As his team wrapped up a shootaround on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone said it's especially important to remember King's legacy with President Donald Trump at the helm."When you have a president making some of the comments that he has made, it’s so important to remember and honor the legacy of Dr. King and what his message was," Malone told The Denver Post. "Simple, but powerful. Fight for equality, fight for the respect of everybody. White, black, male, female. Doesn’t matter."Trump used an expletive to describe Haiti and African countries during immigration discussions in the Oval Office last week, according to multiple reports. He has since denied using that language, which the United Nations decried as "racist," and claimed that "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed." MORE: Rockets players try to confront Clippers in locker room after loss MORE: Cleveland Cavaliers' lingering … [Read more...] about Nuggets coach Michael Malone cites Martin Luther King’s work in discussing Donald Trump
If you believe in karma, you along with the Vikings won on Sunday during the Minnesota’s 29-24 miraculous comeback victory over the Saints in the NFC Divisional playoff. Saints coach Sean Payton apparently turned around and taunted Vikings fans with a ‘Skol clap’ at U.S. Bank Stadium after New Orleans took a 24-23 lead with 25 seconds left. It was first pointed out by former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, who now works as an analyst for KFAN and Fox Sports, and corroborated by photo evidence on Twitter. No Zapruder film was needed for this one. This was not long after Payton was also caught giving the universal ‘choke’ gesture to the Falcons, referencing the 28-3 blown lead in the Super Bowl. The Saints also lost that game. Older Post Vikings' third-down success faces tall task against Eagles … [Read more...] about Saints coach Sean Payton taunted with a ‘Skol clap’ just before the Vikings won
What The USA TODAY Network-Tennessee knows about the Titans coaching change:Who's out: Titans coach Mike Mularkey What happened: The Titans fired Mike Mularkey on Monday, two days after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC playoffs. He led the Titans to back-to-back 9-7 regular-season records and their first playoff win since Jan. 3, 2004. He had a 21-22 overall record with the Titans. Why now? That's the most curious part. The Titans reportedly offered Mularkey a contract extension last week. He gave no indication during Sunday's postseason press conference that a coaching change was coming. Titans beat writer Jason Wolf reported that Robinson first started thinking of letting Mularkey go during the team's three-game losing streak in December.Haven't we been down this road before?:Yes. The new coach will be the third in four seasons and the fifth since the Titans moved to Tennessee in 1997. What's next:The search begins. Robinson will lead the search. But there's no … [Read more...] about Tennessee Titans: What we know about their coaching change
Lighten up, Pat. That’s Mike Holmgren’s message to Pat Shurmur, the soon-to-be head coach of the New York Football Giants. Holmgren, who won a Super Bowl and got to another with the Packers and lost a controversial Super Bowl when he was coach of the Seahawks, was the Browns president who hired Shurmur in Cleveland seven years ago. He had a close-up view of him before they all got let go. “He’s kind of quiet and kind of serious,” Holmgren told the Daily News on Monday night. “I’m not that serious. It’s hard for him to shoot the breeze. He’s really bright and works really hard. He has a good way about him with his staff. I’m disappointed he didn’t come in and talk to me enough. I was down the hall. I wish Pat had done that with me more. They want to do their own thing and don’t want to show they don’t know what is going on. I understand that. I’m really happy for him that it looks like he’s … [Read more...] about Pat Shurmur will need to learn from failures as Browns head coach
When the Western Hills girls’ basketball job opened up at the end of last season, senior-to-be Montana Muravchick had the perfect candidate in mind: her brother. “She came to me and said, ‘Hey, we want a fun coach and someone who’s gonna push us for the season. Why don’t you apply?’” said Brandon Muravchick, who was a boys’ coach at Elkhorn Middle School. Brandon, 37, hadn’t coached girls since his first time on the sidelines back in 2001, when Buddy Ritchie approached him to coach an intramural team. Brandon was reluctant then — “I’m not coaching no basketball team,” Brandon told Ritchie at the time —– and was reluctant last spring about obliging his sister. He talked it over with his wife and daughters and decided to apply. Brandon in June was named head girls’ basketball coach at Western Hills. It’s been a big adjustment, he said, but having family always in his midst has made the … [Read more...] about Her brother’s never going to miss her basketball games. He’s the head coach.