Texas Legend=Mavericks Affiliate
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:39 AM
Did the Dallas Mavericks draft a future Texas Legend?
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:36 AM
Mavericks Minor League Team to Host Tryouts September 10-11.
TENTATIVE TRYOUT SCHEDULE
August 19-September 8, 2010: Pre-Registration
September 10, 2010
5 pm: Registration at Frisco Fieldhouse USA (6155 Sports Village Lane, Frisco, TX 75034)
6-9 pm: Session 1
September 11, 2010
8 am: Court available for warm-ups
9 am – noon: Session 2
2-5 pm: Session 3
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:37 AM
Sitting in the first chair: Nancy Lieberman.
"From a tactical standpoint, please tell me about the Nancy Lieberman coaching philosophy.
I don't think it's applicable to the NBA Development League. There will be things that are applicable -- whether they're quick hitters, whether it's some continuity -- but you're dealing with different elements. You're dealing with the 24-second shot clock, getting the ball over half court in eight seconds, with the defensive three-second rule. This changes a lot of the strategy defensively and offensively that you don't encounter internationally, in the WNBA or in college basketball. I've learned more about the NBA style of basketball in the last six months. I know a lot about basketball -- it's been my life. But I've sat down with everyone from Vinny Del Negro to Alvin Gentry to Phil Weber to Mike Brown to Larry Brown to Rick Carlisle because it's very important to me as I go forward to make sure to learn and see what other people do, and then establish what my philosophy is going to be. Right now, I don't have any players. I don't know if I'm going to have athletes, or pure shooters, a legit big. Most cases in the D-League, those 7-footers aren't plentiful. So I'll be glad to share my coaching philosophy once we know what we're working with. "
Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:40 AM
Texas Legends Examiner....."Warren Strickland IV is currently employed with Bank of America. His current role includes being editor of Bank of America's intranet website. He has an extremely strong passion for sports and also has more than 20 years of experience playing and studying the game of basketball. Warren is currently combining his passion for sports and love for writing to bring you the latest news and updates on the Texas Legends. Contact Warren with your comments and questions."
Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:09 AM
Exclusive Interview with J.r. Slagendorff (Part 2): Is he the brains behind the Legends franchise?
"J.r. Slagendorff-you learned a little about his hog farming background. You also learned about his incredible invention of Spam.
Where would the world be without Spam?"
Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:13 AM
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:26 AM
Texas Legends To Participate In 2011 Expansion Draft.
The complete list of players available in the Expansion Draft is below.
Keith Clark----F 6-8 245 Oklahoma
Joe Crawford---G 6-5 210 Kentucky
Michael Fey----C 7-0 270 UCLA
Ryan Forehan-Kelly G/F 6-6 195 California
Gabriel Hughes-C 7-0 240 California
Lawrence McKenzie G 6-2 190 Minnesota
James Peters---F 6-8 215 UNLV
Ray Reese------F 6-5 210 Tulsa
Frank Robinson-G 6-4 220 Cal-State Fullerton
Diamon Simpson-F 6-7 230 St. Mary's (CA)
Dar Tucker-----G 6-4 205 DePaul
Rodney Webb----F 6-7 240 Florida Atlantic
Horace Wormely-G 5-7 160 Vanguard
James Wright---G 6-1 185 Colorado
Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:28 AM
Texas Legends to Participate in D-League Expansion Draft.
"August 26, 2010, FRISCO, TX - The roster for the inaugural Texas Legends season, which tips off in November, will begin to take shape by way of an Expansion Draft, it was announced today.
The 14-player expansion draft pool is made up of solely of the returning players from the 2009-10 Los Angeles D-Fenders, which will be on hiatus for the 2010-11 season. Included in the pool are guard Dar Tucker and center Michael Fey, two of the 30 players invited to the 2010 NBA D-League Elite Mini-Camp, held in June in Chantilly, VA.
Tucker has impressed fans in Dallas once before, winning the 2010 NBA D-League Dream Factory Slam Dunk Contest by leaping over 6-11 Brian Butch for his winning duck. Legends coach Nancy Lieberman and owner Donnie Nelson both witnessed Tucker’s impressive show.
“This is another step towards our inaugural season,” Legends Owner Donnie Nelson commented. “The D-Fenders had a number of very talented players who have a real chance to develop into NBA athletes. The opportunity to draft their rights is the first step towards forming our team.”
Fey, 7-0, averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season for the L.A. D-Fenders, and also made half of his three-point attempts.
Other players that stand out in the pool are guard Joe Crawford and forward Diamon Simpson. Crawford earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the New York Knicks in March 2009 and Simpson started 30 games last season for the D-Fenders, averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Also in the expansion draft pool is forward Ryan Forehan-Kelly, a two-year veteran of the NBA D-League, and 7-foot center Gabriel Hughes. Forehan-Kelly led the D-Fenders with 14.7 points per game last season, hitting 82 3-pointers in only 50 games.
Guards Lawrence McKenzie, Frank Robinson, Horace Wormely and James Wright and forwards Keith Clark, James Peters, Ray Reese and Rodney Webb fill out the preliminary pool.
In addition to these initial 14 players available in the expansion draft, the Legends can seek out local talent. The Legends are hosting open tryouts on September 10-11 (contact Assistant Coach Scott Flemming at sflemming@TexLegends.com).
Once the Legends select their desired players, the players must sign with the D-League in order to truly be Legends.
The Texas Legends have sold more than 20,000 tickets for their historic inaugural season. To reserve your tickets today, call 1-214-469-0822 or email info@TexLegends.com."
Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:33 AM
10 players claimed in Monday’s expansion draft by the D-League Texas Legends.
F --Keith Clark, 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, 7/16/1987 -- Oklahoma
G --Joe Crawford, 6-5, 210, 6/17/1986 -- Kentucky
C --Michael Fey, 7-0, 270, 5/29/1983 -- UCLA
F --Ryan Forehan-Kelly, 6-6, 195, 1/14/1980 -- California
C --Gabriel Hughes, 7-0, 240, 12/16/1980 -- California
F --James Peters, 6-8, 215, 5/24/1981 -- Nevada-Las Vegas
G --Frank Robinson, 6-4, 220, 6/1/1984 -- Cal-State Fullerton
F --Diamon Simpson, 6-7, 230, 9/8/1987 -- St. Mary's (CA)
G --Dar Tucker, 6-4, 205, 4/11/1988 -- DePaul
G --James Wright, 6-1, 185, 6/26/1981 -- Colorado
Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:11 AM
There are less than 3 months until the season kicks into gear for the Texas Legends! From a new website, try-outs coming up, and events all over the community, the Legends are making headlines all over the news!
Sun, Nov 21 Legends @ Vipers @ 5:00 PM.
Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:27 PM
Greg Ostertag Attempting Comeback in NBA D-League.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets, trade rumors,...
In The News:
Kansas’ Greg Ostertag Attempting Comeback.
Ostertag playing in D-League?
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