Swearinger, Norman to host events
D.J. Swearinger and Josh Norman, both NFL players and Greenwood natives, will host events Saturday in Greenwood.
Swearinger, a safety who plays for the Arizona Cardinals, is hosting his sixth annual football camp at Greenwood High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/djswearingercamp36. Those who didn’t pre-register will be allowed to register at the camp. Registration is free and starts 9 a.m. Saturday.
Norman will host a “Fun Day” event at Brewer Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include games, bounce houses, food and prizes.
Clemson hoops adds assistant coach
CLEMSON — Clemson has added ex-Quinnipiac assistant coach Anthony Goins to its staff.
Goins replaces Steve Smith, a longtime staffer whose contract was not renewed after he was heard on an FBI wiretap during a federal trial into college basketball corruption.
Goins spent the past two seasons at Quinnipiac and has also worked with programs at Yale and Dartmouth.
Hornets’ Kidd-Gilchrist to have groin surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent a surgical procedure to address a chronic groin strain.
The team called the surgery Tuesday a success. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Kentucky is expected to make a full recovery and be available for the start of the training camp in September.
Kidd-Gilchrist was relegated to a backup role last season with the Hornets. He appeared in 64 games with starts, and averaged 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.
Pels’ GM: No urgency on Davis trade
METAIRIE, La. — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the timing of next week’s NBA draft won’t necessarily raise urgency to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis.
Griffin says the Pelicans are “not in a hurry to do anything,” and “don’t feel there is a time sensitivity” to address Davis’ “desire to stay or not stay.”
Griffin spoke on a conference call Tuesday while introducing former WNBA star Swin Cash as Pelicans vice president of basketball operations and team development.
Source: Grizz to hire Jenkins as coach
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have hired Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins to be the team’s next head coach.
The person says Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference today. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.