The TFB Week In Review … June 5th – 11th, 2011 Part One

MAMA, THERE GOES THAT MAN …

~ The Golden State Warriors went for the splashy move by bringing in Mark Jackson to be their next head coach. It’s well documented by now that Jackson does not have any coaching experience. He is going to need to be surrounded by solid basketball minds both in the front office and on the sidelines. However, if his comments at his press conference is any indication, Jackson is going to bring a confident swagger to the Warriors.

“It is a great day.Not only for me, but for this organization, for this fan base. Because the Bay Area will never be the same.” … Mark Jackson , New Head Coach of The Golden State Warriors

Never mind what his coaching philosphies are right now, Jackson has presence. He’s young enough to relate to today’s NBA player and brings 17 years of basketball knowledge from his playing career. His aim right now has to be to get the Warriors a new idenity that leads them to the playoffs.

MONTA ELLIS TRADE RUMORS

Jackson inherits a Warriors team that has a talented pair of guards, Monta’ Ellis and Stephen Curry. The rumor mill is is in full swing that 1 of them will be traded. Chances are it’ll be Ellis. The 76ers and Magic are rumored to be interested. Jackson did make it clear that he would like to coach Ellis, however if he can be moved for a star or big named player I’m sure he won’t stand in the way of that.

What is also beginning to come to light is a reported beef between Ellis and teammate David Lee. Apparently Ellis does not paticularly care for Lee, according to the ever popular “sources”. If I had to make a prediction on the future of Ellis, I’d go with that he’ll be moved for as much as the Warriors can get back for an extremely talented 25 year old scoring guard. Andre Iguodala for Ellis makes a lot of sense financially and on the court.

PRYOR & OHIO STATE …

This story won’t go away anytime soon. The score as it stands now is that the NCAA is currently investigating the Ohio State football program. The head coach Jim Tressel ended up losing his job and rightfully so, resigning while under intense media pressure and scrutiny. The latest events now surround former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The keyword in that last sentence was former. Pryor announced that he will not return to OSU in the fall. He gives up his senior season and will now look to land in the NFL via the Supplemental Draft. That is of course if the NFL takes care of it’s current lockout status.

Smart move by Pryor to get out of town when he had the chance. He was going to be suspended for the first 5 games of the upcoming season anyway. Teammates have reportedly expressed they don’t want to play with him anymore, some have even blamed him for Tressell losing his job and the school being investigated so deeply. The allegations continue to get worst with reports coming out that Pryor was guilty of NCAA violations by receiving large amounts of cash benefits. He’s not ready to be an NFL quarterback yet, at least not from what I saw of him in televised OSU games.

 It now remains to be seen just how many more allegations against OSU come to light. The judgement has been passed swiftly already against them, costing the team it’s head coach and now it’s starting quarterback. This one is a story that will continue to unfold.

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5 Responses to The TFB Week In Review … June 5th – 11th, 2011 Part One

  1. patton26 says:

    I would have to say that I disagree with Ellis for Iguodala being a good trade. I think that the trade wouldn’t be good for Golden State because u then get a player who is more defensive and not one that’s known to have consistent offense, which Ellis is. Curry is good, but I don’t think he’s ready for being their number 1 perimeter scorer.

  2. Bobby Charts says:

    I dont think the Monta and Curry thing is a good fit, there both great but doesnt seem to work. Im happy for mark jackson and hope the best for him, but not when they play the Kings. lol

    Curry is damn good though they better get something good in return.

  3. Bobby Charts says:

    I dont think the Monta and Curry thing is a good fit, there both great but doesnt seem to work. Im happy for mark jackson and hope the best for him, but not when they play the Kings. lol

    Monta is damn good though they better get something good in return.

  4. I think Ellis is going to be moved anyway, the way it looks now, that trade proposal is the best one. Orlando is rumored to be in the mix so we’ll see what they possibly come up with. It’s time to see just how good Curry is, I don’t think him and Ellis can stay in the same backcourt for much longer. I would like to see Curry in a more featured role. If Mark Jackson wants defense to set the tone, then you have to look at Iguodala who may want the change of scenery anyway.

  5. patton26 says:

    I the Warriors need to get rid of Bedreins more than anyone. He’s overpaid and needs to be shipped out.

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