The Olympics are over (I find it amazing that the Women’s USA Team won their fifth straight gold medal?) What an outstanding accomplishment!
A lot of the talk around basketball circles is who will replace Coach K? My guy Coach Z says, “Why not one of the current assistants on his staff like McMillian or D’Antoni?
Kobe says he’s not coming back in 2016.
And please, two things for the very last time; stop comparing this team to the 1992 team and let’s end the conversation of not allowing our pro’s in the Olympics.
Here are a few links to some cool stories to get you caught up.
Ira Winderman of NBC Sports on the Olympics or Stern’s World Cup of Basketball?
Susan Milligan of U.S. News a writer was hoping for the American men to lose; pretty lame if you ask me. How can you be an American and root against your own country? Anyone who says we should not allow our professionals to play is jealous. You never hear this argument geared towards the women’s team; like I mentioned above, the ladies have won five straight gold medals.
Rodger Sherman of SB Nation on Steve Nash who wants to make Canada a major player on the International scene. Ro Russell and I were talking about this the other day. Why can’t Canada field a solid team? They have some good players. I hope Nash’s plan works.
Examiner.com on a new Villanova assistant coach who has resigned. Please be sure not to fib on your resume. In today’s world, your past can be tracked down. Don’t lie about your coaching career and don’t lie about where you played.
The New York Post on another shooting at a city basketball court. We often ask ourselves where are all the kids and why are they not playing outdoors? This is one of the reasons; safety.