Adrian Dantley, a six-time NBA All-Star, two-time scoring champion, and the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year, is now making $17,000 a year, working as a school crossing guard, just outside of the Washington, D.C. area.
The New Orleans Hornets were a bit shorthanded at the Hive on Friday night in their matchup with the Detroit Pistons. Rookie Anthony Davis sat out with a sprained shoulder, while top reserve and forward Jason Smith learned he'd miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder. Despite that, New Orleans "shouldered" the load, defeating the Pistons 100-95.
New Orleans' frontcourt of Anthony Davis, Robin Lopez, Al-Farouq Aminu, and Ryan Anderson combined for 67 points, 36 rebounds, and 10 blocks, on their way to a dominating 105-86 road victory over the Detroit Pistons.
New Orleans native Greg Monroe had 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to a home win over the New Orleans Hornets by the score of 89-87. The loss was the fifth straight for the Hornets (4-20). Trevor Ariza (26 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl) had his best performance of the season in defeat.
FIU head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, a former Detroit Piston, is on that teams short-list, to become their new head coach, reports Chris Broussard, of ESPN The Magazine. The NBA Hall of Famer led to Pistons to back-to-back championships in 1989, and 1990.