SIDELINES : Mackey Ordered to Drug Clinic


Fired Cleveland State basketball coach Kevin Mackey avoided a prison sentence when a judge ordered him confined for 60 days in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

Mackey, 45, pleaded no contest to charges of cocaine abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested July 13 after leaving an alleged crack house and was fired after a urinalysis tested positive for cocaine.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge James Kilbane on Tuesday suspended an 18-month prison sentence and a $2,500 fine on the felony cocaine charge and six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for drunk driving on the condition that Mackey spend a minimum of 60 days at the Turning Point Residential Program in suburban Brecksville.