February 09, 2018 10:27 PM
Trent Tucker, the former University of Minnesota and NBA standout who has served as the director of athletics for the Minneapolis Public Schools since 2013, has resigned effective immediately, a district spokesperson confirmed Friday.
A note was sent to school principals Friday informing them of the decision, but is now being shared more broadly.
Assistant Athletic Director Dave Wicker will fill in as athletic director in the interim.
In addition, the spokesperson confirmed to KSTP's Todd Wilson that Ryan Lamberty, the athletic director at Minneapolis Southwest High School, was placed on administrative leave Thursday. Minneapolis Southwest High School Assistant Principal Shaun Flandrick will fill in for an unspecified amount of time.
Lamberty's leave and Tucker's resignation are not connected, according to the district.
Leo Lewis, the former Minnesota Viking and the athletic director at Minneapolis North, was placed on administrative leave in December. Minneapolis Public Schools board member Rebecca Gagnon said Lewis will not be returning to Minneapolis North.
Tucker played for the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls during his 11-season NBA career. At Minnesota, he helped lead the Gophers to a Big Ten title in 1982.
Updated: February 09, 2018 10:27 PM
Created: February 09, 2018 02:59 PM
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