Dale Ellis Rumors
Former Seattle SuperSonics great Jack Sikma is always on the search for a worthy cause. Sikma learned ex-teammate and basketball Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens was to be honored for his charitable work at a Sunday dinner hosted by Rise Above, a nonprofit partnering with the Kalispel Tribe to empower Native American youths. Flanked by former Seattle players Dale Ellis and Spencer Haywood at the fundraiser, Sikma was pleased to accept an invitation.
U.S. Olympians Ruthie Bolton and Spencer Haywood, both former pro basketball players, are set to make an appearance as well, along with U.S. volleyball team member Liz Masakayan and former NBA star Dale Ellis.
Among the other notable nominees: Sloan’s old friend Johnny “Red” Kerr, Del Harris, Curt Gowdy, Marv Albert, Jim Valvano, Billy Packer, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc, the 1936 U.S. Olympic team, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway, Rip Hamilton, Dale Ellis, Marcus Camby, Muggsy Bogues, Chauncey Billups, Mark Aguirre, Jack Sikma, Ben Wallace, Sidney Moncrief, Bobby Jones, Kevin Johnson, Rudy Tomjanovich, George Karl, Bob Huggins, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Bill Fitch, Rick Adelman, Rollie Massimino and Gene Keady.
Me: Now you worked with Dale Ellis this summer, right? Tobias Harris: I worked with Dale this summer a little bit, for about a week and a half. Also was working with Nate Brown, out of New York City, with ProHoops. We’ve been putting a lot of work in. We watched a lot of film on a lot of spots where I was. We started off the summer really focused on the three-point shot, three-point shooting, and building off of that. That’s where I looked at the game — the more I can open it up with 3-point shooting, myself and teammates, it opens up the court for everybody else.
According to the NBA, scheduled to receive screenings are Tony Delk, Bernard King, Johnny Davis, Andrew Lang, Lee Davis, Sedric Toney, Victor Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Litterial Green, Marvin Roberts, Daune Causwell, Duane Ferrell, Jim Washington, Rick Brown, Harold Keeling, Reginald Johnson, Dale Ellis, Tyrone Brown, Kevin Willis and Jay Bilas. The event is closed to the public. Former Hawk and Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died suddenly in September of cardiovascular disease. His death came a month after Darryl Dawkins died of a heart attack.