Former NBA Player Craig Ehlo Charged with Domestic Violence Felony

Former NBA player Craig Ehlo was arrested Thursday in Spokane, Washington in a domestic violence case, the AP reports.

The Spokesman-Review reports Ehlo was booked into jail Thursday morning on suspicion of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence. The charge is a felony.

No additional details on the case were released.

Ehlo was drafted 48th overall by the Houston Rockets in 1983. He played for 14 seasons with the Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers (’86-’93), Atlanta Hawks (’93-’96) and Seattle SuperSonics (’96-’97).

Ehlo is perhaps best remembered for being the victim of one of Michael Jordan’s greatest performances. On May 7, 1989, Ehlo, then a Cavalier, was defending Jordan when he made “The Shot“, the series-clinching jumper in the first round of the NBA Playoffs to help 6th seeded Chicago upset 3rd seeded Cleveland on the road in Ohio.

Ehlo spent the second half of his career with the Hawks as Steve Smith’s backup.

After retirement, Ehlo worked as an analyst on Gonzaga men’s basketball games. He later became an assistant coach for Eastern Washington University, but resigned last month.

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