HoopsHype James Posey rumors

September 23, 2013 Updates

One of Cleveland’s native sons has returned home. Twinsburg native James Posey, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, was hired Monday as an assistant coach on Canton Charge coach Steve Hetzel’s staff with the National Basketball Development League team. “James is a proven winner who will be a valuable asset for Coach Hetzel and our organization this season,” Cavaliers director of development league operations Mike Gansey said. “He enjoyed a long, productive NBA career and his experiences will be valuable teachings to our players.” Posey, 36, was a first-round pick (No. 18 overall) in the 1999 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. The Xavier University standout played 12 seasons for six NBA teams. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 864 career games. News-Herald

James Posey has been added as an assistant to Canton Charge Head Coach Steve Hetzel’s staff for the 2013-14 NBA Development League season, the Cavaliers announced today. "James is a proven winner who will be a valuable asset for Coach Hetzel and our organization this season,” said Cavaliers Director Development League Operations Mike Gansey. “He enjoyed a long, productive NBA career and his experiences will be valuable teachings to our players.” NBA.com

August 21, 2013 Updates
August 18, 2013 Updates

James Posey, a beloved member of the Boston Celtics' 2008 championship team, is a candidate fill out Brad Stevens' coaching staff, a source told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. Stevens built his staff initially by bringing in Ron Adams, a longtime NBA assistant, and Micah Shrewsberry, one of his former assistants at Butler. With a potential desire to add an ex-player to his staff, the 36-year-old Posey is an intriguing option given his ties to the organization and his recent entry into the coaching world. Boston also retained assistant coaches Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young from the Doc Rivers regime. ESPN.com

August 17, 2013 Updates

Jeff Goodman: Former Celtic James Posey among the candidates to fill out Brad Stevens' staff in Boston, source told ESPN. Stevens likely to hire ex-player Twitter

June 30, 2013 Updates

It took a while for James Posey to fully accept that his playing career was over, but even when the phone stopped ringing, he knew he wasn’t ready to leave basketball. Two years after being amnestied by the Pacers and 14 years after he was drafted by Denver in the first round, the former Celtics swingman has begun his coaching career and is looking for move up that ladder. “I’ve been involved with the Top 100 camps in Virginia,” said Posey, who won championships with Miami and the Celts in his 11-year run. “I did the Portsmouth Invitational with the assistant coaches program there. Now I’m just trying to reconnect with some old relationships and just get my foot in the door.” Boston Herald

June 18, 2013 Updates

To break into the NBA as a player, many prospects (as evidenced by the potential need/demand for a D-League tryout) often have to be willing to get down and dirty, so to speak, in the NBADL. Posey insisted he wouldn't be opposed to doing the same thing with regard to coaching. He added, "Oh yea, I'm open to pretty much everything. I'm trying to get my feet wet. I know I have some learning and growing of my own to do. I'm here today. I've done the Top 100 Camp the past two summers, and I've been involved in the Assistant Coaching Program in Portsmouth too. I've been busy, because I understand the type of dedication and hard work you need to put in." Ridiculous Upside

September 11, 2012 Updates

“The Grove has everything I need," former Miami Heat player James Posey told iCoconutGrove on Monday as he lunched at Greenstreet Cafe. "There is such a good vibe you get while being here.” But Posey -- unless he's simply downgrading -- looks poised to leave Coconut Grove altogether. The Ohio-born former small forward has listed his tri-level Mediterranean villa in The Cloisters for $2.195 million, according to Realtor.com, saying goodbye for now to his view of Peacock Park and Biscayne Bay. Huffington Post

December 21, 2011 Updates

Meanwhile, D’Antoni indicated that the Knicks were no longer pursuing James Posey, the veteran forward, and would retain their $2.5 million exception for another player. New York Times

December 20, 2011 Updates

Alan Hahn: Novak addition doesn't mean James Posey is off the #Knicks' radar. They still have $2.5m room exception to keep him from going to Boston. Twitter

A source close to James Posey said the Knicks have been in contact with the forward as recently as Monday. The source said Posey has been in talks with a number of teams and, as of Monday night, no deal had been struck. According to a report Monday from the Boston Globe, the Celtics are not interested in re-signing Posey, who was a key piece to their 2008 NBA championship team. ESPN.com

I was doing an informal Twitter poll that James Posey was leading over Bostjan Nachbar and Steve Novak while I awaited tipoff of Clippers-Lakers on NBA-TV when Novak suddenly tweeted: “Next stop: NY!!!!” Within an hour or so, Novak removed the tweet. SheridanHoops

The Celtics are not interested in fan favorite James Posey, a key reserve for the 2008 title team who will soon turn 35 years old. Since leaving the Celtics, Posey has shot 38 percent from the field and 34 percent from the 3-point line and played in just 49 games last season for Indiana before being waived through the Pacers’ amnesty clause. Boston Globe

December 19, 2011 Updates

A source close to James Posey said the Knicks have been in contact with the forward as recently as Monday. The source said Posey has been in talks with a number of teams and, as of Monday night, no deal had been struck. According to a report Monday from the Boston Globe, the Celtics are not interested in re-signing Posey, who was a key piece to their 2008 NBA championship team. Posey was amnestied by the Indiana Pacers and cleared waivers, so he is free to sign with any team. Other Knicks targets of interest may include Al Thornton and Bostjan Nachbar. ESPN.com

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