Red Claws name former NBA player as assistant coach, draft 2

Posted Nov. 04, 2011, at 11:52 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:12 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Red Claws have named former NBA player and University of Connecticut All-American Donyell Marshall to their coaching staff.

The 38-year-old Marshall will join head coach Dave Leitao on the NBA D-League team’s bench.

Marshall was the fourth overall pick out of UConn in the 1994 draft and played for eight teams in a 15-year NBA career.

The Portland-based team also drafted 6-foot-8 forward Chris Wright out of Dayton with the third overall pick of Thursday’s D-League draft.

The team selected Michigan State guard Durrell Summers with its second-round pick.

The Red Claws are the minor league team of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats.