Durant has committed $10 million and partnered with the Prince George’s public schools on a program called College Track, which was created more than 20 years ago in California by Powell Jobs and others. College Track helps disadvantaged kids — like Durant once was — attend college and get launched into life.
Replacing the Grindfather is no slam dunk. Memphis International Airport has rolled out new videos that spoof the process of replacing former Memphis Grizzlies player Tony Allen as airport spokesman. Allen, affectionately known as the Grindfather, parted ways with the Grizzlies last summer after he wasn’t offered a contract. That also ended Allen’s two-year-old gig as airport pitchman.
In a commercial airing on WMC-TV Channel 5 and Youtube video clips, the airport presents results of mock “auditions” for a new spokesperson. Wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler bantered with longtime WMC weatherman Dave Brown in the spot that’s currently airing.
Marc Stein: Julianna Hawn Holt, who succeeded Peter Holt as Spurs chairman in March 2016, told @ksatnews in San Antonio that the couple’s impending divorce will not lead to the sale of the team. “We are dedicated and committed to continued success,” she said in a statement to KSAT-12
The San Antonio Spurs will not be put up for sale, even though the husband and wife who are the team’s largest shareholders are in the process of getting a divorce. Julianna Hawn Holt, who took over as Spurs chairman and CEO from her husband Peter Holt in March 2016, told a San Antonio television station on Monday: “The franchise is safe.”