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CdA’s Leiss rescinds resignation

PREP BASKETBALL: Kent Leiss, who resigned his job as the Coeur d’Alene boys coach last Friday, rescinded his resignation Wednesday afternoon.

Leiss stepped down two days after a group of disgruntled parents met with school administrators alleging verbal abuse.

“Upon further review and reflection, I’m innocent of these accusations and charges,” Leiss said he wrote in a letter he handed to CdA athletic director Todd Gilkey.

Leiss said he needs to clear his name.

“I want to go through the process … and show that these accusations aren’t true,” Leiss said.

Seattle group has filed for relocation

NBA: Commissioner David Stern says the group that has reached agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings has formally filed to relocate the franchise to Seattle.

Stern spoke on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. He called the Seattle group “very strong,” and that the appropriate committees have been convened to look over the prospective move to Seattle.

The deadline to file for relocation is March 1. It’s been expected that the group would file to move the team to Seattle, but Stern’s comments were the first time that decision has been verified.

Associated Press

Storm’s Jackson to miss 2013 season

WNBA: The Seattle Storm will be without three-time league MVP Lauren Jackson for the 2013 season while she stays in Australia to recover from recent hamstring surgery.

The Storm made the announcement Wednesday. Her contract has been suspended and she is expected to play for Seattle in the 2014 season.

Jackson underwent surgery last month in Melbourne. She is expected to make a full recovery, but in a statement from the Storm, Jackson said she was not going to be “fit, ready or confident” for the WNBA season.

Associated Press