl Herrera and Oscar Torres are the only other Venezuelans to play in the NBA. In the meantime, Vasquez has a bit of a transition to make. His jersey number isn't J-Will's 55. "No. 10," he said, laughing. "Mike Bibby. It's an honor." Sacramento Bee

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Mike Bibby: “I’m going to try to play another year. We’ll see what happens. I’ve been working hard all summer, and we’ll see if somebody picks me up.” The Kings Blog

What are your future plans once your playing career concludes? Mike Bibby: “I might coach. I’ve been coaching my son’s team for six years now, so hopefully that turns out well.” The Kings Blog

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When the Phoenix Shadow Mountain boys basketball team won Friday night, it snapped a 24-game winning streak by Sierra Linda. But that’s not the only thing that snapped. Mike Bibby got ejected and then escorted. Ejected from the game by the refs and escorted out of the gymnasium by Scottsdale police. ABC 15

As usual, Bibby was in the stands for this sectional game. He was arguing with the refs until he was forced to leave with a police escort, thereby creating quite the memorable moment – for all the wrong reasons. Our free advice? During games, Mike Bibby should act just like his #10 jersey that hangs on the wall of the Shadow Mountain gymnasium. Not make a sound. Simply watch. Be the strong silent type of parental unit. ABC 15

January 11, 2013 Updates

Seventeen years ago, Mike Bibby was enjoying a spectacular senior season, leading Shadow Mountain on cross-country journey to shoe-sponsored tournaments and its first state basketball championship. He finished a four-year varsity career as the state's all-time leading scorer. The following year, the point guard led the University of Arizona to its only NCAA men's basketball championship. He went on to a 14-year NBA career with the Sacramento Kings and five other teams. "I'm just trying to make a statement for myself," little Michael said after a recent practice. "It's kind of hard. But I like how it is, following in my dad's footsteps, where he came from. It's fun." High School Sports

Mike's father, former UCLA and NBA point guard Henry Bibby, wasn't around much during his formative years on the court. It is partly what drives Mike Bibby, making sure his son is getting his attention. Mike hasn't joined an NBA team this year. He still waits for a call, feeling he has at least a year or two left in his playing career. He goes to all of his son's games, sometimes with his brother-in-law, former Arizona State star and ex-NBA player Eddie House. He doesn't sit on the bench at games. But he has been in the gym to install the defense and has work with some of the younger players. "There are a lot of people out there that probably look at it, 'He's just playing because that's his dad,'" Mike said of his son. "But he puts the work in. As far as me growing up, I never really had anything to put the work in for me." High School Sports

Mike Bibby's No. 10 came out of retirement this season for his son to wear. It's a big number to carry, but one Michael Bibby carries with pride and poise on the court. "I want to see these kids do good," big Mike says. "There are millions of kids trying to get to where you're at. If you don't show these guys the right attitude, how to play this game, they can go find someone else. It's not hard." High School Sports

December 13, 2012 Updates

The Grizzlies conducted a workout with veteran point guard Mike Bibby in Phoenix Wednesday afternoon before their game with the Suns at US Airways Center. Bibby, 34, lives in the Phoenix area but hasn’t played in the NBA since appearing in 39 games for the New York Knicks last season. Sources with knowledge of the situation would not describe Bibby’s workout and insisted that no deal is imminent. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 12, 2012 Updates

The Lakers aren't the only Western Conference team looking for help at the point guard position. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Memphis Grizzlies are working out veteran point guard Mike Bibby today in Phoenix. Bibby, the 34-year-old who lives in the Phoenix area, has been out of work since playing 39 games for the New York Knicks last season. USA Today

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