HoopsHype Craig Ehlo rumors


May 4, 2015 Updates

In a second-round playoff series between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers that is set to begin Monday night, Ehlo will root for James’s team — his former team — while acknowledging that Jordan remains the king of Uniform 23. Cue the video. Replay the Shot (“On Ehlo — good!”). He is ready. “The first four or five years after it happened, it was, like, enough, let’s move on,” Ehlo said. “I got tired of seeing it and people saying it. But after a while, I realized it was the situation every athlete wants to be in, my signature moment. I just decided, O.K., let me just ride this pony.” New York Times

Out of a timeout, he matched up with the man everyone knew would get the ball near the foul line. He decided to make a statement. “Mr. Jordan, I can’t let you score,” he said in his Texas twang. “I thought I might get into his head a little,” Ehlo said. Jordan grinned, wickedly, leading Ehlo to retrospectively concede, “Maybe I should have just called him Michael.” New York Times

September 12, 2013 Updates
September 11, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Craig Ehlo entered a guilty plea Wednesday morning according to court officials. Superior court workers said Ehlo pleaded guilty to a one count of reckless burning domestic violence. Ehlo was last scheduled to appear in court on August 14th but did not show up. His lawyer said Ehlo had entered a program for six weeks. The judge granted permission for Ehlo to leave the state to seek treatment. krem.com

August 15, 2013 Updates

The arraignment of former NBA player and Eastern Washington University assistant basketball coach Craig Ehlo was delayed Wednesday to accommodate his treatment at a facility in Massachusetts. Ehlo is facing charges of reckless burning after sheriff’s deputies found him outside his home south of Spokane earlier this month next to a pile of his burning clothes. Ehlo had been involved in an altercation with his wife earlier in the evening and was being held down by family members when police and firefighters arrived, according to court documents. Spokesman-Review

August 14, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Craig Ehlo was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but did not show up to court. Ehlo’s lawyers said he will be "in a program" for six weeks. Ehlo had been involved in a domestic violence case and charged with reckless burning. The judge granted permission for Ehlo to leave the state to seek treatment. krem.com

August 3, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Craig Ehlo was released from jail Friday and ordered to stay away from family members and his rural Spokane County home. Superior Court Judge James Triplet set Ehlo's arraignment for Aug. 14 on a charge of first-degree reckless burning, a Class C felony, the Spokesman-Review reported. Ehlo also was ordered to stay away from fire-starting materials and remain in Washington state. ESPN.com

August 2, 2013 Updates

Craig Ehlo was released without bail Friday and ordered not to contact family members or return to his rural Spokane County home by a superior court judge. Appearing in a yellow jumpsuit via teleconference at the Spokane County Courthouse, Ehlo agreed with orders made by Superior Court Judge James Triplet not to leave Washington state and not to posses fire-starting materials. Triplet set an arraignment for Ehlo on charges of first degree reckless burning, a class C felony, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Spokesman-Review

August 1, 2013 Updates

Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who starred in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on charges of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into Spokane county jail at 7:36 a.m. Spokesman-Review

December 8, 2011 Updates

Craig Ehlo thought he was returning to Cleveland. The former Cavaliers player reportedly was so confident he had landed an assistant coach’s job that he cleaned out his office at Eastern Washington University over the weekend. Instead, the franchise hired the Oklahoma City Thunder’s D-League coach Nate Tibbetts on Monday. It left Ehlo in the awkward position of essentially having to ask for his job back as an EWU assistant. Cleveland Plain Dealer

On Tuesday, he explained how he arrived at the premature conclusion after interviewing with Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. “Just the way Byron called me on such short notice and told me, because of the lockout, they were going to fill the job pretty quickly,” Ehlo told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. “It led me to believe I was the top candidate. I thought for sure, because of him saying it would be a good fit – and because of my past association with Cleveland – that the job was mine.” Ehlo, a first-year college assistant, played seven of his 14 NBA seasons with Cavaliers from 1986-93. His close relationship with EWU head coach Jim Hayford enabled him to retain his job. “I’m disappointed in the fact that I didn’t get a job that would have been a dream for me – being back in Cleveland and everything,” Ehlo said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 4, 2011 Updates

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Tom Reed: League source tells PD no decision has been made on low-level #Cavs assistant job although interviews have been conducted. Not saying Craig Ehlo won't get the job, but at this point a decision has not been reached, per league source. Twitter

A source close to the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program confirmed Saturday morning an earlier rumor that Eagles assistant Craig Ehlo has accepted a coaching job with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. According to the source, the Cavaliers on Monday will formally announce the addition of Ehlo to head coach Byron Scott’s staff, where he will serve as a main assistant. First-year EWU head coach Jim Hayford, when contacted prior to his team’s Saturday night nonconference road game against Ehlo’s alma mater, Washington State, would not publicly confirm or deny the report. Spokesman-Review

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