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Mike D’Anthony Says He Won’t Return As Rockets Coach Next Season

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Mike D'Anthony Says He Won't Return As Rockets Coach Next Season

Mike D’Antoni resigned as head coach Houston Rockets after a humiliating loss of five games Los angeles lakers in the second round of the postseason, according to ESPN’s Adrian Voinarovski. D’Antoni was not fired as his contract expired at the end of the season, but the coach reportedly informs the team on Sunday that he intends to become a free agent and not return to Houston.

D’Anthony and his wife Laurel related the following message with Voinarovski regarding his stay in Houston.

“It is with great sadness and gratitude that my wife Laurel and I announce that our incredible journey to Houston is now over and that we are moving on to a new chapter. The time spent here was one of the most memorable events in our life. dear friends we have made, incredible partnerships with civic leaders and city officials, wonderful nonprofits and the clients they serve, Laurel and I will forever be grateful to this community for hugging our family.

First of all, I cannot thank the entire Fertitte family, Daryl Morey, the staff, and the incredible and dedicated players that I have been fortunate enough to coach. The Rockets is an historic NBA franchise with fantastic fans, and we are proud to join you to play our part in some of the successes here in Houston.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us feel like real Houstonians. For this we will always be sincerely grateful. “

He has reportedly been on his toes all season and the Rockets have let some of his assistants go during the offseason. GM Daryl Morey said the Rockets hoped to re-sign D’Antoni is early in the postseason, but the league was expected to need a deep playoff streak to stay in Houston.

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D’Anthony leaves Houston as one of the most successful coaches in the team’s history, but a victim of bad circumstances. He has 217-101 points in four seasons at the helm, helping James Harden win the 2018 award, but in four games since the end of the season, he faced Kawaii Leonard, Lebron james and mostly healthy Golden State Warriors twice. His team was on the losing side in all four games, and the Rockets never made it to the NBA Finals under his control.

D’Antoni is now expected to be a candidate for several other head coach positions. IN Indiana Pacers interested, according to ESPN’s Adrian Voinarovski. He resurrected his career during a brief stint as Brett Brown’s assistant Philadelphia 76ersand now the 76ers job is open. IN New Orleans Pelicans Run by David Griffin, who worked with D’Anthony in Phoenix. Most likely, next season he will be the head coach somewhere.

In the meantime, Houston will need to find a coach who matches his custom smallball line-up and can make the most of the James Harden-Russell Westbrook duo. It won’t be an easy task given their age and their respective postseason struggles, but the Rockets have been a popular choice for the Lakers for good reason. This is at least an extremely talented lineup that needs more work than a major overhaul. It’s impossible to predict what the future holds for Houston, but we now know that D’Antoni won’t be a part of it.

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Zaidoo has already booked a return trip to Porto

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Zaidoo has already booked a return trip to Porto

Tunisia will now face Burkina Faso in the CAN quarter-finals, which eliminated Gabon today.

Tunisia eliminated one of the top favorites to win the African Cup of Nations (CAN), Nigeria, by winning 1-0 to advance to the quarter-finals where they will face Burkina Faso.

The goal that qualified Tunisia was scored early in the second half, in the 47th minute, by midfielder Youssef Mskani of Al Arabi, currently ranked sixth in the Qatar I League.

Tunisia’s qualification against Nigeria is surprising considering North Africa’s ‘eighth place’ finish as one of the best third-placed teams in a group they only had one win against a fragile selection from Mauritania and two defeats, against the Gambia and Mali, both 1-0.

On the other hand, Nigeria advanced to Group D with nine points added from three wins, one over title contender Carlos Queiroz coached Egypt and two more over Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Porto Zaidu FC played 90 minutes for the Nigerian team, whose premature return to Porto is certainly good news for Porto coach Sergio Conceição.

It’s also worth noting that Nigeria were reduced to 10 after the 66th minute when Everton’s English striker Alex Iwobi was sent off with a straight red card.

Tunisia will now face Burkina Faso in the CAN quarter-finals, who eliminated Gabon today in the final shoot-out after a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation and extra time.

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BOLA – Portugal defeats the Netherlands (futsal)

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BOLA - Portugal defeats the Netherlands (futsal)

Portugal beat the Netherlands 4-1 in the Group A round 2 game which they dominated and controlled from start to finish. At half-time the national team was leading 2-0 (Saaduni in own net, 6 minutes and Pani Varela, 20 minutes), which was extended to 3:0, and Pani Varela was back in the spotlight (23′). The Dutch didn’t get past a goal of honor (Buzuyan, 33′) and in the final minutes Afonso Jesus set the final score at 4-1.

40′ – End of the match.

40′ – 4:1, PORTUGAL, GOAL, Afonso Jesus, stealing the ball from an opponent and, when the Netherlands is playing with an attacking goalkeeper, kick on goal with the goal open.

39′ – What a big loss in front of the goalkeeper, Eric, allowing Kuik to recoup.

38′ Joao Matos (Portugal) gets in a strike blocked by a Dutch defence.

35′ – Pani Varela (Portugal) has a shot blocked by the Dutch defence.

35′ Fabio Cecilio (Portugal) gets in a strike blocked by a Dutch defence.

33′ – 3-1, GOAL FROM THE NETHERLANDS, Buzuyan, on the rebound, after the first hit on the bar by El Gannuti.

32′ – After a corner Pani Varela first has an effort on goal.

31′ – Martinus (Netherlands) is in a great position to close the gap, but Portugal’s Andre Sousa fails to score.

29′ – Another shot by Andre Coelho and another save by Cuik.

29′ – Portugal are very close to a 4-0 lead by Andre Coelho but Cuik makes a stunning save.

28′ – André Souza (Netherlands) gets in a strike, but Bouzambou (Netherlands) scores.

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27′ – Thiago Brito (Portugal) goes wide.

25′ – Fabio Cecilio (Portugal) saves Cuik.

24′- Buyuzan (Netherlands) gets a yellow card.

24′ – Martinus gets in a strike, but Andre Souza saves the opponent.

23 ‘- 3:0, GOAL PORTUGAL, Pani Varela, after hitting the ball passed between Kuiku’s legs.

22′ – Bruno Coelho (Portugal) will try his luck.

22′ – Mossaoui (Netherlands) also misses the Portuguese goal.

22′ – Bouzambu (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.

21′ – The second half has begun.

Interval – The national team wins 2-0 over their Dutch counterpart with Saaduni (6 minutes) in his own net, with a bad rebound from Zika and Pani Varela (20 minutes), following the table with Ziki, the lightning-fast Kuik.

20 minutes – 2:0, GOAL PORTUGAL, Pani Varela, after the table with Ziki, shooting with violence, at an angle. What a great goal!

19′ – Tomas Paso (Portugal) dribbles well and shoots hard, but Cuik again lands 2-0 away.

18′ – Bruno Coelho (Portugal) gets in a free kick, Cuik pushes forward.

17′ – André Souza (Portugal) thanks to a perfect save.

14′ – Ziki (Portugal) tries to surprise with his heel, but the ball hits a wall of Dutch players surrounding the Portuguese.

10′ – Another strike from Pauleta (Portugal) and another interception by the Dutch defender.

9′ Paulet (Portugal) has a shot blocked by a defender.

9′ – Good shot from Martinus (Netherlands) from the side.

7′ – Thiago Brito (Portugal) gets in a strike, but Cuik saves it.

6′ – 1:0, PORTUGAL GOAL, Saadouni, own goal, while inadvertently dodging a ball thrown by Ziki.

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5′ – Ziki (Portugal) dangerous shot.

5′ – Pani Varela (Portugal) goes wide.

4′ – Again Portugal: now Bruno Coelho has hit Cuik’s defense.

3′ – Another good opportunity to score for the national team, but Erik gets a shot from Kuik, who saves him for a corner.

1′ – A great opportunity for Portugal, but Cuik is defending for the line.

1′ – The game has started.

Five starters are available:

Portugal – André Souza (GR); Eric, Joao Matos (C), Bruno Coelho and Pani Varela

Netherlands – Cuik (GR); Buzambou, Mossaoui, Saint-Just and Velsebourg

Portugal will face the Netherlands, hosts of the European Futsal Championship, at 16:30 in the match for qualification to the 2nd round of Group A.

Follow the game here.

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Eriksen set to return to Premier League after panic

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Danish international to strengthen Brentford, British press assures

After a big scare set by Christian Eriksen at Euro 2020, the 29-year-old midfielder is about to complete his return to the competition and soon to the Premier League.

The English newspaper The Sunday Mirror guarantees that Eriksen will strengthen 14th-placed Brentford in the next 72 hours, simply by skipping the club’s routine medicals.

Eriksen has spent the last few days training with the Ajax team in order to get back to perfect pace as soon as possible and do his part for the bees.

Eriksen has been a free player on the market since 17 December, when Inter announced the sacking of a Danish international who was banned from Serie A due to having a cardiac defibrillator implanted to control any anomalies.

The player went into cardiac arrest in a Euro 2020 group stage match between Denmark and Finland and has some doubts about whether he can return to professional football. Panic appears to be a thing of the past as Eriksen is about to move to the second English club of his career after a successful run at Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2019.

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