”Golf has been a passion of mine since I was a kid,” he told ESPN’s Michael Collins. “Not in a million years did I think I’d be on this range with these professional golfers, trying to keep up with them. But I got an amazing opportunity this week, so we’ll see what happens.”
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But, in a way, Stevens had it easier this time than he did a decade ago. Stevens has often told the story of recruiting Hayward when he was just a skinny teenager viewed as a bigger prospect on the tennis court than the hardwood, at least until a high school growth spurt. Hayward is the son of two Purdue products and Stevens had to really sell his Butler program, especially considering how much Boilermakers gear he used to see Hayward wearing.
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Even after coming to the U.S. in 2000 to earn his MBA and then launching a career he’s now a retirement planner for Capital Group Chikamba kept thinking about ways to help a new generation of kids back home. That crystallized in 2008 when he and his wife, Madeline, returned for a visit.
In lots of ways, the process of preparing to coach the USA Basketball team has started to stretch old muscles, refocus his discerning eyes. For Van Gundy, it has obliterated some common myths too. Coaching is a craft, a science, and leaving the practice floor for the television booth might make you miss it all but it doesn’t make you immediately sharper upon return.
As he’s grown more comfortable with sharing his voice, Lillard hasn’t shied away from using his platform to speak on social issues that he feels warrant his attention. Each spring on Instagram, he’ll often highlight and congratulate fellow family members graduating from high school and college, as he did. He’s a key global ambassador for the Special Olympics and an advocate for antibullying initiatives.
“I think Kyrie is a hyperintelligent kid,” Jefferson said on the latest episode of his “Road Trippin'” podcast, released Monday. “Really, really smart. Doesn’t get enough credit for how smart he is, and I think seeing that the franchise is in flux, I think seeing [David Griffin] leave and the amount of coaches … I think Kyrie has had a much tougher time in this stretch of the organization than anyone ever wants to ever really fully [recognize].
After losing Gordon Hayward, the Jazz have gone further toward emphasizing defense. In addition to trading for RPM favorite Ricky Rubio and drafting promising perimeter defender Donovan Mitchell, Utah added defensiveminded reserves Thabo Sefolosha and Ekpe Udoh. The result is a defense that RPM projects second in the league behind Golden State, with just enough offense to put the Jazz slightly ahead of other West playoff contenders.
For years, the Clippers had among the thinnest staffs in the NBA under the thrifty ownership of Donald Sterling. Since the arrival of Steve Ballmer in 2014, the franchise has grown into a robust organization with a basketball operations department that has expanded exponentially in size. Sources say the team has plans to add another assistant general manager to its brain trust.
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Should they meet again with or without Irving one can see how swapping out wholesale jersey Avery Bradley for Gordon Hayward might be enough to swing the pendulum in Boston’s favor. If Jaylen Brown develops and rookie Jayson Tatum hits, Boston’s perimeter suddenly looks spry, switchy and far more imposing. Perhaps that’s what the 10 members of our expert panel who picked the Celtics see playing out. Adams
In the first half, the two point guards, who now must learn to share a backcourt, seemed to trade off ballhandling and playmaking duties with one player firmly in control of the possession and the other spotting up to shoot. But as the game went on, there was more synergy to their games.
From a fit standpoint, it’s likely that Zeller will be less effective in the pickandroll game playing without Kemba Walker. According to NBA.com/Stats, Zeller shot 58.0 percent last season when playing with Walker and just 50.0 percent when the AllStar point guard was on the bench. However, Howard was even more effective than Zeller as a roll man (his 65.9 percent shooting ranked fourth among players with at least 50 attempts as a roll man, per Synergy Sports tracking on NBA.com/Stats, as compared to 52.3 percent for Zeller) so I think that’s probably still an edge as long as Howard is willing to roll hard to the basket instead of trying to shoot 3s or post up.
Either way, the first step is the Seattle City Council approving one of the two arena plans currently in front of them: a proposal by the Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena into an NBA/NHL arena, as well as the existing proposal to build an arena south of Safeco Field from the group led by Chris Hansen that attempted to purchase and move the Sacramento Kings Jerseys to Seattle in 2013. A decision between those two plans is expected by December.
This should be doable because the Lakers can trade their 2019 firstround pick once the 2018 pick is selected (either by Philadelphia or Boston). League rules prohibit sending out firstround picks in consecutive years so the Lakers will have to wait until Adam Silver walks to the podium to announce their traded 2018 pick. After that, president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka can package the 2019 and 2021 firstrounders in any salary dumps.
“So I just took a step back and let the chips fall where they may. Then I took it in my hands. I wanted to keep the team together and I thought it was going to help the ownership bring all the guys back. And on top of that, it’s my money. It’s my decision. I can do what the hell I want with it.”
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