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GPL: Lions 2- 1 RTU

first_imgHeart of Lions staged a comeback to defeat ten-man Real Tamale United 2-1 on Saturday in the Glo Premier League.The visitors took a 15th minute lead in Kpando through Abdul Aziz Yusif but once again, they failed to guard their solitary lead.Twenty-four minutes after the opener, the home side drew level when Franklyn Osei scored the equalizer.Both teams ended the first half one goal apiece but RTU had three bookings as Isaac Twumasi, Mohammed Fuseini and Hassan Mohammed all entered referee O.B. Amankwah’s books.After recess, RTU were the worst hit as Hassan picked up a second booking leading to his dismissal in the 63rd minute.And ten minutes after his sending off, Daniel Acquaye scored from the spot after Heart of Lions were awarded a penalty Live updates on Sundaylast_img read more

Lakers granted Jason Kidd permission to interview for Knicks’ coaching job

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Lakers are preparing to restart the NBA season in Orlando next month, but front-of-the-bench coaches have not yet been granted permission to work out with players. Travel party testing begins on Tuesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKidd’s role in Xs and Os has largely been on the offensive end, but he’s also been a helpful presence in the locker room. A former Team USA teammate of LeBron James, Kidd is commonly seen as one of the people who can help keep the Lakers’ star players accountable. While teams generally succeed offensively with James, the Lakers improved their offensive rating from 107.4 points per 100 possessions to 112.6.In his early ventures as a head coach, Kidd struggled with larger power dynamics: While he made the playoffs in a solo season in Brooklyn, he was traded away to the Bucks after reports surfaced that he wanted more of a hand in decision-making. He had some success in Milwaukee and helped develop Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the team plateaued in the middle of the standings. Milwaukee’s success atop the East in the last two years under Mike Budenholzer is often seen as an indictment of Kidd’s tenure.Past thorny incidents also trail Kidd: He pleaded guilty to spousal abuse in 2001, receiving a fine and anger management classes. He also pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in 2012.Kidd has indicated throughout his stint with the Lakers that he’s learned a lot from being an assistant for the first time, and Vogel has repeatedly said that he and Kidd have worked well together. Reports surfaced in April that Kidd was also a potential candidate for the Brooklyn Nets’ open job — again (management and ownership have changed over since he coached there).Related Articles The Knicks are searching for their seventh head coach in 14 years, with only three playoff appearances in that span. The last few months have seen the troubled organization restructure under former agent Leon Rose as team president. (Coincidentally, Kurt Rambis, one of the people who helped hire Kidd to the Lakers, served as an interim coach there in 2016.) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers’ assistant coach Jason Kidd is among the candidates to take the head coaching job with the New York Knicks.The Lakers granted permission for Kidd to interview with the Knicks last week, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Southern California News Group. Kidd’s talks with the Knicks were first reported by the New York Times.The Lakers generally grant permission for assistants to interview for head coaching roles. As the top assistant on the West-leading Lakers with two previous stints with the Nets and Bucks under his belt, Kidd — a Hall of Fame point guard in his own right — naturally is a candidate to become a head coach again.Kidd was in the mix this season to become head coach of the Lakers, but ultimately was hired as an assistant under Frank Vogel. Some league observers were initially skeptical of the pairing — on the day Vogel was officially introduced, he was asked if he was concerned that Kidd could be a natural successor. But the Lakers seemed to iron out any intrigue early, helping the team to a 49-14 record before the season went on hiatus.last_img read more