first_imgThe G League has a new president.Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who currently serves as the NBA’s vice president of operations, will take over for Malcolm Turner, who was just named Vanderbilt’s athletic director. Part of Abdur-Rahim’s duties will be monitoring the newly established professional path in the G League, which helps players make the transition from high school to professional basketball under a salaried contract.“I am thrilled to have this extraordinary opportunity with the NBA G League,” Abdur-Rahim said. “I’ve seen firsthand the NBA G League’s remarkable growth under Malcolm’s leadership, and I look forward to working with the players, teams and my colleagues to take the league to even greater heights.”Abdur-Rahim, 42, is a former NBA All-Star who spent five years as the Kings’ assistant coach and the 2013-14 season as general manager of the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns (now the Stockton Kings). As a player, he spent 12 seasons in the NBA and averaged 18.1 points per game. NBA wrap: LeBron James wins last game against Dwyane Wade as Lakers top Heat “Shareef’s unique experiences as a player, team executive and member of the NBA’s Basketball Operations department make him a fantastic fit to be the next President of the NBA G League,” NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Mark Tatum said in a statement. “He is well-prepared to build on the tremendous progress that the NBA G League has made under Malcolm, who deftly oversaw a pivotal period of expansion and transition. We thank Malcolm for his lasting contributions to the NBA and the NBA G League and wish him the best at Vanderbilt.” Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe school caretaker who raped and molested four pupils at a Donegal school has been named as Michael Ferry form Goath Dobhair.The 55 year old pervert was officially named at the Central Criminal Court a short time ago.Ferry sexually abused a child at a Donegal school and then returned to the job where he went on to molest and rape four more boys at summer school. He pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 38 sample charges which included oral and anal rapes, sex assaults, one indecent assault and two charges of production of child pornography on dates between 1990 and 2005.Ferry sexually abused the boys, who were aged between 10 and 17 years, on an almost weekly basis.The court heard he made them watch pornography and groomed then by supplying them with alcohol, cigarettes and money.The accused had earlier been convicted in a District Court in Donegal for two incidents of indecent assault at the same school in 1985 and 1986, but he was not identified in the local papers at the time and he returned to work in the same school, where the abuse continued.The court heard each of his victims, now aged between 24 and 30, had turned to alcohol, drug and solvent abuse as a means of escape and many of them stated that they had tried to take their own lives.Ferry received fourteen years in prison was arrested in June last year after one of the men reported the abuse to his GP.In a statement outside the court, one of Ferry’s victims asked why the pervert was not stopped after he was brought before the courts in 2002.Derek Mulligan, who waived his anonymity, also asked why his employers still kept him in his job.Mr Mulligan said he believed someone so sick and perverted never changed.He also urged other victims of sexual abuse to come forward and said it was not until he came forward that his nightmare ended.Mr Mulligan described Ferry as a demon who had shown no remorse. His only remorse was for being caught, he said.The school authorities have promised to issue a statement.SCHOOL CARETAKER JAILED FOR SEX CRIMES IS NAMED was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more