Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Arrested in Marina del Rey

Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Darrell Eugene Armstrong is free after posting bail following his arrest in Marina del Rey.

An assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks was released from jail Wednesday after being arrested in Marina del Rey for an outstanding arrest warrant stemming from a non-sufficient funds case in Las Vegas, authorities said.

Darrell Eugene Armstrong, 43, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped Tuesday at 8:48 p.m. for a traffic violation at Via Marina and Washington Boulevard, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A sheriff's deputy found during his investigation that Armstrong had an arrest warrant from the Clark County, Nevada, District Attorney's Office for a non-sufficient funds case with a bail of $40,000.

Armstrong was arrested and booked at the Marina del Rey sheriff's station. The driver and another passenger of the vehicle were not detained.

Armstrong had a bail of $43,400, according to the sheriff's inmate information Web site. He posted bail Wednesday morning with the Clark County District Attorney's Office and was released at 12:30 p.m., the statement said.

No further details were released.

Armstrong joined the Mavericks as an assistant coach midway through the 2008-09 season and for two summers was the top assistant coach of Dallas' Summer League team that played in Las Vegas, according to information from the Mavericks 2011-12 Media Guide.

The 14-year NBA veteran started out playing in the Global Basketball Association and the United States Basketball League and overseas after going undrafted out of Fayetteville State. He was signed by the Orlando Magic and had stints with New Orleans, Dallas, Indiana and New Jersey, the media guide said. He was named the NBA's Sixth Man and won the Most Improved Player Award in 1999.

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Mavericks, 73-70, on Monday night after Derek Fisher hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in the game. The Mavericks swept the Lakers out of the second round in last season's playoffs and went on to win the championship.

The Mavericks were playing the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at the Staples Center.

peter January 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM
thats pretty crazy!
Westlawn neighbor January 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Well, that explains it all ... The MAVs lost both games at Staples Center: 1st, to the LA Lakers, 2nd, to the LA Clippers, because the Arrest of assistant coach Darrell Eugene Armstrong ( D.E.A. ) was too much of a "Distraction" to the NBA Team from Dallas and its Coaching Staff. Ha, Ha. What a bunch of Losers ... I wonder if HE will get any punishment from the MAVs organization and/or the NBA. If he had unpaid Gambling debts, he might not be able to resist the temptation of Gambling { or worse, "point-shaving" } on NBA games. Note: his initials ( D.E.A. ) are the same as the abbreviation for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Just a coincidence ?
peter January 19, 2012 at 09:35 PM
wonder if cuban will fir him?


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