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Monday, July 31, 2023

NFL Today: Dolphins Activate Armstead; Bucs Re-Sign Vet Gholston

By Mike Bonts, Florida Sports Wire

MIAMI GARDENS ( – The Miami Dolphins have activated tackle Terron Armstead off the physically unable to perform list.

Armstead started 13 games at left tackle for Miami last year and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time in his career. He has played in 110 regular-season games with 106 starts and 10 postseason contests in his career.

Armstead joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from New Orleans on March 24, 2022. He was originally a third-round pick (75th overall) by New Orleans in the 2013 NFL Draft following his collegiate career at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The Dolphins have signed cornerback Eli Apple and activated tackle Isaiah Wynn off the physically unable to perform list.

Apple enters his eighth NFL season having played in 88 career games with 78 starts for four teams – the N.Y. Giants (2016-18), New Orleans (2018-19), Carolina (2020) and Cincinnati (2021-22). He’s recorded 332 tackles (273 solo), five interceptions, 51 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Apple started 30 games the past two seasons for Cincinnati, helping them win the AFC in 2021. He played collegiately at Ohio State where he won a CFP National Championship in 2015 before being selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Giants.

Wynn signed with Miami after spending five years (2018-22) in New England. He’s played in 43 career games with 40 starts, including 33 at left tackle, six at right tackle and one at left guard. He also started a playoff contest in 2019.

Wynn was originally a first-round pick (23rd overall) by New England in the 2018 NFL Draft following his collegiate career at Georgia.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed defensive lineman William Gholston.

Gholston (6-6, 281) returns for his 11th season in Tampa Bay, making him the second-longest tenured Buccaneers player behind only Lavonte David. Since being selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round (No. 126 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Gholston has played in 153 career regular season games, with 87 starts. His 153 games played with the Buccaneers rank ninth in franchise history.

Dating back to 2017, Gholston has appeared in 88 consecutive games for Tampa Bay

 With Gholston up front, the Buccaneers became the first defense since the Minnesota Vikings (2006-08) to lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed in back-to-back seasons when they did so from 2019-20. Under Todd Bowles’ defensive scheme, Tampa Bay has allowed 92.3 rushing yards per game and 3.95 yards per rush dating back to 2019 – both marks led the NFL over the last four seasons.

Tampa Bay signed second-round pick Cody Mauch, the No. 48 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. Tampa Bay has now signed all eight members of its draft class.

Mauch (6-5, 302) spent six years at North Dakota State University (2017-22), appearing in 62 games, including every game from 2019-2022. During Mauch’s time with the program, the Bison boasted a .907 winning percentage, with four FCS national championships and four Missouri Valley Football conference titles.

Mauch was named Associated Press first-team All-America in 2022, second-team All-America in 2021 and was recognized three times as an All-Missouri Valley Conference performer (2020-22). In addition, Mauch was named the 2022 Phil Steele FCS Offensive Lineman of the Year after starting all 15 games at left tackle for a team that ranked fourth nationally in rushing yards per game (265.7).

The Buccaneers have waived linebacker Jeremy Banks.


Castano’s Gem Not Enough as Jumbo Shrimp's Late Lead Evaporates

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JACKSONVILLE (– Daniel Castano struck out seven in four no-hit innings and Jacob Amaya homered on Sunday, but the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp blew a late lead, falling 4-3 to the Gwinnett Stripers from 121 Financial Ballpark.

With Jacksonville (46-55, 14-13) ahead 2-1 in the ninth inning, Dalton Guthrie was hit by a pitch, Braden Shewmake singled and Vaughn Grisson walked against reliever José Castillo (0-1) to load the bases with no one out. 

Joe Dunand hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game and in the ensuing at-bat, Jesus Aguilar singled, scoring Grissom to give Gwinnett (45-56, 12-14) the lead.  In the next at-bat Sanchez ripped a sacrifice fly to extend the Stripers advantage to 4-2.

The Jumbo Shrimp got one back in the final inning. Jerar Encarnacion walked and Santiago Chavez singled to lead off the frame. A groundout put Encarnacion on third before Amaya hit a sacrifice fly to draw within 4-3. However, Grant Holmes stemmed the bleeding and picked up his eighth save.

Jacksonville plated the first runs of the game in the bottom of the third frame. With one out, Jake Mangum ripped a base knock and Amaya hit a two-run shot, scoring the first two runs of the contest.

Gwinnett answered in the top of the fifth inning. Yolmer Sanchez tripled with one out. He scored thanks to a Joe Hudson groundout, making it a 2-1 ballgame.

Seth Elledge (3-1) earned the win for Gwinnett with a scoreless eighth inning.

After Castano’s gem to start the game, Bryan Hoeing pitched 3.2 innings, striking out five, yielding only one run on two hits. 

Following the off day on Monday, Jacksonville heads to AutoZone Park to begin a six-game series at the Memphis Redbirds. LHP Devin Smeltzer (4-6, 6.10 ERA) gets the nod for the Jumbo Shrimp and RHP Casey Lawrence (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is set for first pitch on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. ET. 

NFL Notes: Washington Morning DJ Fired After Sexist Remark at Commanders Camp

( - iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 100” WBIG-FM Washington DC has parted ways with morning host Don Geronimo following an on-air incident this week in which he and co-host Crash Young made sexist comments directed towards WUSA-TV anchor Sharla McBride while both were broadcasting from Washington Commanders training camp on Thursday.

During his show, Geronimo noticed McBride walking by and stated “Hey look, Barbie’s here. Hi, Barbie girl. I’m guessing she’s a cheerleader.” Later in the show, they noticed McBride conducting interviews and stated to Young, “Oh hey. There’s that chick that you thought said tight,” with Young following “Yah. I screamed tight when she was,” before getting cut-off by Geronimo saying, “I think. I think she’s a sportscaster at Channel 9. Or Channel 7. I thought she was a cheerleader.”

In a report on WUSA-TV’s site about the comments, McBride said she was hurt and incredibly offended that after 17 years as a journalist, sexist comments like that discredit her as a professional calling it inappropriate, unprofessional and embarrassing.

Geronimo and Young were subsequently banned from broadcasting from Commanders training camp on Friday with a Commanders spokesperson telling WUSA-TV, “We have worked hard to ensure that everyone feels safe and respected in our workplace, and we took swift action when we learned that an employee of our partner iHeart made sexually disparaging remarks to and about a member of the media while she was broadcasting live from training camp yesterday.”

WBIG-FM took over as flagship station for Commanders games in 2022 and is set to enter the second season of the three-year deal.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Davis is the 62nd Jacksonville Area Golf Association Amateur Champion

JACKSONVILLE ( -  Will Davis gave himself a 21st birthday present one day early when he fired a closing-round 67 to become the 62nd champion of the Jacksonville Area Golf Association Amateur Championship at San Jose Country Club where he grew up playing the game of golf.

The Davidson College rising junior posted 66-69-67-202 (-14) to defeat defending champion Jason Duff of Elkton and the University of North Florida by five shots and UNF’s assistant golf coach Jeff Dennis by six though the closing leaderboard was not indicative of how the final round played out.


Davis, a Wolfson High School grad, teed off in the final round two behind Dennis, who opened in superb fashion with a 66 and a 67. It was a back-and-forth affair over the first nine holes of the finale with the pair tied at 11 under making the turn. 

The first turning point came when Davis birdied the short par-4 14th while Dennis did well to make par after encountering an awful lie in the landing-area bunker. Davis’s lead would grow to two at the par-3 15th with a par to Dennis’s bogey.


The knock-out punch came at the 522-yard par-5 17th after the leaders made par 4s at No. 16. Davis jammed a 4-iron from 187 yards to 4 feet, which he would convert for an eagle. A Dennis bogey resulted in a three-shot swing. Davis would walk to the 18th tee with a five-shot lead.


Runner-up Duff made a strong defense of his 2022 title. The Osprey redshirt junior and 2019 Times-Union boys’ player of the year pieced together rounds of 67-71-69-207 (-9) and played the last five holes in 3 under. In winning last year, Duff blitzed the Deerwood Country Club course with a 15-under-par 201 total to win by 11. He closed with a 64.


Rounding out the top five were fourth-place finisher Andrew Riley (-7) from Creekside High School and a recent transfer to UNF. Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach/Episcopal/Dartmouth grad and Max McGee of Jacksonville/Bartram Trail/Liberty University grad in fifth place, another shot back. Ohno and McGee both shot 66 the last day.


“This place (San Jose CC) means a lot to me and my family,” the champion said. “It’s pretty cool to win here.”


Will Davis and his brother Sam, who plays for Yale, grew up playing golf at San Jose. The brothers are on the club’s outside golf operations team this summer and both worked shifts following at least one of their tournament rounds. Sam had a top-20 finish (T19) of his own in the Amateur.


“He definitely went out and won the tournament,” Dennis said of Davis. “I didn’t have my best stuff. My putter was hot the first two days and then it went pretty cold.”               


San Jose played to a par of 72 and was set up at approximately 7,027 yards.


Though not in this year’s winner’s circle, UNF once again had a strong presence on the championship leaderboard. Dating back to 2000, golfers with Osprey roots have won the Amateur seven times in the last 13 years and 10 in all.


The championship featured 84 players, with 12 coming from outside JAGA’s footprint of Northeast Florida. Forty-six players in the field had handicap indexes of 0 or less.


Top finishers in both the Amateur and the JAGA First Coast Amateur are awarded World Amateur Golf Ranking points.


Jacksonville Golf and Country Club will host the Jacksonville Amateur in July 2024, followed by Timuquana Country Club for the first time in 2025.


To review the complete summary of scores, click here.


Tournament Notes:


·       Will Davis made 15 birdies and two eagles. Jeff Dennis made 16 birdies. Max McGee made 15 birdies. Tyler Brown made 13 birdies and one eagle.

·       The lowest round of the tournament was 66:  1st Round – Will Davis, Jeff Dennis; 3rd Round – Sam Ohno, Max McGee, Jackson Klauk.

·       Sam Geise, who moved to Jacksonville from the Dayton, Ohio area 18 months ago, made a strong showing in his JAGA debut. The former Wittenberg University golfer was in the final group on Sunday after rounds of 67-69 but fell to ninth with a final-round 76.

·       Reigning JAGA Senior Amateur champion Chuck Kirk of Middleburg and Eagle Harbor Golf Club finished T23 (77-72-70-219).

·       San Jose CC club champion Andrew Morgan finished T29.

·       Seven of the top-eight finishers are from First Coast high schools and six of the top-eight participated in the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation.

Jumbo Shrimp: Edwards Homer Not Enough as Jacksonville Falls 5-2

FILE PHOTO/Jim Brady, Florida Sports Wire
JACKSONVILLE ( Xavier Edwards homered on Thursday, but the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp dropped a 5-2 affair to the Gwinnett Stripers in front of 5,597 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Gwinnett (43-54, 11-12) put up a pair of runs in the opening frame. Luke Williams led things off with a walk, advancing to third on a Braden Shewmake double. Vaughn Grissom and Jesus Aguilar each hit sacrifice flies off starter Chi Chi Gonzalez (4-8), putting the Stripers up 2-0.


Shewmake (12) homered in the top of the third inning, stretching the Stripers lead to three.


Jacksonville (44-53, 12-12) cut into the deficit in the home half of the third when Edwards (4) ripped a solo shot, making it a 3-1 ballgame.


Grissom was hit by a pitch to lead off the sixth frame. Aguilar doubled, scoring Grissom, and adding to Gwinnett’s lead.


Magneuris Sierra and Williams walked to start the top of the seventh inning. A double steal put runners on second and third. Grissom then hit a sacrifice fly to plate Sierra to spread the margin to 5-1.


In the bottom of the seventh inning, C.J. Hinojosa and Edwards led off with a pair of singles, putting runners on the corners. Jacob Amaya knocked in Hinojosa courtesy of a sacrifice fly, closing the gap to 5-2. However, the Jumbo Shrimp could get no closer.


Seth Elledge (2-1) pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn the win.


Jacksonville and Gwinnett continue their series at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday. LHP Patrick Monteverde (0-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Jumbo Shrimp against RHP Allan Winans (7-3, 2.81 ERA) for the Stripers. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on Bally Live,, ESPN 690 and


On a Red Shirt Friday, fans who wear red save $1 on their ticket at the box office or can donate that $1 to charity. Friday Night Lites presented by Miller Lite means fans of age can enjoy $2 12-oz. Miller Lites and $1 off craft beer in the Craft Cave and Brown Canopy in left field. Be sure to stick around after the game for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Arlington Toyota.


FSU's Mudge Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

TALLAHASSEE ( -  Florida State softball standout Kaley Mudge has been nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year the NCAA announced this past week. Mudge was one of the NCAA-record 619 nominees for the award. 

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Mudge has proven to be phenomenal on and off the softball diamond. 

In 2023, Mudge helped the Seminoles to another ACC Championship and their second NCAA WCWS National Runner-Up finish in the last three seasons. Mudge earned Second Team All-ACC honors and was named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career. Mudge started 67 games for the Seminoles and was second on the team with a .346 batting average while driving in 43 runs. In the midst of the 2023 season, Mudge was chosen to speak in front of the country's leaders at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled "Taking the Buzzer Beater to the Bank: Protecting College Athletes' NIL Dealmaking Rights" in Washington D.C. in March. 

Mudge was the lone active student-athlete to speak at the hearing and was joined by Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel, Virginia State University President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, former NFL player Trey Burton, Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun and Executive Director and Founder of the College Football Players Association Jason Stahl.In May, Mudge graduated Cum Laude with a degree in exercise physiology. She was one of 53 athletes to earn the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship while also earning a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Honor Roll. 

The Woman of the Year Selection Committee made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division — from the conference-level nominees. The Top 30 honorees will be announced in October.The selection committee will then determine the top three honorees in each division from the Top 30, and the nine finalists will be announced in November. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will choose the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year. The honorees will be celebrated at the Woman of the Year Award Ceremony at the NCAA Convention in Phoenix in January.

Since 1991, The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, and leadership throughout their college careers.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

ReliaQuest Bowl: ​Maverick Sports Media Group Official Digital Media Partner

TAMPA ( - Maverick Sports Media, a leading creative agency specializing in content that sits at the nexus of sports, entertainment, and pop culture, is excited to announce its new partnership with the esteemed ReliaQuest Bowl as their official digital media partner. 

This collaboration follows Maverick's successful digital media partnership with the University of Tampa, solidifying their position as a new player to watch in the industry.

As an official digital media partner, Maverick Sports Media Group will leverage its innovative approach to social media to enhance the fan experience and drive engagement for the ReliaQuest Bowl year-round. T

hrough creative and data-driven content marketing strategies, Maverick aims to elevate the New Year's Day college football bowl game's brand both regionally and nationally.

"We are excited to collaborate with the ReliaQuest Bowl as their digital media partner," stated Marc Whitaker II, CEO and founder of Maverick Sports Media Group". Our objective is to foster year-round community engagement and infuse a fresh perspective into the game through our distinct approach to content creation".

Maverick Sports Media Group has garnered recognition for their ability to connect brands with their customers through attention-grabbing content and innovative digital marketing strategies. Since its establishment in 2020, Maverick has continuously pushed the boundaries in the sports world, utilizing social content as a powerful tool for fan interaction on a national scale.

"We look forward to our partnership with Maverick Sports Media Group in helping to provide a new and fresh look and feel to our social media platforms," explains Mike Schulze, ReliaQuest Bowl Director of Communications & Sponsorships. "We plan to use their cinematic storytelling expertise to showcase the ReliaQuest Bowl in a unique and captivating manner. And by developing original and engaging content that reflects the vibrancy of the bowl game experience and the personalities of the participating teams, we aim to amplify the bowl's visibility and generate unparalleled fan interest."

Maverick Sports Media Group, led by CEO Marc Whitaker II, has also demonstrated their commitment to excellence and innovation through recent collaborations with NFL Hall of Famers and Grammy Award-winning artists.

Maverick Sports Media Group remains committed to redefining fan experiences and providing valuable insights to sports organizations across the nation. With their dedication to excellence, innovation, and the growth of their partners' brands, Maverick continues to be a name to look out for through the digital media revolution in the sports industry.

NAL: Sharks Play Regular Season Finale on Road

Special to Florida Sports Wire

JACKSONVILLE ( - In the final week of the regular season, the Sharks (10-2) will travel to Carolina to take on the second-place Cobras (9-4). Both teams look to finish the season strong before heading to the playoffs.

The two last matched up during week 12 at the Tank when the Sharks defeated the Cobras 61-52. Kamrin Solomon scored three receiving touchdowns, plus had a kickoff return for a score. He had 106 receiving yards in the win. Sam Castronova threw six touchdown passes and scored two rushing touchdowns. 

After scoring a touchdown and recording one interception, Marquel Wade was named Iron Man Player of the Week. 

Last week, the Sharks dominated the West Texas Warbirds at home, 70-25. The defense was dominant, which has become a theme over the past few games. Anthony Johnson and Sha-ki Holiness recorded sacks, and Jabari Gorman and Marvin Ross had interceptions. Jacksonville held its opponent scoreless in both the first and third quarters. 

In his first game back from injury, Darien Townsend scored two touchdowns for the Sharks. 

Castronova was named Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. He led the Sharks to the win with 262 passing yards and eight touchdown passes. It was the fourth week this season that he was given the honor.

Solomon broke the single season reception record against West Texas. He has 109 receptions on the season with one more game to play. 

The Cobras took down the San Antonio Gunslingers 63-45 last week to take over second place in the standings. WR Lance Evans scored three touchdowns, and MLB Keiron Jones had two interceptions. 

Saturday’s game will take place at 7 p.m. at Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

NFL: Orlando to Host 2024 Pro Bowl Game

ORLANDO ( - The NFL announced that Orlando will host The 2024 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon.The multi-day AFC vs NFC event will feature new and returning skills challenges, where 88 of the league's top players showcase their on-field and off-field skills in unique competitions, and culminate in action-packed flag football at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. 

Peyton and Eli Manning will return as head coaches of the AFC and NFC, leading the NFL's top 88 stars as they show off their talent and celebrate the season's accomplishments in a fun, memorable way, surrounded by their families and fans. The competition will air on ESPN and ABC at 3pm ET.As a result of feedback from players, teams and fans, the NFL reimagined the Pro Bowl as The Pro Bowl Games last year, introducing an entirely new format that featured an exciting mix of live and taped skills competitions and spotlighted flag football as a critical part of the sport's future. 

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas garnered 6.4 million viewers across Disney, ESPN, ABC, Disney XD and digital and more than 58,000 in-person fans at Allegiant Stadium, up 16% from the previous year. The skills challenges on Thursday averaged 1.06 million viewers on ESPN in primetime, up 23% for the program the year before, and social video views from Sunday's event were up over 16% from last year.Helping to drive the success of last year's event was the impressive coaching and captain lineup that starred Peyton and Eli Manning as head coaches, Ray Lewis and DeMarcus Ware as defensive coordinators, flag football stars Diana Flores and Vanita Krouch as offensive coordinators, and Snoop Dogg and Pete Davidson as captains for the AFC and NFC respectively. In a nail-biting finish that peaked at 7 million viewers, the NFC ultimately won the inaugural Pro Bowl Games with a comeback victory that came down to the very last play of the final flag football game.“Building off the success from last year's reinvented format that elevated flag football and introduced fun forms of competition and entertainment, we are thrilled to bring The 2024 Pro Bowl Games to Orlando," said PETER O'REILLY, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business and League Events. “Hosting multiple Pro Bowls in years past, Orlando is a world-class destination and a favorite getaway for our players and their families, and we look forward to working with the city of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports to create the ultimate all-star celebration for players, their families and our fans."Orlando has hosted four consecutive Pro Bowl competitions in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This year's Pro Bowl Games will feature events across Central Florida, including fan experiences that will celebrate the football season and bring fans close to their favorite clubs and players.“There's no doubt Orlando is the country's premier destination for neutral site games and major events, and there's no bigger show you can bring to town than the NFL," said Florida Citrus Sports CEO STEVE HOGAN. “Our community has done an amazing job ensuring our facilities remain in NFL-ready condition for opportunities just like this, and I can't wait to see what The Pro Bowl Games have in store."For broadcasting and programming The 2024 Pro Bowl Games, the NFL will work with longstanding partners, including the Disney family of ESPN and ABC, Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions, producers of shows such as ESPN's Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli, the Places franchise, and Netflix's new docuseries Quarterback, and A. Smith & Co. Productions, producers of shows such as American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen and The Titan Games.The Pro Bowl Games will continue to highlight a strategic priority for the NFL – flag football. In partnership with RCX Sports, the NFL's flag football operating partner, and International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the NFL will integrate the sport throughout the week as a celebration of all levels of football – from youth to the NFL's best. In addition to the AFC vs NFC flag games played by Pro Bowl players, other events will include the NFL FLAG Championships, organized with RCX Sports. The NFL FLAG Championships will feature the top girls' and boys' youth flag teams from across the country, as well as an International Division to reflect the ongoing growth and interest in the game around the world.Flag football is one of the world's fastest-growing sports disciplines, played by over 20 million in more than 100 countries, across every continent. It is the most inclusive and accessible format of football, played by people of all ages and genders, with women and girls driving some of the fastest growth.“As the future of football, flag has seen incredible momentum around the world because it truly embodies the motto of 'football for everyone,'" said TROY VINCENT, NFL Executive Vice President, Football Operations. “We've received overwhelming support from the players on flag football at The Pro Bowl Games. NFL players and Legends are proud to get behind the sport, using the all-star event as a major platform to make this statement."Further into the season, the NFL will provide the week-long schedule and additional details surrounding The 2024 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Magic's Mosley Named Head Coach of the 2023 USA Men’s Select Team

ORLANDO (– Orlando Magic Head Coach Jamahl Mosley has been named the head coach of the 2023 USA Men’s Select Team, which will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team as it prepares for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, Aug. 25-Sep. 10 in Manila.

The USA Select Team features a roster of 11 current NBA players, along with three veteran players with NBA, NBA G League, international and USA Basketball experience. Members of the USA Select Team will train daily with the USA Men’s National Team from Aug. 3-6 in Las Vegas.

Mosley served as an assistant coach on the 2021 USA Select Team and as an assistant coach at the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp. He will be joined on the bench by assistant coaches Jim Boylen (Indiana Pacers) and Matt Painter (Purdue University).


“It’s an honor to be selected to lead the USA Men’s Select Team and I am truly grateful,” Mosley said. “After serving as an assistant with the Select squad in 2021, I’m fully aware of the importance that our team will have in USA Basketball’s success this summer at the World Cup.”


Named to the 2023 USA Basketball Select Team are Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), Langston Galloway (Free Agent), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder), John Jenkins (G League Ignite), Herb Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), Eric Mika (G League Ignite), Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings), Payton Pritchard (Boston Celtics), Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder).


Mosley became the 15th head coach in Orlando Magic history on July 11, 2021. During the 2022-23 campaign, he led the Magic to a 12-game improvement from the previous season - the best improvement in the Eastern Conference and third-best in the NBA.


Mosley came to Orlando after spending the previous seven seasons (2014-21) as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks. While on the coaching staff, the Mavericks reached the NBA Playoffs four times. He has also served as the head coach on the Mavericks summer league team that competed in Las Vegas.


Prior to joining the Mavericks, Mosley spent four seasons (2010-14) as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before joining the Cavaliers, Mosley spent five seasons (2005-10) with the Denver Nuggets. His tenure began in player development and advance scouting, before becoming an assistant coach for his last three seasons (2007-10) with the franchise. The Nuggets reached the playoffs, winning 50 games or more, each of his final three years. They won the Northwest division twice and earned a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2009.


Mosley was a four-year letterman at the University of Colorado (1997-2001), where he is one of 33 players in school history to score more than 1,000 points. Following his collegiate career, he played four seasons of professional basketball overseas, including two years for the Victoria Titans (Australia), one year with Baloncesto Leon (Spain) and one year in Korea.


A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he and his wife, Kristina, have three children, Jemma, C.J. and Chance.