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.
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
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he envisioned a playoff matchup with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers since Brady decided to leave New England for Tampa Bay last spring
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
Buffalo's Josh Allen and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson have overcome many of the criticisms that dogged them upon being among the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 draft
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’
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.
Brian Robbins directed “Varsity Blues” and was the producer of “Coach Carter,” but both of those might have been eclipsed last Sunday with Nickelodeon’s successful kids-oriented broadcast of an NFL playoff game