And-Ones: Theus, Griffin, Ellenson, Wanamaker

Bethune-Cookman University is expected to hire former NBA guard Reggie Theus as its athletic director and men’s basketball head coach, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated.

The agreement is set to become official this week, Spears notes. Theus will replace Ryan Ridder, who left for the same position to join the University of Tennessee-Martin in March.

According to Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link), the school failed to notify interim coach Dominique Jones of its decision before the ESPN report surfaced, with Jones being responsible for much of the recruiting duties in recent weeks.

Theus was the No. 9 pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. He spent 13 years in the league, making stops with Chicago (two All-Star seasons), Kansas City, Sacramento, Atlanta, Orlando and New Jersey during his career.

Here are some other odds and ends from around the basketball world:

  • Former Jazz two-way forward Eric Griffin has reached an agreement with AEK Athens B.C. in Greece, a source told Hoops Rumors. News of the sides being close to a deal was first reported by SDNA. Griffin went undrafted back in 2012 and has mostly played overseas since then, most recently playing in Australia’s NBL.
  • Free agent big man Henry Ellenson is drawing serious interest from KK Cedevita Olimpija in Slovenia, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando (Twitter link). Ellenson holds 83 games of NBA experience and is coming off a brief stint with the Raptors in 2020/21.
  • Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv is expressing interest in former NBA guard Brad Wanamaker, Orazio Cauchi of writes. Wanamaker spent time with the Warriors and Hornets this season, also playing 107 games with the Celtics from 2018-20.
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