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George Young: HS teacher to architect of Giants' Super Bowls

Jul. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In an era when NFL teams chose general managers from the ranks of former players, coaches and personnel executives, George Young was ahead of his time with the New York Giants. Young was a Renaissance man. He filled all the prerequisites and...

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

Jul. 22, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp’s family released a statement through the team that the...

Pelicans hire Suns assistant Willie Green as new head coach

Jul. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach. Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant coach the past five years — first with...

SEC's 4 new head coaches face different challenges

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations but sport the standard new regime optimism. Tennessee’s Josh Heupel is trying to rescue a proud program whose struggles now include an NCAA investigation into...

Rhoades, VCU agree to contract extension

Jul. 22, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the Rams' sideline through the 2026-27 season. Athletic director and vice president Ed McLaughlin made the...

Analysis: Bucks GM Jon Horst, a champion from modest roots

Jul. 21, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

So many heroes. The Milwaukee Bucks had no shortage of them on their way to this NBA championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, tops the list. Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez too. Role players stepped up. Mike Budenholzer is now a champion head coach after being a champion...

Jets assistant in hospital after 'horrific' bike accident

Jul. 20, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in California in a “horrific” crash over the weekend. Knapp was struck Saturday in the city of San Ramon, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 58-year-old longtime NFL...

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns

Jul. 19, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

Raiders team president Marc Badain has resigned just before the start of training camp after helping orchestrate the team's move to Las Vegas. Owner Mark Davis announced Monday that Badain is leaving the organization and that executive vice president and general counsel...

Unseld talking defense as he takes over Wizards job

Jul. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld Jr.'s path to this point was a bit different than his father's. The elder Unseld led Washington to an NBA title as a player before later taking over as coach. Unseld Jr. had a more modest playing career, but his experience as an assistant...

Mullen, Gators adapting to life with new QB, playmakers

Jul. 19, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen puts a positive spin on losing his three best offensive playmakers. The Gators are replacing Heisman Trophy finalist Kyle Trask at quarterback and two first-round NFL draft picks, wide receiver Kadarius Toney and tight end...