Some sleuthing around and it became clear. Spencer Dinwiddie is part of a Harvard program for athletes that has previously included Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. According to Boston.com, “Crossover Into Business,” is a semester-long program at Harvard Business School taught by professor Anita Elberse. The program is designed to help pro athletes better prepare themselves for “business activities during and after their active sports careers.” In this year’s class, there’s Dinwiddie, the Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, Pistons center Zaza Pachulia, and Nuggets forward Paul Millsap.
July 18, 2019 | 11:45 am EDT Update
John Meyer: Gersson Rosas speaking about Jarrett Culver as the Wolves introduce their three new rookies (including Jaylen Nowell and Naz Reid, who they announce has signed a multi-year contract): “When your best players are your hardest workers, they set the tone for the program.”
Mark Berman: NBA sources: #Rockets superstar James Harden (@James Harden) has joined the ownership group that controls the @HoustonDynamo & @HoustonDash soccer franchises headed by majority owner Gabriel Brener & includes former boxing great @OscarDeLaHoya. Official announcement coming soon.
July 18, 2019 | 10:57 am EDT Update
You were able to bring back Khris Middleton on a five-year deal. What was the process like? And what does he mean to the team? Jon Horst: Khris was always a focus. You and I have talked about that a lot. He’s our second superstar, our second star. He’s an All-Star. He’s been one of our best players for a long period of time here. Fits our culture, fits our style of play, fits our aging curve. He’s become a leader of our team. For us, we want to try to recruit with him and play the culture fit, winning. Create an environment he wanted to play in for a long, long time. A place where his family is happy with Sam and the baby and everything.