DAVIS, Calif.-- Jim Les always thought his son might stay home in Illinois to play college basketball and join him at Bradley. It had become the family fallback plan.
Neither could have envisioned things going the complete opposite -- with father following son some 2,000 miles across the country to UC Davis, where Tyler is a sophomore guard and his dad is the Aggies' first-year coach.
That's just how it has gone for Les during a journeyman career in the NBA and as a coach: He keeps coming full circle.
Les has returned to the Sacramento area, where he became a fan favorite while spending four of his seven NBA seasons with the Kings and later worked as an assistant with the now-defunct WNBA Monarchs.
The 48-year-old Les used to have training camp at UC Davis under then-Kings coach Dick Motta.