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An NBA first: Every coach who started last season is back

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Summer vacations are ending now. Coaches will all be grabbing their whistles in the next few days, starting with Golden State’s Steve Kerr and Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau on Saturday when the Warriors and Timberwolves open training camp — those teams can start early because they’re going to China in the preseason.The other 28 teams start practice on Tuesday.“In team-building and pro sports, a lot of times the methodical long game is what’s necessary,” said Spoelstra, the second-longest-tenured coach in the league behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. “But you’re seeing less and less of that. That’s why last year was such a pleasant surprise. I think it really was a celebration of stability and an acknowledgment of how complex this position can be.” DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last season was the first since 1963-64 — and only the fourth in league history — where there were no in-season changes. The league was much smaller back then as well, with only nine coaches having to keep their bosses happy.It’s a 30-team league now, and a year ago at this time 10 of those clubs had a new coach.“From top to bottom, we have a very high quality level of coaching,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “This is as stable as our profession has been in decades. Contracts are strong, the league is constructed in a way now where coaching is extremely important and ownership understands the importance of the coaching process.”There hasn’t been a coaching hire since Jeff Hornacek was formally announced by the New York Knicks on June 2, 2016 — which might not sound that long ago, but in a field without any real job security that’s an eternity. So when coaches gathered last week for their annual preseason meeting, they celebrated the fact that there were no new faces in the room.“We’ve talked about the importance of supporting one another — and at the same time, the need to try to beat each others’ brains in,” Carlisle said. “It’s a conflicting sort of concept from afar, but internally we are the only ones that know all the challenges that head coaches in the NBA face. And because of that, there’s a real healthy respect for one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Dallas. From the start of last season to the start of this season, not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)MIAMI — Dozens of NBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There’s a new arena in Detroit and an ownership change looms in Houston. The league’s logo was even tweaked.Change was everywhere.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img That is, except the coaches’ offices.Here’s a first for the NBA: Every coach is back. From the start of last season to the start of this season — barring something happening in training camps, anyway — not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think what people are seeing is what this league needs, what these players need more than anything, is stability and a consistent message,” said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who’s going into his 10th season. “Otherwise we’re just losing ground if you have to start all over every year. That’s a tough way to win in this business. That’s a tough way to build any sort of culture or consistency.”No one is starting over in the next few days, at least in the sense that a new staff is taking over a team. 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Two lucky winners to watch FIFA World Cup live, thanks to KCB Bank

first_imgTo be eligible, KCB customers will only be required to acquire and frequently use any of the tier-one leader’s Cards.Apart from the coveted grand prize, KCB will also be rewarding customers with cash prizes during the campaign. At least 80 lucky customers will take home Sh5,000 each for using their KCB Cards.Commenting about the campaign, KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi said the main aim of the campaign is to remind customers of the numerous KCB Cards benefits which have frequently been underutilized.“All customers are included in this campaign. But over and above this we are saying, we not only want to reward our customers but educate each and every one of them that any KCB Card has so much to offer beyond withdrawing money at the ATM. It is time we ensure that our customers enjoy all the benefits,” Mwirigi said.KCB Debit Card benefits include access to establishments countrywide and over 24 million outlets worldwide such as restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, petrol stations etc. Customers can also withdraw at any Visa branded ATM worldwide apart from KCB ATMs.“Also, payment for goods and services at point of sale is free and can be conveniently used anywhere you see VISA sign,” Mwirigi added.The campaign also aims at enlightening customers on the benefits of using KCB Credit cards. Some of the existing key benefits include the KCB Simba Points which are earned every time you transact with your credit, debit or pre-paid card.The points are redeemed to reward customers with great discounts on travel, shopping, movies among others.KCB Bank has also established strong partnerships with numerous business segments including supermarkets, hotels, airlines etc. where customers using their KCB Cards get discounts of up to 35%.KCB Bank has developed various credit cards to fit diverse customer needs. They include Platinum Card, Gold Card and Classic Card.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The campaign which ends on April 30, gives any KCB Visa Card user a chance to win the grand prize of the trip to the World Cup which kicks-off in June 14 with hosts Russia opening the prestigious tournament against Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

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