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Gonzaga superfan Christian Layman passed away on June 8 surrounded by his parents and family, according to an obituary.
The former Gonzaga standout turned the page on his playing career over the summer. Sacre now assists with fundraising in the athletic department at his alma mater while he completes work on his master’s degree in organizational leadership.
The man, the myth, the legend, Robert Sacre stopped by the station to talk all things Zags. With the Bulldogs headed to the Bahamas, Sacre had a lot to say about Mark Few, pumping iron, and sandy beaches!
The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to the personable center.
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is returning to Japan for a second season with the Hitachi Sunrockers.
When Przemek Karnowski was a freshman, he played 10.7 minutes per game behind Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Sam Dower. When Domantas Sabonis was a freshman, he came off the bench behind Karnowski and Kyle Wiltjer. Zach Collins is in that pipeline now, carving out quality minutes as a freshman while in line to be Gonzaga’s next big thing.
Robert Sacre heading to Japan to continue pro career
It’s easy to understand why former Gonzaga University star Robert Sacre is overlooked, even though he’s one of only four Lakers under contract after June.
TORONTO – Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Toronto Raptors. A semicircle at Steve Nash’s locker? Try again. Nash was on the other side of the country, trying to rehabilitate his bad back in Vancouver for one last run at playing this season.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers later in the evening. The Toyota Center walls are decorated with 11 Lakers’ championship banners and nine legendary yellow uniforms, including Elgin Baylor’s No. 22, Wilt Chamberlain’s 13, Jerry West’s 44, Magic Johnson’s 32 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 33. Kobe Bryant, whose jersey will join the others when he decides to retire, sat in a director’s chair for a television interview. Dwight Howard chucked up 3-pointers, surprisingly making more than he missed. Pau Gasol chatted with a team official.
Rookie center Robert Sacre was wrapping up an interview when general manger Mitch Kupchak strolled by with a reminder of a meeting upstairs. Sacre started jogging toward the stairs, but couldn’t resist with Gasol in his line of sight.
The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers later in the evening.
Gonzaga sophomore point guard Kevin Pangos called it the highlight of his summer. Pangos, teammate Kelly Olynyk and ex-Zag Robert Sacre were among 27 players to attend the Canadian senior national team’s five-day training camp in late August in Toronto. Pangos tested his skills alongside NBA players Joel Anthony, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph while absorbing instruction from two-time MVP Steve Nash, who is general manager of Canada basketball, and head coach Jay Triano.
The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-round draft pick Robert Sacre on Friday. Sacre, a 7-foot Canadian who played at Gonzaga, finished his Bulldogs career with 1,270 points and 679 rebounds. He averaged 11.6 ppg during his senior season. The Lakers also added assistant coaches Eddie Jordan, Bernie Bickerstaff and Steve Clifford to Mike Brown’s coaching staff. Jordan is the former head coach at Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia. The 68-year-old Bickerstaff was a head coach in Charlotte, Seattle, Denver and Washington. Clifford was Stan Van Gundy’s assistant in Orlando the past five seasons. – AP
DALLAS – Playing in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is nothing new for Micah Downs. In fact, this summer marks his third straight run there as the former Gonzaga star looks to find a home in the league.
Surrounded by family in Ville Platte, La., former Gonzaga Bulldog Robert Sacre was trying to get 9-month-old son Quinton to sleep when Sacre’s name popped up on the TV screen as the last pick of the two-round NBA draft Thursday night. “I had my son in my arms and everyone screamed and my son just jumped,” Sacre said in a phone interview. “It’s great to be part of something like that, especially being with my family at the time.”
Surrounded by family in Ville Platte, La., former Gonzaga Bulldog Robert Sacre was trying to get 9-month-old son Quinton to sleep when Sacre’s name popped up on the TV screen as the last pick of the two-round NBA draft Thursday night.