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Brooklyn nets mutually parted ways with head coach Kenny Atkinson

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BROOKLYN NETS NEWS NOW:-

Brooklyn nets parted the ways with the coach kenny atkinson after three long term.

Jacque Vaughn will take the charge from the head coach kenny atkinson to work as an interim for the rest of the season 2019-20.Kenny Atkinson has been appointed by the brooklyn nets in april 2016,since then team is having record of 90-156.Nets also been eliminated in 2019 playoffs by philadelphia 76ers in five game match.

Brooklyn nets recent form is also not up to the mark.Nets are not showing growth in their recent matches.

Brooklyn recently lost five out of six games they have played.Brooklyn last win is over the spurs.Atkinson also addressed the issue.

Atkinson told reporters”You have got to get a little uncomfortable when you are not doing well i think that’s a part of philosophy, you have got to feel that.

Vaughn is a former nba point guard.Vaughn won the championship with his team(spurs) in 2007.Vaughn taken the retirement in 2009 after that under the guidance of gregg popovich ,he joined san antonio staff in 2010.

Vaughn also served as a head coach for orlando magic from july 2012 to feb 2015.Vaughn is having a record of 58-158 as a head coach which he served for two plus term.

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Los Angeles Clippers appointed Tyronn Lue as new head coach replaces Doc Rivers

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Tyronn Lue promoted as new head coach replacing Doc Rivers.

After a frustrating 2019-20 campaign, Doc Rivers stepped down as the Los Angeles Clippers head coach. Doc Rivers ended up contracting with the Philadelphia 76ers while the Clippers were still finding for a new head coach. Recent reports claimed that the Clippers will be signing Tyronn Lue as their new head coach

ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski claimed, Tyronn Lue will be contracting a five-year deal with Los Angeles Clippers. While the deal is almost done just the final terms are being considered and consented upon.

Lue was one of the Clippers staff working under the head coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers have faced a lot of criticism when they have given away their 3-1 lead during the Western Conference semi-finals and dropped a second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets this past season. Doc Rivers had agreed on terms with the 76ers while stepping down as a head coach of Clippers after seven seasons.

Lue could be the best replacement for Rivers as the Clippers head coach, due to the fact he already has one title win under his coaching tenure. Ty was elevated during the 2015-16 season replacing David Blatt as a head coach and who had been fired in the midseason. Lue helped Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA title. Lue is one of the few rookie head coaches who guided their team to an NBA title

The Los Angeles Clippers declared on Tuesday that Tyronn Lue has been advanced from assistant to head coach, substituting Doc Rivers,  who was dismissed last month.

Clippers president Lawrence Frank said on Tuesday “We conducted a thorough search and spoke with fantastic candidates. We found that the best choice for our team was already in our building, as head coach, Ty will put a unique imprint on the organization, and drive us to new heights.”

Tyronn Lue said in a statement”The pieces we need are in place – committed ownership, smart management, and elite talent, on and off the court, in the NBA’s best market.”

“My familiarity with the organization, particularly (team owner Steve Ballmer) and Lawrence, confirmed this is where I want to be.

“We have work to do to become champions, but we have the motivation, the tools, and the support to get there. I’m excited to get started.”

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan acquires majority stake in NASCAR team, Wallace to drive for Jordan

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NBA legend Michael Jordan becomes the owner of the Nascar team after acquiring a majority stake in it.

Basketball Legend Michael Jordan proclaimed on Monday that he has acquired a NASCAR Cup series charter team and selected American professional black driver Bubba Wallace to race for his team next season.

Michael Jordan, considered to be the most renowned player in the history of the NBA. Having a net worth of $1.6 billion according to Forbes, Michael Jordan will becomes the owner of the NASCAR team after acquiring a majority stake in it while Denny Hamlin to be considered as a minority partner.

Jordan stated “Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life,”

“The possibility to have my own racing team in conjunction with my friend Denny Hamlin, and to have Bubba Wallace driving for us is very exciting for me.”

Jordan also the owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA team, which he owned after his retirement from the NBA. He said he believed that his ownership with a Nascar team could make a possible change and bring new viewers to a sport that is mostly dominated by the white and will increase the engagement of minorities.

Jordan added “Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few black owners,”

“This time is perfect to own a team as NASCAR is growing and adopting social change more and more. In addition to the recent commitment and donations I have made to combat systemic racism, I see this as a chance to educate a new audience and unlock more opportunities for black people in racing.”

Michael Jordan was very excited after getting an opportunity to appoint an African-American driver Bubba Wallace. Wallace’s contract with his current team Richard Petty Motorsports is coming to an end after this season. Earlier Wallace confirmed that he would not race again for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Wallace has always raised his voice against racism on multiple occasions and the recent one was against George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Wallace called on NASCAR chiefs in June to forbid the Confederate flag from being used on racetracks. Wallace has always been vocal about his views against racism.

The flag has always been used at NASCAR tracks for a very long time but being a symbol of slavery and racism NASCAR later prevented displaying the flag in its races.

The flag has always been used at NASCAR tracks for a very long time but being a symbol of slavery and racism NASCAR later prevented displaying the flag in its races.

Wallace placed ‘Black Lives Matter’ as a social message on his car to raise his voice against racism. He was also a part of the controversy when his team reported that a noose had been observed hovering in the team garage at Talladega Superspeedway. After further investigation, the FBI denied and determined Wallace had not been the victim of a hate crime.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo voted Defensive Player of the Year

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MILWAUKEE BUCKS GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO:-

Milwaukee Bucks star player Giannis Antetokounmpo added another feather on his cap when Giannis has identified the best NBA defensive player of 2019-20 for his excellent defensive performance throughout the year.

The announcement was formally done on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” where host Ernie Johnson has given the opportunity to the Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer to present the award on for defensive player of the year to Antetokounmpo.

Atetokounmpo responded with thanking God, his family, Budenholzer, and his teammates who are part of the process.

Antetokounmpo added, “this award and recognition wouldn’t be possible Without my teammates” I know that I have got my name on the trophy, but it could be any of these guys’. I believe that defense need team effort and trust. We trust one another, we care about one another, we believe in one another – that’s why we’re the best defensive team in the NBA and we’re gonna keep it that way.”

Antetokounmpo was announced NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the only fifth player to win that award and MVP in an NBA career.

Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert who was the MVP for the last Nba season and a firm favorite this year unable to win it as it was handed over to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo further added, “Coach was so excited, he was so happy,”. “He told me I won Defensive Player of the Year. He jumped on the table.”

Antetokounmpo received 75 first-place votes compared to the other competitors.100 sportswriters and broadcasters voted for it and Antetokounmpo finished with 432 points. Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis came second with 200 points and Gobert 187 points came third in the voting process.

Antetokounmpo joined the elite club with players like Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Kevin Garnett who have won the MVP-Defensive Player of the Year twice in their career. Antetokounmpo was also the runner-up for the defensive award last year which he lost it against Rudy Gobert.

Budenholzer added about Giannis Antetokounmpo “His dedication to defense, his engagement to winning, his involvement to doing everything is beyond incredible,”. “His impact on the game is unimaginable with blocked shots and rebounds, guarding all five positions, chasing down blocks, close-outs, communicating. He does everything defensively — literally everything. This award is representative of that.”

Milwaukee allowed only 96.5 points per 100 possessions with Antetokounmpo’s presence on a game.

Antetokounmpo added “If you win and you take care of business, awards can come. We’ve had the best defensive team in the league. We have the best defense in the league,”

“At the end of the day, the most important thing is to win the game for the team, you have to do everything that you could, give everything that you have on the field and put your team in position to win and good things are going to happen and everything is going to take care of itself.”

Antetokounmpo also created a new record by winning the NBA defensive player of the year. He became the first Bucks player to win Defensive Player of the Year since Sidney Moncrief, who has claimed the award in the first two consecutive seasons in 1982-83 and 1983-84.

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