Larry Brown coached Austin Daye's father, Darren, at UCLA. Now it appears possible Brown might coach the second-generation Daye in the NBA.
Despite questions about the lanky 6-foot-10 forward's strength and toughness, Austin Daye said after working out for Brown's Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday that he's heavily leaning toward keeping his name in the draft and skipping his final two years of school.
Daye, from Irvine, Calif., declared for the draft in April but didn't hire an agent. That leaves him room to change his mind by Monday afternoon and return to school at Gonzaga, where he averaged 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.
Donaghy attacked in prison: Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was attacked in prison by a fellow inmate who claimed he had ties to the New York mob, a spokesman for Donaghy said Thursday.
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The attacker hit Donaghy in the right knee with a stick or club in November at a minimum security federal prison camp in Pensacola, Fla, said Pat Zaranek of Executive Prison Consultants.
Donaghy, who pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commence, is serving a 15-month sentence and is scheduled for release Oct. 24.
Jordan jersey stolen: An autographed Michael Jordan jersey has been stolen from the home of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, and a San Antonio man who worked for the security company hired to protect the home has been charged with theft.
Detectives for the Bexar County, Texas, sheriff's office found a listing for the jersey on Craigslist that was posted by Christopher James Carolan, 22, who had an outstanding warrant for burglary in a separate case.