06/24/2011 03:41 pm ET | Updated Aug 24, 2011

Jordan Hamilton Blames Texas Coach Rick Barnes For Dropping To 26th Pick In NBA Draft

Frustrated by his slide from the late lottery to one of the final picks in the first round on Thursday night, former Texas guard Jordan Hamilton offered an unlikely theory for why so many teams passed on him.

Hamilton told Denver-based NBA writer Chris Tomasson that Longhorns coach Rick Barnes was partially to blame for him still being on the board when the Nuggets plucked him with the 26th pick.

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