‘Education theater’ is more prized than actual education. Stop dumbing down schools.
In both Kentucky and in the rest of the United States, we are dumbing down education in a way that may be irreparable for generations to come. I grew up in an era where grades held merit. In that time, when a student had a straight A report card, it was accepted that those grades correlated with the positive aptitude, attitude, and discipline of an individual.news.yahoo.com
Liz Mills takes big step for female basketball coaches
Kenya national men's basketball team head coach Liz Mills, center-right, poses with assistant coach Sadat Gaya, center-left, for a photograph with the team at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Courtesy of Liz Mills)CAPE TOWN – Liz Mills’ decision to look more professional when coaching basketball games by wearing high-heeled leather boots instead of sneakers was somehow seen as provocation. She'll make history as the first female head coach at the tournament in August. “I’m the head coach,” Mills responded. "It's easy, it's coach or coach Liz.
Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team
Becky Hammon would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to coach an NBA team. The assistant coach took over the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. San Antonio Spurs coach Becky Hammon questions a call from official Derek Richardson (63) in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at AT&T on Dec 30, 2020. "Well deserved," Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. A recently unveiled mural in San Antonio pays homage to her trailblazing career.cbsnews.com
Hammon first woman to direct NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs
Hammon became the first woman to direct an NBA team, taking over the Spurs after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to the Lakers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – Becky Hammon would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to direct an NBA team. The Lakers took their first double-digit lead at 35-25 on Kyle Kuzma’s 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter. Lakers coach Frank Vogel did not elaborate on Caruso’s status. Spurs: Popovich said the Spurs will monitor Aldridge’s knee soreness on a day-to-day basis.
Spurs' Becky Hammon first woman to direct NBA team
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks to assistant coaches Becky Hammon, center, and Will Hardy during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 119-114. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO – Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers following Gregg Popovich’s ejection in the first half. Hammon took over the team's huddles during timeouts and walked the sideline following Popovich’s ejection. A three-time All-American at Colorado State, Hammon played for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars in the WNBA as well as overseas before retiring to join Popovich’s staff in 2014.
The Latest: ETSU to allow 10% capacity for basketball games
(AP Photo/Darren Abate)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___East Tennessee State will allow 10% of capacity for basketball games starting Wednesday night at the Buccaneers’ men’s game with Western Carolina. No single-game tickets will be available, though 100 student tickets will be available for games at Freedom Hall and 50 for women’s games at Brooks Gym. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that the men’s basketball game between No. ___Syracuse's women’s basketball game against North Carolina scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. ___Vanderbilt women’s basketball has postponed the first three Southeastern Conference games of the league schedule as it deals with positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and quarantines.
Masked man: Spurs' Popovich wears face covering for game
Popovich was not serving as head coach for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. It is unclear if Popovich will wear a mask for the entirety of the Spurs time at Disney. Popovich was the coach who spoke in the teams pregame news conference and followed NBA rules by wearing a mask in that availability. GIANNIS' FOULSBucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had five first-half fouls in his team's scrimmage opener against San Antonio. The last time a player had five first-half fouls in an NBA game that counted was Dec. 7, 2013, when Utah's Mike Harris did it against Sacramento.
In Kobe Bryant's passing, the WNBA also lost a real 'advocate,' Becky Hammon says
It's not only the National Basketball Association that suffered a huge blow with Kobe Bryant's passing, but the women's game was also impacted by losing one of the sport's biggest ambassadors. In an interview with CNBC, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, who played eight seasons in the WNBA, described Bryant as a "basketball fan" who "appreciated" the women's league. "The women's game lost a real advocate and someone who truly believed that women can do anything." "The belief that he had in his daughter, the belief that he had in women's basketball the appreciation he had for women's basketball, touched me, motivated me, inspired me." "Kobe, the man, trumps Kobe, the basketball player," Hammon said.cnbc.com
Boston Celtics hire former WNBA champion Kara Lawson as assistant coach
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Basketball player Kara Lawson attends the 37th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Women's Sports Foundation )The Boston Celtics have added WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson to their coaching staff as an assistant, according to ESPN. Lawson was an ESPN analyst, and also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons. Lawson will be joining a blossoming group of women's coaches in the NBA. As a former Tennessee player under the legendary Pat Summit, Lawson brings a pethora of basketball knowledge.
Boston Celtics hire former WNBA champion Kara Lawson as assistant coach
The Boston Celtics have added WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson to their coaching staff as an assistant, according to ESPN. Lawson was an ESPN analyst, and also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons. Lawson will be joining a blossoming group of women's coaches in the NBA. As a former Tennessee player under the legendary Pat Summit, Lawson brings a pethora of basketball knowledge. She played 12 seasons in the WNBA and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing games.
7/19: Bill Cosby testimony paints horrible picture of comic; Becky Hammon, first female NBA coach, earns respect
He was once considered "America's Dad," an enormously popular actor, comedian, and moralist; and history was made in the NBA this month when Becky Hammon was named head coach of the San Antonio Spurs summer league teamcbsnews.com