Clippers reportedly eyeing Jerry West for advisory role

first_imgBefore turning their attention to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin later this summer, the Clippers appear focused on another free-agent-to-be.A 79-year-old one.Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers have reportedly met with Jerry West, who built a Hall of Fame career as a player, coach and executive with the Lakers, about joining the Clippers in an advisory role similar to the one he has held with the Golden State Warriors since 2011.According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Clippers are serious about luring West away from Golden State when his contract ends in July. West would instantly enhance the team’s credibility and cachet, especially with Paul, Griffin and J.J. Redick about to become free agents and their decisions potentially upending the franchise’s trajectory.Despite their place as self-described championship contenders, the Clippers have never advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs and in April lost to the Utah Jazz in seven games, their second consecutive first-round exit from the playoffs.If he made the surprise move to the Clippers, West would in a sense be following in the footsteps of one of his former Lakers Hall of Fame teammates. Elgin Baylor was the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations from 1986-2008. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhy would he leave Golden State? For starters, West continues to live in Los Angeles, shuttling back and forth to the Bay Area for his Warriors duties. Second, he has never been afraid to step away on his own terms. West had been associated with the Lakers since 1960 when he left in 2000, after the first of three consecutive championships, and went on to help rebuild the Memphis Grizzlies before joining the Warriors.A move to the Clippers also would no doubt upset much of the Los Angeles basketball establishment, and irritate the Lakers – something in which those atop the Clippers would take no small amount of pleasure. However, Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss had her chance to prevent what could no doubt make for awkward optics.Before Buss hired Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in February to lead the Lakers’ front office, West was regarded as a candidate to rejoin the mix, and those close to the Hall of Famer have indicated he was excited about a potential homecoming.“He wanted it more than anything,” one source said.West is reportedly under contract with the Warriors through July, cracking open the door for other teams to try to woo him. However, Warriors owner Joe Lacob has made it clear he hopes to retain West, telling the Bay Arena News Group last month, “We would love him back, and we’ve made that known.”last_img read more

Mirza Hasanović to Sign the Contract with Olimpic

first_imgThe team of the premier league club “Olimpic” from Sarajevo should soon bring the 24 years old mid-fielder Mirza Hasanović to the team.Hasanović comes to Olimpic from Roumania where he played for the teams of Turnu Severin and Dinamo Buchurest.Before leaving to Roumania, this young mid-fielder played for the Sloboda team from Tuzla where he played 12 matches and scored two goals.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img

(updated with stats) Wellington football team falls to Collegiate in first loss of the season

first_imgStatistics of game can be found here: http://www.hudl.com/boxscore/698/8211380/By Aaron Norton, Sumner Newscow – Despite a valiant effort, the Wellington Crusaders racked up their first loss of the season to the Wichita Collegiate Spartans with the final score being 49-21. This takes Wellington’s record to 3-1.Wellington Head Football Coach Tyler Ryan knew going into the game Collegiate would be tough competitors. “They are the best 1-2 team in the state, no doubt,” he told Newscow.Collegiate took the lead early, scoring their first touchdown just minutes into the game. This also led to the first of their seven field goals of the evening.Junior Austin Dunn scored the Crusader’s first touchdown after a 51-yard rush, followed by the only two-point conversion of the game.The Crusaders struggled with passing the entire first half of the game, allowing the Spartans to quickly reach a score of 21.Deep into the second quarter, junior Colin Reichenberger caught a 28-yard pass for the Crusader’s second score of the game.Wellington seemed reinvigorated after the half with Austin Dunn scoring yet another touchdown, and tying the game.Collegiate, once again, took charge in the second half of the game, scoring another four touchdowns, and beating the Crusaders.“I was disappointed,” said Ryan about the loss. “I’ve got to do a better of job of getting these guys to compete for four quarters.”Coach Ryan said the team would focus up on training as they prepare to play against Circle for next week’s homecoming game.Seth Carder scored three times for Wichita Collegiate, including runs of 54 and 34 yards, and rushed for 150 yards. Collegiate quarterback Landon Root threw for 188 yards. Austin Dunn had 180 rushing yards for Wellington. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more