Sports roundup: Warriors coach fired for recording conversations

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Former Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman was fired on April 5 because he recorded conversations of coaches and players without their knowledge, ESPN reported.

Citing anonymous sources, ESPN said that Erman secretly recorded coaches’ meetings, conversations between coaches and players, and informal discussions. It’s unclear what Erman did with the alleged recordings.

The Warriors would not confirm or deny the report, saying they “were unaware of the violation, and when made aware, we took immediate action.” Erman was in his third season with the Warriors under coach Mark Jackson.

Erman is now a scout with the Boston Celtics.

Baseball

Group wants Nike to stop producing Chief Wahoo

A Native American group is asking Nike Inc. to stop producing and selling products that feature Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo, which it calls a “grotesque caricature” of modern Indians.

The group, called Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, is planning a protest at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., this week and is running a social media campaign using the (hash)Dechief hashtag.

Elsewhere

Kirk Urso Memorial Match will be played on Aug. 19

The Crew announced that the Kirk Urso Memorial Match will be played on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Crew Stadium against Urso’s alma mater, North Carolina.

• Otterbein named Dara Ford its new men’s and women’s track and field coach.

Ford, who was coach at John Carroll, will replace Dave Lehman, who is retiring at the end of the outdoor season. Lehman has been with Otterbein since 1970.

• Notah Begay , a 41-year-old analyst for Golf Channel and NBC Sports, suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas and is expected to make a full recovery.

— From staff, wire reports

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