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May 23, 2012
Bobby Jackson to coach Kings' summer league squad

Bobby Jackson told me a little while ago that he will coach the Kings squad in the Las Vegas Summer League that begins on July 12. After working in basketball operations, BJax just finished his first season as an NBA assistant. While the roster won't be determined for a while, Jimmer Fredette and Tyler Honeycutt plan to participate, and undoubtedly will be joined by the team's draft picks.

"I've been getting ready," said Jackson. "I've been working on my plays, my play calls. Coach (Keith) Smart said I can run whatever offense or defense I want, and it's no secret what I want to do - get it and go. I don't want to see any pounding. You pass, cut, pick and rolls. I don't want to give them (players) too much to think about because you want them to play freely, without worrying about mistakes. Just simple basketball."

The Vegas Summer League returns after a one-year hiatus caused by the NBA's labor dispute. This year's schedule starts right after the men's U.S. Olympic team finishes its first week of training camp for the London Games. DeMarcus Cousins, as the Bee has noted, is among players chosen for the USA Select team that will practice and scrimmage against Mike Kryzewski's club.



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