An announcement about the Olympic-scale frog – Reading Eagle

The CEO was impressed.

For “Miami Heat” praise is Olympic in nature.

And it could well predict the future as trespassers.

Although formally working in this semifinal series of the Eastern Conference playoffs the “Heath-Philadelphia 76ers” only as a TV analyst for TNT, Grant Hill, a former Hall of Fame forward, is somewhat halved.

By hiring Jerry Calangelo as managing director of the U.S. national basketball team after reaching Olympic gold in Tokyo last summer, Hill is assisting in filling coaching staffs and lists for future applications for the 2024 World Cup and Olympic Games in Paris.

Which kind of makes this series unofficial rehearsals for Bama Adebayo, Tyler Era and Eric Spoelstra of Heat’s.

“I think it’s one of the benefits of my work in broadcasting – the ability to see some of these players up close,” Hill told Sun Sentinel. “Seeing these players in person, you will learn a lot by watching in person, not on video or television.

“And when I learned more about the international game, it’s a slightly different game. Yeah, I guess you can, in a sense, scout. ”

For Adebayo the book was already written with his contribution to gold last summer in Japan.

But even since then Hill has said he is seeing steady growth.

“Bam, I think his game and the way he plays are perfect for the international arena,” Hill said. “First of all, he is well trained. He has a great culture. I believe that this is a guy who worked hard and worked on his game, as well as developed the attacking side, ball handling, transfer.

“His numbers don’t necessarily overwhelm you. But small plays, understanding of correct reading, discipline in defense, the ability to guard several actions, such qualities served him well in the heat and, of course, served him well in the international arena.

In addition, there is Héroe, who was invited to work against the Olympic list last summer as part of the U.S. Select Team, a group of prospects who could become next-generation Olympians.

“Its growth over the last three years has been incredible,” Hill said. “And for the young guy, he looked at the role of the sixth not as a reduction, but as an opportunity, and how he accepted it and just ruined the competition when it comes to the sixth person.

“He was part of the selected team and was impressive, and will definitely be a candidate if we move forward to the World Cup and the Olympics.”

And then there’s Spoelstra, who coached the selected team last summer and was then included in Steve Carr’s Olympic headquarters, who replaced Greg Popovich as national coach.

“I’ve always been a Coach Spo fan,” Hill said. “Honestly, I didn’t know him that well. I had a chance to spend time with him in Vegas last summer when the selected team was preparing for the Olympic team, and was just amazed.

“I think he’s a great communicator. I think his players are playing tough. I think it’s always been a consistent theme, no matter who was in shape. You feel that they really believe in it and believe in the local culture. “

At the moment, the only focus for Adebayo, Héroe and Spoelstro is to overcome the 76ers and reach the final of the Eastern Conference for the second time in three years.

But six years from now, with the Los Angeles Olympics, there may be a higher call for the trinity.

“I love Spo very much, and I’m very happy that he’s ready to be a part of this and that great staff,” said Hill, “and will be a candidate for head coach after this next ATV.”

For now, the “trials” are ongoing, and Hill will again be working with TNT on Sunday’s Game 4 at Wells Fargo Center.


SUPPLIED: Even a year later Dwayne Wade Joining the Utah Jazz owners group, Spoelstra said it was still difficult to see the Heat icon anywhere other than the court at the FTX Arena, which was Wednesday night for Game 2 of the Heat-76ers. “He lives life,” Spoelstra said after the Heath victory. “Utah games are in the front row, and here in the front row. I was really surprised. That’s what I told him there. I said, “I don’t care, it’s an incredible opportunity,” but it looks weird when he sits in the front row at a Utah match. And next door Danny Age? Come on. But it was great to have him. ” Next on Spoelstra’s wish list is the former Heat champion Chris Bosch back in the building during this playoff game.

CODE: Before this game 2 coach 76ers Doc Rivers offered his thoughts on the outrageous foul “Memphis Grizzlies” Dylan Brooks that left the Golden State Warriors Gary Payton II with an elbow fracture and Brooks with a throw and suspension for one game. “Everything behind is very dangerous,” Rivers said when asked if Brooks had crossed the line. “I’ll say so, Dylan Brooks is a competitive dude. Yeah, I didn’t like seeing it. I know his goal was not to offend anyone. Sometimes I think guys, they admire. I was to blame as a player. . . you will find a movie. It happens. This is such a jet game. You don’t have a second to react. You’re chasing a guy, that’s why such plays happen. ” Rivers added: “It looked bad, it really was. But physicality will definitely not leave our game. There will be cases when a collision will happen and someone will suffer, but no one intends to suffer. “

F – – – JAE: Let’s say the former heat is ahead Jay Crowder this polarizing would be an understatement given its sometimes overly aggressive play. But he also has a playful side. So only in the first round of the playoffs fans of “New Orleans Pelicans” appeared in shirts “F-Jae Crowder”, and did not have time his teammate “Phoenix Suns” Devin Booker dared to do the same, then Crowder also got dressed. More disturbing to Crowder was that his daughter had heard such singing at the Smoothie King Center. “I had to explain to her that it’s all fun and games, it’s all competition,” he said of his 8-year-old child. “I had to play intellectual games with her: ‘They really love your dad.’ “Booker said,‘ That’s a really great thing, dude. This is respect at the highest level. When 15, 20 thousand people chant your name, it is very impressive. Good for Jay. People who didn’t know his name when they went into the game know it now. ”And, yes, Crowder himself was selling T-shirts on his website when he moved to the second round against the Dallas Mavericks.

Big fan: Striker Cleveland Cavaliers, who ranks second after Erro in the vote for the NBA’s sixth man of the year Kevin Love had nothing but praise for Heat Guard’s third year on Twitter. “Everyone who knows me knows that I love Tyler Herr’s game [and swag]”, – published Love,” great respect for the incredible company of the 6th man. The best is yet to come. “

LESSON OF EXCEPTION: After defeating his team from Heath in the first round with a score of 4-1 owner Atlanta Hawks Tony Ressler last week said the need for belated changes became apparent in this series. “I think if you asked our front office, they would say that, based on a visit to the Eastern Conference final last season, they thought we could get back mostly the same team and get better, and [they] It is expected to be better, “Wrestler told the Atlanta media.” I don’t think it turned out the way we thought. Yes, I think we should have tried to recover, not get back what we had. it won’t be. It was a mistake, at least in my opinion. “


5-0. Home playoff record. The winning streak of five games is the longest for the team in the playoffs after an 11-game home run from June 13, 2014 to May 30, 2014.


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