He expects to arrive in Milwaukee on Saturday night, practice with the Bucks on Sunday and be available for the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. “Blessed and grateful for a second chance coming from a franchise where I started,” Jennings told The Undefeated.
Bobby Marks: Even with the injuries to Mirza Teletovic, Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova, Milwaukee is not hardship eligible to sign a player. The Bucks will need to create a roster spot to sign Brandon Jennings to a 10-Day Contract.
The NBA has had discussions in the past about a Mexico City-based franchise and now a possible first step in realizing that is in place. The league will announce a new basketball development and training academy in Mexico City during the Global Games, in conjunction with CONADE (Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport) and the Mexican Basketball Federation, according to ESPN.
The 2017 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) was released today, and it confirmed the league’s continued leadership position in the sports industry. Published by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, the report gave the NBA an A for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring with an overall A-.
Mark Tatum, the NBA’s COO and the highest-ranking person of color in any of the men’s leagues, reflected that, “Diversity and inclusion are essential to any successful business. Leveraging the mix of talent reflected in this year’s Racial and Gender Report Card is vital to our strategy of inspiring innovation and increasing our connection with fans worldwide. While the report refers to a number of areas where we’ve made progress, it also highlights key opportunities for us, particularly among women in leadership roles. As our league continues to grow globally, we remain committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent who reflect the great diversity of the world we live in.”