DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent center Jeff Withey, who spent the past two seasons with the Utah Jazz. The 7-foot Withey averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 51 games last season. He made one start. He has career averages of 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in four seasons with New Orleans and Utah. Withey was a four-year player at Kansas. The Mavericks still haven't signed restricted free-agent center Nerlens Noel to a long-term deal. He has a qualifying offer and is expected to remain with Dallas after the Mavericks acquired him at the trading deadline last season.
Meeting an NBA player can be a cool experience. But what if that player is an NBA legend like Karl Malone? And what if you didn’t just meet him, but go to grill up a hamburger for him? Recently, I found out my brother-in-law was able to do just that. The year was 1997 in the small town of Preston, Idaho. The Utah Jazz had just made a trip to the NBA Finals, before some guy named Michael Jordan had to get in the way. The Jazz were preparing to gear up for another finals run the next season. In what would seem to be a fairly insignificant event, the Burger King in Preston was having its Grand Opening event. But this wasn’t your typical Grand Opening. This particular Burger King happened to be part-owned