Dennis Marshall Rumors
Keith Pompey: #Sixers coach Brett Brown on Dennis Marshall’s comments: We all love our children. I’m a son of a coach. I got a little 11-year-old and nobody is overacting. I spoke to both of them about it [Dennis and Kendall]. We will move on. It’s we love our kids and sometimes things come out and we move on.”
The Twitter account of guard Kendall Marshall’s father, Dennis, had a post saying that there is racism in the NBA and appeared to target white Sixers guards T.J. McConnell and Nik Stauskas as getting special treatment. Kendall Marshall has seen his time dwindle since the arrival of Ish Smith, who has been mainly backed up by McConnell.
When the news broke that Gentry was out in Phoenix, I shared my admiration for Gentry and noted how he seemed to be the fall-guy in what was a complicated and dysfunctional situation. Before long, I was being called “salty” by someone who would turn out to be the father of rookie point guard Kendall Marshall. A back-and-forth ensued, but the eventual revelation was that Kendall Marshall was a big fan of Hunter’s and there was some hope that his promotion would improve his situation. Marshall, who was taken 13th overall out of North Carolina, played in just 11 games under Gentry and played more than seven minutes in a game just once. “Lindsey has had confidence in Kendall,” Dennis Marshall said via direct message. “He worked him out every day, sometimes twice a day. They seem to get along well.”