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Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

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June 11 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies hired former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise's new head coach, the team announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies will formally announce Jenkins as head coach in a press conference Wednesday at FedExForum. The team didn't disclose financial terms of the deal. "We are excited to welcome Taylor Jenkins to the Grizzlies organization," Grizzlies executive vice president of basketball operations Zachary Z. Kleiman said in a statement. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young players on our roster while having the elite basketball acumen and forward-thinking positive vision to be a high-level NBA head coach." Jenkins joins the Grizzlies after serving as an assistan...
Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

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Media playback is not supported on this device Nine months ago, Alex Danson laughed at a joke made by her boyfriend.It was a seemingly insignificant moment, something that happens often in a relationship.But for Danson it led to what she describes as the "most challenging part" of her life. Two years on from winning Olympic hockey gold with her Great Britain team-mates, Danson was on holiday with her now fiance Alex.He, she says, is "really not that funny". This time he was, and when she threw her head back to laugh, it hit a concrete wall.The impact gave her what she ...
Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

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May 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown is expected to return to the team next season, 76ers managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. There was uncertainty about Brown returning for a seventh season, but Harris removed all doubt in a meeting with Brown and 76ers general manager Elton Brand on Monday that discussed the team's plans for the off-season. The Toronto Raptors eliminated the 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday. It was the second straight season that the Sixers were knocked out in the second round. Philadelphia owes Brown about $ 15 million on a contract extension set to begin next season. He is under contract through the 2021-22 season. According to ESPN, the 76ers wanted to end speculation on his future and begin work during t...