Arizona High School Basketball Official Fired
Arizona Interscholastic Association fired a high school basketball official in Arizona after he allegedly asked if the opposing team had green cards. AIA fired the coach, who remains unnamed, after the “insensitive comment”. The coach told AIA that he made the comment as an attempt at humor.
In addition, he made the comment at a predominantly Hispanic school. Most of the boys had never witnessed or been involved in this type of racism,” said one of the mothers of the boy’s on the opposing team.
New York Jets Hire Adam Gase
The New York Jets hired Adam Gase as their next head coach. After a three year stint with the Dolphins, Gase was the top choice for both the Cardinals and the Packers. He led the Dolphins to the playoffs in 2016. However, the following years were dogged by adversaries.
SF Giant’s Baseball Stadium Renamed
Beginning on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants will play in a renamed park. They recently announced a 20 year contract with Oracle, after their contract with AT&T expired. The park saw three world championships since 2006, when the Giant’s began their contract with AT&T.
The change will be immediate, after the contract finalized on Tuesday. Reports say that the deal cost $200M, much higher than the $100M with AT&T. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said recent success with the Warriors led to this decision.
Seattle Will Host NHL Draft And All-Star Game
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Seattle will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons. In addition, they will host the NHL draft, which is expected to happen before the All Star game season. This comes right after the NHL announced that the new Seattle team will begin playing in 2021-2022. Currently, the team doesn’t have a name of color scheme.
Memphis’ Dillon Brooks In Surgery
Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks will have surgery this week to repair a ruptured ligament in his right big toe. Brooks is expected to miss the rest of the season. He suffered the injury on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs. Brooks tweeted that he’s thankful for the support he’s received. He also vows that this won’t be a long-term setback.