Rick Brunson

Former Bulls point guard Rick Brunson was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault after being accused of grabbing an employee at Life Time Athletic in north suburban Vernon Hills. (Vernon Hills Police department / July 7, 2014)

Former Bulls point guard Rick Brunson was arrested and charged with attempted criminal sexual assault after being accused of grabbing an employee at Life Time Athletic in north suburban Vernon Hills, according to a police report.

The charges that stem from an alleged June 25 incident include criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery, according to police.

Brunson, 42, played for eight teams during his nine-season NBA career and was an assistant coach for the Bulls, Nuggets and Bobcats.

Brunson starred in college at Temple and was set to be named an Owls assistant coach this month, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He could not be immediately reached.

Jason Thunstrom, vice president for Life Time Fitness Inc. based near Minneapolis, said the company will launch an internal investigation “with the primary emphasis of working with local authorities.”

“The bulk of our attention now is taking the lead from local authorities,” said Thunstrom, who declined to elaborate on the allegations. “We are certainly aware of what’s been alleged. We are just gathering details as best we can.”

A Temple University spokesman declined to comment on Brunson’s arrest and whether he was a candidate for an open coaching position.

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