“Dancing With the Stars” may have filled its athlete spot for the coming season.
Former NBA player and actor Rick Fox will reportedly be among the 12 people in the cast ABC announces on Monday (Aug. 30). As with all casting speculation, the network isn’t commenting, but E! Online reports that Fox is in for Season 11, which debuts Sept. 20.
The 6-foot-7 Fox will be the second former NBA player to compete on “DWTS.” The first, Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler, didn’t fare especially well; he was the fourth person eliminated in Season 4.
Other all-but-confirmed participants on the new “DWTS” season include “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from “Jersey Shore,” Brandy Norwood, Jennifer Grey, David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin. Kirstie Alley‘s name has also been floated.
Fox played 13 seasons for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, averaging just under 10 points per game for his career. He’s also had a number of TV and movie roles, including stints on “Oz,” “One Tree Hill” and last season’s “Melrose Place.” He was married to new “Desperate Housewives” star Vanessa Williams from 1999-2005, and he’s currently dating Eliza Dushku.
ABC will announce the full “DWTS” cast Monday night during “Bachelor Pad.”
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