Prosecutor: Mavericks coach charge may be dropped

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A deputy district attorney in Nevada says the $40,000 bail that a Dallas Mavericks assistant coach posted to get out of jail in Los Angeles County can be used to clear up a Las Vegas Strip casino debt that led to a warrant for his arrest.

Prosecutor Samuel Bateman said Thursday that he'll ask a judge to drop felony bad check and theft charges if 43-year-old Darrell Armstrong directs the money to satisfy $37,500 in casino IOUs to Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Armstrong was arrested Tuesday and freed Wednesday on bail. Los Angeles sheriff's officials say he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in Marina Del Rey, Calif.

A Mavericks spokeswoman says Armstrong is back with the team.