Unseld Jr. expected to leave Wizards for Warriors

McCoughtry to host camp

Mystics lose 4th straight

July 13, 2011|By Sports Digest


Unseld Jr. expected to leave for Warriors

Longtime Washington Wizards assistant Wes Unseld Jr., son of the Bullets legend, is expected to leave the franchise to become an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Unseld Jr., who attended Loyola High, has been with the Bullets and Wizards since he graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1997. He worked his way up from advance scout and joined former coach Eddie Jordan's staff as an assistant. Ed Tapscott retained Unseld Jr. when Jordan was dismissed and coach Flip Saunders also kept him when he took over in 2009. After his contract with the Wizards expired June 30, Unseld Jr. also interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers but is expected to join new Golden State coach Mark Jackson. The Wizards have offered Unseld Jr. an opportunity to return to the team but didn't promote him to the bench. He is expected to receive a promotion with the Warriors — the team that swept his father's Bullets in the 1975 NBA Finals. Unseld Sr. played his entire Hall of Fame career for the Bullets from 1968 to 1981, returned to coach the team from 1987 to 1994 and took over as general manger in 1996 before stepping down in 2003.

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McCoughtry to host camp; Mystics lose 4th straight

Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry will hold her first girls basketball camp July 21 at the St. Frances gym where she starred as a high school player. Registration runs from 8 a.m. to 9a.m., and the camp lasts until 4 p.m. The fee is $50, and lunch and T-shirts will be provided. For more information, contact at 443-642-1897.

WNBA: Sue Bird scored a game-high 22 points as the host Seattle Storm held off a surge by the Washington Mystics for a 79-71 victory. Swin Cash Camille Little Marissa Coleman (Maryland) led the Mystics with 16points and nine rebounds. Matee Ajavon scored 13 and added seven assists in Washington's fourth straight loss. … Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had a game-high eight assists as the visiting Los Angeles Sparks won their first game under new head coach Joe Bryant, defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars, 84-74.

Girls basketball: The Maryland Grizzlies, an under-15 Amateur Athletic Union team, won the 15/16 Atlantic Bracket in the Bluechip Invitational Tournament last weekend in State College, Pa. The team includes Howard County's Emily Russo, Sam Heisig and Elisa Tetro from Glenelg, Hannah Harbold from Glenelg Country, Sydney Tommins and Angela Healy from Notre Dame Prep, Akira Townes from Park, Beth Kelly from Roland Park Country, Zoe Martin from Perry Hall, Mackenzie Patten from Century and Sara Tarbert from York, Pa.

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Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation and the House Of Ruth Maryland, an organization that provides help to victims of domestic violence, will partner for "High Heels for Hope," a longest-drive contest July 23 at Pine Ridge Golf Course. For more information, visit Classic5Golf.com.

Table tennis: Second seed Morty Greenberg of Perry Hall defeated top seed Chung Dong of Cockeysville, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, in the open singles at the Top Hat Cue & Table Tennis Club championships Sunday in Parkville. Greenberg also won the senior 50-plus singles, winning as the top seed against Bob Noll of Baltimore, 11-4, 11-5. In other finals, top seed Jason Kovel of Reisterstown defeated Jim Magee Jr. of Lutherville, 11-2, 11-2, in the junior open; top seed Ron Caparros of Baltimore defeated second seed Mike Woodford of Baltimore, 11-8, 11-9, in novice singles; and top-seeded Caparros and Dong beat second-seeded Farzad Levin of Pikesville and Greenberg, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, in open doubles.

College football: Tickets for Morgan State's New York Urban League Classic game against Howard on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., are now available at ticketmaster.com. For more information, contact Gilbert Johnson at 240-299-4773 or the Morgan State athletics ticket office at 443-885-3830. … Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano was placed on the watch list for the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation's best down lineman.

Men's college lacrosse: Matt Kerwick, a 1992 All-Star with the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, has returned to Georgetown as an associate head coach. He spent the past two seasons at head coach at Jacksonville.

Men's college basketball: UMES announced a six-man signing class for next season. Joining early signer Olatunji 'TJ' Kosile, a 6-foot-11 center, are 6-9 forward-center Pina Guillaume from Blinn College, 6-9 forward Ron Spencer from Tennessee-Martin, 6-7 forward Akeem Anderson from Northwest Mississippi Community College, 6-5 shooting guard Gregory Womack from Redlands Community College, 6-0 combo-guard Percy Woods from Harcum College and 6-3 point guard Ishaq Pitt from St. John Vianney in New Jersey.

College baseball: Mike Stangroom, a pitching coach for Medaille last season, was named an assistant coach.

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