Dei Lynam caught up with Sixers Head Coach Doug Collins at the Coaches vs. Cancer golf outing the other day and talked a bit more about the upcoming season. Doug, who may have had a hand in molding Michael Jordan's style sense, says he's excited to prepare for a different kind of camp with so many new faces this season.
One of the more interesting questions Dei asks Doug is how he plans to tinker with his rotation this season and Collins admits he's not sure how all of the pieces will fit together.
After Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, and new center Andrew Bynum, Collins says the final two starting spots could go to a number of guys. He also adds his time-honored belief that it's not when you play, it's who you play with. This was drilled into our head last year when Thad and Lou came off the bench but where two of the most important Sixers all season. Also, Jodie Meeks was a starter for quite a while.
So it could be Lavoy Allen or Spencer Hawes starting alongside Andrew Bynum. We may see Thad get some starts at the three.
It all remains to be seen, but Coach Collins is clearly excited about his new crop of players.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.