Khem Birch was one of the key pieces of Canada’s squad during the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and felt playing under Nurse did wonders for his professional development. After spending some time learning from him, Birch now understands why Nurse is viewed as one of the NBA’s top coaches. “Team Canada has a lot of potential, especially with coach Nurse. With the roster we had, I think he did a really good job, and I imagine if we had all our guys I think we would have won the whole thing,” Birch said during an interview on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Good Show Monday.
Also, Isaac said various Magic teammates have assisted him while he’s worked for J.U.M.P. Ministries and Project Life, Inc. to provide “grab-and-go’’ breakfasts and lunches to school-aged children in the Central Florida area over the past week. According to Isaac, Project Life delivered an average of 187 meals a day last week and served another 250—plus meals daily. Isaac said that his group delivered 200 box meals within 30-45 minutes this past Friday, signifying the tremendous need among those who are struggling to fill even the most basic of needs following the downturn of the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a hope that the ultra-talented, often-injured Isaac will someday blossom into one of the greatest Magic players of all time, but he has already become one of the organization’s most benevolent. Just this week, Isaac teamed with his local church, J.U.M.P. Ministries, to partner with (ProjectLifeNow.org) to provide hot breakfasts and lunches five days a week for school-aged children in the Orlando. Many of these kids from disadvantaged backgrounds rely on free-or-reduced lunches to actually stay nourished during the week and Project Life plans to feed them throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Jason Richardson: Well, I think Aaron Gordon has been robbed twice in a row. I might be biased, but I think the dunks he did were unseen and spectacular. He was great. I think he should be a two-time dunk contest winner. I totally believe that. It’s special what he can do. It’s special what most of these guys can do now. I was just talking to a kid yesterday who recognized me when I was working out at the gym. I was telling him how these guys are evolving. It’s just funny how evolved these guys are, how crazy they’re jumping and the tricks they’re coming up with. It’s just amazing.