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Links n' Links: July 15

Lots of stuff today.

Las Vegas Sun - At age 79, Kings coach still in love with the game of basketball
A profile of Pete Carril which includes news that Coachie may hang it up for good after this season.

Kings Blog and Q&A: The regretful Donté Greene
More on Donte Greene's bad feelings about the rookie year, including his regrets over leaving Syracuse.

Halperin takes Tapiro's role for Euros - Jerusalem Post 
Omri Casspi is scheduled to play for the Israeli national team in August (training) and September (Eurobasket), but the coach won't be mad if O.C. needs to stick in California to get in NBA shape. (The Kings have always been accomodating when it comes to international play.)

A few more Kings links and one general NBA link after the jump. 

Kings work out Sean May; Ike Diogu waits - Sacramento Bee
Sean May feels good. Ike Diogu does not.

Kings' Thompson frustrated by 'funk' - Sacramento Bee
Jason Thompson realizes he has been notsogood in Vegas, and shows a lot of self-awareness in the process. Jason Jones reports he did better in the Portland scrimmage.

Spanos reps to weigh in on Cal Expo plan - Sacramento Bee
At least one invitee to the Cal Expo Playa's Ball will show up. The story makes it seem less like they'll be there to get involved and more like they'll be there to get ideas for San Diego's new NFL stadium. (Great.)

Vegas Summer League: Halfway Home Awards - TrueHoop
Tyreke Evans tops Kevin Arnovitz's All-Rookie team for the first week of Vegas Summer League. Donte Greene makes the "notsomuch" list.

The Official Website of Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin's holding a camp in Sacramento later this month. Details at his official site. Via Sam Amick's Twitter.

Twitter / Jason Jones: Another assistant coach is ...
"Another assistant coach is still likely to be added to Westphal's staff, too." Jason is reporting from Vegas the remainder of this week, by the way.

David Stern: NBA, players to talk new labor deal soon - ESPN
The pimps and the hos players and owners will get together to discuss their current working arrangement and (fingers crossed) their future working arrangement.