Former No. 1 overall pick Bennett waived by Nets NEW YORK--The Brooklyn Nets waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett on Monday. The 23-year-old power forward appeared in 23 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 re...
Former No. 1 overall pick Bennett waived by Nets
NEW YORK-The Brooklyn Nets waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett on Monday.
The 23-year-old power forward appeared in 23 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per contest.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Bennett was taken with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 20-year-old out of UNLV.
After one season in Cleveland, Bennett was traded with 2014 No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the three-team deal that brought Kevin Love to the Cavs.
Bennett was waived by the Timberwolves in September 2015 before signing with the Toronto Raptors. He played in 19 games with the Raptors and was waived last March.
Steelers assistant released from jail, placed on leave
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter on leave Monday following his arrest outside a bar on Sunday night, hours after the team's 30-12 AFC wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.
Porter, 39, was arraigned early Monday morning on multiple charges after his arrest. He was released from jail and is now free on a $25,000 bond.
Porter faces a felony aggravated assault charge along with counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to court records. He was also cited for public drunkenness.
The alleged altercation with a doorman took place Sunday night at The Flats on Carson, a popular nightspot in Pittsburgh. Security guards at the bar summoned an off-duty police officer who was working at a nearby restaurant.
The officer witnessed Porter assault the employee of the bar at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Pittsburgh police.
Jaguars closing in on Marrone
The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly prepared to promote Doug Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time position.
Marrone would be promoted after serving as the team's interim coach to finish the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday. Marrone was 1-1 with Jaguars following the firing of Gus Bradley on Dec. 18.
The Jaguars will also bring in former Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin as their executive vice president of football operations and will sign general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year extension, ESPN reports.
Marrone was one of six coaching candidates believed to be interviewed by the Jaguars during their search to replace Bradley, according to the Florida Times-Union.