Kevin Johnson Rumors
ISE also announced that it has hired former Sacramento Mayor and NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson as Vice Chair. Johnson will work on the corporate vision of the company and will be available to all athlete clients for contract negotiations and career development guidance. The company in a release said it remains firmly committed to basketball.
Notable players eligible again this year on the include Kevin Johnson, Maurice Cheeks, Tim Hardaway, Mark Price, Chris Webber and Paul Westphal. Coaches again up for induction include Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, Charles “Lefty” Driesell and Oklahoma State’s Eddie Sutton.
A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man, who was left battered and facing assault charges. The pie wielder and local activist, Sean Thompson, 32, said Thursday that the mayor overreacted, sending him to the hospital for nine stitches before he went to jail.
“There was no throwing of the pie,” said Erika Bjork, who works for a professional soccer team in Sacramento and saw the encounter up close. “This was a direct assault. It just happened that he had a pie in his hand.” Bjork, whose boss is a major donor to Johnson, said the mayor looked shocked and swung at Thompson multiple times, but she didn’t see him land any punches.
Thompson had red and blue bruises around his right eye when he spoke to The Associated Press in jail. “When I threw the pie at him, right at that moment, I shouted at him. I said, ‘You need to better represent me,'” Thompson said.