Greg Foster had a solid 13-year NBA career — the big man rebounded, defended and generally soaked up space in the paint. Most people remember him with the Stockton/Malone the Jazz in the second half of the 1990s, but he bounces around the NBA before and after that (even picked up a ring with the 2001 Lakers).
After a decade away Greg Foster appears on his way back in the NBA… as a coach.
The Sixers are bringing him in as an assistant coach to Brett Brown reports SB Nation’s UTEP college blog (via Liberty Ballers), which is where Foster was working as an assistant coach. The Sixers have not confirmed this yet.
Foster brings a former NBA player to the Sixers staff, joining already hired Chad Iske and Lloyd Pierce.
It’s going to be a tough season to be a Sixers coach (or fan, or player) because this is an intentionally bad team looking to end up high in the draft next season. Midway through the season, Foster may miss the pace and advantages of the college game.
Rodney Hood got the Jazz to overtime.
Gordon Hayward took it from there.
This extends Utah’s win streak to eight games and snaps a 10-game losing streak in Dallas. The last time the Jazz won in Dallas? Mavericks guard Deron Williams started – for Utah.*
*Those Jazz brought Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and Wesley Matthews off the bench. Dang
Up three points and the final seconds winding down, the Mavericks had a great chance to intentionally foul Trey Lyles (a 62% free-throw shooter) with his back to the basket.
Instead, they allowed Rodney Hood to hit this shot and get the Jazz to overtime.
The Bucks led the Celtics led the Bucks by 19 in the fourth quarter and four in the final minute.
But Boston completed its comeback when Jerryd Bayless committed a boneheaded foul on Kelly Olynyk with a second left, shoving Olynyk in the back on the inbound. Olynyk sunk both free throws to tie the game.
Then, Khris Middleton got Bayless off the hook.
Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley, who was trying to contest the game-winning shot. The Milwaukee wing made one free throw then intentionally the second, and Jae Crowder couldn’t replicate this.
Par for the course, Gregg Popovich gave curt answers to end his in-game interview quickly.
But David Aldridge tempted the Spurs coach, asking whether he wanted New Hampshire primary results. Popovich walked back to hear the answer.
Told Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won, Popovich shook his head.
Was that disapproval for the Democratic or Republican candidate – or both?