Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Report: Likely Temple Assistant Brunson Charged in Sexual Assault
Rick Brunson, who reportedly was set to be named an assistant coach at Temple later this month, was arrested June 25 on a sexual assault charge at a fitness center in suburban Chicago, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The paper sites a Vernon Hills (Ill.) police report saying Brunson grabbed an employee of Lifetime Fitness and was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and third-degree aggravated battery. No court date was announced.
Brunson is a 1994 Temple graduate, former pro player and former NBA assistant. The Inquirer sited a source saying Brunson had been set to join the Temple staff later this month.
Rick Brunson is also the father of Jalen Brunson, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2015, according to ESPN.com.
Jalen Brunson has Temple listed among his final eight schools, along with Michigan State, UConn, Purdue, Illinois, Kansas, Villanova and Michigan.
He has said he hopes to decide before the high school season begins.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.