24 Dec 14
Paul Mokeski Rumors
Marc J. Spears: D-League Reno Bighorns are slated to announce Tuesday that coach Paul Mokeski has been relieved of his duties, sources tell Y! Sports.
Asked how he defended Jordan driving to the hoop for one of his dunks, Mokeksi laughed and replied, “I fouled him hard!” Some things don’t change and one of them is the competitive nature of the game’s star players. “What I tell young players is that Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson , they were all great players, their games were different but they had one thing in common. They were the most focused, competitive people in the world,” he underlined. “Michael Jordan will bet you on which bag will come off the conveyor belt first, that’s how competitive he is and in practice, if you are playing a shooting game with him, he’ll want to win.
Scott Schroeder: In other fun D-League assistant coaching news, Richie Frahm will assist Paul Mokeski and the Reno Bighorns this year.
Paul Mokeski took the long way to a head coaching job, but the longtime assistant coach has finally earned his first head coaching opportunity. The former NBA player will be named the head coach of the Reno Bighorns later this afternoon. Mokeski pursued many of the head coaching positions open this summer and after what looked like would end up being the D-League’s version of “always the bridesmaid but never the bride,” the Bighorns finally decided that he would get the promotion he’s been working toward.