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Richard Jefferson
Richard Jefferson
Position: -
Born: 06/21/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $2,612,500
Richard Jefferson Sr., the father of longtime NBA veteran Richard Jefferson, was killed in a drive-by shooting in California on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jefferson Sr., 65, was shot Wednesday evening in Compton and pronounced dead at an area hospital later that night. Investigators do not know the motive at this time, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department told ESPN in a statement Thursday, and homicide bureau detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
2 days ago via ESPN
The father of NBA star Richard Jefferson was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton on Wednesday evening … TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement tells us … 65-year-old Richard Jefferson Sr. was in front of a liquor store in a primarily residential area around 6:52 PM when a vehicle rolled up and someone inside opened fire. Jefferson Sr. was struck multiple times in the torso. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Last week, Andrew Marchand of the Post reported that several TV outlets were interested in hiring Richard Jefferson as a game analysts, listing YES, ESPN and the Clippers as the top three. Now, league sources tell NetsDaily that unless RJ gets an offer to play another year, he will be joining the YES Network, doing both game analysis and studio work on broadcasts of Nets games, The move to the broadcast booth comes a decade after he was traded to the Bucks for Yi Jianlian. Jefferson, 38, has since played with the Spurs, Warriors, Jazz, Mavericks, Cavaliers and Nuggets, winning an NBA championship with Cleveland two years ago. He joined the Cavs broadcast teams in the playoffs last season, his first broadcasting gig.
Richard Jefferson is sought after coast to coast, but still wants to play. Mike Fratello is out. Bruce Bowen is back. Chauncey Billups will call more games. Meanwhile, Hubie Brown, who turns 85 later this month, is about to sign a multi-year extension with ESPN. Here are all the moves The Post has learned about after talking from officials involved in the deals.
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