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Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

Sports
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox are planning to promote bench coach Ron Roenicke to be their new manager for the upcoming season. League sources told the Boston Globe and USA Today Sports on Friday that Boston is expected to name Roenicke as manager once Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox were illegally stealing signs during the 2018 campaign. Roenicke served as the team's bench coach for manager Alex Cora during that season. The Red Sox released a statement Friday, saying the "managerial search is not yet completed." "We will comment at the completion of the search," the team said in its statement. Boston parted ways with Cora on Jan. 14 after MLB's investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season and parts o...
New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

Sports
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks are expected to hire Leon Rose, an NBA player agent at Creative Artists Agency, as the team's president of basketball operations. League sources told ESPN and the New York Times on Thursday that no formal deal is expected to be announced anytime soon, but negotiations will begin shortly after the NBA trade deadline passes. The Knicks have moved quickly to find a replacement for Steve Mills, who was fired by the franchise this week. In his place, general manager Scott Perry has controlled the team's basketball operations on an interim basis. Knicks owner James Dolan started to explore the front-office model of hiring a high-ranking basketball executive out of the player-agent ranks, according to ESPN. The concept has gained popularity after the successe...
Giants hire Alyssa Nakken as first female coach in MLB history

Giants hire Alyssa Nakken as first female coach in MLB history

Sports
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants have hired Alyssa Nakken, making the former softball standout the first female coach in Major League Baseball history. San Francisco announced the hiring of Nakken and Mark Hallberg as assistant coaches Thursday. Nakken, 29, was a star first baseman at Sacramento State before earning a master's degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. She joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern in the baseball operations department. "Alyssa and Mark are highly respected members of the organization and I'm delighted that they will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse," Kapler said in a statement. "In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different. "That...
Giants to hire Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge

Giants to hire Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge

Sports
Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The New York Giants are finalizing a deal to make New England Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Judge their next head coach. Sources informed NFL Network and ESPN of the Giants' plan to hire Judge Tuesday. Judge spent eight seasons with the Patriots. He was named Patriots special teams coordinator in 2015, before adding the role of wide receivers coach before the 2019 season. Baylor coach Matt Rhule was also linked to the job, before being hired to coach the Carolina Panthers. The Giants fired coach Pat Shurmur Dec. 30. Shurmur was 9-23 in two seasons as Giants coach. The Giants were 4-12 during their 2019 campaign. Sources told NFL Network Judge also had an offer to be head coach at Mississippi State, but delayed his decision before taking t...
Advisors hire next-generation talent to thrive. Here’s how some practices have already done it

Advisors hire next-generation talent to thrive. Here’s how some practices have already done it

Finance
Jordan Siemens | Getty ImagesWhen Tara Unverzagt started her own financial planning firm, South Bay Financial Partners, in 2014, she already had a head start.That's because Unverzagt's mother, Janet Tussing — one of the first female certified financial planners — was retiring and passed along her book of business.Those clients ranged from 70 to 95 years old, while Unverzagt, 56, embraced clients in her own generation, as well.The owner of the new Torrance, California-based firm also identified another demographic she wanted to work with: 20- to 35-year-olds.That was because, as Unverzagt's own children were growing up and going to college, and she found their friends were not raised with adequate financial know-how. Many did not know the financial basics, such as how credit cards or budget...