Basketball association – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T132712.248.png Basketball association – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ 32 32 Warriors changed the game | Philstar.com https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/warriors-changed-the-game-philstar-com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/warriors-changed-the-game-philstar-com/ “Winning is having the whole team on the same page.” –Bill Walton It goes against everything we were taught about playing basketball growing up. Getting closer to the basket gives a higher shooting percentage. The closer you are, the more likely you are to get an offensive rebound if you miss. The three-point shot is […]]]>

“Winning is having the whole team on the same page.” –Bill Walton

It goes against everything we were taught about playing basketball growing up. Getting closer to the basket gives a higher shooting percentage. The closer you are, the more likely you are to get an offensive rebound if you miss. The three-point shot is a gamble, and should only be taken when your team is behind and you’re running out of time. Even when the American Basketball Association incorporated the extra-point basket into its game, the National Basketball Association scoffed. It was a gimmick.

When the current team of film producers Peter Guber and Joe Lacob bought the Golden State Warriors with the backing of a group of investment bankers for a record $450 million in 2010, people laughed. The team wasn’t worth that much and hadn’t been within sniffing distance of a championship since their third title in 1975. It looked like bad business, until they went over the stats of the league with a fine-toothed comb, looking for something to use to their advantage. What they noticed was that the number of shots attempted from just inside the three-point line and just beyond were virtually the same. Because what seemed like a little extra risk was a 50% greater reward. If you made half of your regular field goals and only 40% of your three-pointers, you would still be ahead. Even looking at the stats from 2021 (44.6% two-point field goal average and 34.2% three-point field goal average, the lowest of the last five years), you would still score more.

Golden State took the risk, trading their best player Monta Ellis, and decided that Steph Curry (who they drafted in 2009) would be a major player for them, pardon the pun. In 2011, the Dubs drafted Klay Thompson, and everyone who followed had to be able to play alongside Steph and Klay. The three-point shot was going to be their primary weapon. After Mark Jackson stepped down as head coach in 2014, Steve Kerr took over. Kerr had won five NBA titles as a player with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, and was an outstanding 3-point shooter.

To be fair, Golden State has had its issues. There was Thompson’s extended absence due to injury, the revolving door of players coming and going, health issues with Kerr and the move to a new arena. Yet, since they prioritized good people who are also good players, they managed to stay stable and consistently excellent. And they kept pulling out their bread and butter.

In the 2010–11 season, when the Warriors’ new front office took over, league-wide 3-point shooting was 22.2%. By 2020, it had risen dramatically to 39.2%. Regardless of volume, teams were now scoring 57% more from beyond the arc. Up front, the Warriors repeatedly broke 3-point shooting records. They have appeared in six NBA Finals and have just won their fourth championship under Kerr. According to CNBC, the franchise is now worth more than $5 billion, more than 11 times what it cost to acquire it in 2010. The non-traditional bet has paid off.

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The cost to play during the summer https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/the-cost-to-play-during-the-summer/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:18:32 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/the-cost-to-play-during-the-summer/ Related story: Families are skipping summer camps because of inflation At summer clinics for the Salvation Army Recruit Basketball Association, a basketball league for young girls and boys, students in grades K-8 were able to keep things under $100. If you are interested in bringing your child to the clinics, there are a few places […]]]>

Related story: Families are skipping summer camps because of inflation

At summer clinics for the Salvation Army Recruit Basketball Association, a basketball league for young girls and boys, students in grades K-8 were able to keep things under $100. If you are interested in bringing your child to the clinics, there are a few places left; visit the website to learn more.

However, they noticed a slight decrease in the number of participants compared to last year. “We have K1s…grades 2-3 and K2s…grades 4-6. Our second session of grades 4-6 was the only one with short numbers,” Mallett said. We had a bare minimum of what needed to hit and we didn’t hit in Session 2. Kris Mallett is the Salvation Army’s director of rookie basketball.

Ms. CF, a grandmother, says summer clinics and camps like this are a tradition in their family and they want to pass that on. While making sure kids have fun, it comes at a price. “Almost every camp they go to, because she also does gymnastics and it costs, and she goes to football and it costs. She’s also in daycare. So you pay for daycare while she is at camp.”

Inflation has caused clinical organizations to make changes when it comes to the remuneration of their staff. Mallett mentions how the pay had to go up. “We’ve had to look carefully at what we pay our staff, and we’ve had to increase what we pay our staff and referees to be able to be competitive in that area in the region. So we’ve gone from $11 to $20 a year. time, and that’s how we can recruit staff.”

On the court, the rookie basketball association wants to make sure everyone has a chance to participate. “Thanks to covid, it really surprised me that the number of families applying for scholarships hasn’t changed much from the norm. I expected a lot more families to apply for scholarships. We were prepared for this “, and they didn’t. We never turn away someone who is in financial difficulty, Mallett said. We just asked them to fill out an application, provide proof of assistance and income, and we let’s look at that and then donate the scholarship appropriately. The goal of the program is to provide basketball opportunities for everyone, regardless of income.”

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Franke and McNally will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/franke-and-mcnally-will-be-inducted-into-the-philadelphia-sports-hall-of-fame/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:41:30 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/franke-and-mcnally-will-be-inducted-into-the-philadelphia-sports-hall-of-fame/ History links PHILADELPHIA – Fencing Head Coach Dr Nikki Franke and Temple alum Art McNally were announced as two of 17 inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2022 will be dedicated on Thursday, November 3 at the Event Center to Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. This season, […]]]>

PHILADELPHIA – Fencing Head Coach Dr Nikki Franke and Temple alum Art McNally were announced as two of 17 inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2022 will be dedicated on Thursday, November 3 at the Event Center to Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia.

This season, Franke celebrated the 50th anniversary of the fencing program she founded in 1972. During that time, she amassed 898 wins and 26 consecutive NIWFA championships. Franke led the Owls to fifth in the program during the 2019-20 season and qualified the maximum number of fencers (six) for NCAA championships the following year. Swordsman Marguerite Calderaro finished in sixth place while a sabrist Eva Hind tied for seventh place, with both earning second-team All-American honors, marking the first time in program history that the Owls have won two top-8 finishes. Calderaro also set the program record for the highest individual epee result at the NCAA championships.

This is the former Olympian’s fifth Hall of Fame induction, with her most recent inductions being the International Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame Athletics Hall with the National Team 1992 fencing champion. Franke was also inducted into the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame as an individual, the US Fencing Association Hall of Fame, and the Brooklyn College Hall of Fame. She also received Female Fencing Coach of the Year honors from the United States Fencing Coaches Association in 1983, 1987, 1988, and 1991.

Franke was a member of the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams and was the United States Fencing Association (USFA) National Foil Champion in 1975 and 1980. She was a national finals runner-up in 1978 and finished third in 1976, 1977 , and 1979. Franke was a member of the USA team that placed fifth at the 1973 World University Games in Moscow, as well as the USA team that competed at the World University Games in Bulgaria in 1977. Member of two American delegations that competed at the 1975 and 1979 Pan American Games, she won a silver medal in the individual foil in 1975 and a bronze medal in the 1979 competition. On both occasions she helped the United States team United to finish third.

McNally is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Roman Catholic High School before graduating from Temple. He was a teacher and coach in the Philadelphia School District at Central High School until his appointment as supervisor of NFL officials prior to the 1968 season.

Before becoming Director of Officiating, McNally served as a field judge and referee in the NFL for nine years, from 1959 to 1967. During a 22-year span, he umpired more than 3,000 Soccer, baseballand basketball games, which included a year in the National Basketball Association.

As the NFL’s director of officiating, McNally headed a five-person department who coordinated and led a team of 112 game officials. He was responsible for scouting, selecting, hiring and ranking the seven-man teams that work every NFL game. After retiring as Director of Officiating, McNally accepted the position of Supervisor of Officials for the American Football World League in December 1991, a position he held for five years. McNally continued to serve as a league consultant and game observer thereafter.

McNally, a 2022 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is also a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (consecrated in 1987) and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame (consecrated in 2022). He received the Reds Bagnell Award from Maxwell Football Club in 2004. In 1988, McNally was the first-ever recipient of the Gold Whistle Award from the National Association of Sports Officials.

Along with Franke and McNally, the class of 2022 will include: David Akers, Keith Allen, Reds Bagnell, Ed Bolden, Adele Boyd, Charles Cooper, Howard Eskin, Susan Francia, Fredia Gibbs, Bernard Hopkins, Ray Kelly, Phil Martelli, Rollie Massimino, Jimmy Rollins as well as the 1983 NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers.

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Phoenix Mercury meets with State Department as Griner detention continues https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/phoenix-mercury-meets-with-state-department-as-griner-detention-continues/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:27:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/phoenix-mercury-meets-with-state-department-as-griner-detention-continues/ June 13 (Reuters) – The Phoenix Mercury met with the U.S. State Department on Monday amid the ongoing detention of seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner in Russia, U.S. officials said. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17 when a search of her luggage allegedly revealed several cannabis oil vape cartridges. She faces […]]]>

June 13 (Reuters) – The Phoenix Mercury met with the U.S. State Department on Monday amid the ongoing detention of seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner in Russia, U.S. officials said.

Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17 when a search of her luggage allegedly revealed several cannabis oil vape cartridges. She faces up to 10 years in prison. Read more

Last month, the State Department determined that the 31-year-old had been wrongfully detained. Read more

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“On June 13, department officials, including the Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs (SPEHA), met with the Phoenix Mercury,” the State Department said in a statement provided to Reuters. , declining further comment.

The Phoenix Mercury did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Hearing directly from the people working to free BG was helpful!!” Griner’s Mercury teammate Brianna Turner wrote on Twitter. “The State Department has told us that it supports us as a team and asked that we continue our efforts to support it publicly.”

One of the brightest stars in the top-level American women’s professional basketball league, Griner’s detention has caused uproar across the Women’s National Basketball Association and the NBA. Read more

Last month, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said bringing Griner home was the “number one priority” for both leagues.

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Chinese Zeng Fanbo ready to join an NBA team https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/chinese-zeng-fanbo-ready-to-join-an-nba-team/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:01:18 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/chinese-zeng-fanbo-ready-to-join-an-nba-team/ China’s Zeng Fanbo will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. /APC China’s Zeng Fanbo will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. /APC 19-year-old Chinese basketball player Zeng Fanbo, who attended tryouts for several NBA teams including the Indiana Pacers this week, believes he can play as a reserve in the best basketball league in the world. Zeng […]]]>

China’s Zeng Fanbo will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. /APC

China’s Zeng Fanbo will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. /APC

19-year-old Chinese basketball player Zeng Fanbo, who attended tryouts for several NBA teams including the Indiana Pacers this week, believes he can play as a reserve in the best basketball league in the world.

Zeng said he enjoyed the trial with the Pacers. “It’s a great experience,” he told reporters. “I can make buckets as a shooter. I can be a good stretch four; I’ll do my best to do anything on the court. I can defend and change to take all five positions. There’s nothing that I can’t do in the game.”

Zeng dreamed of playing in the NBA since he was a child. He was sent to an American high school by the Beijing Ducks of the China Basketball Association in 2014.

“It’s a totally different culture here. You have to start experiencing it from high school. I had to travel between China and the United States for the past few years because of COVID-19. It’s difficult, but I enjoyed it,” Zeng said. .

Zeng played with Ignite in the NBA G League last season to prepare for joining the NBA.

“This experience helped me a lot,” he told reporters. “I have to express my gratitude to the Ignite. They helped me a lot to grow and to learn a lot of things on and off the pitch, including how to be a professional player and how to take care of my body. In the locker room , the veterans taught me a lot, especially in terms of mental health.”

Zeng Fanbo (#12) of Ignite dunks during the NBA G League game against the Grand Rapids Gold at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2021. /CFP

Zeng Fanbo (#12) of Ignite dunks during the NBA G League game against the Grand Rapids Gold at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2021. /CFP

A 2.05-meter tall striker, Zeng has a wingspan of 2.11 meters, good athleticism and 3-point shooting ability. Theoretically, these abilities should allow him to adapt to the current trend in basketball in the league to stretch the floor and pass to perimeter players on the defensive.

However, Zeng’s 90 kilogram weight is too light for his position. Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns, who is 1.98 meters tall and plays more often as a small forward, weighs 94 kilograms. John Collins, who sometimes has to play center on the Atlanta Hawks small ball team, is similar in height to Zeng but weighs 220 pounds, not to mention that Collins often can’t match true power centers.

Therefore, Zeng needs to build muscle before attempting NBA-level physical contact. His 40% 3-point shooting rate sounds remarkable, but taking just 1.67 attempts per game is too little for a skilled shooter. Zeng needs to prove he can get productive from downtown to buy more time on the pitch – if he gets drafted, of course.

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Overseas leagues are siphoning off our basketball talent https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/overseas-leagues-are-siphoning-off-our-basketball-talent/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 15:43:25 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/overseas-leagues-are-siphoning-off-our-basketball-talent/ June Mar Fajardo scored 20 points in the game against Indonesia but even his commanding presence wasn’t enough to win gold for Gilas Pilipinas at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Sunday in Hanoi, In Vietnam. The Philippines handed over the gold medal to Indonesia while the Filipinos settled for silver. CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO OUR […]]]>

June Mar Fajardo scored 20 points in the game against Indonesia but even his commanding presence wasn’t enough to win gold for Gilas Pilipinas at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Sunday in Hanoi, In Vietnam. The Philippines handed over the gold medal to Indonesia while the Filipinos settled for silver. CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO

OUR national basketball officials continue to bemoan the growing number of college stars who have signed up to play in professional leagues overseas.

Just this week, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios said the federation had started taking “steps forward” to stem the exodus of young talent from the basketball.

Previously, the holy grail of every Filipino basketball player was to join a team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the pioneering professional cage league in Asia. Many still cherish that dream, and the PBA continues to offer collegiate personalities a shot at fame and fortune.

The emergence of the B. League in Japan in 2016 gave Filipino players an opportunity to aim higher. The league allowed each of its teams to add an Asian “import” to its roster, and the Philippines – with its pool of superstars – became the natural hunting ground for recruitment.

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Kiefer Ravena paved the way for the Filipinos in League B, but only after the PBA put him through a spin before allowing his parent team to release him.

Since then, a host of college stars have followed Ravena to Japan, including her brother Thirdy, Dwight Ramos, Kobe Paras, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and the Gomez de Liano brothers. The list keeps growing.

But League B is not the only foreign league to recruit Filipino talent. Professional tournaments in Korea and Taiwan have also started to attract Filipino players.

Barrios said player poaching worries the SBP enough to talk with major basketball players like the PBA and collegiate athletic organizations, the UAAP and NCAA, about how to handle the “juicy deals being passed on to our potential national players”.

The diversion of Filipino talent to play abroad came to the fore after Gilas Pilipinas’ shock loss to Indonesia at the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam last month. Relinquishing the SEA Games men’s basketball crown after 33 years has shaken many sports enthusiasts out of the fantasy that the Philippines will forever dominate basketball, at least in the region.

The dethronement was partly blamed on the unavailability of key players to join Gilas’ squad, leaving the SBP to search for replacement players.

In the fallout from The Humiliation in Hanoi, Chot Reyes, who has described himself as ‘the most hated man’ in Filipino basketball, has resigned as coach of Gilas, and the SBP will embark on a background in the preparations for the FIBA ​​World Cup next year.

Barrios said it will be difficult to put together a competitive squad for the World Cup as the stalwarts of the domestic pool have commitments with their teams abroad.

But building a team good enough to take on the world’s best isn’t just about player availability. If we want to form a “dream team”, our officials will stop at nothing to ensure that the Fil-American Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz puts on the colors of Gilas. Next, they need to bring in 7-foot-3 Kai Sotto, who is awaiting NBA draft calls after a season with the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian pro league.

Instead of daydreaming about a dream team, our officials should focus on the talents at their fingertips and make the most of the time remaining to mold them into a primed, cohesive, and fighting unit.

The SBP should not prevent young players from improving their skills by playing abroad. This is the best proof that the Filipinos can hold their own against other stars in the region, and yes, even excel.

Faced with competition from foreign leagues, the PBA must make adjustments if it hopes to attract promising players into its fold.

It may be time for the league to expand beyond our shores. He could organize regional conferences with the professional leagues of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, traditional powers of football where basketball is gaining more and more followers.

Barrios didn’t reveal what “initiatives” the SBP plans to stop draining basketball talent, but hopefully he won’t include efforts to make it harder for Filipino cagers trying to forge their destiny abroad.

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AOC, Australian Indigenous Basketball and Toyota announce Indigenous Coaching Scholarships https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/aoc-australian-indigenous-basketball-and-toyota-announce-indigenous-coaching-scholarships/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:32:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/aoc-australian-indigenous-basketball-and-toyota-announce-indigenous-coaching-scholarships/ **Coaching scholarships for four Indigenous coaches who will provide training to young Indigenous Australians across the country** **Partnership with Toyota reinforces its commitment to support grassroots sport** The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced a partnership with Olympian Patty Mills’ Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) and Toyota Australia to create scholarships for Indigenous coaches, using Olympic […]]]>

**Coaching scholarships for four Indigenous coaches who will provide training to young Indigenous Australians across the country**

**Partnership with Toyota reinforces its commitment to support grassroots sport**

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced a partnership with Olympian Patty Mills’ Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) and Toyota Australia to create scholarships for Indigenous coaches, using Olympic sport to bring about positive change in the communities.

Cassie Dover (Queensland), Tyson Demos (NSW), Jason Ah Sam (Northern Territory) and Tahlia Kelly (Western Australia) have been announced as the first four recipients of the Australian Olympic Scholarship for Indigenous Coaches, in partnership with Toyota.

As the first of its kind in Australia, the partnership will provide holistic training to four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches, who will then deliver training programs to young Indigenous Australians across the country.

Founded by Patty Mills, Tokyo 2020 Olympic flag bearer, NBA champion and proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Patty Mills, IBA hails cultural identity as a catalyst for success and basketball as a vehicle , with the scholarship program a unique opportunity to engage and deliver at a community level.

Funded by AOC and Toyota – and implemented by IBA – the program was announced on the Cornubia Park Sports Center basketball courts, with fellows Dover and Demos, who played in the WNBL and NBL respectively, bringing young basketball players to learn skills and drills.

COA CEO Matt Carroll said the announcement highlights the ability of Olympic sport to effect positive change.

“Our initiative demonstrates the power of Olympic sport,” Mr. Carroll said. “Supported by Global Olympic Partner Toyota, the training and development of four coaches will have an exponential impact as they share their skills and run programs for thousands of young Indigenous Australians for years to come.

“Set out in our first ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and ongoing work on our next ‘Innovate’ RAP, AOC is committed to establishing sustainable practices and programs that provide support practice in Indigenous reconciliation through sport. This partnership is an investment not only for the four coaches, but also for the continued impact they will have in Australian communities.

“Patty is an inspirational leader and a great example of the power of the Olympic spirit, both on and off the field. Thanks to Patty, IBA and Toyota for helping to achieve great results through Olympic sport.

“Congratulations to Cassie, Tyson, Jason and Tahlia for being the first recipients of this scholarship, we are proud to support this program and look forward to watching you instill skills and a passion for basketball in the next generation. “

Patty Mills, four-time Olympian and flag bearer for the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo, shared the importance of providing grassroots support to achieve positive change.

“My goal has always been to help realize the potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country,” Mills said. “The reality is that challenges often get in the way of that potential, for both coaches and basketball players.

“Through our powerful partnership with the AOC, we have designed a unique program that will not only combat these challenges, but also build the capacity of the coaches themselves and equip them with valuable skills that they can then use deep within. community, ultimately inspiring and perfecting those around them. The power of this knowledge sharing cannot be underestimated.

Cassie Dover, proud wife of Yugambeh, played in the WNBL for Townsville Fire and Dandenong Rangers and is currently coaching with the NBL1 North Conference with RedCity Roar Women.

As one of four Aboriginal coaches in the program, she is thrilled to be among the first scholarship recipients.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity this will give me to develop my game and my knowledge,” said Dover. “I am honored to be selected and hope to be able to transfer what I have learned from this program not only to players in my community, but to coaches as well.”

“I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Patty, her family and all who continue to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our country. I’m always thrilled to represent my culture, it brings me a whole new level of love for basketball. I am excited to begin.

A proud man from the Bindal Nation of Far North Queensland, Tyson Demos, who played nine seasons in the NBL with the Gold Coast Blaze and Illawarra Hawks, will join Dover in the roster. Demos, who attended the Australian Institute of Sport and was born and raised in Wollongong, also played on the Australian Indigenous Basketball All Star team.

Tahlia Kelly, who joins Dover and Demos as scholarship coaches, is a proud Larrukia woman, currently residing and coaching in Western Australia but raised in Cairns, Queensland.

Kelly’s career started with the West Adelaide Bearcats when she joined the Perth Lynx and is now vice-captain of the East Perth Eagles.

Rounding out the quartet is Jason Ah Sam, a proud Iliaura man from Darwin, Northern Territory. Most of Ah Sam’s basketball career has been spent playing and coaching with the Darwin Basketball Association and he has also served as the Australian Junior Championship Head Coach.

Toyota Australia Marketing Manager Vin Naidoo expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Cassie, Tyson, Jason and Tahlia for being the first Training Scholarship recipients.

“Toyota is passionate about supporting communities through grassroots sport, and we are extremely proud to partner with the COA and IBA to assist in the professional development of Indigenous coaches.” said Mr. Naidoo.

“The scholarship program will not only provide valuable coaching skills and training, but will also have a lasting positive impact on young Indigenous communities for years to come.

Basketball Australia CEO Matt Scriven also praised the scholarships.

“This is such an important initiative by the COA and the IBA that we congratulate the four scholarship recipients who will make such a significant difference in the lives of Indigenous athletes across the country,” he said. .

The program will guide two female coaches and two male coaches through developmental and experiential learning. The holistic program, which includes a workshop on Indigenous leadership, will cover key themes such as The Science Behind Resilience and Keeping Girls in Sport, organized in collaboration with Basketball Australia, The Center for Healing & Justice through Sport and The University of Canberra.

Upon completion of the full program, coaches will be accredited to deliver continuing coaching development courses in targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country.

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Scottie Thompson Named NBA Most Valuable Player https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/scottie-thompson-named-nba-most-valuable-player/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:05:17 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/scottie-thompson-named-nba-most-valuable-player/ Scottie Thompson, PBA Season 46 Most Valuable Player — PBA IMAGES By Olmin Leyba THE handyman widely regarded as the “new face of Barangay Ginebra” is also the best dog in the entire league. Gin Kings star Scottie Thompson made his new status official by lifting the coveted Season 46 Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy […]]]>
Scottie Thompson, PBA Season 46 Most Valuable Player — PBA IMAGES

By Olmin Leyba

THE handyman widely regarded as the “new face of Barangay Ginebra” is also the best dog in the entire league.

Gin Kings star Scottie Thompson made his new status official by lifting the coveted Season 46 Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy to thunderous applause from fans and peers at the Philippine Basketball Association‘s Leo Awards ( PBA) Sunday.

Mr Thompson, the first guard since Ginebra great Mark Caguiao won the plum in season 37, said the achievement should serve as an example of how a role player like him can succeed through the perseverance.

The best individual plum put the icing on the cake for Mr. Thompson’s memorable 2021-22 season which saw him win the Conference and Finals MVP MVP plums as well as the Governors Cup championship .

Perpetual Help’s former NCAA MVP racked up 2,836 points from player, media and PBA stats and votes to beat TnT’s Mikey Williams (1,332), NorthPort’s Robert Bolick (1,295) and Calvin Abueva of Magnolia (10.66) for the Leo Trophy.

He was joined in the Mythical First Team by MM. Williams, Abueva, six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer (SMB) and Arwind Santos of NorthPort.

Mr. Bolick led the legendary second team with CJ Perez of SMB, Christian Standhardinger of Ginebra, Matthew Wright of Phoenix and Ian Sangalang of Magnolia.

Mr Williams, meanwhile, was honored as Rookie of the Year while Terrafirma’s Juami Tiongson received the Most Improved Player honour.

Meralco’s Cliff Hodge, Santos, TnT’s Kelly Williams, Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon and SMB’s Chris Ross made up the All-Defensive Team while NLEX’s Kevin Alas received the Sportsmanship Award during ceremonies at a hour before the opening of season 47.

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“He doesn’t need a Finals MVP to validate his career” https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/he-doesnt-need-a-finals-mvp-to-validate-his-career/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:28:10 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/he-doesnt-need-a-finals-mvp-to-validate-his-career/ With the NBA Finals underway, one of the stories is that Steph Curry may win his first Finals MVP award. It would do wonders to his already great legacy. However, Curry’s former teammate Jeremy Lin believes Curry doesn’t need the Bill Russell MVP trophy to confirm his greatness. With Game 1 of the NBA Finals […]]]>

With the NBA Finals underway, one of the stories is that Steph Curry may win his first Finals MVP award.

It would do wonders to his already great legacy. However, Curry’s former teammate Jeremy Lin believes Curry doesn’t need the Bill Russell MVP trophy to confirm his greatness.

With Game 1 of the NBA Finals underway, Lin tweeted about the possibility of Curry winning his fourth NBA championship and first Finals MVP award. The former Warrior stressed that Curry’s career won’t be incomplete even if he doesn’t win the Finals MVP.

Here is what Lin tweeted:

“I hope Steph Curry wins Championship and Finals MVP. But make no mistake, he does NOT need a Finals MVP to validate his career by any means. “

Hopefully Steph Curry wins Championship and Finals MVP. But make no mistake, he does NOT need a Finals MVP to validate his career by any means.

Steph Curry is already among the greatest players of all time and has the nickname of being the greatest shooter in history. He has two NBA MVPs and three championships. The NBA Finals MVP is conspicuously missing from his resume, but he has a chance to earn it this season.

However, Curry and the Warriors need to bounce back from losing Game 1 at home to the Boston Celtics. The Golden State Warriors were up double digits early in the fourth quarter, but a furious Celtics rally gave them an impressive 120-108 win on Thursday.

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Curry was on fire to start the game, breaking the NBA Finals record for most three-point shots made in a quarter.

He finished the game with 34 points, five rebounds and five assists, but that wasn’t enough to prevent a Celtics win. Al Horford had a big game for Boston with 26 points, while Jaylen Brown and Derrick White had 24 and 21 points respectively.


Steph Curry and Jeremy Lin are former teammates

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Jeremy Lin of the LA Lakers
Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Jeremy Lin of the LA Lakers

Before Steph Curry became the greatest shooter of all time and Jeremy Lin became “Linsanity”, they were teammates. Curry and Lin played together for the Warriors in the 2010-11 NBA season. After that, Curry had to overcome several injuries before returning to the league in 2014.

Meanwhile, Lin would become a star for the New York Knicks in 2012 as part of the “Linsanity” craze. He then bounced back in the league playing for teams such as the Houston Rockets and LA Lakers. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks.

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Lin would win his only NBA championship in 2019 as a member of the Toronto Raptors against his former team. He played for the Warriors’ G League team in 2021 in hopes of an eventual NBA return.

Today, the 33-year-old point guard plays for the Chinese Basketball Association‘s Beijing Ducks. He averaged 19.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals in his first two seasons in Beijing.

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Could I still be contagious after Covid isolation? And should I bother wearing a mask once I get better? https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/could-i-still-be-contagious-after-covid-isolation-and-should-i-bother-wearing-a-mask-once-i-get-better/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 06:30:08 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/could-i-still-be-contagious-after-covid-isolation-and-should-i-bother-wearing-a-mask-once-i-get-better/ If you are at home with covid, you might be wondering how long you’ve really been contagious. You don’t want to self-isolate any longer than necessary, but neither do you want to endanger the health of your friends and co-workers — or vulnerable strangers for that matter. In Australia, people with COVID must self-isolate for […]]]>

If you are at home with covid, you might be wondering how long you’ve really been contagious. You don’t want to self-isolate any longer than necessary, but neither do you want to endanger the health of your friends and co-workers — or vulnerable strangers for that matter.

In Australia, people with COVID must self-isolate for seven days unless they have significant ongoing problems or new symptoms (so the fine print in the state and territory rules say they should stay away longer).

So what is the risk of leaving home after a week and still being contagious?

What does the research say about of Omicron infectious period? Omicron’s incubation period – the period between infection and the onset of symptoms – is around three days, with the person often becoming contagious a day or two before symptoms appear.

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The average duration of symptoms with Omicron is also quite short – often 5-6 days versus 7-10 days with Delta and earlier variants. Omicron is more contagious because the increased number of mutations on its spike protein allows it to better evade immune system.

It appears on Omicron variant causes milder disease and more asymptomatic infections, and it is more effective at dodging our immune systems – hence the high rate of breakthrough cases with the Omicron variant is to be expected.

What if my RAT test is still positive on day 6 or 7?

Data from the Omicron outbreak suggests that rapid antigen tests (RATs) may not detect COVID until at least two days after exposure to the virus.

It appears that the Omicron variant causes milder disease and more asymptomatic infections, and it is more effective at dodging our immune systems (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

And the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says Rats are not as accurate if you don’t have symptoms. It is therefore likely that you will not test positive on a RAT for a few days after exposure. And, if you don’t have symptoms, you could get a false negative result within days.

PCR tests are likely to detect virus sooner than RATs due to their high sensitivity, and PCR will also continue to detect virus particles for longer. Relying on this test could extend the period of isolation even if the person is not contagious. That said, a PCR test is still considered the “gold standard” for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Most states do not require a clear RAT or PCR test for release from isolation, but say those who still have certain symptoms (such as a sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or runny nose) should extend their isolation. If you have symptoms and take a RAT test, a positive result may indicate that you are still infectious to others.

The goal of COVID testing is to identify people who are currently transmitting the virus. Thus, RATs are able to detect the vast majority of infectious cases and they work well in congregate settings, such as long-term care facilities, workplaces, or schools.

Meanwhile, emerging science (including data from the [National Basketball Association’s extensive COVID testing program] suggests that with the Omicron variantup to half of those infected could still be contagious on day five (the end of the recommended isolation period in the United States) – and possibly beyond.

In Australian states and territories, isolation lasts seven days, provided the person has no symptoms.

It has been suggested that it may be safer to self-isolate for eight days and wear a mask to protect others for a total of ten days. In the Northern Territory, those coming out of isolation must wear a mask for a further seven days. South Australians are told to mask up for three days after isolation.

And the masks after that?

Thus, it is possible that people are contagious beyond their seven-day isolation if they are still showing symptoms. After ten days, most people are no longer contagious. Several studies have shown that there is very little, if any, transmission after the tenth day, regardless of the variant.

However, for those who are immunocompromised, it is recommended to wait 20 days to come out of isolation as these patients have been shown to tend to shed virus longer.

The level of protection you have against vaccination or previous COVID infection may also depend on factors such as your age and immune status. (Case)

Once people are completely cured of the disease and have no symptoms, they are considered non-infectious because the viral load they carry is very low.

A person who has recently fully recovered from COVID does not need to wear a mask, as there is no risk of them being re-infected with the same variant. As a result, they pose no COVID threat to others.

However, they should reconsider this advice after 12 weeks, when reinfection is possible.

The level of protection you have against vaccination or previous COVID infection may also depend on factors such as your age and immune status. It’s also worth noting that Omicron recovery won’t protect someone against seasonal colds and flu or later COVID variants — but a mask might.

Takeaway tips on when to leave the house

Protecting yourself and the community against communicable diseases, including COVID, relies on early detection of infection and the implementation of public infection prevention measures.

Until RAT tests are uniformly sensitive enough to detect with certainty the absence of the virus, we must supplement these tests with preventive measures such as isolation until symptoms disappear and wearing masks outside. indoors and at public events.

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