‘Jap, go home’: Wat Misaka, dead at 95, the first to break colour barrier in pro basketball
Wataru “Wat” Misaka, who is known to be the first person of colour to play professional modern basketball, has passed away at the age of 95. Misaka, was born in Ogden, Utah in 1923 to parents who immigrated from Japan. The University of Utah, where Misaka played on two national championships, announced that Misaka died on Wednesday. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Wat Misaka,” Utah director of athletics Mark Harlan said in a statement. “He was a part of the Utah teams that won national championships in the 1940s, but Wat was bigger than the game of basketball, blazing trails into places nobody of his descent had gone before.
It ’ s not my role ," Silver said on WFAN Radio (h/ t Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News). "Of course, I work for 30 teams. The Knicks ' struggles haven' t seemed to hurt the league's popularity, which has been sky-high of late. Silver was asked whether the NBA has suffered in light of a team in
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Thecontinued their downward spiral Thursday, dropping a humiliating 129-92 decision at home to the for their eighth straight loss.
New York currently owns the NBA's second-worst record and is on track for a sixth consecutive 50-loss season, but don't expect league commissioner Adam Silver to step in and help.
"I wouldn't. It's not my role," Silver told. "Of course, I work for 30 teams. And the 29 other teams want to beat that team. (That's) not to say me getting involved (would be good) and that I'm in any better position to know what to do. We set the rules. And then (we) try to have a level playing field for the teams to compete."
Knicks’ RJ Barrett will suit up for Canada at Olympic qualifier
The good news keeps on coming for Canada. New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett revealed he will join their ranks for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June. The post Receiver Banks among nine Tiger-Cats placed on CFL all-star squad appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.On the heels of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nickeil Alexander-Walker of the New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray pledging Tuesday to don red and white at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, B.C. in late June, New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett revealed he will join their ranks.
" It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week. The drama between Knicks owner James Dolan and Knicks legend Charles Oakley isn' t going away any time soon, so why not bring in some help ?
And it ’ s not just Tim - it ’ s all our guys. We’ve got to get better at shooting that shot. Again, with the type of shooters we have we should be shooting 36 to 38 percent clip. NOTES: Knicks ’ rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, who suffered a sprained left ankle in practice Friday, said Saturday he was hopeful of
During the' infamous "The Process," Silver's regime faced pressure from team owners to help change the franchise's direction.
The Sixers hired Jerry Colangelo as their chairman of basketball operations in December 2015 following a disastrous 1-20 start. Silver was said to have been instrumental in bringing Colangelo aboard.
In April 2016, the former Executive of the Year brought in his son, Bryan, to become the club's new president of basketball operations and general manager after Sam Hinkie, who was the architect of "The Process," had resigned from both positions.
While both Colangelos are no longer with Philadelphia, the club has shown steady improvement in the three seasons since they first arrived, reaching the postseason's second round in each of the last two campaigns.
After New York's latest defeat, Knicks head coach David Fizdalehis team's effort was "sickening."
Fizdale's days on the job appear to be numbered, as Knicks president of basketball operations Steve Mills has reportedly been laying the groundwork that will eventually lead to his firing.
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Steve Mills’ absence could be a sign of his own uncertain future with the Knicks .
Neither Steve Mills or general manager Scott Perry addressed reporters Saturday about why David Fizdale was let go, except for a two-sentence press release issued Friday.Choosing Fizdale over 11 other candidates — including reigning Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer — and giving him a four-year contract was Mills’ most recent mistakes since rejoining the team in 2012-13, Berman notes. The Knicks are on their way to their seventh straight losing season in that time.