Quick Hits 7/14/09
So I have taken a couple days off, mostly because I was not moved to write. But with the shocking news of Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo splitting-up, I felt compelled to voice my concerns.
Jessica and Tony
So, you’re saying there is a chance? No, there is not.
Timberwolves Coaching Search
The rumors out there is that the TWolves are looking at Mark Jackson, Kurt Rambis and Rockets assistant Elston Turner. I would be OK with Rambis or Turner, but not Jackson. HE HAS NO HEAD COACHING EXPERINCE!!
Maybe Jackson will have the respect of the players, but still, I am not ready to throw the team Mark Jackson.
NBA Summer League
The TWolves rookies have been playing well and Jonny Flynn looks legit. Wayne Ellington is playing well. Check out the highlights at ESPN.com.
Ellington has scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in two games. Ellington pulled down 8 rebounds in the first game and then scored 22 points in the second.
In two games Flynn is averaging 11.5 points, 10.5 assists and 6.5 turnovers. But looks to be able to control a team and get to the basket and finish against bigger players.
I just wish they would trade Rick Rubio. Say good bye to the Spanish wonder and get some draft picks or young talent.
Blake Griffin had a steller debut. 27 points and 12 rebounds.
I am putting it out there – Rookie of the Year comes down to Griffin, Flynn, Steph Curry at Golden State, James Harden at Oklahoma City and Tyreke Evans at Sacramento. Girffin may not get as much PT with other bigs in his way.
I am eagerly awaiting this original Landon Donovan inspired soccer t-shirt I bought at www.objectivo.com.
They have some pretty original shirts. Check them out.
In the ranking releases on July 1st, Brazil claimed the No. 1 spot after their championship in the Confederations Cup in South America. Moving up from No. 4
The US moves up two spots to No. 12 while the Spainish team fell to No. 2.
Random Basketball Awesome Fact of the Day
Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are a part of what elite group that Carmelo Anthony has the possibility of joining?
If Carmelo wins an NBA title, they will be the only three players since 1979 to win a NCAA, NBA and Olympic Championship – I think. I am trying to find info to say other wise.
Now prior to the high school revolutiona and the one-and-dones, it was seen more often. But I am struggling to find others in the last 30 years.