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A football coach was asked his secret of evaluating raw recruits.

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Contract Talks Between Ty Lue & Lakers Fall Apart, Will Not Be Next Head Coach

Negotiations Between Ty Lue & Lakers Have Ended Without A Deal

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Ty Lue who was LeBron James top choice to take over the vacant head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers will not be sitting courtside when next season tips off. According to reports, negotiations between the former Cavaliers head coach and the Lakers fell through.

League sources told ESPN contract negotiations between the Lakers and Lue ended with the parties not reaching an agreement at all.

Per ESPN:

Lue and his representatives turned down the Lakers’ offer Tuesday, league sources said. The Lakers, then on Wednesday offered Lue a deal in the range of three years and $ 18 million, after which Lue’s side pulled out of negotiations.

According to the sources, Lue’s camp was seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship résumé.

Beyond an inability to agree on contractual terms, the Lakers had proposed several scenarios involving their preferred candidates for assistant coaches, including Jason Kidd, sources said.

Looks like Laker fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the return of the Showtime era. The dysfunction is on ten in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. On top of not being able to secure the deal with Ty Lue, Stephen A. Smith is reporting that people close to Lakers’ president Jeanie Buss are telling her to trade LeBron James.

With Lue out of the picture, ESPN reports the former Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel and Juwan Howard are currently being considered for the head coaching position. We shall see how this plays out, but this is definitely not what LeBron James signed up for when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Michael B. Jordan Is the First-Ever Face of Coach Men

Creed star and all-around great guy Michael B. Jordan is the new face of Coach, and we couldn’t be more psyched. He’s one of our favorite guys, and to see him representing a legendary brand like Coach is pretty special. MBJ is featured prominently in Coach’s recently launched spring ’19 campaign, below.


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“I’ve been a fan of Coach for a long time and truly respect their inclusive and optimistic values,” Jordan said. The actor, producer, and December 2015 Men’s Fitness cover star will not only be a brand ambassador, but will also design his own Coach capsule collection down the road.

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“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Michael over the last few years,” Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers said. “He has been a true supporter of Coach, so it felt like a really natural step to collaborate more closely and create a partnership we can take to the next level.”


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In a January Instagram post, Jordan is flashing his signature smile while perched atop a vintage muscle car. He’s decked out head-to-toe in black leather, clutching a backpack. You can see all the gear—and get the look for yourself—via the links below.

 

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In the campaign Jordan is rocking a color-block shearling jacket and a patchwork leather MA-1 bag. Also featured are new Coach hero bags including the Signature Rivington Backpack, the Rivington Belt Bag, and the Metropolitan Carryall, in addition to the brand’s latest fragrances for men. Additional campaign images depict Jordan sporting even more menswear options for next season.

CHECK OUT the full line of COACH menswear and fragrances featuring Michael B. Jordan HERE.

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Leather Ma-1 Jacket

Inspired by United States Air Force flight jackets, the MA-1 is crafted in soft leather and finished with a lightweight lining and sturdy zips. The knit-ribbed collar, cuffs, and hem help keep out the drafts.

 

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Signature “Couch” Hoodie

Neoprene lends a structured look and a soft, cushiony feel to this reimagined staple. Designed with a relaxed fit, it’s finished with a plush velvet lining. The hood is embroidered with “Couch”, an intentionally ironic take on the brand name.

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Track Pants

Detailed with a drawstring waist and zip pockets, it’s inspired by vintage 70s styles but with a relaxed, slim fit. Available in three colors: grey, black, and Wild Beast, a sort of urban-camo splatter print.

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C143 Runner With Coach Patch

This sporty, retro-inspired sneaker has an exaggerated sole. The leather and mesh design features Signature canvas and rubber panels, and it’s finished with a classic Coach retro graphic patch.

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Colorblock Shearling Jacket

Crafted in genuine curly shearling for unmatched warmth and luxurious softness, this slightly oversized jacket is just in time for high-pile season. The colorblock design is finished with a two-way front zip and a contrast lavender chest pocket.

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Rivington Backpack in Signature Canvas

The patchwork Rivington mixes downtown cool with professional good looks. Finished with a Coach retro patch, it’s crafted in a mix of canvas, leather and durable Cordura fabric. It has lightweight mesh spacer panels, room for a 15” laptop, and plenty of pockets.

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Moto Jacket

Iconic Coach silhouette inspired by vintage biker styles, this leather motorcycle jacket is crafted of lightweight lambskin that feels like it’s already been broken in. Customized with nickel hardware, a two-way front zip, and a Rexy charm at the pocket.

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Musette Bag

Inspired by an archival Coach design from 1976, the leather Musette is streamlined for today’s professional. The spacious silhouette is detailed with multiple interior pockets and finished with Coach’s iconic turnlock closures. Available in black, brown, or midnight blue.

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Rivington Belt Bag With Coach Print

Crafted in smooth leather featuring a retro Coach print, this functional, hands-free fanny—er, belt bag keeps essentials close at hand.

 

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Condoleezza Rice Says She’s Not Ready to Coach the Cleveland Browns

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Struggling Kings fire 2nd-year coach Stevens

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Coach Carter – Thomas Carter

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Coach Carter

Thomas Carter

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Based on an incredible true story, Coach Carter is the inspirational account of controversial basketball coach Ken Carter (Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson), who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news for a gymnasium "lockout" of his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance. With the players, the parents, and the community rallying to get the team back on the court, Carter must overcome the obstacles of his environment and show the young men a future that stretches beyond gangs, drugs, prison and even basketball.

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Source: Signs point to Gruden as Raiders coach

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Jerry Jones: ‘I feel good about our head coach’

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Our 2 Rookie Cup Champions meet up as Tag Team Captains with 2 of our finest rookies of season 12. Daisy Ducati Coaches as team captain with Lisa Tiffian. These two Carmel babes take on Savanna Fox and Angel Allwood. This is a bitterly close tag match. These girls put it all on the line. Losers are put against each other in a “Biggest Loser” sex fight. The losers trib fuck each other, who ever comes first is deemed the weak link and the loser amongst the losers or The Biggest Loser. Both Losers are fucked hard and humiliated in front a live audience then fisted and left in a pile of shame.
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Saban: The Making of a Coach (Unabridged)

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Publish Date: August 4, 2015

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Diddy and his infamous temper have struck again, bad boys and girls.

As you all know, the son of Hip-Hop’s richest attraction is a football player for UCLA and his dad wants to him thrive and flourish on the field.

Earlier today (June 22), a verbal disagreement between Puff and a UCLA football coach transpired and well, let’s just say, he treated him like Drake.

Via TMZ:

P. Diddy has been arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with a football coach at UCLA … where his son is on the team, TMZ Sports has learned.

We’re told Campus Police took the music mogul into custody early Monday afternoon. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the team. We’re told the fight went down at the UCLA athletic facility.

One source says an assistant coach was screaming at Justin on the field. At some point later, we’re told Diddy confronted the coach in his office and grabbed him. Diddy was arrested for assault.

A source connected with Diddy tells TMZ Diddy himself initially wanted to call police, but the phone was taken out of his hands.
Diddy is still in custody at campus jail.

What’s the chances this will hurt Justin’s playing time next season?

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Life Coach Zachary Koval Discusses Finding Personal Acceptance Through His Queerness

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I’ve been conducting this series of interviews for over a year, primarily focusing on queer artists, but I realized that artists aren’t the only people whose work may be influenced or inspired by their queer identity. So I decided to open up my interviews and start talking to people with all kinds of jobs. With this in mind, I contacted Zachary Koval. He’s a busy man: He’s a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

Phillip M. Miner: How long have you been out?

Zachary Koval: I came out to my parents in the eighth grade. After that it was a gradual process, from slowly telling friends to kissing a boy in the cafeteria my junior year. Both of my parents were very supportive. Personally becoming OK with my sexuality and not caring what other people thought was the biggest challenge. When I came out to my parents, I told them that I never wanted to talk about it again. I told friends and then ended up recanting the next day and jumping back in the closet. I think there’s a perception that coming out is a onetime event, but it’s definitely a continuum and process.

PM: Through some online research (aka Instagram stalking) I learned that you’re involved with the radical faeries. How did that influence your coming-out process?

ZK: I learned about the radical faeries from a high-school friend who connected with them after we graduated. They were something that really intrigued me — the freedom of expression, the connection to the spirit, the Earth, and to generations beyond my own. Exploring those things also completely terrified me. At that time, all that expression and sexuality wasn’t something I was comfortable with, but I still was attracted to the alternative way of being, outside the ever-present bar scene. It wasn’t until I moved to New York and met some friends who invited me to a large gathering in Tennessee for May Day that I finally got courage enough to go. Ever since, it’s been an amazing experience of learning about — and creating — myself. I’m seeing where I am and where I’m comfortable pushing past and growing. It’s not about conforming to what the mainstream says I should be or what I think that guy over there wants me to be. It’s been about finding, creating, and defining myself from the inside.

PM: I understand that. I naïvely thought that after I came out, that would be that and everything would be sorted. It’s been over a decade now, and I’m still figuring stuff out.

ZK: It’s definitely an interesting realization that we’re not done yet and probably will never be, but that’s the fun of it, I think. I went to a gay social boxing club called Velvet Gloves here in the city and found myself automatically self-correcting my stance and movements. The voice in my head was saying, “You’re standing very gay right now,” even as I was standing in a room full of gay men! I didn’t even realize I still had that kind of deep internalized self-shame! I like to think I’m completely comfortable with being gay, but there are still these pieces that have yet to be reconciled.

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PM: Does this sort of reconciliation happen in your life coaching?

ZK: Definitely. What’s really important to me is helping my clients find integrity in their lives and work to integrate all the different pieces of themselves. I think we have so many parts of ourselves: who we are at work, who we are with friends, and who we are at home. For many, those can be completely different people. This separation is what most of us do to survive day to day, being gay and/or other; we are no exception. Sometimes the different sides of us separate more and more, and we lose the sense of who we are. What I do is support clients in starting to bring those pieces back together to create a whole person.

PM: How do you go about doing that?

ZK: Through reflection, awareness, and action. While I work with clients on specific projects, we focus just as much on what’s happening on the inside and who they’re being about it. Many people concentrate on doing something in order to be something, trying to fix something they think is wrong or broken within them. In coaching I come at it in the other direction. It’s about being first. By recognizing you are whole, the doing comes naturally.

PM: I think I get it, but can you give me an example of how you’ve done this for yourself?

ZK: I grew up with a body image of myself being entirely too skinny, so I was always going to the gym, trying to put on weight and put on muscle to fix what I saw as wrong with me, chasing the proverbial unattainable carrot always held out in front of me. It drove me on but also [kept] me unhappy and unfulfilled. As long as I believed myself broken, it didn’t matter how many reps at the gym I lifted; they’d never be enough. It wasn’t until I began to address my own thoughts around my self-worth that I began to see changes. I connected my physical fitness goals with my overall health, ethics, and values. I’ve seen my dad deal with some serious health problems, and I didn’t want to go through that myself. Being vegan and my fitness journey are both a part of that.

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PM: I know it’s important to you, so could you talk more about your veganism?

ZK: It connects to so many things that are bigger than myself: the environment and climate change, world hunger, and animal suffering. I very much see veganism as an exercise in my personal integrity, connecting and bringing my intentions, words, and actions into alignment. I want to set an example that you can be healthy, fit, and even thrive on a vegan diet. Our diets are often just another example of our dissociation. We are disconnected from where our food comes from and the violence involved in producing it. Being vegan is more than just the action and choice of not consuming animals. It is also a synthesis of personal values and beliefs, which lead to those actions. On the other side, eating meat is also a choice, and one that is backed also by a certain set of values and beliefs, a belief system and ideology called “carnism.” By recognizing this, we can see that it’s not just “the way things are.” We can also begin to examine our actions and make empowered choices and changes rather than just being at the effect of the existing paradigm.

PM: That is important, like how “straight” didn’t exist until we defined “gay.” Final question: You’re goal-driven, so what’s next?

ZK: I have my life coaching. I have my personal training. I have my vegan lifestyle, and my acting as well. I want to bring them all together. Like I’ve been saying, it’s all about integration. I’m interested in traveling and giving talks as well as creating a plant-based, vegan fitness center, complete with workshops, classes, coaching, and training. I’m also currently working on an ensemble theatrical piece and a one-man show — a lot of exciting things coming up!

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Vandy coach scolds player, later apologizes

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he berated Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, “I’m going to f—ing kill you.”
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Did Mom Coach Her Daughters To Lie About Abuse? (VIDEO)

Shelly adopted her two granddaughters when they were young children, because her daughter, Roxy, was deemed an unfit mother. Recently, the two girls, age 7 and 9, have claimed that Shelly’s live-in-boyfriend, Jason, touched them inappropriately. Shelly claims the allegations were investigated, and the social worker stated that the girls were told to lie and being coached. Shelly and Jason say they believe Roxy is coaching the girls — bribing them with a pony — in hopes of regaining custody.

Watch the video above to see some of what the 7-year-old reportedly wrote in her journal.

On his show Tuesday, Dr. Phil examines more of the 7-year-old’s reported writings, and he speaks with Shelly’s 16-year-old son to find out what he says the girls told him about the alleged abuse. And, Dr. Phil shares who he thinks should have custody of the children. Click here to watch more from this episode.

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Jets tap Arizona’s Bowles as new head coach

Completing a franchise overhaul in one day, the New York Jets landed former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their new head coach Tuesday night — less than four hours after they announced the hiring of Mike Maccagnan as GM.
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Seahawks assistants up for head coach jobs

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, speaking Wednesday on Sirius Radio, said three of his assistant coaches — Tom Cable, Darrell Bevell and Dan Quinn — are interviewing for NFL head coaching jobs.
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Bills coach Marrone opts out, hits market

Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract as coach of the Buffalo Bills and is now a free agent to pursue other jobs available in the NFL.
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