It’s been quite the ride, but all good things must come to an end.
That was rhe case with legendary UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun, who retired today after 40 years as a head coach.
“There have been some bumps in the road,” he said. “But we are headed in the right direction.”
Things just got a little less Linteresting in the Big Apple.
The New York Knicks decided not to match a three-year $25.1 million dollar offer sheet for guard Jeremy Lin. The primary reason for this being that the final year of the deal was for $14.8 million. This would have caused a cap catastrophe for the Knicks. They would be over the luxury tax threshold and lose future trade exemptions. Due to that poison pill of a final year, the team would have ended up paying around $40 million for Lin’s services.
My question is: how much is Lin worth? The Houston Rockets seam to think he is worth quite a bit. He has only played 35 games, yet they were still willing to pay $25 million. The Knicks, not quite so much.
Lob City will not make its way to London.
Blake Griffin suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery. This is disheartening, especially considering that Griffin has already lost an entire season due to his knees. For Team USA, a team desperate for big men lost another.
His replacement has yet to play in an NBA game. Still, he is tall, talented and hungry.
Meet Anthony Davis.