W's Bell arrives drunk to DUI hearing


W's Bell arrives drunk to DUI hearing

Warriors guard Charlie Bell was taken into custody and held for several hours Thursday after showing up legally intoxicated for a hearing on his drunk driving case.

The 32-year-old was arrested in Flint Township Oct. 21 and charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.

The case was set for resolution Thursday morning before Bell traveled to Oakland for the opening of Golden State's training camp Friday. Instead, Bell is expected back in a Genesee County courtroom today.

Bell blew a reported .09 during a pre-scheduled alcohol assessment. The legal limit is .08.

His attorney, Michael Manley, told ABC12 in Michigan that Bell takes full responsibility for what happened, adding there was a definite sanction for his actions.

Bell is Golden State's player rep.

Bell was arrested in February in Oakland on suspicion of drunken driving. A CHP officer arrested Bell about 2:45 a.m. Lake Merritt,

He was suspended by the NBA in June for pleading no contest to reckless driving in the Oakland incident. Bell is suspended for the Warriors' first game of the 2011-12 regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

Bell acknowledged the situation Friday around 3:30 p.m. with an apology on his Twitter account:

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Charlie BellSorry for letting everybody down. No excuses. Will do what it takes to make things right.
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Warriors recall first-round pick Damian Jones from Santa Cruz

Warriors recall first-round pick Damian Jones from Santa Cruz

The Warriors recalled center Damian Jones from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced on Thursday.                             

During his most recent assignment, which began Nov. 30, Jones averaged 2.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 19.3 minutes over three games with the Warriors’ D-League affiliate.

The Vanderbilt product, who was selected 30th overall by Golden State in the 2016 NBA Draft, grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in 17 minutes on Dec. 3 at Maine.

The 7’0”, 245-pound center has appeared in five games (two starts) with Santa Cruz this season, holding averages of 2.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.20 blocks in 19.0 minutes.

Golden State Warriors media services

Warriors guard Ian Clark will have his high school jersey retired

Warriors guard Ian Clark will have his high school jersey retired

Warriors guard Ian Clark will have his jersey retired by his alma mater, Germantown High School, in a ceremony this Friday evening on campus, the team announced on Thursday.

Clark, who will attend the ceremony, is the first player from Germantown High to appear in the NBA and the first player to have his number retired by the school. The Warriors will be in Memphis ahead of their game on Saturday night against the Grizzlies.

Clark wore #21 as a four-year varsity player and three-year starter for Germantown High, finishing his high school basketball career among the top three all-time in total points scored (1,846). Clark, who was born in Memphis, averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists over his four high school seasons from 2005-09 with the Red Devils.

“Ian has had a great impact not only on the school, but on the entire area because of the kind of person he is,” said Jason James, the boys’ basketball coach at Germantown High. “Ian is a great basketball player, but he’s an even better person. For us to have this relationship is special to me. It’s an honor to be part of the ceremony to have his number retired.”

The ceremony will take place on Friday, December 9, at Germantown High School at roughly 7:15 p.m. in between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games.

The 25-year old played his college ball at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. in  As a senior in 2012-13 he averaged 18.2 points per game while shooting just under 46 percent from deep.

Belmont made the NCAA Tournament three times during Clark's career.

Over 19 appearances for the Warriors this season, Clark is averaging 6.8 points per game. He scored a career-high 22 points against the Blazers on Nov. 1 and racked up 21 points against the Lakers on Nov. 23.

Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this story