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[April 24, 2018]
A Bay Area TV reporter covering
the Golden State Warriors was caught on camera stealing a jacket
from a member of the team's security staff last week and was sent
home from San Antonio, according to multiple reports Monday.
The Athletic's Steve Berman reported that Mike Shumann, a former San
Francisco 49ers wide receiver who now works for KGO-TV in San
Francisco, was seen on tape stealing the jacket of director of team
security Ralph Walker as Shumann left the AT&T Center in San Antonio
following practice late last week. Walker is also Stephen Curry's
personal security guard, according to Berman.
The station reportedly sent Shumann home after the incident and on
Monday released the following statement to The Athletic: "We are
taking these allegations very seriously and conducting a full
investigation. As a matter of policy, we do not comment about
According to ESPN, "several Warriors players were upset over the way
the team handled the incident," noting that Shumann is white and a
longtime reporter in the city, and that some players "fear he
received special treatment."
--Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will sit out a third consecutive
playoff game Tuesday following the death of his wife Erin last
As he did in Games 3 and 4, assistant coach Ettore Messina will
serve as head coach in Game 5, ESPN's Marc J. Spears reported.
The Spurs trail Golden State 3-1 in their best-of-seven Western
Conference first-round series. San Antonio avoided a sweep with a
103-90 victory at home on Sunday. Game 5 will be played in Oakland,
Calif., with tip scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
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--The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up coach Alvin Gentry's
option for 2018-19, according to a report from ESPN.
Gentry was informed of the team's decision by general manager Dell
Demps prior to the Pelicans' sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in
the Western Conference quarterfinals, according to the report.
The Pelicans are 112-134 in three seasons under Gentry's guide. New
Orleans went 48-34 this season on its way to its first playoff
appearance in the 63-year-old's tenure.
--The Boston Celtics could have guard Marcus Smart available for
Tuesday's Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the
The Celtics have upgraded Smart to questionable for the pivotal
contest. The 24-year-old told reporters Sunday that he would have
his surgically repaired right thumb evaluated Tuesday. Smart, who
was initially eyeing a return for a potential Game 7, said Sunday
that playing in Game 6 is the plan. The Celtics and Bucks are tied
2-2 in the best-of-seven series.
"The surgery did its job," Smart said prior to the Celtics' 104-102
loss to the Bucks in Game 4. "Thumb is holding up well. I feel
ready, I feel strong enough to get back out there. I'm just waiting
on the OK."
--Field Level Media
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