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Ex-NBA player Craig Ehlo arrested on domestic violence charge

Craig Ehlo played 14 NBA seasons with the Rockets, Cavaliers, Hawks and SuperSonics. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) Craig Ehlo played 14 NBA seasons with the Rockets, Cavaliers, Hawks and SuperSonics. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former NBA player Craig Ehlo was arrested in Washington Thursday on a domestic violence charge, according to the Spokesman-Review.

Ehlo, 51, is often remembered for unsuccessfully defending Michael Jordan's "The Shot"  that beat the buzzer and knocked the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the 1989 NBA playoffs.

After spending the past two years as an assistant coach at Eastern Washington, Ehlo resigned on July 11.

The Houston Rockets drafted Ehlo in the third round of the 1983 NBA Draft out of Washington State. He went on to play 14 seasons with the Rockets, Cavaliers, Hawks and SuperSonics.

The Spokesman-Review detailed the police report and charges against Ehlo:

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on charges of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was booked into Spokane county jail at 7:36 a.m.

The charge is a Class C felony.

A sheriff’s office spokesman declined to provide more information about the arrest.

Class C felonies in Washington can carry maximum sentences of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

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