Chris Andersen is getting another chance in the NBA.
The Miami Heat signed Andersen to a 10-day contract. The Heat also brought forward-center Jarvis Varnado back for a second 10-day deal.
Andersen worked out for the Heat about two weeks ago and remained in the team’s plans. Andersen has averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in his NBA career. His last appearance was with Denver on March 25.
Owner Micky Arison announced the signings Sunday morning.
Thunder coach returns
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks was on the bench leading his team in Sunday night’s game against the host Denver Nuggets one day after his 79-year-old mother’s death.
Brooks said in a statement that he decided to coach the game because that’s what he feels his mother, Lee Brooks, would have wanted.
“I appreciate the thoughts and prayers that are with my family,” Brooks said. “I know my mom would want me to coach tonight’s game and I do so to honor her memory and all that she meant to me as a mother and as an invaluable role model.”