How Pat Riley Quit on the Knicks

In a book excerpt, a writer details the Knicks’ infighting and the tense contract negotiations that led Coach Pat Riley to leave for the Miami Heat in 1995.

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FIFA’s Best? Pitso Mosimane Doesn’t Fit the Model

Pitso Mosimane enjoyed a better 2021 than almost any coach in world soccer. Just don’t expect FIFA, or soccer, to notice.

#al-ahly-soccer-team, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #mosimane-pitso, #soccer

Here Are Some Running Resolutions from Experts

We’re speaking with experts about how to have your best year of running. This week, we hear from a nutritionist and a running coach.

#atlanta-track-club, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #running, #yoder-begley-amy

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Coach Who Lost His Job Over Postgame Prayers

A federal appeals court ruled that a school board in Washington State could require the coach to stop praying at the 50-yard line after high school football games.

#bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #supreme-court-us

The Buccaneers’ Offense Works Because of This Man (and Tom Brady)

The offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has customized the Buccaneers’ offense to its hodgepodge of stars, injury replacements and holdovers.

#black-people, #brady-tom, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #leftwich-byron, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

Rachel Balkovec’s Promotion to Manager Was Easy Choice for Yankees

Rachel Balkovec’s ascent through the Yankees coaching ranks will take its next step when she manages in the minors. After years of hard work, the move was an easy choice.

#balkovec-rachel, #baseball, #cashman-brian, #coaches-and-managers, #minor-leagues, #new-york-yankees

Giants GM Gettleman to Retire; Coach’s Fate Uncertain

In a little over four years as the Giants general manager, Gettleman failed to hire a successful head coach. His replacement may soon get the chance.

#barkley-saquon-1997, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #jones-daniel-1997, #mara-john-k, #new-york-giants, #toney-kadarius

Mets Hire Eric Chavez as Hitting Coach

Eric Chavez was named an assistant hitting coach for the Yankees just last month, but he will move across town to guide Mets hitters instead.

#alderson-sandy, #baseball, #chavez-eric, #coaches-and-managers, #eppler-billy, #new-york-mets, #new-york-yankees, #scott-zack-sports-executive

A School Won 92-4 in Basketball. Then the Coach Was Suspended.

Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Hamden, Conn., said that running up the score against Lyman Hall High School did not mesh with its values.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #hamden-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-haven-conn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #wallingford-conn

Dan Reeves, Coach Who Reached (but Lost) Four Super Bowls, Dies at 77

After playing and coaching with the Dallas Cowboys, he went on to great success — if no championships — with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons.

#atlanta-falcons, #coaches-and-managers, #dallas-cowboys, #deaths-obituaries, #denver-broncos, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #reeves-dan

Leadership Advice from the Coach of America’s ‘Worst’ Hockey Team

John Bacon played for the Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats when they were good. Coaching them when they were dreadful was far more satisfying.

#ann-arbor-mich, #bacon-john-u, #coaches-and-managers, #cooper-jon-1967, #hockey-ice, #let-them-lead-unexpected-lessons-in-leadership-from-americas-worst-high-school-hockey-team-book, #tampa-bay-lightning

John Madden Left a Voicemail for the Giants That Became N.F.L. Lore

Madden was many things over a legendary career, but he was always a football coach first.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #madden-john, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #oakland-raiders

How John Madden Became the Face of a Video Game Empire

Madden, who died Tuesday, helped bring to life a series of football video games that has generated $7 billion in revenue since 1988.

#coaches-and-managers, #computer-and-video-games, #electronic-arts-inc, #football, #madden-nfl-video-game, #madden-john, #national-football-league

This Website Ranks Youth Hockey Teams, Even for 9-Year-Olds

MYHockey Rankings actually keeps track. Coaches say the website helps them find suitable opponents, but critics say it detracts from player development.

#coaches-and-managers, #hockey-ice, #indianapolis-ind, #myhockey-rankings, #parenting, #youth

The Eagles, at 8-7, Suddenly Have a Good Chance to Make the Playoffs

With a new coach and a second-year quarterback, the formerly pass-happy Philadelphia Eagles have morphed into a gritty option-running team. They have a good chance to make the playoffs.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #hurts-jalen-1998, #lurie-jeffrey, #national-football-league, #philadelphia-eagles, #roseman-howie, #sirianni-nick

Buck Showalter Introduced as Mets Manager

In an introductory news conference, Buck Showalter applauded Steven Cohen for taking away the team’s excuses for not winning the World Series.

#baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #cohen-steven-a, #eppler-billy, #new-york-mets, #showalter-buck

Jaguars Fire Coach Urban Meyer After Less Than a Season

One of the most successful coaches in college football, his short tenure in Jacksonville was marred by questionable conduct on and off the field.

#bevell-darrell-1970, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #jacksonville-fla, #jacksonville-jaguars, #meyer-urban, #national-football-league

Rethinking U.S. Rules on International Travel

Readers discuss testing requirements and suggest a quarantine. Also: Outdoor dining; universal pre-K; Roe v. Wade; machines and morality; Gil Hodges.

#abortion, #artificial-intelligence, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #halls-of-fame, #hodges-gil, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vermont

Giants’ Risk-Averse Offense Contributes to 4-8 Record

The Giants’ risk-averse offense may be as much to blame as injuries for the team’s 4-8 record.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #fromm-jake-1998, #garrett-jason, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #glennon-mike-1989, #jones-daniel-1997, #judge-joe-1981, #new-york-giants

Big Contracts, Big Buyouts, Big Pressure: College Football Coaches Hit the Jackpot

Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.

#athletics-and-sports, #bonuses, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #kelly-brian-football-coach, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #orgeron-ed, #riley-lincoln-1983, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-southern-california, #wages-and-salaries

College Football’s ‘Great Man Theory’ Gets a New Test at U.S.C.

Southern California hired Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma, which is now looking for his successor. The carousel seemed to spin harder and faster than ever as programs looked for saviors.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #helton-clay-1972, #orgeron-ed, #pacific-12-conference, #riley-lincoln-1983, #southeastern-conference, #stoops-bob, #university-of-oklahoma, #university-of-southern-california

Career Coaching Today: Forget the Corporate Ladder and Find Yourself

The pandemic created a great reckoning among workers. Here to serve them is a raft of newfangled career coaches.

#anxiety-and-stress, #careers-and-professions, #coaches-non-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #erhard-werner-1935, #fortune-magazine, #george-washington-university, #georgetown-university, #hubspot-inc, #metropolitan-opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robbins-tony, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wharton-school-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania

The First Family of New Jersey Football

Seventeen of the last 20 New Jersey state high school championships have featured a team coached by Mike Campanile or one of his four sons.

#bergen-catholic-high-school, #campanile-anthony, #campanile-mike, #campanile-nicky, #campanile-nunzio, #campanile-vito, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #don-bosco-prep-high-school, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #miami-dolphins, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-state-interscholastic-athletic-assn, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey

Sam Huff, Fearsome Hall of Fame Linebacker, Dies at 87

Huff, who became the epitome of the rough-and-tough football star with the Giants, was remembered for his head-on duels with two of the game’s greatest fullbacks.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #halls-of-fame, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #sam-huff, #washington-football-team

Jon Gruden Accuses N.F.L. of ‘Character Assassination’ in a Lawsuit

Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.

#coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In Grand Isle, Devastated by Ida, Athletes Seek Normalcy by Running

Hurricane Ida knocked down much of Grand Isle, La., but the town’s cross-country team is determined to compete in the state championship meet.

#coaches-and-managers, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #running

Jon Scheyer Reloads Talent at Duke With Coach K Retiring

Jon Scheyer, the men’s basketball coach who will replace Mike Krzyzewski at Duke next season, has already taken over recruiting.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #scheyer-jon

New Black N.B.A. Coaches Wonder Why It Took So Long to Get a Shot

The N.B.A.’s coaching ranks have long been dominated by white men, but a demand from Black players for more diversity may be changing things.

#basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #carlisle-rick, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #green-willie-1981, #hiring-and-promotion, #indiana-pacers, #minnesota-timberwolves, #mosley-jamahl, #national-basketball-assn, #new-orleans-pelicans-basketball, #orlando-magic, #roberts-michele-a, #smart-marcus, #udoka-ime, #washington-wizards

With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces N.H.L. to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

#aldrich-brad-1983, #beach-kyle-1990, #chicago-blackhawks, #coaches-and-managers, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #kennedy-sheldon, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes

Blackhawks Scandal: With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces NHL to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

#aldrich-brad-1983, #beach-kyle-1990, #chicago-blackhawks, #coaches-and-managers, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #kennedy-sheldon, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes

World Series Recalls Dusty Baker’s Relationship With Hank Aaron

“If Henry is watching down, he will enjoy this World Series because of Dusty, above all,” Bud Selig said of Dusty Baker, who bonded with Aaron in their time together in Atlanta.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #baker-dusty, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #houston-astros, #world-series

In Dusty Baker, the Astros Have a Manager Worth Rooting For

Brought in to clean up someone else’s mess, Dusty Baker is back in the World Series with a chance to redefine his legacy as well as the legacy of the team he inherited.

#baker-dusty, #baseball, #click-james, #coaches-and-managers, #crane-jim, #houston-astros, #major-league-baseball, #world-series

Ron Washington Keeps Atlanta Laughing and Learning

A coach’s loving and lively relationship with the Braves’ infielders is a key to their success. He’s holding out hope for a second chance to manage.

#albies-ozzie-1997, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #freeman-freddie-1989, #snitker-brian-1955, #washington-ron

Bobby Valentine, Ex-Mets Manager, Wants to Be the Mayor of Stamford

The mayor’s race in Stamford has been flooded with money and intrigue, thanks largely to the flamboyant presence of Bobby Valentine, a first-time candidate and former Mets and Red Sox manager.

#baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-mayors, #new-york-mets, #politics-and-government, #simmons-caroline-1986, #stamford-conn, #valentine-bobby

These Coaches Want to Help People Manage A.D.H.D.

A growing crop of professionals are guiding people with attention deficit disorder toward healthier behaviors, and self-acceptance.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-service, #international-coach-federation

Marla Messing Vows to Bring Professionalism to Women’s Soccer League

Marla Messing, installed as the interim chief executive of the National Women’s Soccer League, takes over after the league was rocked by allegations of abuse of players.

#baird-lisa-1961, #coaches-and-managers, #morgan-alex-1989, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #parlow-cindy, #portland-thorns-soccer-team, #riley-paul-1963, #women-and-girls

Brian Snitker, Bobby Cox and the Friendship That Shapes Atlanta

Neither Bobby Cox’s stroke in 2019 nor Atlanta’s current playoff run has stopped Manager Brian Snitker from visiting his mentor, searching for bits of magic.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #snitker-brian-1955

The Knicks Are Ready for a Sequel. The Good Kind.

The Knicks are positioned to build on last season’s success after an off-season of smart moves.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #free-agents-sports, #new-york-knicks, #quickley-immanuel, #randle-julius, #thibodeau-tom, #toppin-obi, #trades-sports

For L.S.U., Not Winning Enough Is the Biggest Scandal

Louisiana State said “wins and losses on the field” led to Coach Ed Orgeron’s dismissal, but he seemed determined to tempt fate in other ways.

#coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #orgeron-ed

ALCS: Just Like Alex Cora, the Red Sox Keep Coming Back

Alex Cora spent a season in exile, and the Boston Red Sox sank to the A.L. East basement. With their manager back, the resilient Red Sox are in the A.L.C.S. These things are related.

#baseball, #bloom-chaim, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #coaches-and-managers, #cora-alex, #houston-astros, #playoff-games

For Jon Gruden, Former Raiders Coach, Losses Continue to Mount

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom he coached to a Super Bowl win, have removed him from their Ring of Honor, and a shoe company no longer wants his endorsement.

#allen-bruce-1956, #coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #fritz-pollard-alliance, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #skechers-usa-inc, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

Jon Gruden’s Emails Shocked Me. They Shouldn’t Have.

His slur-filled comments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the culture of the N.F.L. 

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-football-league

Jon Gruden’s Emails Put NFL Hypocrisy on Full Display

As the league is trying to send a signal about inclusion and diversity, hate-filled correspondence between football power brokers reveals entrenched values.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #reid-eric-1991, #smith-demaurice, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

How Jon Gruden’s Emails Became Collateral Damage

The former Raiders coach’s toxic commentary emerged from a separate investigation that had nothing to do with him, and remained secret because the probe was designed to be opaque.

#allen-bruce-1956, #coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #rothman-robert-1953, #schar-dwight-c, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-football-team, #wilkinson-walsh

With Gruden’s Departure, a Tough Time for the Raiders Gets Tougher

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

Why Gruden’s Departure Means More Trouble for the Raiders

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

Jon Gruden Emailed Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

A trove of emails in a separate workplace misconduct case show Raiders Coach Jon Gruden went beyond previously disclosed racist comments to issue broad tirades.

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Racist Comment Surfaces By Jon Gruden About DeMaurice Smith

Jon Gruden, the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, used a racist stereotype in 2011 to describe the players’ union president, DeMaurice Smith, who is Black.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #espn, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-demaurice, #washington-football-team

U.S. Soccer’s Top Women’s League Faces Down Abusers, Uncertainty

The players in the National Women’s Soccer League, tired of abuse and harassment, are speaking up and seizing power. But the way forward for the troubled league isn’t clear.

#metoo-movement, #baird-lisa-1961, #burke-richie-1962, #coaches-and-managers, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #north-carolina-courage-soccer-team, #riley-paul-1963, #sexual-harassment, #soccer, #united-states

A Cog in the College Admissions Scandal Speaks Out

A former sailing coach who took a plea deal for shuffling bribes to Stanford’s athletic program says his colleagues knew where the money was coming from.

#admissions-standards, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #coaches-and-managers, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #college-athletics, #sailboats-and-sailing, #singer-william-1960, #stanford-university, #vandemoer-john