Jack Kraft, the man behind the Villanova Wildcats has passed away at the old age of ninety three. Jack Kraft was the man who coached this team for twelve years in a row, during his twelve seasons as coach he was able to take the team from zeroes to heroes in a matter of one season. During 1971, the same very year he began coaching the Villanova Wildcats he was able to take the Villanova Wildcats to the N.C.A.A Basketball Championship Tournament where he coached them into victory. After he retired from being coach he continued to go to the practices, help new coaches and teach them plays. He helped define this team for decades to come and he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him as an individual.
John Jack Kraft was born on February 10th, 2921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he later on in life played for the St. Joseph Philadelphia Basketball Team. He later on then coached the very same high school team he played for until he was hired on as the Villanova Head Coach. He took the Wildcats to the N.C.A.A Championship on his first year as coach where they won the game 21-7.
“The last time I saw him was two basketball seasons ago,” he told The Bucks County Courier Times. “He looked like a million dollars. We had a nice chat. I saw that he was completely in charge of everything. He had found happiness. What more could you ask? Then you heard about this.”
After all of the bad news that the Los Angeles Clippers have faced this year it is nice to hear some good news come out of the team. Today it was revealed that Doc Rivers would be returning to the Los Angeles Clippers as the team renewed his contract for a five year extension.
Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is clearly taking his first big step as the new owner. Rivers is a fan favorite and he also is incredible on the court, renewing his contract will only bring more attention to the team in the 2014-2015 Season.
New owner Steve Ballmer said, “Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hardcore, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent,”
There were a ton of issues surrounding Steve Ballmer’s purchasing of the Los Angeles Clippers. He had to wait for the estranged wife of Donald Sterling to finish her court battle with her now ex husband. Luckily the courts did not grant her the right to own the team.
“I didn’t think I was going to have to, honestly,” Rivers said last week. “But I think a lot of us would have been willing to, for sure. With Steve’s leadership, we have this opportunity to be this great organization,” Rivers said last week. “That’s probably what makes me the most excited because I know if you get that part right, the basketball part will become easier in some ways, and that’s good.”
The Canadian Men’s International Basketball Team has been roaming the lands of the European Union due to the European Exhibition Tour. Unfortunately the Canadians Men’s International Basketball Team lost to Serbia earlier on this week. They loss by a few points, Serbia winning 78 to 73. This came as a shock as Canada is ranked 7th in the exhibition while Serbia is ranked 11th in the exhibition.
Brady Heslip, one of the key players on the Canadian team has a total of eighteen points during this game and three steals. Kelly Olynyk on the other hand was able to shoot a total of eleven points, have nine rebounds and four assists. Melvin Ejim also scored eleven points, had six boards, one steal and a block. These three key and looked upon players played incredibly during the game but it wasn’t enough to take on Serbia.
During the second quarter Serbia was winning by thirteen points and Canada was quickly able to come back to take the lead. It was thought that Canada would win the game and fans cheered from the stands. During the fourth quarter it seemed as if Serbia had been rejuvenated of their energy and came back enough to have a five point lead before the game ended. Everyone who stood in the stands as Canadian Fans were in absolute shock, leaving the stadium with their eyes looking to the ground.
The Canadian Head Coach Jay Triano said, ”It was a tough physical game against one of the better teams at the WORLD Cup. I’m proud to say that we competed well.”
Throughout the years almost every sport you could possibly imagine has been dominated by males while females have had to have their own separate league that has no connection to the male dominated leagues of Football, Hockey and Soccer. The National Football League has recently been under fire as they won’t even allow for a woman’s national football league but on the other end of things the National Basketball Association is showing the NFL how to do things.
Less than a week ago Michele Roberts was named the head of the NBA, the first woman in world history to run a professional male sports union. Quickly after that the San Antonio Spurs hired the first female full-time coach for the NBA. Becky Hammon will now join the bench with the San Antonio Spurs, helping the champions defend their title next year. Beck Hammon is a thirty seven year old Woman’s National Basketball Association veteran. He played for the San Antonio Stars for sixteen seasons as one of the best players in the WNBA’s history.
The National Basketball League is actually encouraging owners of professional basketball teams to consider a female coach. The NBA now stands as the most diverse professional sports union in the world, out dating the National Football League and Major League Baseball at the same time. This isn’t the first time that a female has been connected to the NBA though, Jeanie Buss is the president of the Los Angeles Lakes. The coaches, players and even water boys have to take their orders from her before anyone else. You can expect the NBA to become more diverse with each passing year.
Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has recently been crucified in the media for saying a series of remarks relating towards African American and certain figures in the NBA. Mr. Sterling was forced out of ownership after he made a remark that essentially said he didn’t want black people to show up at his games, this came as a shock to many as the majority of his previous players were African American. After these remarks came to light his team refused to play any matches and the NBA began to lose a large amount of money on the clippers. This resulted in Donald Sterling being forced out of ownership, Donald Sterling was also given a fine of $2.5 Million due to costs for when the Los Angeles Clippers stopped playing at their games.
Donald Sterling has once again made a series of remarks relating towards what happened last month saying, “I am appalled by how I was treated by NBA Officials, I was a long time owner of the Las Angeles Clippers and I made millions for the NBA. I was jealous as I fancied an African American female and when she brought more African American males to the game I lost my temper. Then I speak to Shaq and he informs the entire world of our conversation. It is absolutely pathetic how the media portrayed me and I can ensure those in the NBA that I will return somehow to gain my presence back.”
Unfortunately the NBA doesn’t work like that, when you are banned for life that ban cannot be lifted.
During the last two years Miami Heat has been able to reign supreme as the NBA Champions. This year Miami Heat once again made the playoff rounds in the NBA Championship, going against The Spurs in the final round of the championship Miami Heat lost their two year reign by seventeen points. The San Antonio Spurs have been able to stand as the NBA Champions before but it has been a long period of time since they took this title.
Tony Parker, one of the three players on the Spurs who made a noticeable appearance during the championship commented on their big win saying, “We just wanted to play the game right, we knew that in order to do that we had to be tactical as a team and use every ounce of skill we have in the game. Last year we lost to Miami Heat during the championship and this year we knew that we wanted to come back as the underdogs but leave as the champions. This required a lot of effort from the entire team but our hard effort paid off as we are now the NBA Champions once again.
None of the players from Miami Heat or the coach could be reached for comment, this isn’t shocking as Miami Heat are the most beloved Basketball team in Northern America and they just let down millions of people all around North America. You can be ensured that Miami will be bringing the heat this time around next year.
Assassins Creed is one of the more popular video game franchises known to the industry. There are more than six installments in the franchise and with each passing year there are new entries in the series. This year there will be two new entries into the Assassins Creed franchise, one for the PlayStation 4/Xbox One and the other for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360. The new assassins creed for the next gen consoles boast incredible visuals, the graphics look so realistic that you cannot tell the difference between real life and the virtual life. This is incredible because the Sony VR Headset will be compatible with this game when the headset is released.
Ubisoft announced today that last generation consoles will only have new Assassin Creed games for the next three years, afterwards every installment in the franchise will be made to cater towards the next generation consoles. This doesn’t surprise anyone in the industry as eventually the developers behind these games won’t be able to make any more titles for the last generation as they will have maxed out the capabilities of the graphics for the consoles.
Ubisoft made the announcement saying this, “Unfortunately the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 won’t be able to handle the visuals of any of the new assassin creed games we release on the next generation consoles. We know that fans of Assassins Creed on the last generation will eventually grow tired of the differences in the software so in order to not upset our fans we won’t be developing any more Assassin Creed games for the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 after the next three years.”
Basketball is the game that dominates the world. Thanks to its high popularity there are millions of people watching it on TV and many of them are also playing it. If you take a look around the world you could see a high number of basketball courts in every corner of the world. One of the main reasons why basketball is so popular is because it’s simple to play and at the same time it’s very entertaining. It requires little to no gear, compared to other sports like hockey or American football, and it can bring countless hours of workout.
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