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Sport WATCH: Former NFLer with candidate for worst first pitch in history

01:10  11 may  2018
01:10  11 may  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Pau Gasol: 'Becky Hammon can coach NBA basketball. Period.'

  Pau Gasol: 'Becky Hammon can coach NBA basketball. Period.' Pau Gasol penned an open letter on The Players Tribune where he voiced his opinion that an NBA team should hire Becky Hammon as a head coach. Hammon, 41, led the San Antonio Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title in 2015 and has served as one of Gregg Popovich's closest assistants since 2014. She made history as the first female full-time assistant in the NBA. Hammon is considered a strong candidate for the Milwaukee Bucks' head coaching job. "If you’re making that argument to anyone who’s actually played any high-level basketball, you’re going to seem really ignorant," Gasol wrote. "But I also have a simple response to it — which is that I’ve been in the NBA for 17 years. I’ve won two championships … I’ve played with some of the best players of this generation … and I’ve played under two of the sharpest minds in the history of sports, in Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich. And I’m telling you: Becky Hammon can coach. I’m not saying she can coach pretty well. I’m not saying she can coach enough to get by. I’m not saying she can coach almost at the level of the NBA’s male coaches. I’m saying: Becky Hammon can coach NBA basketball. Period." Gasol added that the Spurs did not hire Hammon as a publicity stunt. He notes that Popovich is particular about the way he develops his players and coaches. Former Cleveland Cavaluers coach David Blatt is also a candidate for the the Bucks job.

sports. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. WATCH : Former NFLer with candidate for Check out Gbaja-Biamila’s attempt to throw out a first pitch prior to the Philadelphia Phillies game against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

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  WATCH: Former NFLer with candidate for worst first pitch in history © Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila might have been a standout player at San Diego State. The former NFL defensive end also played parts of four seasons in the NFL and is a solid host on the NFL Network.

But none of this means that he can actually throw a baseball.

Check out Gbaja-Biamila’s attempt to throw out a first pitch prior to the Philadelphia Phillies game against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. It might be the worst first pitch in the history of first pitches.

We’re not kidding.

The look on Phillie Phanatic’s face pretty much says it all.

We’re just glad that the ball didn’t hit that poor cameraman a little bit more to his right. That could have been all sorts of unfortunate. As it is, this is definitely a candidate for one of the worst first pitches in baseball history.

For now, Gbaja-Biamila should probably stick to analyzing football. At the very least, he should practice with a wiffle ball before attempting this again.

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