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Brian Scalabrine | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/18/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 235
College: USC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (35) / BKN

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Former Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine said that Mark Jackson's staff "didn't prepare [the Warriors] to be championship-caliber" last season.
Scalabrine was dismissed by Jackson mid-season and he's given a series of unflattering interviews in recent days. Among other things, he criticized Jackson's unwillingness to challenge Stephen Curry defensively and said the offense could have been "better organized." Scalabrine landed in Boston as a Celtics analyst this summer, but his embittered interviews about the Warriors may not help him find another job on an NBA staff. Wed, Aug 13, 2014 09:35:00 AM

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Brian Scalabrine is "coming home" to be a broadcaster for the Celtics.

In a parody to LeBron James, Scalabrine crafted a letter to the Boston fan base announcing his return to the TD Garden. Click the link below for a good laugh.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine, who played for Doc Rivers in Boston, is said to be a candidate to join Rivers' coaching staff in Los Angeles.

His playing days are over and he has a good relationship with Rivers, so the move would make sense.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:37:00 PM

The Warriors had a discussion with Brian Scalabine about becoming an assistant coach.

The Warriors lost a couple assistants this offseason, headlined by Mike Malone joining the Kings. Scalabine was a color analyst for the Celtics last season after turning down a chance to join Tom Thibodeau's staff in Chicago in 2012. He was a fan favorite and his charisma could translate to the coaching profession.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine has decided to turn down a coaching job with the Bulls and will instead be an analyst for CSN New England.

Scalabrine was previously rumored to be on the verge of joining Tom Thibodeau's staff in Chicago, but he's decided to opt for a career in television instead. His NBA days are over. "I had zero opportunities," he said.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 12:43:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine is "in line" to join Tom Thibodeau's staff as an assistant coach for the Bulls, two sources tell CSN Chicago.

Scalabrine had said earlier in August that he was still hoping to play, but he's received no interest in the NBA and is a natural fit to join the coaching ranks. As CSN Chicago writes, the "White Mamba" appears set to return to Chicago in a different role.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 08:36:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine still hopes to play in the NBA next season.

Scalabrine has already been told that he won't be returning to the Bulls, and although he's been offered a TV job, Scal is exploring his options as he looks to continue his career.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 08:33:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine will not return to the Bulls this season, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Scalabrine is always a fan favorite and would like to continue his run in the NBA, but it remains to be seen if there's a team willing to sign him. Chicago is interested in FA Joel Przybilla, but for now the only centers on the roster are Joakim Noah, who missed the Olympics with a severely sprained ankle, and journeyman Nazr Mohammed.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 12:13:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine hopes to continue playing in the NBA for as long as possible, after which he may pursue coaching or announcing.

"I’ll play in the NBA as long as I can," said Scalabrine. "I’ll get cut one day. That’s just the only way I can really go. To just retire would be like quitting to me. They’ll have to kick me out." There's a reason the guys is a fan favorite everywhere he goes, but the 34-year-old's useful playing days are rapidly coming to an end.
Sat, May 19, 2012 09:42:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine re-signed with the Bulls on Monday.

He has no fantasy value, but is a nice guy to have on real life benches.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 03:10:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine has officially parted ways with the Italian team Benetton Treviso.

The "White Mamba" was popular with the team, but it appears he'll seek employment in the NBA for 2011-12. While he'll probably find a roster spot, he's not going to offer fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 10:31:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine is enjoying his time with the Italian team Benetton Treviso, and he has no immediate plans to return to the NBA.

Scalabrine said he's taking it "day-by-day" but sounds like he could be in Italy for a while -- he's playing a big role in Italy but would barely crack an NBA rotation.
Source: HoopsHype
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 01:49:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine has signed with Italian team Benetton Treviso.

Everybody's favorite 12th man has every reason to both make money and keep his game sharp with the lockout looming. There's no word if the deal includes an NBA 'out-clause,' but we wouldn't bank on it. Even if he stays a year, we can't completely rule him out for a return to the NBA.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 12:43:00 AM

According to Davide Chinellato, a journalist for the Italian publication Gazzetta della Sport, Brian Scalabrine is trying out with the Italian team Treviso and will have a couple of weeks to make the roster.

Scalabrine hinted in July that he'd explore his European options, and now he's doing exactly that. He's certainly not a lock to make the roster, and if he's cut by the team, his chances of ever gracing an NBA roster may very well be slim to none.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:32:00 AM

Brian Scalabrine said recently that he will play in Europe if the lockout negotiations don't improve in two weeks.

"With two years or so left of playing basketball, I'm not interested in watching billionaires fight," said Scalabrine. Players have to commit to at least a year overseas, meaning they can't opt out and join the NBA whenever the lockout ends.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 09:44:00 AM

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