LeBron James is now trying to help Akron adults get their GEDS by using the same basic principles his charitable foundation designed to help children stay in school and graduate. Under a new partnership announced Thursday with Project Learn of Summit County, which exists to help adults get their GEDs, parents of the children enrolled in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s scholastic mentorship program can get financial and emotional support to obtain high school equivalency credentials and learn other life skills.
Harrington says his agent told him the Pacers were working on a trade with Cleveland, which would have allowed him to play with LeBron James. Walsh says he doesn’t recall any such deal. Regardless, the trade was eventually made with Atlanta, for Stephen Jackson. Harrington says if he had known he would wind up with a non-contending team, he would have said never mind.
While it has been reported that the Cavaliers jumped to sign Mike Brown for fear of losing him to one of the other teams currently in need of a new head coach, a source tells me Brown planned to move back to Cleveland regardless and that the chance to coach the Cavs again simply dovetailed. Would he have pursued another job? Maybe eventually, but not for next season, the source said.