An RSL representative confirmed to KSL Sports how the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake training session occurred. KSL Sports has learned that Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy reached out to RSL President John Kimball who then connected Hardy with RSL manager Pablo Mastroeni. RSL and Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith has played a key role in connecting the two organizations.
Sacramento Kings co-owner Vivek Ranadive is among the parties interested in buying Inter from Suning. This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the US-based business executive and software engineer is considering a bid for the Nerazzurri, although he would consider Suning’s €1.2 billion valuation to be excessive.
Trinity Rodman, 19, the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, is the highest-paid player in league history. The 2021 Rookie of the Year received a contract extension with the Washington Spirit. Her new extension includes a four-year deal for $1.1 million, currently more than what she was earning under her prior agreement — a three-year contract with a net pay of $42,000 to play in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Last winter Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca led a group that purchased a majority stake in Italian soccer club Atalanta, and he has tabbed a familiar and trusted voice to lend a hand. Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren recently traveled to Bergamo, about 30 miles northeast of Milan, to meet with club staff about how it tracks player data and statistics.
Marc Stein: Haralabos Voulgaris, formerly Director of Quantitative Research and Development for the Mavericks, is finalizing a deal to become principal owner of the soccer club CD Castellón in Spain’s third division, league sources tell me. More NBA coverage: marcstein.Substack.com