HoopsHype LaPhonso Ellis rumors
The two joked about that series, and Ellis also spoke highly of the current Denver coach. "George Karl is a Hall of Fame coach," said Ellis, who now lives in South Bend, Ind. "He's excellent with X's and O's. He's able to find those jewels out there that maybe someone has given up on. He brings them in, and they do great things. "I think they have put together an amazing crew this year. Size and speed, they can defend. Andre Miller is old reliable. Ty Lawson gives you speed at point guard. The issue so far is that they're not used to playing together. I think they're going to make a big run — they could be the best team in the Western Conference." Ellis now calls games for ESPN while rooting on his alma mater, Notre Dame, one of the nation's top football schools this season. As for hoops, "I'm a basketball junkie. I love the sport," he said. "I love to coach it and teach it, and obviously with what I do with ESPN, I love to call it as well." Denver Post
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