Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will headline the Air Force Academy’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the school announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony for the seventh class to enter the hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Academy’s Arnold Hall Ballroom. An Air Force spokesman said Popovich plans to be in attendance, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.
One year after sweeping four games with the Thunder, the Blazers this season have lost the first three to Oklahoma City, the latest 120-111 on Monday at Chesapeake Arena in a game in which George had 47 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. “Everybody in the whole arena can see that,” Lillard said of George’s play being the difference. “He’s at a different level. I mean, after watching him over the last 10 games or so — I catch a lot of their games — and seeing him tonight … that dude, he MVP. If they keep this up, he MVP.”
Alykhan Bijani: Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 17 of the 2018-19 season (Feb. 4-10).
The award marks the first time Bogdanovic has been named Player of the Week in his career. He joins teammates Victor Oladipo (Week 3) and Thaddeus Young (Week 9) as Eastern Conference Player of the Week award winners this season. This is the first time in team history in which three different Pacers players have earned Player of the Week honors in one season.