Last Week in the East Coast Bias
And 30 Rock is coming back this week – watch for Oprah and a fine actress named Tijuana Ricks on the flight behind Tina Fey and Oprah. Tina Fey gets to be known for more than her Sarah Palin impression.
* St. John’s didn’t get the coveted recruit, Jordan Williams. The Torrington High forward chose Maryland for the playing time and criminal justice program. Good luck to him; perhaps he’ll become like Sean May – a little earthbound but extrememly capable in the post.
* Big East media day notes include the coaches’ preseason poll, links to other Big East scribes and quotes from Justin Burrell from NYHoops.com, and more quotes from Burrell on knowing his role.
* Connecticut’s Nate Miles, after violating his restraining order, will go to the College of Southern Idaho, or CSI, to play ball for a year. Will he be back at U Conn? Will he go somewhere else, or even to the professional ranks?
* A note on the upcoming preseason NIT Tournament, based on a post from Storming the Floor.
* In case no one’s disabused you of the notion, public stadium financing doesn’t lead to strong local economic impact.
* Lute Olsen steps down as head coach of Arizona (the title of the post refers to how Bill Belichick stepped down from his day-long stint as the head coach of the New York Jets); this post is on how I think head coaches who quit suddenly aren’t practicing what they preach, and how Arizona’s future is still bright.
* Unfortunately, one of our favorite blogs, CardsHoops, seems to have hung up the keyboard.
* The Mets hired a coach with the awesome name Razor Shines. There is also a Moneyball movie coming out.
* Isiah Thomas may have overdosed on a few too many sleeping pills… but there will be more on this during the week.
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