PHOENIX Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall is willing to wait for Brian Banks.
Hall, in fact, hopes he has to. He would prefer not to hire Banks just yet. That is for an NFL team to do.
But if circumstances present themselves in the future, count the D-backs among those who would welcome him with open arms.
Banks, a former star high school football player with NFL potential, last week was exonerated after losing 10 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. Hall was so taken by Banks composure and professionalism during a television interview afterward that he obtained Banks email address and fired off a job offer. If the time comes, they'll find a fit.
I just thought, This guy needs a fresh start,' Hall said.
I saw a very bright, articulate handsome kid. Great smile. You see a lot of maturity. You see a kid who has been through adversity and can handle it. Hes lost 10 years of his life, and its time for some good things to happen to him.
Hall was aware of Ban...