How did you get hooked on golf? Andre IguodalaI: Kevin …

How did you get hooked on golf? Andre IguodalaI: Kevin Gamble was one of the first NBA players from my city. He played for the Celtics in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He had a golf camp for kids back home in Springfield, Illinois. At the camp, you got free clubs. I played one or two times, but I grew too fast and couldn’t use those clubs because I was too tall. I was introduced at a young age, but I didn’t play at all because it was hard to get access to courses. Then, obviously, seeing Tiger [Woods] on TV and on magazine covers. You see him as an African-American excelling in a sport that they wouldn’t normally be as involved in. I followed him for a long time, kept watching him. I was dabbling, just watching him on Sundays. Once I got to college at Arizona, we had a few alumni events and we had to swing the club. That was fun, but I still didn’t jump all the way in.
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December 11, 2018 | 6:56 pm EST Update
Q: What are the Knicks going to do with Frank Ntilikina? Are the Knicks really trying to move him? Marc Stein: My sense is that the Knicks, despite some recent Twitter chatter on this front, are not actively looking to find a new home for Ntilikina. Is the 20-year-old Frenchman theoretically available? Will the Knicks field calls from interested teams on Ntilikina? Certainly. But there is a difference between listening and shopping.
Storyline: Frank Ntilikina Trade?
Q: What are Fred Hoiberg’s prospects for another N.B.A. head coaching job? How much can the Bulls’ roster chaos of the last few years really be held against him? Marc Stein: “By all accounts, Hoiberg prefers to stay in the N.B.A. if he can rather than return to college coaching. But N.B.A. interest, I fear, is going to be limited. That’s my read even if you factor in the belief that, as his Golden Warriors counterpart Steve Kerr recently put it, Hoiberg “never really had a chance” to succeed in Chicago because the personnel for much of his stay so poorly meshed with Hoiberg’s preferred offensive approach. In the Nov. 13 edition of this very newsletter, some three weeks before Hoiberg was fired in Chicago, I wrote about the deep fondness Minnesota owner Glen Taylor still holds for Hoiberg. It stems from Hoiberg’s stint as a Timberwolves player and front-office executive before moving into college coaching at Iowa State. The Wolves, though, are the only known team to rate Hoiberg so highly.”
A new​ figure has​ emerged​ to​ lead​ the Trail Blazers in the wake​ of owner​ Paul​ Allen’s passing:​ his​ sister,​​ Jody Allen. The Athletic has learned that Ms. Allen has been decisive in ruling on a variety of major decisions for the team, which as of now, she has no intention of selling. “Nothing is for sale right now,” said Chris McGowan, the Blazers president and CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, which also includes the Seattle Seahawks. “We are operating business as usual and Neil and I are collaborating regularly with her on all major organizational decisions.”
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