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Source: Pastner hiring Stoudamire at Memphis

Posted on: May 30, 2011 2:03 pm
Josh Pastner is hiring former NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire as an assistant on the Memphis staff, a source told on Monday.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

Stoudamire, 37, played at Arizona like Pastner and has been an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2009. He spent 13 seasons as a player in the NBA and will join Jack Murphy on the Tigers staff. Pastner still has one spot left to fill because Willis Wilson and Glynn Cyprien both left after last season. Wilson took the head coaching position at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Cyprien is now an assistant for Billy Kennedy at Texas A&M.

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 5:29 pm

Source: Pastner hiring Stoudamire at Memphis

Get off the high horse ^^^.....he's 37 and has been a Memphis Grizzlie much for a healthy enviroment.  This is a great hire of a NBA player with great experience on both levels.

Memphis just keeps rolling....suck it! 

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 5:17 pm

Source: Pastner hiring Stoudamire at Memphis

Damon was known as Mighty Mouse while he played for Toronto and then Portland, where he was a key member of the famed 'Jail Blazers'. He had his moments of glory (54 points in a game). He also had his moments of shame with being stopped for speeding between Seattle and Portland with Rasheed Wallace. When the patrolman had them roll down the window the smoke was so thick he had to step back. Lots of smoke. Lots of weed. Or the large bag of weed found in his house. But the capper of all cappers was when Damon set off a metal detector in Tucson and then placed on the airport conveyor belt a substantial package wrapped in aluminum foil along with rolling papers. When the security guard opened the package it was full of weed. Damon claimed it as his marijuana and was incensed that they took it away from him.

Damon has had years to rehabilitate himself. Even so, the campus atmosphere at Memphis might not be the most healthy environment for him. Perhaps Damon can now witness to the students and players that drug use is not healthy or conducive to mental acuity and athletic achievement.

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