Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.14.2019

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Kansas News

Danny Manning adds former Jayhawk to Wake Forest staff
“First and foremost, I am excited about working for Danny Manning,” said Walters in a Wake Forest release. “Coach Manning is someone that I have the utmost amount of respect for. Any recruit who has aspirations of being a great man, a great student and a great basketball player will not find a better example of these three qualities than Danny Manning. I am looking forward to recruiting and coaching the young men in this program.”

Spencer leads Jayhawks in round one of the NCAA Stanford Regional | KUsports.com
Behind junior Andy Spencer’s even-par 70, the Kansas men’s golf team is tied for 10th after the opening round of the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, California on Monday.

Josh Jackson arrested at music festival, charged with resisting arrest and escape | KUsports.com
A Miami-Dade police report stated Jackson, once a basketball player at the University of Kansas, was arrested Friday night and charged with resisting arrest and escape at the Rolling Loud Festival, which was held Friday through Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Kansas Athletics hires Morgan Seigfried as associate AD | KUsports.com
“Morgyn brings a balance of creativity, experience and leadership to an area of our department that is inundated with requests for more content and storytelling on a regular basis,” KU Director of Athletics Jeff Long stated in a release. “That experience will enable Kansas Athletics to fully engage our fans and all our constituencies more than ever before.”

Reports: K.J. Lawson to join Tulane as grad transfer | KUsports.com
Lawson played rather sparingly during his one season in uniform for the Jayhawks, averaging 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 35 minutes per game. Even so, the 6-foot-8 reserve played a key role in a few of KU’s victories, including his 13-point performance in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and timely scoring en route to 10 points in a rare road victory for this past season’s Jayhawks at TCU.

Reports: Former Jayhawk KJ Lawson chooses transfer destination
Several outlets, including CBS Sports, reported early Monday afternoon that Lawson would be heading to Tulane for the next step of his college career. Lawson has played two full seasons at the college level but is set to become a graduate transfer, since he has also sat out two seasons.

Report: Former Kansas star Josh Jackson arrested
Slater tweeted that a source told him that Jackson attempted to enter a VIP area “many times without proper pass,” and that “After cops handcuffed him, he ran away.” Slater wrote that Jackson has been charged with escape and resisting arrest.

Other Sports News

Sources: Juwan Howard to interview with Wolves
New Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas plans to interview candidates for the franchise’s head-coaching job this week, including Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Portland assistant David Vanterpool, league sources told ESPN.

Tiger, girlfriend named in wrongful death lawsuit
Tiger Woods, restaurant manager Erica Herman, who is Woods’ girlfriend, and The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, are being sued for the wrongful death of an employee, who after working a shift in December drank alcohol at the restaurant before being killed in a car crash.

Broncos’ Flacco: It’s not my job to groom Lock
“Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football of my life,” Flacco said Monday, after the Broncos’ first day of organized team activities. “As far as a time constraint and all of that stuff, I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is. I hope he does it well. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”

What’s at stake in the biggest NBA draft lottery in years
When the way the pingpong balls bounced is revealed to the world Tuesday night here at the Drake Hotel, the immediate focus will be on who gets the No. 1 pick — and with it the chance to select consensus top prospect Zion Williamson. But how this NBA draft lottery shakes out will have far-ranging implications across the league well beyond whichever team gets the chance to choose Williamson.

76ers coach Brown will return for 2019-20 season
There had been some uncertainty about Brown returning for his seventh season, but Harris eliminated that doubt in a lengthy meeting with Brown and general manager Elton Brand on Monday that mostly centered on discussions about the franchise’s plans for the offseason.

Other News

Supreme Court’s Conservatives Defend Their Handling Of Death Penalty Cases : NPR
The bitter battle over the death penalty continued Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court with the highly unusual release of explanatory statements from the court’s conservatives as to why they reached such apparently contradictory decisions in two death cases in February and March.

The US-China relationship is too important for a trade war to last – CNN
But China and America need one another. The tit-for-tat tariff battle is threatening one of the world’s vital economic relationships — and because of their size, the global economy. At a time when the two nations should be forging rules for the next 20 years, they are pointing a gun at one another.

2020 Presidential Campaign: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Joins Democratic Field : NPR
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he’s running for president, appealing to primary voters as a Democrat elected twice in a largely Republican state and joining a primary field of nearly two dozen candidates.

Daily Inter Lake – Law Roundup, Man shoots his hand while cleaning gun
Flathead County Sheriff’s Office responded to report on Martini Lane in Columbia Falls where a man accidentally shot his hand while cleaning a gun.

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