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Yesterday the Oakland Raiders officially introduced Reggie McKenzie as their new general manager. His first order of business was announced during that introductory press conference: the firing of coach Hue Jackson. Why would the coach be let go after only one season on the job? A season in which they tied for the division lead?
The only logical rationale would be for McKenzie to want to make an immediate impact on his new team. This, coupled with the fact the new GM probably wants to bring in his own guy, most likely led to the end of Jackson’s tenure. Unfortunately this was the wrong move. In the NFL, many coaches lost their jobs this year either during the regular season or directly after their team’s exit. This is going to create a thin market for replacements, with a lot of competition for the top candidates.
On the same day that the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement was ratified, Commissioner David Stern has already overstepped the authority that the document allowed. Harmony between the league and the players’ association was expected, but that harmony didn’t even last 24 hours.
In a move yesterday, the Charlotte Hornets agreed to trade point guard Chris Paul in a three-team deal. The move seemingly would alleviate the risk of loosing Paul for nothing next summer; and would also avoid the cloud of drama that we saw engulf the Denver Nuggets last year with Carmelo Anthony.
David Beckham has a history of going out on top.
In 2003, during his final season with Manchester United, he captured the English Premier League title. He then abandoned the program he was developed by and began his professional career with after 10 years with the club and his home country of England for a big payday with Real Madrid in Spain.
He spent 4 seasons in Spain. Then he shocked the world by announcing that he was leaving Europe to play on the smaller fields and smaller stage of the MLS. But before he left, he lead Real Madrid to the 2006-2007 league title.