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Sonia Raman Hired as Memphis Grizzlies Asst Coach

The Memphis Grizzlies announced their latest Assistant Coach, with that being Sonia Raman. She previously worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for twelve years, leading her Women’s Basketball Team for two champions in their conference & two appearances at the NCAA Tournament. Sonia Raman leaves MIT after the Memphis Grizzlies lost their previous assistant coach, Niele Ivey, to the Notre Dames. Niele Ivey was the 1st female coaching staff member with the Memphis Grizzlies & proved herself a favourable asset. Grizzly Owners didn’t hesitate to select a 2nd female coach to replace Ivey, and Sonia Raman was determined the best option.

Sonia Raman issued an official statement regarding his new position with the Memphis Grizzlies. She remarked his thrill & excitement behind working with the well-known coaching staff at Memphis. Sonia also noted that she’s looking forward to engaging with young female athletes that’ll likely lead the next generation of NCAA superstars. Coach Raman’s statements ended with thanks towards the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and to the countless woman, she had the honour of coaching for 10+ years. She’d wish the program success in their future.

The Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach, Taylor Jenkins, also provided a statement to ESPN on acquiring Sonia Raman. Jenkins emphasized that Sonia Raman will prove favourable for their basketball program, with the MIT Coach having a notably high IQ for basketball. Taylor noted that it’d been confirmed multiple times that Sonia is tremendous at teaching professional basketball and that she’ll influence the growth of their female athletes.

The History of Sonia Raman

Coach Sonia Raman graduated from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Her name would become known amongst state sporting communities, with Sonia playing four years of professional basketball & earning outstanding records for Tufts University. After graduating from Tufts University with an international relations bachelor arts degree, Sonia Raman obtains a Juris Doctor Degree from Boston College Law School in 2001. Before coaching with MIT, Sonia maintained an Assistant Coach Position with Wellesley College for six seasons. Her entrance into the Memphis Grizzlies places Sonia one step closed to a full-time position in the NCAA.

Steve Nash Becomes Brooklyn Nets Head Coach

The National Basketball Association & Brooklyn Nets were excited to announce the acquisition of Steve Nash as Head Coach. The former NBA champion has signed a four-year contract agreement with the Brooklyn Nets and comes after Kenny Atkinson was fired in March 2020. Jacque Vaughn held the position of “Interim Head Coach” and will remain on with the Brooklyn Nets as Assistant Coach.

Online support behind the acquisition of Steve Nash has been promising with Brooklyn Nets fans. Nash is an NBA Hall of Famer that throughout the 90s, rivalled Michael Jordan & Shaq for popularity. Steve Nash issued an official statement. He’d emphasize his honour & excitement to coach a legendary organization like the Brooklyn Nets. He thanked team owners & his wife for having confidence behind him. It won’t be challenging for Steve Nash to transfer his basketball skillsets into professional coaching, and his acquisition could allow the Brooklyn Nets to become contenders for the 2020-21 NBA Championship.

Statements from Steve Nash continued, where the Hall of Famer & NBA Most Valuable Player emphasized that coaching was a dream of his since leaving professional basketball. Accomplishing this goal has Nash humbled, where he’d note that Brooklyn Net players and staff are an outstanding group. Steve mentioned his excitement towards the potential of this team by 2025.

The History of Steve Nash

Surprisingly, it took Steve Nash five years to receive a professional coaching contract. He’s been employed by the Golden State Warriors as their “Player Development Consultant” since 2015. This period of Steve’s life saw a formidable friendship flourish with Kevin Durant, prompting his opportunity with the Brooklyn Nets. Inside sources state that Durant rallied for Steve Nash to become their head coach.

It should be mentioned that Steve Nash maintained an eighteen-year career in the National Basketball Association. He’d obtain the 2005 & 2006 Most Valuable Player Awards, becoming the 10th basketballer to achieve back-to-back MVP titles in NBA history. Nash’s time spent with the Phoenix Suns saw another relationship unfold with Sean Marks, the General Manager of the Brooklyn Nets. Sean Marks & Kevin Durant backing Steve Nash with team owners cemented his placement as Head Coach.

Le’Veon Bell Attacks NYJ Head Coach

Athletes throughout 2020 have become considerably more vocal, attacking their head coaches for decisions they find unfavourable. The most recent instance of an NFL footballer vocalizing his opinions on the coaching staff is Le’Veon Bell. This running back verbally assaulted the New York Jets Head Coach, questioning why Adam Gase would remove him from a squad-based scrimmage during practice.

When questioned on the verbal assault that occurred last week, Adam Gase stated on August 28th that he wasn’t expecting Le’Veon Bell to issue these statements over Twitter. The NY Jets Head Coach mentioned that they’d discussed the issue, telling his footballer that their professional relationship doesn’t need to become public information. It’s considered highly immature to attack coaches via social media in any professional sporting league & this decision will reflect poorly on Le’Veon Bells character.

Their dispute began on August 26th, when the squad was split into two & told to scrimmage for training purposes. Adam Gase revealed that hamstring tightness was evident in Le’Veon Bell, forcing the NY Jets Head Coach to sideline the running back. His replacement for the scrimmage included Frank Gore as first, who was switched out later for La’Mical Perine. Minutes after learning he wouldn’t be permitted into this scrimmage, Le’Veon Bell took to Twitter & released a formal attack against his coach. Bell stated that there wasn’t anything wrong with his hamstrings, that it’s becoming difficult to stand around & do nothing when he’s used to being a leader behind strategies. It’s not surprising that Le’Veon Bell attacked Adam Gase through Twitter, these two men have maintained issues since the running back joined the NY jets in March 2019.

Resentment from Le’Veon Bell

Medical reports from the evening of August 26th saw that on-site personnel noted hamstring tightness with Le’Veon Bell. This suggests that his statement over Twitter is more from harboured resentment. Continued behaviour of this nature from Le’Veon Bell will see him traded to another lower-ranked team for the 2021 season. It appears the legacy of Bell is starting to dwindle, which isn’t surprising after his statistics have dropped season-after-season for two years.

Ron Rivera Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

The Head Coach for the Washington Football Team, Ron Rivera, has officially been diagnosed with a challenging variation of skin cancer. This information was revealed as a WFT Spokesman on August 20th, where this individual clarified that Ron Rivera has “Squamous Cell Carcinoma”. Clarification was issued after ESPN first reported on Ron Rivera being ill, claiming that the Washing Football Team Head Coach had Lymph Node Cancer. Washington Football Club would take hours to inform ESPN & supporters that Rivera has “Squamous Cell Carcinoma” in his neck.

This announcement was made days after it’d be revealed that the Washington Football Team had hired their 1st African American Team president, that being Jason Wright. It’ll be this man that oversees the Washington Football Team in their rebranding efforts, which could notably include references towards recent movements. Most sports & political analysts have remarked that Washington’s Football Team hired an African American President to have the nation forget about their “Native Scandal”. For decades, the Washington Football Team was formally named “The Washington Redskins”, referencing Native Americans, which colonials had slaughtered.

The selection of Jason Wright prompted another onslaught of backlash for the Washington Football Club. However, the announcement that Ron Rivera had been diagnosed with “Squamous Cell Carcinoma” outweighed headlines regarding the employment of Jason Wright. Details regarding the future of Ron Rivera were given during the press announcement, noting that this Head Coach will continue his duties while maintaining treatment. It should be mentioned that Ron Rivera has worked with the Washington Football Club since January 2020, with his employment also looking to divert racist tensions against their former Redskins branding. Ron Rivera is 58 with a Puerto Rican & Mexican heritage.

Back-Up Plans

The Washington Football Club also revealed that a “Plan B” has been formalized in the instance that Ron Rivera cannot continue his coaching duties. There are instances where “Squamous Cell Carcinoma” will worsen, making the infected incapable of performing multiple duties without experiencing exhaustion shortly afterwards. This plan includes Jack Del Rio taking the responsibility of Head Coach, with his current position listed as Defensive Coordinator.

Jurgen Klopp Named Premier League’s Manager of the Season

The Premier League have named their Manager of the Season for 2019-20. It’s been confirmed that Jurgen Klopp from Liverpool FC has obtained this title. It marks the 1st Liverpool Head Coach in years to get the title, which follows after Jurgen Klopp led his football club to a championship victory. It’s the first victory for Liverpool in three decades, which came when Jurgen Klopp out-coached Manchester Cities Head Coach & multiple other teams. Liverpool FC would stand 18-Points above any other side in 2020. Competition for Jurgen Klopp in obtaining Manager of the Season included Brendan Rogers, Chris Wilder, and Frank Lampard. Rogers is Head Coach of Leicester City FC & Chris Wilder coaches Sheffield United. Chelsea FC’s Frank Lampard was second running in acquiring this award.

However, one of these opposing teams did see a member of their organization obtain a notable award. Trent Alexander-Arnold for Sheffield United acquired the “Premier Leagues Young Player of the Season” award, with Trent standing as a distinguished defender. Liverpool obtained three nominations this season & saw none of their players become winners. It’s another substantial disappointment for Liverpool, who have faced a consistent backlash from supporters in their rise to Premier League Champions.

Liverpool FC obtained the highest record of consecutive wins in Premier League history, standing as eighteen back-to-back victories in the Championships. This occurred from October 2019 to February 2020. Every home game for Liverpool FC was rightfully won, making an organization record of twenty-three victories at home. Another club record included the unbelievable fact that Liverpool went forty-forty matches without defeat.

The History of Jurgen Klopp

Under these notable records, it’s unsurprising that Jurgen Klopp has been awarded the title of “Manager of the Year”. He stands at 53 Years of Age, maintaining formidable accomplishments throughout his coaching history. This included assisting Borussia Dortmund in obtaining a championship title in the Premier League, UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, and FIFA World Cup. Getting another Championship with Liverpool FC marks a dry-spell period of Jurgen Klopp ending as well, with dedicated supporters of the Head Coach invoking that he’ll obtain multiple championships for Liverpool from now on. This would follow suit with his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Andrea Pirlo Becomes Juventus FC Head Coach

Juventus FC on the weekend of August 7th that Maurizio Sarri would be replaced by Andrea Pirlo, a former competitor with their football club that’d become a champion. The appointment of Andrea Pirlo comes hours after Maurizio Sarri was terminated from Juventus FC, maintaining a single season with the club. The Italian-Native wasn’t able to ascertain placement into the European Champions League Finals, with Juventus FC losing to Lyon FC. This prompted Club Owners & Team Managers to consider Andrea Pirlo for placement, with the former Juventus footballer being considerably younger & having proven himself with the Under-23 Subsidiary Team. It’s known that Juventus FC has provided Andrea Pirlo with a two-year contract.

An official statement was released by Juventus’s Media Team, where they clarified that their confidence in Andrea Pirlo is unwavering. That’s because Andrea has shown himself an expert in coaching, reaching multiple levels of success with the Juventus U23 Team. Sentiments from Juventus FC indicated that the entrance of Andrea Pirlo marks a new chapter in their history, moving from the position of Maestro to Master.

Surprisingly, Juventus Football Club terminated Maurizio Sarri, with the 61-Year-Old Italian maintaining a 3-Year Contract. He obtained this position after successfully placing the Chelsea Football Club into the Europa League, inevitably maintaining championship status. Juventus FC hoped that Maurizio Sarri would repeat history with his new outfit, acquiring them victory in the Champions League. Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has shown that coaches who cannot perform will lose their contracts, regardless of the legal implications.

Footballer to Coach

Andrea Pirlo now stands alongside multiple footballers that transferred from the role of player to coach, garnering new reputations that can sustain longer careers. This includes Gennaro Gattuso & Frank Lampard, with the addition of Zinedine Zidane. It’s suspected that Andrea Pirlo will outrank his former rivals & become an influential coach that returns Juventus FC to providence.

It should be mentioned that Andrea Pirlo last played footballer with Juventus FC in 2015, marking a five-year delay from his conversion of Midfielder to head Coach. Throughout his professional football career, Andrea Pirlo has stood with four squads that won notable champions. He’ll take those talents & transfer them towards new strategies that could prompt a Semi-Finals placement in the Champions League.

Dome Torrent Hired as Flamengo FC Head Coach

Football coaches rarely finish their careers pre-emptively, usually working with various clubs throughout a lengthy career that typically ends by retirement age. This is evident with Dome Torrent, the former Assistant Coach for Barcelona FC under Pep Guardiola. Dome would become an influential force inside the coaching community after his time with Barcelona FC, prompting his inevitable inclusion into Bayern Munich & Manchester City.

After three notable positions as Assistant Coach, Dome Torrent was hired NYCFC (New York City Football Club) as their Head Coach for the 2019 MLS Season. Dome made the switch from European to American soccer, sustaining a single season. Torrent would mutually part ways with NYCFC after the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded worldwide, forcing NYCFCs reserve funds to deplete by substantial volumes. Their finances couldn’t afford the long-term cost of employing Dome Torrent as Head Coach.

Dome Torrent was 1st seen on the American continent after taking over for Patrick Vieira, a man who failed to acquire Championship status for NYCFC. Selecting Dome Torrent proved favourable for NYCFC, with their club reaching a new record of yearly goals. They’d finish 1st in the Eastern Conference but struggle to overcome the MLS Semi-Finals, ultimately lose to Toronto FC.

New Head Coaching Position Acquired

Dome Torrent elected to leave the American football market after his single-season, moving over towards Central America. It’s been announced that Dome Torrent is taking the position of Head Coach at Clube de Regatas to do Flamengo. This means that the former leader of NYCFC is moving into the “Brasil Series A-League”. He’ll also coach Flamengo FC in Brazil’s “Carioca Championship League”. It’s not surprising that Dome Torrent elected this club for his future coaching position, with them having acquired 36 League Championships & Two Copa Libertadores Crowns.

The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo were lucky in acquiring Dome Torrent. There wasn’t any shortage of vacant positions for this Head Coach, with European & American clubs both offering him largescale multi-year contracts. Electing Flamengo FC shows that Dome Torrent wants another winning outfit, which he’s struggled to acquire since leaving the Premier League & Champions League in Europe.

Washington Wizards Coach Upset by Anti-Maskers

Scott Brooks, Head Coach for the Washington Wizards, has expressed that those arguing against the usage of face masks don’t have solid arguments. His sentiments come as Anti-Maskers in the United States continues to grow, extending towards the National Basketball Association. Multiple players have refused to wear masks & then been informed that the choice isn’t there’s while working under the NBA.

The Washington Wizards Head Coach emphasized that he didn’t want to become political, but that he’d been embarrassed that specific individuals were fighting over wearing masks. He indicated that for himself, knowing that it assists his fellow man & ensures the lives of elderly civilians, is good enough for him. Scott Brooks suggested that it should be obvious to keep everyone safe.

Scott Brooks indicated that the National Basketball Association has been successful because they’ve refused players that don’t want to wear masks. The Head Coach than praised the NBA for their prompt testing of COVID-19, ensuring that everyone is safe in the bubble. It should be clarified that the National Basketball Association didn’t have a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 amongst their 346 professional players. This was their 2nd test, with the initial analysis on July 13th revealing two diseases. No other professional sport in America has maintained such low infection numbers, not even the UFC.

The Yin & Yang

It’s evident reviewing the social media of professional basketballers that these men are beginning to adjust their lifestyles within the NBA bubble. This means adhering to Health & Safety Protocols, while also social distancing. Surprisingly, NBA athletes haven’t disobeyed the coronavirus measures, with their lifestyles often regarding parties & luxurious entertainment. Some athletes like Chris Middleton from the Milwaukee Bucks believe that the new environment is relaxed & doesn’t provide any discomfort to his fellow competitors.

Some have been angered by the National Basketball Associations protocols, including Dwight Howard from the Los Angeles Lakes. He’s publicly questioned NBA executives on why they’re required to wear masks around the ESPN World of Sports Campus in Disney World. He’d be told it’s to protect all other professional sports operating in the Campus borders, making Dwight Howard look foolish to thousands in America.

NHL Coach of the Year Announced

The National Hockey League confirmed the finalists for their “Coach of the Year” & “Rookie of the Year” awards. Making this confirmation on July 15th, it’s known that Quinn Hughes from the Vancouver Canucks & Cale Makar from the Colorado Avalanche’s is contending for the 2019-20 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is more commonly referred to as “Rookie of the Year”. Dominik Kubalik from the Chicago Blackhawks has also entered the finals. The NHL remarked that players selected showed formidable proficiency in their skillsets.

The Coach of the Year for 2019-20 will obtain the Jack Adams Award. Receiving this title requires majority voting from NHL Broadcaster Association Members. That association allowed the National Hockey League to confirm their tree selections. Those include Alain Vigneault with the Philadelphia Flyers, Bruce Cassidy from the Boston Bruins, and the Columbus Blue Jacket’s John Tortorella. It should be clarified that all three have previously received nominations for this award. Analysts speculate that Bruce Cassidy will be victorious over Vigneault & Tortorella.

The History of Nominated Coaches

Bruce Cassidy has earned a formidable reputation in the National Hockey League. He has been coaching the Boston Bruins since 2016. It’d take two seasons for Bruce Cassidy to obtain his 1st NHL Award, with that being the President’s Trophy. This is given to the highest-rated team operating league-wide. Cassidy hasn’t ever been gifted the Jack Adams Award, which is well deserved for a coach of his talents. Bruce maintained one of the highest records in the NHL before its postponement on March 12th. The team’s record stood at 44-14-12, with a .714 Goal Average.

John Tortorella was previously nominated for the Jack Adams Award during the 2003-04 NHL Season while coaching the Tampa Bay Lightnings. Tortorella would receive another opportunity to win this award when coaching the New York Rangers in 2012. Both instances of nomination didn’t favour victory. Tortorella hopes that 3rd time marks the cham, landing him victory over his opponents. That’ll prove challenging for the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The only victor over the Jack Adams Award is Alain Vigneault, obtaining victory during the 2006-07 Season. Throughout his professional coaching career in the National Hockey League, Alain Vigneault has been nominated five times. 2020 could mark his 2nd victory over this award.

Bob Bradley on MLS Restart

The LAFC Coach and his squad of footballers arrived at Orlando on July 6th. Concerns regarding safety measures were evident amongst the team, prompting Bob Bradley to speak with ESPN & other outlets before their first match in the “MLS is Back Tournament”. His sentiments extended past concerns for COVID-19 and moved towards Carlos Vela.

LAFCs first match doesn’t arrive until July 13th, giving minimal time for Bob Bradley to train his athletes. Another deterrent hit Bob Bradley when learning that Carlos Vela, the star footballer with LAFC, won’t appear at this tournament because of unknown family reasons. Bob Bradley initiated conversations with media personnel after learning two MLS teams had resigned from the competition, citing multiple positive cases of COVID-19. This includes the Nashville Soccer Club.

ESPN reporters immediately asked Bob Bradley on his thoughts towards the Florida-located MLS tournament. There was an evident moment where LAFC Coach Bradley hesitated to remark his genuine opinions. However, his response indicated that Major League Soccer didn’t provide team owners & coaching personnel with any options other than to agree. Bob Bradley emphasized that this wasn’t right of MLS Corporate to move forward with this competition.

Sentiments from Coach Bradley indicated that regardless of the forced resumption of professional soccer, he’ll make the most of these challenging scenarios & work towards acquiring victory over this tournament. It’ll be challenging for LAFC to accomplish this goal, with formidable opponents like the Seattle Sounders & Toronto Football Club looking to obtain the “MLS is Back Tournament Trophy” by August 11th.

Upfront & Not Discrete

The LAFC Head Coach incentive that team personnel have determined how to discuss COVID-19 protocols & standards internally. Bob Bradley mentioned his continuous challenges against players, requiring them to become educated on the pandemic conditions. Bradley taking these extra steps have helped avoid an outbreak of coronavirus on the Los Angeles Football Club.

Bob Bradley finalized his statements with ESPN & other sports outlets in North America by remarking his sympathies towards all those impacted by COVID-19. Coach Bradley doesn’t feel right about competing while thousand are suffering in North America. It shows the real honour of this professional MLS coach.