The Ottawa BlackJacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Friday that Patrick Ewing Jr. has been named lead assistant coach. Ewing Jr. was a second round NBA draft pick of the Sacramento Kings in 2008 out of Georgetown University. The eldest son of NBA Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, he has served in several roles at Georgetown since 2015 working with the Hoyas both on and off the court.
Eric Koreen: Canada Basketball was fined about $227,000 for not showing up to the earlier qualifier. Nurse backs the decisions by CB, made because of player safety, and is disappointed by FIBA’s decision. Looks forward to being able to play.
Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Murray, two of Canada’s best players in the NBA, were less outspoken when asked this week about Olympic participation given a shorter-than-usual turnaround from the end of the NBA season. “I don’t know,” said Wiggins, a small forward for the Golden State Warriors. “I’m going to cross that bridge when I get to it.”