Because we haven’t seen a Jorts free throw picture in far too long, here are some Mid Afternoon notes for the KSR faithful from around the league.
-First year Tennessee football head coach Derek Dooley is making strides to separate himself from the slime that Lane Kiffin left all over Neyland Stadium. First, by refusing to schedule USC for next season (an offer extended by Kiffin, which has to make you wonder if he was getting advice from LeBron’s Public Relations guy,) and by laying down the law on offending Vols. Last night Dooley dismissed Darren Myles Jr and indefinitely suspended Greg King and Marlon Walls. All three were involved in the ‘bar brawl,’ early Friday morning.
-As far as the Summer League goes, only Patterson will suit up again today, playing at 7 PM Vegas time against the Dallas Mavericks. For those of you trying to mark your schedule, tomorrow we should see Walls debut, assuming his groin is in working order. Monday we will get to see Bledsoe take on Wall as the Clippers play the Wiz, and Boogie will suit up as well as the Kings take on Detroit.
-Despite his stellar performance, it’s unlikely that Joe Crawford will find a spot on the Orlando Magic this year, with their recent signing of Chris Duhon and their GM’s philosophy of only carrying 13 players on the roster. Still, while it’s always difficult to find a suitor, I can’t see how any potential team could look at his game and not think that he could contribute. At the least, I hear there is another team in Florida looking for players on the cheap these days, and maybe they could give old stinky toes a call.
-When it comes to laying down the law, none on this site is better than former full time law dog Matt Jones. When it comes to laying down the log… few are better than the former family man, Rick Pitino. Fortunately for UK fans, those two realms are crossing as we speak. In an update from the trial, Karen Sypher has plead not guilty to the charges of extortion. Opening statements are set to begin on July 26th, and if there is a God in this world, we will be live blogging it.
-In reporting that could only make Matt Jones even more upset, the main stream media is staying quiet on the new Bledsoe developments. Or at least, much more quiet than they were a couple weeks ago. So far, nothing from Thamel or Forde, but to be fair they are probably too busy watching Gossip Girl reruns with Rick Pitino to do any follow up reporting.