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Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Darrell Armstrong is arrested [Updated]

January 18, 2012 |  8:09 pm

Darrell Armstrong when he played for the Orlando MagicAn assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks basketball team was arrested in Marina del Rey on an outstanding warrant for non-sufficient funds in Las Vegas, authorities said Wednesday night.

Darrell Eugene Armstrong is wanted by the Clark County district attorney's office in connection with the case, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Armstrong was stopped Tuesday morning by a deputy for a traffic violation near Washington Boulevard and Via Marina Way, the department said.

He was arrested and booked into the sheriff's Marina del Rey station.

Armstrong was released Wednesday afternoon after posting $40,000 bail, an amount that had been set by authorities in Nevada.

No additional details regarding the Nevada case were immediately available.

[Updated at 8:29 p.m.: Armstrong played in the NBA with the Orlando Magic before retiring in 2008 and becoming an assistant coach with the Mavericks. The Mavericks were playing the Clippers in Los Angeles Wednesday night.]

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Photo: Darrell Armstrong in 2003 with the Orlando Magic.

Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty Images

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