Nevada’s Kirk Snyder has improbably found a team to sign with — the Halifax Rainmen of the Premier Basketball League.
In 2009, Snyder was charged and convicted of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault when he broke into a random home near Cincinnati and beat up a man in his bedroom. Snyder pled not guilty by reason of insanity, but that didn’t work. He was sentenced to three years in prison but has apparently been let out early.
Snyder has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and now takes medication for the condition.
Because Halifax is a Canadian team, Snyder must still present his signing to immigration officials in Canada, who still may not allow him into the country to play. The worst case scenario is that Snyder can only join them for road games in America.
Snyder was the 16th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.