Larry Darnell Cox (210 cm, Mississippi Valley State’08) has signed in Saudi Arabia with Ohod Medina. Cox comes straight from Japan where he started the season in the BJ League for Osaka Evessa. That club has been in great turmoil lately with a dominant role for the GM.
Upon Cox’s arrival in Japan he was already told by the GM that the club wanted some other player. Nevertheless, In his first game Cox had 15 points, 19 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots but immediately after the game the furious GM told him that he was fired and had to leave as soon as the replacement player would get his visa (three weeks later).
Two games later the coach was also fired. The GM is now also the head coach and is already working on sending more players away. In short, a very unstable situation.
While negotiating the termination in Japan, Cox received an offer from Lebanon, the Philippines and from Saudi Arabia. He signed in Saudi Arabia yesterday and is expected to arrive there this weekend.