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Bakersfield Jam Owner Stan Ellis appeared on Home Turf with Corey Costelloe Monday afternoon to...

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Bakersfield Jam Owner Stan Ellis appeared on Home Turf with Corey Costelloe Monday afternoon to discuss a variety of topics surrounding the new Bakersfield Jam NBA D League franchise. Ellis commented on the Jam's decision to put their head coaching job up for a media and season ticket holders vote, as well as the new business model which includes fewer "walk up" tickets and a concentration on higher priced season ticket plans that include lots of incentives. When asked about what was next for the Jam, Ellis announced he and his staff would be considering hiring a female assistant coach. Ellis admitted the idea might have to be agreed upon by the new Head Coach but claimed he didn't see why a female assistant coach couldn't be a possibility once again bringing to the spotlight the Jam's new focus on new ideas in their second go round in the NBA D League.

From the ESPN 1230 AM Bakersfield site. Two things: First, Ellis is absolutely correct that there's no reason why a woman couldn't coach in the D-League. Second, having the media and season ticket holders decide who your next head coach should be is a "new" idea alright. Yep. If I had to use one word to describe that idea, it would be "new."

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