Worst off day ever!
The Dallas Mavericks traveled to Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Monday and the Clippers on Wednesday, but assistant coach Darrell Armstrong reportedly got into a little legal hot water in between the games.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Armstrong was arrested on Tuesday after he was pulled over. The reason for his arrest: alleged Las Vegas debts.
An assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks basketball team was arrested in Marina del Rey on an outstanding warrant for non-sufficient funds in Las Vegas, authorities said Wednesday night.The Associated Press added these details.
Darrell Eugene Armstrong is wanted by the Clark County district attorney's office in connection with the case, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Armstrong was stopped Tuesday morning by a deputy for a traffic violation near Washington Boulevard and Via Marina Way, the department said. He was arrested and booked into the sheriff's Marina del Rey station.
Sgt. James Brown says Darrell Armstrong was arrested and booked Tuesday in a case involving non-sufficient funds. Details about the case weren't immediately available. Armstrong's bail was set at $40,000, and someone posted it Wednesday morning.The Mavericks' media guide notes that Armstrong is in his third season as an assistant with the team.
Sheriff's officials say Armstrong was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation in Marina Del Rey on Tuesday. A deputy determined there was an outstanding warrant for the 43-year-old.
The driver and another passenger were not detained. The Mavericks declined to comment.
Armstrong, 43, played 14 seasons in the NBA, including stops with the Orlando Magic, New Orleans Hornets, Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets. A 6-foot-0 point guard out of Fayetteville State University, Armstrong retired with career averages of 9.2 points and 4.0 assists per game in 840 appearances.
Basketball-Reference.com lists Armstrong's career NBA earnings at more than $27 million.
Hat tip: @ScottSchroeder