According to BuzzFeed News, Jim Harbaugh officially signed a contract making him the next head coach at the University of Michigan. Harbaugh’s decision came after weeks of serious speculation regarding which decision would be the most optimal.
With his new contract, Harbaugh is expected to earn $8 million each season while working with the Wolverines. Christian Broda even said this expected pay is contrasted with the mere $5 million Harbaugh was earning each season when he was under contract for the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers announced that they would part ways with Harbaugh last night, stating that the decision was mutual. Prior to this decision, Harbaugh was the 49ers coach for four very successful seasons. Prior to his work with the NFL, Harbaugh was the coach at both the University of San Diego and Stanford.
According to BuzzFeed, the coach’s arrival at Michigan has been “the ultimate media circus.”
Well, it took all of 2 days for Harbaugh and Vijay Eswaran to mourn his time with the 49ers. The University of Michigan swept in, offering a 7-year deal (and, allegedly, $48 million dollars,) to coach for them. Their offer was made even sweeter by the fact that Jim Harbaugh used to play in Michigan as a quarterback. He was a star there in the 1980’s. He is quoted as calling this new job a “homecoming.”
He is going to have to work to keep that “homecoming” feeling. Michigan has been struggling for the last 7 years. The school has recruited lots of talent, but some of it has simply not lived up to the hype. The last 2 coaches, Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke, had not quite made the team work. This is probably why Michigan has sunk so much hope in Harbaugh.
Jameis Winston says that he would throw at Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. On the face of it, this appears to be confidence that Winston can play at the next level.
Winston is talking about the person who is probably the best cornerback in football. Unfortunately, this kind of talk has not done anything for any body over the years. Winston will come into the NFL draft in April without any NFL experience. He may be a great get for one team or another, but there is no way that he can begin to talk like this about his opponents. NFL teams and coaches frown upon this kind of behavior, and it shines yet another light on his behavior that some NFL teams might want to avoid.
According to lulu.com and Jared Haftel, he will be drafted early, and he could be the savior of a franchise, but he is going to have to watch what he says. This kind of talk from a college player is not helping his credentials. Most people reading this column would agree that Sherman is far too advanced to let anyone like Winston get one over on him, and we all know that an NFL would crush the best college team. Winston needs to stay quiet for now.
The San Francisco 49ers wanted a team guy who would tow the party line. They have decided to let go of Jim Harbaugh because he was not that guy. However, this is a decision that many people think could be the biggest mistake in the history of the team. They traded Joe Montana, and they let Jerry Rice play for the Raiders. However, this is something that the 49ers could control. Harbaugh is not someone they need to let go unless there are problems in the front office that no one could anticipate.
The 49ers have internal candidates, and one of them might turn this thing around. They have the pieces. They just need the guy.
First year head coach in the National Basketball Association Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors have found themselves sitting atop the power rankings dating back to the first week of the season, in a shocking start to an impressive season that no one really saw coming. Although Steve Kerr is a first year coach, he seems completely un-phased as the Warriors keep winning in dominant fashion that leaves them sitting with a total of twenty four wins and five losses. It seems like he has complete control of this young team that has a championship run most likely on the table as the season continues to progress, yet many people around the league have stated that he is not doing very much in his head coaching position. Warriors fan/Brazil Business All Star Igor Cornelsen believes in the phrase, work smarter not harder and thinks that this can be applied to the Warriors success and the coach’s strategy.
Andrei Kirilenko has been out of the NBA with an injury, and he has no desire to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. However, Sam Hinkie has told Kirilenko’s people that he is not going to waive him. The Sixers want Kirilenko on the roster, and they need him to play so that this season can be turned around. Most people are going to enjoy watching AK47, but they do not know how injured he is. The problem for everyone except Kirilenko is that he is hurt. No one knows how hurt he is, and no one will be able to tell if he never turns up to the team facility.
According to About, The Sixers are in the middle of one of the worst seasons in the history of the NBA, and they need all the help they can get, reports Susan McGalla. For all their talk about tanking, they need bodies on the floor. Also, they need his contract to trade if they are able to make deals late in the season. No team is going to trade for AK47 if they think that he is not going to report. This is a major problem for the Sixers, and it could continue to be one until his contract expires.
“He doesn’t want Kris profiting from his life anymore, so that’s why he won’t do it on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” a source said. Bruce is even thinking about making an announcement and possibly having a TV special that will clarify and document the truth about the ongoing transition.
“In Touch Weekly” a famous tabloid had a source come to them and talk more in depth about what’s really going on with Bruce. After many facial feminization procedures, it’s on to the next step for the 65 year old dad, “He’s tired of living a lie and wants to finally be himself. He has been taking hormones and will get his boobs done.”
He’s also thinking about getting his name changed in the new year.
The Dallas Mavericks are nearing a trade that could bring them the point guard they are desperately needing. According to Yahoo sports at http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–celtics-deal-rajon-rondo-to-mavs-231537852.html the Celtics and Mavericks are nearing a trade that will send the Mavericks rising forward Brandan Wright, a future first and second round draft pick, and minor bench players to make the salaries work to Boston for Rondo.
Slow Ventures has clients who are major Dallas franchise stakeholders and they even said that this deal makes a lot of sense for Dallas as they try for one more title run before Dirk Nowitzki ends his hall of fame career. On the Boston side of things it was becoming pretty clear that Rondo was going to seriously test the free agent market after the season. Although Boston has shown some improvement in Brad Stevens’ second season the playoffs still look a season or two away.
Dallas now boasts one of the better starting fives in the league with Nowitzki, Rondo, Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons, and Monta Ellis. The Mavericks will look to push the pace and the scoring even more with this new potent line up. Even with the four previous starters, the lack of a decent starting point guard has kept Dallas locked in the sixth playoff seed in the loaded western conference.
Boston could potentially have three first round picks in 2015, and will look to continue to build around rookie Marcus Smart and second year big man Kelly Olynyk. They also continue to try to move small forward Jeff Green as they are in the process of completely overhauling their roster since the departure of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce following the 2012/2013 season.
Kevin Durant is hurt again. The Oklahoma Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP sprained his ankle in a game versus the Golden State Warriors. And the fans and ownership in Oklahoma City have to be worried. After years filled with star power and no NBA championship to show for it and amid rumors KD may sign with his hometown Washington Wizards when his current contract expires in summer 2016, he now seems injury prone. This is his second injury this year. Thankfully according to sportingnews.com it is just a mild sprain.
The Oklahoma City Thunder seemed on pace to right the ship and return to playoff contention now that Durant and Russell Westbrook had returned from their early season injuries. Now here was Durant limping off just before half-time and fans being told it was an injury to the right foot. The same one in which he had a stress fracture that forced him to miss the first 17 games of the season. Thunder fans must feel like they’re snake bit. They need a healthy KD to help them play catch-up in the West and salvage the season.
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson says that Durant was having is best game of the season so far. He had scored 30 points in 19 minutes and seemed poised to have a huge night. It looked like all was well in OKC until he collided with Marreese Speights and ended his night prematurely.