Basketball News of the Week – Nothing But News, Oct. 17-23, 2020

Nothing But News: here’s some of what happened this week in basketball news…

October 17 – October 23, 2020

Pat Chambers resigned from his post as Penn State men’s head coach Wednesday after an investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. The mutual departure ends his nine years in State College.

Lakers assistant coach Mike Penberthy revealed that opposing teams always inquired about Alex Caruso during trade talks, proving a league-wide recognition of the guard’s abilities.

Sue Bird explained the difference in perception between female soccer and basketball players, stating that women’s soccer players are more generally “cute little white girls” while their basketball counterparts are “all shapes and sizes: a lot of Black, gay, tall women.”

Arizona men’s basketball reportedly received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Thursday, coming more than three years after the FBI arrested assistant coach Book Richardson as part of its investigation into college basketball corruption.

The Indiana Pacers hired Nate Bjorkgren as their next head coach, his first head coaching job in the NBA. Bjorkgren was most recently an assistant for the Raptors since 2018 and has been an NBA assistant since 2015, working in the D-League for almost a decade prior.

The Seattle Storm endorsed Joe Biden for president, marking an uncommon occurrence of a professional sports franchise officially supporting a political ticket.

ESPN will host the virtual 2020 NBA Draft, slated for Nov. 18, with Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum set to announce the selections at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.

Former Texas Tech women’s head coach Marlene Stolling filed a lawsuit against TTU and athletic director Kirby Hocutt after she was fired following reports outlining allegations of abuse toward players.

The NCAA declared Oliver Sarr and Jacob Toppin, transfers to Kentucky from Wake Forest and Rhode Island, respectively, eligible immediately and granted both waivers.

The Women’s Cancun Challenge was canceled Thursday without any stated reason from the tournament, though the men’s version of the event remains active.

Nothing But News – NBN Basketball Content Wrap Up

Logan Meyer showed off another piece of his extensive basketball jersey collection: a Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury fit.

Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury Jersey - Hall of Thread

Tuesday marked 44 years to the day since the New York Nets sold Julius Erving to the Philadelphia 76ers for $3 million.

In our most recent conversation with Mark Edwards, we discussed the current uncertainty surrounding basketball.

New colorways for the Nike LeBron 18 dropped this week, so we looked at some of our favorite shoes that have come out of almost 20 years of Nike and LeBron James teaming up.

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