Pair of arrest warrants issued for Isaiah Rider

8/18/2006 - NBA

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Two arrest warrants were issued for former NBA star Isaiah Rider after he failed to show up at his sentencing for convictions that include false imprisonment and driving offenses.

Judge Verna Adams waited about an hour after the scheduled Wednesday hearing before issuing the warrants. Bail was set at $10,000 each in two separate misdemeanor cases against the basketball player, who retired in 2002.

Rider, 34, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanors and three infractions in the two cases in Marin County Superior Court. One involved false imprisonment and battery and the second was for driving with a suspended license and related charges.

He's also wanted in Alameda County, where a bench warrant was issued July 26 when he failed to appear in court on drug charges.

Rider starred at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas before being drafted fifth in 1993 by the Minnesota Timberwolves.