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Tyler Reddick wins the Truck Series race at Dover.
Not much reason for hope in that letter.
Goooooooooaaaaalllll; gooooooaaaaallll!!! Cracker of a finish for Sophie Schmidt puts Canada up 1-0 over England. The colonies rise up!!!!
Two nice stops by Canada's Erin McLeod. (Note to self: Goaltending is good in this sport)
Or the Watermelon Kyrie 1s... http://t.co/PzPHPeJDeR
So which one is better- white and black Kobe's or.... http://t.co/pvExjE0UXl
7 minutes in and they haven't blared a peep of faux music during the playing of the game. How are soccer fans entertained?
A costume shop by my place has a mannequin in a Hinrich jersey http://t.co/vZji0KvD1g
Guys, there's basketball on tonight, right? RIGHT?! This sucks.
Every year there is a guy that lands on a NBA roster via summer league -- Jamil Wilson might be that guy this year.
Not blaming people, Just saying things happen.
Skiles' contract will run 3 years (through the 2017-18 season) plus a team option for a 4th season (2018-19 season).
Today I got 5 really mean comments I wasn't sufficiently "on" in a WFNZ interview. Hour earlier found out my dad is terminal.
Leiweke: "And as dumb as I can be sometimes even I'm not dumb enough to leave Toronto in the summer time." /3
blatt on 3-pters:" If it comes down to only that, then we're going to be at a disadvantage."
only active coaches to win titles are Carlisle, Popovich, Rivers and Spoelstra. Blatt or Kerr will join
Leiweke: "I'm excited to see through TFC's season; and the new Leafs and where Masai is going to have the Raptors headed" /2
On Scott Skiles: Remember when he was in CHI, and Blazers G Damon Stoudamire said no team ran its sets harder and crisper than Skiles' team.
Leiweke could be with MLSE for a while: "I'm happy to stay as long as they need me," he told me. /1
Texas loses NCAA baseball opener to Oregon State, which exacts long-awaited revenge for the atrocities committed by Alex Okafor.
Scott Skiles said he'd like to keep James Borrego on the coaching staff.
Alex Kirk praised David Blatt. Said he's one of the best basketball minds he's ever been around and that Blatt really helped him develop.
Watching Vander Blue play point guard here at IMG - I like that role for him in the NBA. Still waiting on Lakers who hold his rights
Alex Kirk is happy to see his former Cavs teammates in the Finals. He was bummed to leave them, he really liked that group of guys.
...and they really lucked out Klay didn't reenter game. Had his ear not started to bleed he was ready to play & Kerr was ready 2 play him
Warriors (everyone) lucked out something terrible happen to Curry since there was no sure way to know he didn't have concussion...cont
Also, in case it wasn’t clear, I mean the Clipper curse is preserved by Shelly Sterling’s presence. Not Ramona’s. She’s great. AK
Alex Kirk is playing well. He had a nasty dunk on Fab Melo, has a lot of blocks and he's hitting jumpers. NY and MEM summer league player.
Scott Skiles says his goals for the Magic next season are to be a top-five defensive team and to have a winning record.
...to make command decision immediately that takes decision 2 reinsert player whose head took pounding away f teams...cont
Consensus among the players training at IMG: Riley Curry is awesome and she should have her own show and/or commercials.
None of the above. Not NBA, either, which has no protocol in place for a head hitting the floor or a knee. Hard! Adam Silver & union...cont
Who is going 2 protect players b4 NBA's concussion protocol guidelines kick in? Team-paid medical staff? Owner? GM? Coach? Player himself?
Scott Skiles said his relationship with Tobias Harris (his former player in MKE) is strong. Skiles said they've stayed in touch.
LeBron James to reporters on how to slow down Stephen Curry: "The same way you slow me down. You can't."
LeBron James to reporters on Stephen Curry: "It wouldn't be bad for our league at all of they want to model it behind him."
Two hours before faceoff. It's quiet in here. http://t.co/9vDOGl48Fj
Every time a pro athlete gets a DUI they get excoriated on talk radio. Just heard a commercial for DUI lawyers on a sports talk station.
Credit Ray Rice for making it the NFL's new normal to cut somebody as soon as they're arrested/charged vs. waiting for the case to conclude.
(I don't think this scenario will come into play for the Hawks, which is why I didn't mention it)
So if a star agrees to go there early in free agency, the Hawks can pivot into major cap room. But it would cost them Millsap. (2/2)
One thing I should have mentioned in Hawks column today: Hawks can also get max-level cap space by renouncing Millsap. (1/2)
At Dallas Baptist they play the Cotton-Eye Joe, The Cure and AC/DC, but not the hell ones (bells of, highway to).
I may have mispelled the street - here's a copy and paste - new Lakers' facility: Mariposa Avenue and Douglas Street
5-on-5 about to start. Rodney Hood, Moe Harkless, Vander Blue, Alex Kirk, Fab Melo, Dexter Strickland, Jamil Wilson, etc. I'll tweet Vines.
Going off the grid for a week. Mission trip in Alaska! So long, Twitter bunnies. 🐇 http://t.co/HIcUEMA8IH
Every franchise is a transformational player away.
For the last 20+ years suggesting the Golden State Warriors might win it all was as crazy as suggesting the Denver Nuggets might.
Typical Achilles injuries for athletes take b/w 9-12 months to heal & return to 100%. Varejao is just over 5 months removed from the injury.
My thoughts exactly. http://t.co/OpEOn31cyA
The Lakers have finalized a deal for new headquarters in El Segundo. http://t.co/VypCeP2tGD
Washington Wizards will work out 6 players on Monday - including 2 who just came through Lakers - Delon Wright and Stefan Nastic
Having high end practice and training facilities is a great lure to prospective FA's. This will become a solid part of LAL's pitch. BK
Wade thing is pretty simple, only reason he opts out of 2yrs $41mil last summer for new deal w/ less money is that he makes it back.
His teams' numbers say that Scott Skiles is one of the best defensive coaches of the last 15 years: http://t.co/oL2fZrvFiY
The Lakers have finalized a deal allowing them to build new practice facility, corporate office, due in 2017. Very positive development. BK
Wizards holding 1st pre-draft workout session (made public, at least) on Monday. Notables: Point guards Jerian Grant, Delon Wright.
Looking at the map - new Lakers' facility will be essentially a couple of blocks away from their current location - easily walking distance
Basically this is just a reminder that the end of the Herb era was a dumpster fire. And everyone was sad.
Elfrid Payton on Scott Skiles hire: "Happy for our front office. It'll be great learning from another former point guard."
New Lakers property is expected to be completed by spring of 2017. D-League D-Fenders will play their home games on the exhibition court.
New Lakers' practice facility expected to be completed by spring of 2017.
And of course there's the fact that he packed up his stuff in the hopes of getting fired in spring of '12. Made the 12/13 season AWKWARD.
Lakers will build new corporate headquarters, including a practice facility, a 750-seat exhibition court & offices on property in El Segundo
Mbah a Moute always got minutes, but Bogut anchored his defense and seemed to fall out with him before trade to GSW.
Biggest impact Skiles will have on Magic: establishing accountability. He'll be clear with what he wants, which Vaugn wasn't.
The Lakers' new facility will be on the northwest corner of Mariposa Avenue/Douglas Street in El Segundo
Lakers new facility is expected to be ready by spring of 2017 - will have a 750-seat exhibition court (where D-Fenders will also play)
Lakers announce they have completed the purchase of five acre property for their new practice facility
Jennings didn't defend and could jack up any shot he wanted; Drew Gooden started ahead of Sanders in 11/12 despite not playing a lick of D.
Lakers have closed on the purchase of a 5-acre property at Marisposa/Douglas Street in El Segundo for new headquarters
Timing being everything, MLSE does the 4:30 Friday thing to say Tim Leiweke staying as interim CEO while search to replace him inches on
The facility is expected to be completed by spring of 2017 and will also be home for D-Fenders.
Skiles is generally painted as a guy who loves defenders, vets and ESPECIALLY veteran defenders, but wasn't really consistent on that in MKE
Lakers have finalized purchase of five acres at Mariposa/Douglas in El Segundo for new training center. Plans 1st announced a year ago.
Skiles is most experienced coach (876 games) Magic have hired since Chuck Daly (943 games upon hire)
However, I do think the arrival of Skiles moves defensive standouts like Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow up the ORL's wish list. WCS too
Skiles' has learned you can only stop people so long. Have to have scorers too. Don't think his hiring means Tobias Harris is gone.
Jazz fans have asked about players training at P3. Eli Millsap and Jack Cooley were this week. Most of the team will be there next week.
Just had a great "TK Show" conversation with Mike Tannenbaum, former agent for both Steve Kerr and David Blatt. Will post soon.
No joke, Kanye seemed like a good, normal guy. He said he was incredibly happy for Oakland and the Warriors. http://t.co/etgUCtcw10
I don't know if you could construct a young backcourt more tailor-made for Skiles than Payton and Oladipo.
Scott Skiles' coaching record. Typical strong starter. I expect that trend to continue in Orlando. http://t.co/6xw2Fb1JtW
I don't think he'd be fun to play for, and I don't think the ORL brain trust is 100% united on the hire, but the man can coach.
SCORCHING TAKE: I think Scott Skiles is a good NBA coach. Established track record on D, though he got creative on "O" late in MIL tenure.
Scratch Scott Skiles off pelicans' list hired by Orlando Magic
(CONT.) out of it woth a limp. "So I got on the plane and went back to Tulsa," Hughes said. http://t.co/KGgcHAl6pT
Robert Hughes tore a Achilles tendon after he was drafted by the Celtics in 1955. Doc told him he had a 50/50 chance of (CONT.)
Skiles is good fit for Magic. Can see similar uptick from his Bulls' stint with young talent there.
Inflammation in Mario Chalmers' knee began during the season. He played through the minor discomfort, but ultimately needed minor surgery.
To be clear, I think coach RAPM is more of a toy than anything super useful, but it is something to think about.
It's official the Magic have named Scott Skiles as their new head coach. There will be an introductory press conference at 6 pm tonight.
With Scott Skiles going to the Magic, Tobias Harris suddenly became just a little more available as a restricted FA
Little Jarrod is trying to crawl! It's like one of the best things I've ever seen http://t.co/T4la0LCQlh
Scott Skiles hired by Orlando? But I thought New Orleans was considering him? No way that was a phoney leverage play!
Magic announces hire of Scott Skiles, citing his "solid résumé" as an NBA head coach. FEEL THE EXCITEMENT.
Orlando Magic name Scott Skiles head coach.
Anyway, another few months of Tim Leiweke promising stuff is good for the industry, so good news.
Moe Harkless: "I'm excited about a new beginning. I've heard a lot about Scott Skiles and am looking forward to meeting & working with him."
Scott Skiles' deal with Orlando will be four years, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Tim Leiweke to stay on as interim CEO as its search for his replacement drags on, MLSE announces in a classic late Friday release.
How many of these new coaching hires over the past three years come from actual “coaching searches?"
Me: Distilling relevant information from corporate-speak press releases so you don't have to since 2008.
As expected - Magic reach a deal with Scott Skiles to be their next head coach
Scott Skiles it is - Orlando Magic announce head coach
BREAKING: Orlando Magic have named Scott Skiles as head coach, the team announces.
Denny Hamlin wins the pole for Sunday's race at Dover.
Magic to name Scott Skiles coach in 6 p.m. news conference
Scott Skiles, Orlando Magic coach: http://t.co/q6ojXFmMUa