Leading off today:
Todd Jamison is still in charge of the boys basketball team at Nazareth, but the situation may be fluid after a published report that the veteran coach got into an altercation with AD Rochelle Murphy at the Brooklyn school, resulting in police being summoned.
Although a report this week said Jamison had been dismissed, Principal Providencia Quiles told NYC media she was investigating what took place.
The New York Post and New York Daily News reported Murphy fired Jamison after the two scuffled following a discussion concerning 6-foot-9 Akilo Samson Oluwole, a Nigerian junior who has been missing from his host family in Harlem for a week.
Donald Niang Jr., an AAU coach who has been housing Oluwole, 15, since he enrolled in January, filed a report with police on Wednesday.
Jamison directed the Kingsmen to the CHSAA Class B division title, its first city title since 1989, and a spot in the state Federation tournament in Albany.
Red Jacket uproar: Red Jacket isn't in a class of its own when it comes to dysfunctional schools, but the class it's been in these past four years certainly has a short roll call.
In February, I gave an account of the circumstances leading to the dismissal of boys basketball story. If you don't have time to read the details, the short story is that Miles got in trouble for keeping a player out of the lineup due to disciplinary issues.
This week, the school board again ignored a room full of players and residents who support Miles. Instead, they appointed JV coach George English to run the varsity next season.
Superintendent Robert Leiby said that Miles was not fired, but would not elaborate further on why Miles is no longer the coach, The Daily Messenger reported. Miles was one of three people to apply for the spot.