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Drew just needs to hire Darryl Middleton
VALENCIA’S OLDEST ITS NEWEST AS TEAM SIGNS 44-YEAR-
OLD DARRYL MIDDLETON EUROLEAGUE,LATEST NEWS,SPAIN,US BASKETBALL When Darryl Middleton was drafted by the Atlanta
Hawks, the NBA was ruled over by the likes of Larry,
Magic and MJ, Sir Charles and Hakeem the Dream.
Rookie of the year was Mark Jackson and the Detroit
Pistons were ascending into dominance. Andrew
Bynum was about nine months old; Blake Griffin and Brandon Jennings weren’t even born. Hell, Svetislav
Pešić was coaching a youth team which included Toni
Kukoc, Vlade Divac, Dino Radja and Saša Đorđević. Yet the 44-year-old plays on … yesterday, Power Electronics Valencia announced the signing of
Middleton to a two-month contract, enough to let him finish out the season with the Euroleague club and
extend his ACB record for “oldest player to appear in a
league game.” Middleton will certainly threaten, if not
break, the Euroleague record for same when Valencia
goes to Real Madrid next Tuesday night in the playoff
round; Valencia plays at Fuenlabrada on Saturday. Turning 45 in July, BallinEurope would also guess
Middleton to be the single oldest player in a top-level
basketball league in the world today … if anyone knows of some more elderly than
this European mainstay, please inform.
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