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



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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FC Porto: Pepe will not be able to participate in the next games, says Conceição



FC Porto: Pepe will not be able to participate in the next games, says Conceição

Pepe is not fit for Porto’s next games, Sergio Conceição said when asked about the possibility of Otavio starting against Portimonense on Matchday 9 of the League.

“I never talk about problems with the starting team. Otavio is part of the 25 items available. Pepe is gone, he has a serious knee sprain and, unfortunately, he will not be in this or the next games. Otavio is in the group and available,” the coach said at a press conference.

Among several topics discussed in an interview with reporters, the coach of the national champions spoke in favor of five substitutions allowed per game.

“Five substitutions don’t change how we prepare for matches. Give us more solutions, yes. Who makes intensity, speed and aggressiveness … it is important to have five reinforcements that can give a continuation to what was the preparation for the game. It would be possible to delve into the problem, but now is not the time for that. Five substitutions are only good for football,” he said.

Without Pepe, Porto will play in Portimão this Saturday at 18:00. Then two more meetings with Dragao, in Leverkusen and Anadia, before Clasico with Benfica on 21 October.

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BOLA – SC Braga won, but lost at home with St. Petersburg. Giloise (see goals) (Europa League)



BOLA - SC Braga won, but lost at home with St. Petersburg.  Giloise (see goals) (Europa League)

Gustav Nilsson, forward for St. Louis. Gilloise, a 25-year-old Swede, came off the bench in the 83rd minute, equalized in the 86th minute and scored his team’s winning goal at 90+5. Thus, the Belgians had gold on the bench and yesterday in Braga they took their third victory in this Europa League group stage against SC Braga, who, it must be said, was superior in many stages of the game. won 1-0, they could make it 2-0 (Abel Ruiz missed Maurice’s face) and ended up losing their first defeat of the competition this season.

After the first half without much interest – the only exception was the blow of Braga Racic in the 37th minute, which tested the attention of Maurice, and another blow of the Nigerian striker Boniface from St. Petersburg. Gilloise, who was beaten off by the crossbar of Matheus … -, the second half turned out to be much more lively, Braga immediately made it clear that he wanted to win the game.

And if Vitinha left a warning in the 46th minute, Abel Ruiz scored another in the 49th, and when they thought that Minho’s team would gather for a calm performance, the Belgians always showed signs of life and never gave up. at the match.

The substitutions made by Karel Gerarts turned out to be fundamental, because if Nilsson was the man who scored, Adringa was also directly involved in both moves.

With this defeat, Braga lost the lead in the group to the Belgians.

Watch the goals (second tweet has both St. Gilloise goals):

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BOLA – Benfica overtakes Porto in the top stadium rankings (Liga)



BOLA - Benfica overtakes Porto in the top stadium rankings (Liga)

This Thursday, the League released the most recent league venue ranking update, an innovation for this season based on Match Center rankings and rankings given by delegates who are nominated for the respective game and stadium.

In the eighth round of the championship, the rankings were led by Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica with an average of 4.95 and a combined score of 23.80. Next up is Estádio do Dragão with the same average as the red club, but in cumulative terms it has a percentage of 23.79, with Estádio José Alvalade in last place on the podium with an average of 4.82.

The collected data evaluates accessibility, quality of service provided to the visiting team, sound installation, media and cleanliness, and the Match Center takes into account criteria such as television product (visual noise, bench occupancy, lighting of the playing field, appearance pitch), promotional and post-game events (flash and superflash).

Here is the league standings at the end of the seventh round:

Stadium “Sport Lisbon and Benfica”, number of games – 4, accumulated – 23.80, average – 4.95.

Estádio do Dragão, number of games – 4, accumulated – 23.79, average – 4.95.

Jose Alvalade Stadium, number of games – 4, accumulated – 23.29, average – 4.82.

Cidade de Barcelos Stadium, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 22.90 Average – 4.72

Municipal Stadium of Braga, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 22.80 Average – 4.70

Stadium Bessa Sec. XXI, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 22.40 – Average – 4.60

António Coimbra da Mota Stadium, number of games – 4, accumulated – 22.30, average – 4.58.

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D. Afonso Henriques Stadium, number of games – 3, accumulated – 16.70, average – 4.57.

Estádio Futebol Clube de Vizela, number of games – 4, accumulated – 21.87, average – 4.47.

Famalican Municipal Stadium, Number of games -4 Accumulated – 21.73 Average – 4.43

Capital do Móvel Stadium, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 21.45 – Average – 4.36

Portimão Stadium, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 20.90 Average – 4.23

Maritimo Stadium, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 20.87 Average – 4.22

Stadium Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa, Number of games – 1 Accumulated – 4.20 Average – 4.20

Municipal engineer. Manuel Branco Teixeira, Number of games – 4 Accumulated – 20.79 Average – 4.20

Aruka Municipal Stadium, number of games – 4, accumulated – 20.30, average – 4.07.

Rio Ave Futebol Clube, 4 games, cumulative 20.07, average 4.02.

San Miguel Stadium, number of games – 4, accumulated – 19.90, average – 3.98.

Honor National Sports Center Jamor Stadium, number of games – 3, accumulated – 13.90, average – 3.63.

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