Jim Calhoun will be spotted on the hardwood this winter as the initial head coach of the University of St. Joseph’s (Conn.) men’s basketball program, which will play its first-ever NCAA Division III contest on Friday, November 9th against William Paterson University.
Another season of Watertown Summer Basketball has begun, which means it is time to revisit some of the highlights from the first few weeks, courtesy of the league’s social media coordinator Lindsay Graham. The second week is posted above, while first week’s highlight’s are below.
The league includes a few former players that we have covered over the past few winters, including Joey Flannery (Babson College), Sam Longwell (WPI) and Jesse Vega (Regis College).
New fans of the league can stay connected by following the league on Twitter @watsummerhoop and the Watertown Recreation Department at @Watertownrec.
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In addition to McFadden, other reporters, including Rob Dauster and Tim Murrayhave also confirmed via their sources that Engelstad will become the program’s next head coach, too.
Since taking over the Southern Vermont College men’s basketball program five years ago, Engelstad has compiled an impressive record of 104-34. He guided the Mountaineers this past season to a 22-6 ledger, which included a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament and a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament crown.
The 2018 N.B.A. Playoffs officially begin tomorrow – yes, welcome to the postseason, basketball fans!
This is one of my favorite postseasons to follow – I do also enjoy playoff hockey as well, but playoff basketball is something I could watch all the time. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the upcoming N.B.A. playoffs, enjoy!
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According to multiple reports, including ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics guard KyrieIrving‘s season has officially concluded – he will miss the remainder of the team’s regular season, as well as the postseason, too.
Irving recently had surgery on his left knee and won’t be returning to the hardwood until next season.
Boston is scheduled to compete in four more games before the postseason begins, but without Irving, the Celtics will need their younger players to step-up, including Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Al Horford will also be expected to lead the Green and White in the postseason, as well.
As of this afternoon, the Raptors appear to be a lock for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Cleveland Cavaliers will most likely finish in third place.
If the postseason was to commence this afternoon or evening, the Celtics would face the seventh-seed Washington Wizards in the opening round.