Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
James Harden, the bearded dynamo guard for the Houston Rockets, signed a 4-year extension with his team on Saturday that will net him a total of $228 million over the next six years. Do you think Khloe Kardashian has hit him up with that “hey big head” message yet? Because I know I did.
Read “James Harden Signs 4-Year, $228,000,000 Extension With The Houston Rockets, Will He Lead Their Super Team?“
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, listens to Austin Rivers, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Clippers won 107-102. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
I wrote a commentary about Doc Rivers and his failing legacy with the Clippers.
He has not been able to elevate this team above their junior varsity status the way everyone thought he would, and with each successive loss — be it a game or a player — it becomes clear that it’s time for Doc Rivers to go as both a president and a coach. His decisions in both capacities have been questionable at best, and destructive at worst.
Read “Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers: Is a Man’s Pride and a Father’s Love Ruining a Basketball Franchise?“
Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala took to the airwaves of a Bay Area radio station Tuesday morning to calm down fans who are worried about his impending free agency that begins July 1.
Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, has won a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion after embattled owner Donald Sterling was forced to sell, the LA Times reported Thursday.
Ballmer, who was chief executive of Microsoft for 14 years, was chosen over competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to three individuals familiar with the negotiations.
The team was estimated to be worth an estimated $557 million dollars earlier this year.
According to the Times, the Geffen group bid $1.6 billion, and Ressler bid $1.2 billion.
The deal still has to be approved by 29 NBA owners, but is expected to go through as long as Ballmer agrees to not move the franchise from Los Angeles.
Ballmer states that he has no intention of moving the Clippers from Los Angeles, which has the second biggest media market in the country.
“It’s never easy to make a decision of this nature,” said General Manager Bob Myers. “Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years with the organization, including his role in helping elevate this team into a better position than it was when he arrived nearly 36 months ago. We’re appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions. However, as an organization, we simply feel it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”
“Mark Jackson has had a big impact on the improvement of our team and the success that we’ve had over the last couple of years,” said Owner & CEO Joe Lacob. “Nonetheless, we must make some difficult decisions in our day-to-day operations of the club and this would certainly qualify as one of those examples. We wish Mark the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions over the last three years.”
via Warriors Relieve Head Coach Mark Jackson of His Duties | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.
This is disappointing news. I hate that Golden State let Mark go; he was a successful coach for their team. That being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing him coach the Purple and Gold.