I was a little too obsessed with all developments in Carlos Beltran-land yesterday — I actually had a hallucination that the Mets had signed the Sound’s Adrian Borland — to have picked up the following item, suggesting that 15 year NBA vet / Syracuse grad Derrick Coleman had played his final NBA game.

I’ll miss D.C., as much for his big mouth as for his solid inside game. From Larry Brown to Paul Silas to Chuck Daley, Derrick did his fair share to take years off the lives of his coaches, and he was pretty much a walking-talking godsend for knee-jerk journalists looking to trash the league.