LaVar Ball says Lakers asked him to tone down criticism of coach Walton

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA governors show united front as league opens as scheduled But in true LaVar fashion, the brash parent had this to say: “I’m going to say whatever I want to say, however I want to say it. And they said, ‘LaVar, come and talk to us first.’ So that’s fine too.”Prior to the team’s request, LaVar lambasted Walton for supposedly not knowing how to coach his son, citing such “flaws” as benching him in late-game situations and calling “unnecessary” timeouts.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Coach Luke Walton to LaVar Ball: ‘We don’t take parents’ opinions’ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas.  AP Photo/John LocherLaVar Ball, the plain-spoken father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, has certainly not been shy in speaking his mind about the team’s head coach Luke Walton.After publicly calling out the player-turned-coach multiple times for his supposed mismanagement of the youngster’s minutes, the Los Angeles brass has reportedly requested the loud-mouthed patriarch to tone down on his criticism.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In an interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the elder Ball confirmed that a closed-door meeting was held between him and Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka to resolve the issue.“Everybody’s going to try to make it an ego thing, like I’m trying to tell them what to do, or they’re trying to tell me to tone it down. It’s not about that. It’s about coming together and to get a solution to this problem,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“It may sound crazy to other people, but I really just want the best for Lonzo, and the best for Lonzo is going to be what’s best for the organization. Because if everybody winning, we good.”The Laker executives also reportedly had no qualms about Ball speaking his mind, but wants the polarizing father to remain positive when discussing the team to the media. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

March 2 2018The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthr

first_imgMarch 2, 2018The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation organized the 19th Annual Nonprofit Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness. The Forum took place March 2nd, 2018 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ.The theme of this year was “Leading in an Age of Disruption”. The opening session featured a lecture by Rusty Stahl : “The Most Important People in Our Economy, Democracy, and Community; Why Everyone Should Invest in America’s NonprofitWorkforce.” Four managers from the Cosanti Foundation traveled down to Tucson to attend the conference and network with nonprofits all over the state of Arizona.From left: Kevin Pappa – Planning manager, Jona Creager – Metal Studio, Shannon Mackenzie – Public Relations, Rob Jameson – Arcosanti Information Systems ManagerFind out more about the conference and the exciting panelists and workshops here: read more

Last nights Brazil vs Germany World Cup semifina

first_imgLast night’s Brazil vs Germany World Cup semi-final match set new TV viewing records and was the most discussed sports match on Twitter, according to the microblogging network and broadcaster ZDF.The German public broadcaster said today that the game attracted 32.57 million viewers – the highest ever recorded under Germany’s current audience measurement system. This represented a record 87.8% market share.Meanwhile, according to Twitter’s own data, the match notched up 35. 6 million tweets during the telecast of the match, making it “the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter.”Twitter Data said that Sami Khedira’s goal for Germany after 29 minutes – the German team’s fifth of the night – was the peak moment of the match, producing 580,166 tweets in the minute after it was scored.ZDF said that the game had written “sports and television history” and had beaten Germany’s previous record-holding broadcast – the 2010 World Cup semi-final between Germany and Spain, which attracted 31.1 million viewers and an audience share of 71.6%.last_img read more

Bouygues Telecom Altice could be open to acquiring

first_imgBouygues TelecomAltice could be open to acquiring French service provider Bouygues Telecom, according to the Patrick Drahi investment vehicle’s CEO, Dexter Goei, cited by Dow Jones Newswires.Goei, speaking at a Morgan Stanley conference in Barcelona, said that there was a great potential to realise synergies between the two companies.Goei said Altice would not need to implement a capital increase to acquire Bouygues Telecom, despite the heavy debts incurred in acquiring SFR.Altice has also recently tabled a bid for Portugal Telecom’s domestic assets.Bouygues was recently involved in a bitter contest with Altice and cable operator Numericable, of which it is majority owner, for Vivendi-owned SFR, with Numericable emerging triumphant.Bouygues has maintained that Bouygues Telecom will continue to operate as a standalone unit and will become profitable and competitive as part of a big four-dominated French telecom sector.Bouygues Telecom is ranked number three amongst French mobile players but has limited penetration in the fixed line market.last_img read more