Saunders to the Pistons, Larry to the Knicks

Written by John Onan

What it means to these two teams

Well,repparttar news of Larry Brown’s departure from Detroit and expected arrival in New York has finally come to pass. As expected, Flip Saunders,repparttar 151137 embattled former Minnesota Timberwolves coach has now takenrepparttar 151138 help of a team that has reachedrepparttar 151139 NBA Finalsrepparttar 151140 last two seasons; winning it all in 2004.

First off, I already understand that Saunders in no Larry Brown; and that may be good news forrepparttar 151141 Piston’s organization and their players. The focus should be onrepparttar 151142 team and not on ifrepparttar 151143 coach is flirting with other teams for head coaching jobs and/or front office positions. The center of attention should remain onrepparttar 151144 court, where this Pistons squad is proven winners. The core of this team is still very young andrepparttar 151145 window remains wide open for more championships.

If Brown were to remain in Detroit, General Manager Joe Dumars would more of less be admitting that this team can’t win without him. And in return, this team would spendrepparttar 151146 next season, and any thereafter withrepparttar 151147 gypsy coach atrepparttar 151148 helm, withrepparttar 151149 prospect of Brown always curious whenever one ofrepparttar 151150 many NBA jobs open up for discussion.

Brown went as far to say aboutrepparttar 151151 Knicks opportunity that it was his “dream job “. Well, by looking atrepparttar 151152 Knicks roster of returnees, this dream could turn into a bad one relatively quick. With Stephon Marbury runningrepparttar 151153 show,repparttar 151154 “I” remains permanently ensconced in this team. Good luck Larry, getting Marbury to buy intorepparttar 151155 “team consept” and playing defense. It has yet to be done by any coach ever to encounter a guy who still believesrepparttar 151156 ballgame revolves around him. And before anyone compares Marbury to Brown’s guidance of a young Allen Iverson, he’s not even in A.I.’s league; never will be.

Isaiah Thomas continues to mismanagerepparttar 151157 team and it’s finances, bringing in role players and expecting them to flourish in a town that will tell you exactly what they think of you if you’re not performing to those inflated expectations. Jerome James and Quentin Richardson are notrepparttar 151158 answers to Isaiah’s frontcourt prayers. Channing Frye is a nice draft pick, but he won’t getrepparttar 151159 ball unless he rebounds it, as long as Marbury and Jamal Crawford are launching jump shots.

Who Else Knows These Facts About Trampolines

Written by Paul Johnson

"El trampolino" wasrepparttar Mexican word for "diving board", and one ofrepparttar 151136 many words in common usage, which was once actually trademarked as "trampoline".

The first gold medal awarded in Olympic trampoline competition, went to Irina Karavaeva, of Russia. The event, which took place atrepparttar 151137 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, was witnessed by George Nissen,repparttar 151138 86 year-old inventor ofrepparttar 151139 trampoline.

The famous picture taken inrepparttar 151140 late 50s, of inventor George Nissen on a trampoline with a "tame" kangaroo, was only accomplished by Nissen holding its front paws when they got on it, sorepparttar 151141 animal could not kick him.

The Gillingham Jumpers, a club based in Kent, England, isrepparttar 151142 largest known trampoline club inrepparttar 151143 world, with 1500 members bouncing aroundrepparttar 151144 Jumpers Rebound Centre, every week.

Trampolines have enteredrepparttar 151145 arena of "extreme sports", with some centers offering a combination of bungee jumping and trampoline jumping, where participants wear a harness attached to bungee cord rigging, that allows them to bounce extra high offrepparttar 151146 trampoline, withoutrepparttar 151147 danger of falling if they lose their balance.

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