Marbury in good company

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephon Marbury has joined a new team — and surrounded himself with stars.
The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard switched to agent David Falk, who also represents Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, among others.
Marbury had been represented by Eric Fleisher for about two years.
“I want to align myself with people who share my vision for life, both on and off court.” Marbury said in a statement.
Marbury will become a free agent next year.
Happy holiday
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When Don King and his entourage arrived at a youth gym Tuesday, they really arrived: eight white over-stretched limousines, plus a black Mercedes in which King rode, led by a police motorcycle escort.
Officers barricaded streets around the modest painted stucco center to create parking for the fleet. In the program for Don King Day, the honoree was described as a “professional boxing promoter extraordinaire.”
King did not disappoint the 100 spectators, delivering a vigorous 45-minute pep talk and history lesson, and announcing a $100,000 donation for the gym’s day care center, which was named for his wife, Henrietta.
King urged wealthy black athletes to put some of their money back into their communities.
King did not mention any of the boxers he has promoted — including Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson — during his speech.
“My forte is economics. It ain’t boxing. Boxing’s my symbol,” King said.
MLS hooplah
PASADENA, California (AP) — Bob Bradley, who led the expansion Chicago Fire to the third-best record in the league and into the MLS Cup, was selected Major League Soccer’s coach of the year on Tuesday.
Bradley was the third member of the Fire to win a postseason award. On Monday, Czech Lubos Kubik got the defender of the year award and Zach Thornton took goalkeeper of the year honors.
Also on Tuesday, Ben Olsen of D.C. United was selected as rookie of the year. Olsen, who left the University of Virginia after his junior year to join the joint development program of the MLS and U.S. Soccer Federation, played in 31 games, started 24 and scored four goals for the two-time defending champion.
Don’t make me cut you
MILAN, Italy (AP) — Parma midfielder Dino Baggio said he was hit in the head by a knife thrown by a fan in Krakow during a UEFA Cup match against Wisla on Tuesday. The cut on his head required five stitches.
“I saw a knife on the field. I could not believe it,” Baggio said on Italian television. He completed the match after being treated by team doctors on the sideline for about four minutes.
Parma and Wisla played to a 1-1 tie in the second-round match of the UEFA Cup.