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Gregg Popovich will coach the Spurs in NBA restart

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SAN ANTONIO SPURS GREGG POPOVICH:-

According to a report claimed by Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News Gregg Popovich will going to travel with Spurs to Orlando on Thursday for NBA restart.

This decision comes after much conjecture surrounding whether or not Popovich will going to travel amid the health concerns due to the ongoing Coronovirus pandemic around the globe. The 71-year-old head coach statistically unsafe to COVID-19 as a member of the senior citizen community, the league are undertaking several provision and measures to ensure the safety of every participant once the NBA resumes.

While Popovich has locked in his plans to man the sidelines for the Spurs, his choice means that he will be staying inside in the Walt Disney World for at least five weeks And it’s quite surprising due to the fact that Spurs negligible shot at qualifying for the postseason without their two superstar players LaMarcus Aldridge and a roster devoid.

Gregg Popovich is the oldest head coach in the federation, with the pace and modern trend of play in basketball Popovich has not been a top priority for PATFO. San Antonio attempted the third-fewest three-pointers over the last half-decade, 7,500 fewer long-distance tries than the trigger-happy Houston Rockets and we can expect that these figures not going to rise anytime soon as long as Popovich will be the head coach of Spurs.

As Popovich being the head coach and the spurs decline clearly shows that he is not the right man for the Spurs job as the Spurs falling behind the curve, he is one of the most experienced people of the game but he hasn’t been handed the easiest of situations after the Kawhi Leonard split. His best defenders aren’t exactly at their top-notch, his best shooters are not at its prime, and his regular scorers are not at their top form.

Keeping all factors in mind, Popovich and his team can’t possibly hope to be into the playoffs without a bit of luck and a change in the strategy of the game. Relying on one-dimensional players and past-their-prime veterans landed the Spurs are heavily relying on their one-dimensional players which lead the Spurs in an uncommanded position in the Western Conference Standings though they have secured league-record 23rd straight trip to the postseason.

San Antonio has eight-game to go and thus gives the Spurs a perfect opportunity to judge Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson and the rest of their talented youngster with little to no consequence.

Nba will resume after one week, we are going to be excited once NBA will be back in action, Spurs will grace the court for the first time after four months and it would be a treat to watch the game after a long time break due to global Pandemic for Spurs fans.

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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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