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NBA notes: Forward Darnell Jackson expected at Jazz training camp

Published September 21, 2012 7:44 pm

Jackson joins Gilder in hoping for spot on regular-season roster.
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Veteran forward Darnell Jackson is expected to attend the Jazz's upcoming training camp, The Salt Lake Tribune learned on Friday.

The 6-foot-9, 253-pound Jackson didn't play in the NBA during the 2011-12 season.

He averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds during 59 games (two starts) for Sacramento in 2010-11.

Jackson, 26, previously played for Cleveland and Milwaukee.

The former Kansas standout is expected to join Trey Gilder as veteran forwards hoping to make the Jazz's regular-season roster.

Utah's camp opens Oct. 2.

Around the association

76ers • Philadelphia has named Tony DiLeo general manager.

DiLeo will work alongside team president Rod Thorn. Thorn has only one year left on his contract and a provision that will allow him to become a consultant after his contract expires.

DiLeo is entering his 23rd season with the Sixers and was named Friday the 12th GM in franchise history.

The Sixers spent the summer interviewing several candidates for the job. They decided to go with DiLeo, who has had several titles with the team for more than 20 years. He was their interim head coach in 2009 and led the Sixers to the playoffs.

DiLeo had been working as senior vice president and assistant general manager.

Philadelphia advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals last year.

Pistons • Terrence Williams has agreed to an NBA minimum, non-guaranteed contract with Detroit.

Williams will report to Oct. 1 to Detroit's training camp.

He was drafted No. 11 overall in the 2009 NBA draft by New Jersey, but hasn't played up to his potential.

The 6-foot-6 Williams averaged 8.4 points in 78 games, including nine starts, as a rookie for the Nets. They traded him to Houston during his second season in the league after he repeatedly broke team rules and played just 11 games. He averaged 8.8 points in 18 games last season in Sacramento and 4.5 points over 12 games with Houston. The 25-year-old Williams is from Seattle and was a standout for Louisville.