Men’s basketball: After two seasons as an assistant coach for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program, Craig Ehlo (pictured above) has stepped down, EWU head coach Jim Hayford said Thursday.
Ehlo, who spent 14 seasons in the NBA with Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Seattle, joined the Eastern coaching staff shortly after Hayford was hired on March 29, 2011. Ehlo was EWU’s primary coach handling individual player development.
“I am very grateful for having the opportunity to work with a great friend in building the foundation of EWU basketball,” Hayford said.
Ehlo settled in Spokane after leaving the NBA following the 1996-97 season. After his retirement from the NBA, Ehlo worked extensively as a television analyst, including full schedules for the Seattle SuperSonics and Gonzaga.
Timberwolves, Turiaf agree
NBA: The Minnesota Timberwolves and veteran power forward Ronny Turiaf agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million contract.
Turiaf’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal. Bartelstein said Turiaf was encouraged by the direction of the franchise under new boss Flip Saunders and excited by the style of play used by coach Rick Adelman.
The former Gonzaga star played sparingly last season for the Los Angeles Clippers. But the 30-year-old started seven playoff games for the champion Miami Heat in 2012 and has 47 postseason games on his resume. Turiaf will join his sixth team in less than four years and the seventh of his career. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005.
Seattle releases receiver Martin
NFL: Wide receiver Charly Martin has been released by the Seattle Seahawks, who also claimed long snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers.
The Seahawks made the roster moves two weeks before the start of training camp.
Martin was a long shot to make Seattle’s roster, despite playing in four games for the Seahawks last season. Martin had four catches for 42 yards in his one season with the Seahawks. He previously spent time with Carolina and Jacksonville.
Nelson snapped in six games last season for San Diego.