HoopsHype Rolando Blackman rumors
A former NFL player and Dallas Cowboy has filed a lawsuit in a Dallas County court against former Dallas Maverick and All-Star Rolando Blackman, who he says convinced the cornerback to invest in a faulty African gold venture. The former NFL player, Nathaniel Jones, met Blackman and fellow defendant David Mureeba, chief executive of a tech company, through “friends and contacts,” according to the lawsuit filed this week. Dallas Morning News
Host country Turkey has brought in former NBA All-Star Rolando Blackman as an assistant coach. Blackman, a four-time All-Star during his career with the Mavs, played for Turkey head coach Bogdan Tanjevic towards the end of his career, winning an Italian title in 1996. The Mavs' director of basketball development has international coaching experience after serving as an assistant coach for Germany at the 2002 FIBA World Championship. "Rolando has come here to help us for the FIBA World Championship," Tanjevic said on the FIBA World Championship web site. "I've invited him. He was a great player, he has a great personality and will help our players. His ideas in the field, what to do in defense and attack, are very impressive. Blackman can be very important for us." ESPN.com
Former Dallas Mavericks great Rolando Blackman is a man of many trades. Since the end of his playing days, the four-time NBA All-Star has served as the director of basketball development for the Mavericks and a broadcaster on the side. Now, after previous experience as an assistant coach internationally, Blackman is once again using his knowledge of the game abroad. Joining the host country of the FIBA World Championship held in Turkey from Aug. 28 through Sept. 12, Blackman has been named to Bogdan Tanjevic's staff as an assistant coach. Tanjevic coached Blackman to an Italian league championship with Stefanel Milano in 1996. NBA.com
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