Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First Muslim Head Coach in the NFL. The New York Jets have officially signed a five-year deal with Robert Saleh to be their new head coach. . The team made the announcement on Thursday. Saleh, the former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the NFL’s first-ever Muslim head coach. He will also be the third Arab American to coach in the league. . Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Saleh’s hiring was a sign of “increasing inclusion.”. We welcome this development as another sign of the increasing inclusion and recognition of American Muslims in our diverse society, Ibrahim Hooper, via Complex. The Jet’s previous head coach, Adam Gase, was fired on January 3 after a two-year run with the team. . The Jets went 2-14 this past season, making his overall win-loss ratio as their coach 9-23.
Marcus Morris scored a season-high 20 points to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Indiana Pacers 129-96 for their first four-game winning streak of the season
Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play in their game Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols
James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster Deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania, the trade is part of a four-team deal. Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs will head to Houston. The Rockets will also acquire four first-round picks and four first-round pick swaps. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will leave the Brooklyn Nets for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers will get Caris LeVert and a second-round pick in exchange for Oladipo. The deal comes as Harden recently called the Rockets "just not good enough.". We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games, James Harden, via statement. In Brooklyn, Harden will be reunited with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant
Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Garrett Temple scored 15 of his season-high 21 points in the second quarter and the Chicago Bulls ended a four-game losing streak with a 117-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks
James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good Enough'. Following the team's 117-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden issued a statement. We're not even close, honestly, to that team -- obviously the defending champions -- and all the other elite teams out there. , James Harden, via statement. We're just not good enough -- chemistry, talentwise, just everything. And it was clear these last two games, James Harden, via statement. According to sources, Harden made his desire to be traded to a better team clear to owner Tilman Fertitta before the start of the season. I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can, James Harden, via statement. I mean, this situation is crazy. It's something that I don't think can be fixed, James Harden, via statement. The Rockets are reportedly seeking talented rookies in exchange for Harden
Quentin Grimes scored 18 points, Justin Gorham added 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 11 Houston used a dominant first half to cruise to a 75-58 win over UCF
Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75
Olympian Klete Keller Identified Among U.S. Capitol Rioters. According to ‘The New York Times,’ the gold medalist was identified by former teammates and coaches via a video circulating on Twitter. . The video showed a man, believed to be Keller, among a crowd of rioters being ushered out of the Capitol building by law enforcement. . He was not filmed committing any violent acts. . Keller was reportedly easy to identify because he was sporting his U.S. Olympic team jacket. He was also not wearing a face mask. Neither Keller nor his family has commented on his involvement in what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called a "failed insurrection.”. The FBI is currently tracking down and charging all rioters who entered the U.S. Capitol building. . Regardless of if it was just a trespass in the Capitol or if someone planted a pipe bomb, you will be charged and you will be found, Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for D.C., via ‘People’
Corey Kispert had 17 points and five rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start with a surge to end the first half, pulling away late to beat rival Saint Mary’s 73-59 for its 18th straight victory spanning the past two seasons
Lamar Odom Signs Celebrity Boxing Deal. According to TMZ Sports, the ex-NBA star will fight on June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. He doesn't have an opponent yet. Celebrity Boxing creator Damon Feldman is working on securing another high-profile contender. . The 41-year-old has committed to training as much as possible prior to the fight. Aaron Carter has also inked a Celebrity Boxing deal. He is also currently without an opponent.
James Harden delivered 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points in his first game back with his former teammate, and the Nets showed off their potent potential in a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic
Newly acquired swingman Caris LeVert is out indefinitely for the Indiana Pacers after an MRI showed a small mass on his left kidney while conducting a physical