And-Ones: Duval, African American Coaches, Johnson, NCAA

Former highly-touted Duke point guard Trevon Duval is looking to return to the G League and the NBA. After going undrafted in 2018, Duval logged limited time with the Bucks. Duval saw more extended G League run with the Bucks’ affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, and the Iowa Wolves. Clevis Murray of Bleacher Report takes an in-depth look at Duval’s push to continue his career. Duval has been working to improve his three-point shooting in the offseason.

We have more from around the basketball world

  • The lack of African American head coaches is still a troubling issue for the league, former player Etan Thomas of The Undefeated writes. Even with the hiring of Tyronn Lue by the Clippers, there are just six African American head coaches while some organizations continue to recycle white head coaches, Thomas notes. Assistant coaches such as Sam Cassell (Clippers), Darvin Ham (Hawks), Ime Udoka (Sixers) and Wes Unseld Jr. (Nuggets) deserve a shot at showing what they can do as a head coach, Thomas opines.
  • 26-year Rockets scout Brent “BJ” Johnson passed away last week. NBA colleagues, including former Rockets GM Daryl Morey and current Wolves GM Gersson Rosas, recalled Johnson’s skills as a scout and his generosity and compassion as a human being for a piece from Spencer Davies of Basketball News.
  • NCAA staff has green-lit a blanket waiver for multi-team events to transpire for Division I Men’s Basketball players, per Meghan Durham of
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