The NBA Summer League wrapped up Tuesday night, having broken more attendance records. It’s an event that has come a long way from its humble roots, and the effort is constant to keep it growing.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
The cost of construction for the Fertitta Football Complex has increased significantly, causing UNLV officials to delay building the interior of the second floor until additional funds are raised.
The U.S. men’s basketball team will play Uruguay in a second-round FIBA World Cup qualifier on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.
Former NBA referee Monty McCutchen evaluates game officials for the league. He has been in Las Vegas for the Summer League training officials who hope to eventually work in the NBA or WNBA.
With Friday being consolation day at the NBA Summer League, teams decided to rest their top prospects from this year’s draft.
Jaylen Brown said Thursday he hopes a deal gets done to keep teammate and restricted free agent Marcus Smart. The Celtics have reportedly sent Smart a $6 million qualifying offer.