McLaren staying involved in Houston

Former Astros president of business operations Bob McLaren is attending the NLCS as guest of Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. (left, with Roger Clemens)

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McLaren remains a huge Astros fan and has kept tabs on them while he runs McLaren Sports of Houston. McLaren represents two NBA players taken in the June draft, including point guard Deron Williams of Illinois, the third overall pick of the draft by the Utah Jazz, and Bracey Wright of Indiana.

Wright, who led the Big 10 in scoring last season, was taken in the second round by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"It’s been interesting. The NBA’s a lot different from baseball," McLaren said.

When asked if there was any chance of representing baseball players somewhere in the future, McLaren smiled.

"I don’t know about that," he said. "That’s a different ballgame altogether." — Jim Molony / MLB.com

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