NBA vet Overton placed on leave as Head Basketball Coach at Lincoln University

Lincoln University head men’s basketball coach Doug Overton has been placed on leave by the school. LU has released the following statement on Twitter:

According to the Daily Local News,

“The announcement came two days after Overton and Lincoln Athletic Director Harry Stinson had a brief but heated verbal squabble during the second half of the Lions’ loss to Virginia State. It took place with Overton in front of the scorer’s table and Stinson seated behind press row, in front of all to see and hear.”

Overton has been the head coach at Lincoln for the past four seasons. where he has gone 40-67 (including 7-17 so far this season).

An 11-year NBA veteran, Overton appeared in 499 career games with eight teams, including the Washington Bullets (1992-95), Denver Nuggets (1995-96), 76ers (1996-98, 1998-99), Orlando Magic (1998-99), Nets (1998-99, 2000-01 and 2003-04), Boston Celtics (1999-2001), Charlotte Hornets (2000-01) and Los Angeles Clippers (2001-02 and 2003-04).

More on this one as it develops.

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