Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rams moving back to Los Angeles

The Rams belong to Los Angeles once again.

The Chargers might be headed there, as well.

What about the Raiders? Who knows at this point.

What is certain is that all three franchises face serious challenges over the next few years now that the NFL has approved the relocation of the Rams from St. Louis, and given the Chargers a one-year option to join them in the nation’s second-largest media market.

Should the Chargers stay in San Diego, seemingly a long shot, the Raiders could then step in and move from Oakland to L.A.

A long Tuesday of votes and re-votes ended with 30 of 32 NFL owners approving Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s ambitious plan to move his team to the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, about 10 miles from downtown L.A.

The Raiders and Chargers had a competing proposal to share a new stadium in nearby Carson, but neither option got the 24 votes needed for approval. After another negotiating session in the afternoon, Kroenke’s $1.8 billion project prevailed.

The decision ends the NFL’s 21-year absence in Los Angeles.

Anthony Carter, assistant coach

[1/26/16] After spending 13 seasons playing in the NBA, Anthony Carter was definitely qualified to be an assistant coach in the Association.

So when Sacramento Kings coach George Karl, who had coached the former Hawaii star with the Denver Nuggets, called last summer and asked “A.C.” to join his coaching staff, Carter jumped at the opportunity.

[2/12/18] Anthony Carter is currently in year two as an assistant coach with Sioux Falls of the NBA G League, and the ex-Rainbow Warrior couldn’t be happier.

[2/17/18] Carter’s current position has him working with the Heat’s current two-way players, Yante Maten and Duncan Robinson, who have contracts that allow them to spend a maximum of 45 days in the NBA this season. Since Maten and Robinson spend most of this year in Sioux Falls, that is where Carter will do the bulk of his work with them.

He travels to Sioux Falls when the Heat are on the road, usually on the West Coast. Otherwise, when Miami is at home, he assists with practices and injured players like Goran Dragic, currently recovering from surgery, and Derrick Jones Jr., making his way back after tweaking his knee, in the on-court portion of their rehabilitation.