Buford in the Middle East, preseason sked released (again): Get yer links here

Consider this entry your one-stop shop for Spurs-related stuff around the WWW today:

* Spurs general manager R.C. Buford recently completed a trip to the Middle East to conduct basketball clinics for an organization called PeacePlayers International. The charity uses basketball to bring together children from Israel and Palestine. B

* The NBA officially released its complete 2011 preseason schedule today, even though the lockout shows know signs of abating. The Spurs, however, were several steps ahead of the league. Their preseason slate, highlighted by games against Orlando, Oklahoma City and New Orleans, was released last month. You can , if you’re into such things.

* Stephen Jackson and Tony Parker, reunited for ASVEL? Don’t count on it., but basically quotes the French power’s general manager saying it isn’t going to happen.

* New Spurs strength and conditioning coach — er, Director of Athletic Performance — Matt Herring says one of his goals is to help

* about whether Wizards swingman Nick Young will participate in this weekend’s ballyhooed exhibition between All-Stars from the Drew and Goodman pro-Am leagues in D.C. The Drew League’s commissioner says Young is refusing to play because he wasn’t named that circuit’s MVP. Young’s reps say he’s still in. This doesn’t relate to the Spurs, per se, except that Gary Neal is definitely in. The Baltimore native will be playing for the Goodman League.

* The Georgetown men’s basketball team was involved . It ended with fans pelting the court with water bottles. Not that NBA players, like Parker, during the lockout, but fans’ unruly behavior might have provided one.

* A bit late on this link, but the boys at 48 Minutes of Hell poke fun at Ime Udoka .

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