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Fred Hoiberg Returns To Chicago To Lead The Bulls In Charge



Fred Hoiberg Returns To Chicago To Lead The Bulls In Charge

Wind has brought more change to the Chi-City of Bull breathing like atmosphere.

Fred Hoiberg was one of the NBA’s best, hardest working role players with one hell of a three point shot from a heaven playbook. Most famously Hoiberg played a pivotal role for Kevin Garnett’s prime-time Minnesota Timberwolves on their aspiring championship run. Fred also played for the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls where he made a lasting impression.

Now, over a decade later Hoiberg is back with the Bulls in Chicago for a whole new role for the former player. He will now be in charge of all the current Chicago players as the Bulls Head Coach and it seems he loves the roster as much as we do, stating it’s “a dream come true” to coach in the National Basketball Association.

Last year Coach Hoiberg led his former alma-mater Iowa State to an inspired and incredible 155-56 run. Still as Fred goes from a Cyclone to the Windy City he says he’ll “always be a cyclone” despite being a Chicago Bull again now. Coaching rookie Doug McDermott from Iowa (a similar player of type with a sweet shot) keeps him connected (Fred took over coaching Iowa State from Doug’s father Greg McDermott) to where he came from as well as where he’s going.

Signing a contract for five years that will earn him around that much in millions for each calender rotation, Fred Hoiberg takes over Tom Thibodeau, the former ‘Coach Of The Year’ who was unfairly fired after falling out with management. With one of the best 1 through 15 squads on stat paper it was really injury that beat the Chicago Bulls in their stormy last season. As a core of former MVP Derrick Rose, former ‘Defensive Player Of The Year’ Joakim Noah, ‘Most Improved Player Of The Year’ Jimmy Butler, ‘Rookie Of The Year’ runner up Nikola Mirotic and former champion and fellow Summer Spaniard signing Pau Gasol (not to mention a brilliant bench of Mike Dunleavy, Taj Gibson, Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich) is among the best in the business.

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Add some free agent deals (maybe some Love or Aldridge, or even Marc Gasol finally joining his brother Pau on the NBA stage after all those identical teams) and Hoiberg has a lot to work with to promote this multi-talented and faceted team and franchise to the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavalier stakes of beast East basketball. Thibs meanwhile, between the Lakers or many other rumours will find a new address in the NBA as still one of the leagues best all-round coaches, despite the pink slip and red face of shameful disrespect.

Still even with the sad end of the Thibodeau era, as the 19th coach in a Chicago Bulls history that’s featured the likes of Scott Skiles (who has just put ink to paper to pen plays for the Orlando Magic) Doug Collins and the great Phil Jackson, Fred Hoiberg looks to plant his feet and draw it all back as he leads the charge of these stampeding Bulls. Seeing red, Fred may just be the right man to steer this animal back in the right direction. Even in the face of all that wind.

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Knicks RJ Barrett Basketball + Business



Knicks Rj Barrett Basketball Business

Canadian RJ Barrett sits down for a very candid interview with agent Bill Duffy and “The Boardroom” host and former no. 1 overall pick Jay Williams to discuss basketball and his business ambitions and aspirations.

Barrett is expected to be amongst the highest global sponsorship earners of his generation and is represented by agent Bill Duffy — who has done over 3.5 billion dollars in contract negotiations and also represented Canada’s greatest basketball player to date and RJ’s very own Godfather Steve Nash.

Under Duffy’s direction, Barrett is expected to capitalize on the immediate rise of Canadian Basketball and the national corporate entities looking for an immediate association with the sport.

Globally, with Barrett’s ability to speak french, Duffy also sees a market in china but as well as Africa.

When its all said and done, Barrett stands a chance at being Canada’s top earning athlete, both in salary earnings and corporate dollars.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Is The Real MVP



Giannis Antetokounmpo, Veronica Antetokounmpo
You're The MVP Too Mom...

Santa Monica, California was on an award tour like A Tribe Called Quest for the NBA’s end of season grand prize spectacle last night. Hanging out in the coolest performing arts theatre in all of Los Angeles (my apologies to the Hollywood Bowl), the converted airplane Barker Hangar played host to the 2019 NBA Awards. The Emmy’s, Oscar’s and Grammy’s of hoops Tony.

The best of the Basketball best and the cream of the future hops crop descended on this hangar, suited and booted like they were flossing injured court-side.

Shaq sized in the perfect setting in a place that houses feats of brilliance that take flight like Mike, this event could only be hosted by the one and only, Big Aristotle of the Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal (sorry Drake. Although you troll NBA players better than Kevin Hart telling Kenny Smith he’s so ashy if he smiles his lips will bleed as he goes to take a sip of his water). And the most entertaining NBA player ever (give him his award) laughed, joked, sang, rapped and danced his way to an enjoyable evening in the place he racked up three rings on repeat.

But how about the prize giving? Well your real Most Valuable Player this year is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Say what you will about last year’s MVP and this year’s runner up in the closest of recent races as tight as the Rookie of the Year voting, James Harden racking up triple-doubles like Charles Barkley says Lonzo Ball does triple-singles, but it’s the Alphabet’s time now after slaughtering this season gone. Sure he didn’t come away with the ‘chip like worthy candidate Kawhi Leonard and his (we still hope) Toronto Raptors, but that is his next challenge for the Mamba Mentality tweeted in congratulation by Kobe Bryant who predicted this MVP years back. And in a beautiful and emotional speech, Giannis dedicated all this to his dearly departed dad and his brothers and mom in attendance as every eye not dry in the house got out their seats in unanimous ovation.

And in a truly global game flying the flag outside the United States for each category winner, Antetokounmpo almost doubled up, finishing in second place for Defensive Player Of The Year, under the stifling Eiffel of French fly swatter, Rudy Gobert. As Paul George after an incredible season-no lucky shot-came in third place like he did for the MVP voting. Toronto not only got the ‘chip in the Six however as their X-factor Pascal Siakam came up with the Most Improved Player award ahead of Sacramento sophomore De’Aaron Fox and Brooklyn’s own (if they play their free agent cards right), D’Angelo Russell.

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Coach of the Year was bucked by Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer dry-erasing for the MVP. And Bradley Beal was passed the Community Assist Award for all the good this All Star has done. Give him a hand for all the ones he has. Whilst the Sportsmanship award went to new Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr., who also racked up the Teammate Of The Year award for his grit n grind time with the Memphis Grizzlies. But who else for the Sixth Man of the Year award then the ‘6 Man’ of all-time, Lou Williams? Joining Clippers teammate Jamal Crawford as the only player to win the Sixth award three times over.

And the House Of Highlights Moment of the Year of course went to Derrick Rose. Can you guess for what game?

We have a ball rattling around the rim forever in Toronto that shoots for even more stars though.

But how about that Rookie of the Year award? Who you got? Because in narrowly beating out Atlanta Hawk Trae Young it’s clear the award belongs to superstar right now Luka Dončić after a Maverick season in Dallas. Where the Texan gunslinger from Slovenia is about to draw on them all next season. Look out for the kid like Pat Garrett, Billy.

Sager Strong, broadcaster Robin Roberts took home that award named in honor after the suited court-side with a microphone presenter. And her “make your mess your message” speech was the most inspiring of the night after her fight against breast cancer and bone marrow disease, raising awareness.

Executive of the Year went to Jon Horst of the Milwaukee Bucks (sorry Rob Pelinka…jokes) but the Lifetime Achievement? Well that went to a former President who has just left office. No not Obama (although POTUS does have game…WAP!). But the Magic man, Earvin Johnson. The Laker legend honored in California for all he’s done since starting the fast-break of Showtime, to changing the game behind the back without taking a single shot. All the way to walking away from it bravely when he was diagnosed with HIV and then making a comeback so beautifully for the man who will always be purple and gold with all this entrepreneur pulls out the empire of his top hat. Say what you will about his presidency residency but as we look to free agency this crazy off-season, remember who started all this off by bringing the King to Hollywood last Summer, waiting outside his house in his car at one in the morning.

Now that can’t be tampered with.

But all in all last nights NBA Awards show of All-Stars showed us one thing like the NBA Finals. No matter who took home the gold, we all came away winners.

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