Thursday, January 29, 2015

THURSDAY: RADIO ROW -MARSHAWN GOES OFF





1. SUPER BOWL: 

Audio: Lynch goes off on media -
-Full rant 

 Marshawn Lynch saved his best media performance for last.
In a fascinating five minute sitdown that included one soliliquoy, minutes of awkward silence, and lots of shout outs, Lynch spoke honestly of his difficulty dealing with all the attention this week.
"I mean all week, I told y'all what's up. And for some reason y'all continue to come back and do the same thing, Lynch said. "I don't know what story y'all trying to get out of me. I don't know what image y'all trying to portray of me, but it don't matter what y'all think or what y'all say about me because when I go home at night, the same people I look at in the face -- my family -- that's all that really matters to me.
"So y'all could make up whatever you want to make up because I don't say enough for y'all to go and put anything out on me. I'll come to y'all event. Y'all shove cameras and microphones down my throat. ... But y'all mad at me. And if you aren't mad at me, then what y'all here for?"

We've found Lynch's media sessions alternately hilarious and pointless. We understand his frustration: Why do people keep asking him questions if he doesn't want to talk? (If you really want to know about Lynch, just read Michael Silver's column.) 
"I'm here preparing for the game and y'all want to ask me all these questions which is understandable. But I told y'all I'm not about to say nothing," Lynch said.
"If y'all ain't mad at me, then what y'all here for? I ain't got nothing for y'all though."



Tickets: How much is too much? Tickets may reach an all-time high 
Would Sherman miss game for birth? 
Audio - Montana: Better you or Brady? 


2. 49ERS: STAY IN HOUSE, NAME CHRYST OC --

-For a staff that was all fired - Tomsula, Mangini and Chryst stayed around
 -Will perception (They bungled this), become realty?
-As good as the Harbaugh staff?

49ERS COACHING STAFF
Jim Tomsulahead coach – He did not provide many clues about his vision for the team at his introductory press conference. He'll likely delegate complete autonomy to his coordinators after spending the past eight seasons as defensive line coach.
Geep Chryst, offensive coordinator – He is a holdover from the previous staff, on which he served as quarterbacks coach. The 49ers went strong after Adam Gase, but he opted to follow his former boss, John Fox, to the Chicago Bears. Rob Chudzinski, Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan, Bob Bicknell and Lane Kiffin were also mentioned as coaches in whom the 49ers had interest.Chryst will reportedly receive the promotion to the top assistant.
Eric Manginidefensive coordinator – The 49ers are expected to keep the 3-4 scheme that was implemented under former coordinator Vic Fangio. He spent just one season (2005) as New England Patriots defensive coordinator before head-coaching gigs with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
Steve Loganquarterbacks – Logan will work closely with Colin Kaepernick, whom he described Wednesday as“my kind of guy – mobile, accurate and smart."Logan was an assistant, along with Tomsula for two seasons in NFL Europe, before serving as offensive coordinator when Tomsula was head coach of the Rhein Fire in 2006.
Thomas McGaugheyspecial teams coordinator – The former NFL Europe colleague of Tomsula spent one season running the New York Jets’ special teams under Rex Ryan.
Tom Rathmanrunning backs – The former 49ers fullback will return for his 13th season on the team’s coaching staff. His first stint ran from 1997 to 2002. In his return, he’s been on the staff since 2009.
Tony Sparanotight ends – He last coached tight ends with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 and ’04. After a one-year stint in 2012 as New York Jets offensive coordinator, Sparano coached the Raiders offensive line. He was the Raiders interim head coach and finished as the runner-up to Jack Del Rio for the permanent job.
Chris Foersteroffensive line – He was let go as 49ers line coach in 2010 in favor of Mike Solari. Now, he replaces Solari after spending the past five seasons with Washington.
Eric Wolfordassistant offensive line – The former Youngstown State head coach was briefly on the Oklahoma State staff before getting his shot to coach in the NFL.
Jason Tarversenior defensive assistant/linebackers – The former Raiders defensive coordinator will have some play-calling responsibility. He will likely be entrusted to develop some blitz schemes.
Ronald CurryTBA – The former Raiders wide receivers spent two seasons with the 49ers as an offensive assistant. The 49ers denied the Buffalo Bills permission to hire Curry as their wide receivers coach. Whether he gets that title with the 49ers or not, he’ll work closely with that position group.
Aubrayo FranklinTBA -- The former 49ers nose tackle will fill an entry-level defensive coaching position.
Ejiro EveroTBA – After four seasons with the 49ers as defensive assistant, the former UC Davis safety could have an expanded role as an assistant defensive backs coach.
Mick LombardiTBA – He came to the 49ers in 2013 as “assistant to the head coach.” Last season, he moved into a coaching role as “offensive assistant.”

3. RAIDERS: STILL LOOKING FOR A DC AFTER GRANTHAM STAYS AT LOUISVILLE  

4. WARRIORS: GEORGE GERVIN SAYS TRY GETTING 33 IN A QUARTER WITH NO 3-POINT LINE 

“If you give a guy an advantage to break my record, it ain’t on the same playing level,” Gervin said. “So I’m saying, I ain’t going away that easy, by saying ‘Hey, he broke my record.’ Now, I don’t care what nobody say. I’m standing up for something that I’m real proud of, man…In the system that I played, my record will never be broken.
“I’m the one in the Guinness book,” Gervin said. “So if they put somebody else in the Guinness book for most points in a quarter, I’d like to see an asterisk by it.”

-Kyrie Irving scores 55 in win over Blazers


5. BEST IDEA EVER: MOVE THE SUPER BOWL TO SATURDAY

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Play the Super Bowl on a Saturday.

Play the Super Bowl on a Saturday.
Everyone likes the Superbowl.
Everyone likes drinking.
No one likes going to work hungover.
Please, President Obama, change the Super Bowl to Saturday night.
Published Date: Jan 28, 2015

12:15 RASHAD JENNINGS

12:30 DASHON GOLDSON

12:45 WARREN SAPP

1 PM: MIKE TIRICO

1:15 DID THE 49ERS GET IT RIGHT?

1:30 SUPER BOWL UPD ATE
-$50 to stand on a balcony?

1:45 JUSTIN TUCK

2 PM: MOLLY QERIM

2:15 MARSHAWN GOES OFF

2:30 HERM EDWARDS

2:45 CABOOSE:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: DAY ONE FROM ARIZONA



1. WARRIORS LOSE AT HOME:

No Bogut, no chance:

Bogut: Warriors 27-2 with him; 9-5 without him.

-They need more games like this to get them ready for playoffs: Warriors have had only 3 games this year decided by 4 or fewer points. Two of those have been last two games.

-0-13 FROM 3 IN 2ND HALF -61-48 ON THE BOARDS
-2ND


2. THE SUPER BOWL IN ARIZONA FIRST IMPRESSIONS 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Yes, we cheated alot. The difference? We never lied about it. We owned it.” -John Madden

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5.


12:15 RASHAD JOHNSON
-FS ARIZONA CARDINALS


12:30 LEIGH STEINBERG 

12:45 STIENBERG REACTION 

1 PM: GEOFF SCHWARTZ 
-G NY GIANTS

1:15 WARRIORS - RELAX---
-I'm hearing because they went 0-13 it means Barkley is right
-I do think they won't go far without Bogut

1:30 THE EAGLE WR COACH, WHO HAS NEVER BEEN A COORDINATOR, TURNED DOWN THE 49ERS OC JOB TO STAY A WR COACH....SOMETHING'S WRONG HERE..

-Division
-Kap
-FAs

1:45

2 PM: TOM FLORES 

2:15 STEVE CLARKSON
-QB COACH GURU

2:30: FRED JACKSON 


2:45 CABOOSE:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TUESDAY: FOOTBALL HOUR FINALE



1. KRAFT FIRES BACK:
-Robert Kraft wants an apology if Pats aren't found guilty
-Kraft and Goodell are boys - This is now bigger than footballs, it's two guys with power calling each other out


SUPER BOWL:
Bill Belichick was hired by the Patriots 15 years ago today. There have been 123 other head coaching changes around the NFL since that time.
Best QB/Coach combos
Pats/Sehawks legacies at stake


2. CHUD STAYS IN INDY, NO ONE WANTS TO RUN 49ERS OFFENSE:

  
The are keeping Rob Chudzinski, source said. He’s going to become the associate head coach. and wanted interviews

3. WARRIORS AT THE MID-WAY POINT: WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE, HOW CAN THEY FINISH THIS THING?
- What could have gone better?

*Curry most votes
*Klay emerges, gets 37 in a quarter
*Bogut mostly healthy
*Draymond steps up for Lee
*Barnes better this year
*Speights steps up

2nd half?: What could they do to get a ring, finish this thing?
-Get iggy and Lee going
-Insure health best they can
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4. RAIDERS: OUR JULIUS THOMAS MADE NFL.COM - WILL WE GET BUSTED FOR TAMPERING?

-JULIUS THOMAS 

5 MANFRED ADDRESSES A'S STADIUM ISSUE 


12:15 KRAFT FIRES BACK - NOW WE HAVE A KRAFT VS. GOODELL AND IT'S INTERESTING


12:30 WHY DOESN'T ANYONE WANT THE 49ERS OC JOB? 


12:45

1 PM: VM'S FOR PAPA

1:15 DUBS AT THE MIDWAY POINT:

1:30 GUEST: BOB MEYERS 

1:45 CABOOSE:


2 PM: FOOTBALL HOUR 

NFL NEWS: WHAT COMES FROM ALL THIS DEFLATE GATE?

  • AUDIO: Robert Kraft calls out the NFL. asks for an apology if they aren't found guilty
  • At this point it's not about footballs, it's about Goodell vs. Kraft
  • Focus is on a locker room attendant going rogue, I'm sure he did it on his own 

2:15: SUPER BOWL STORYLINES: 

  • Will inflate gate affect the game at all? (Will adversity galvanize Patriots?) 
  • Tougher to stop: Gronk for Seahakws, Lynch for Patriots? 
  • How will Wilson bounce back from 4 INTs in title game? 
  • Pats secondary underrated, how will Seattle throw at all? 
  • Brady vs. LOB
  • A match-up you think is big, not one is talking about? 
  • Coaching: Pete vs. Bill
  • Raiders played both - Lost at New England and Seattle 

2:30: LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON - FINAL THOUGHTS: 
-Recap 49ers
-What needs to happen in the off-season: 49ers
-49ers: WHY DOESN'T ANYONE WANT THIS OC JOB?
-49ers: Is the staff as good?

-Recap Raiders
-What needs to happen in off-season: Raiders
-Still need a DC , but they have Del Rio
-How do you like new staff?


2:45 TRUTH OR TRASH:

1. NOW THAT CHUD IS OUT, IT'S OBVIOUS NO ELITE OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS WANT TO TIE THEIR FUTURES TO KAEPERNICK.

2. AUDIO CLUE: LISTEN TO JULIUS THOMAS ON THE SHOW YESTERDAY - THE FREE AGENT TIGHT END IS GOING TO BE A RAIDER!


3. ALL THIS DEFLATEGATE TALK WILL HAVE NO BEARING ONCE THE BALL IS KICKED OFF IN SUPER BOWL 49.

4. THE BIGGEST MATCH UP FOR THE PATRIOTS IS BEAST MODE, THE BIGGEST MATCHUP FOR THE SEAHAWKS IS GRONK.

5.  BRADY AND BELICHICK ARE THE GREATEST COACH/QB COMBO IN NFL HISTORY (Montana-Walsh, Dungy-Manning, Holmgren-Favre, Madden-Stabler, Parcells-Simms, Landry-Staubach, Noll-Bradshaw, Shula-Marino, Starr-Lombardi)

6. WHO WINS THE SUPER BOWL ON SUNDAY AND WHY?



Monday, January 26, 2015

MONDAY: HISTORIC KLAY




1. WARRIORS WEEKEND:

-Klay scores 37 in the third quarter Friday night - 13/13 in the quarter, 9-9 from 3 point, didn't even score first hoop until around 9 min mark...
-Warriors sweep the weekend
-Aldridge chooses to play
-Now does Klay start?

NBA:
Hawks have won 16 in a row
Cavs playing better
Aldridge delays surgery, scores 26 in win
Kobe may delay surgery as well

Midseason show Tuesday................



2. SUPER BOWL WEEK: NO MORE BALL TALK

-From defl;ated balls to a 15-yarder if Marshawn grabs his balls

Storylines:

-Seahawks injuries: Thomas and Sherman
-Lynch's crotch grab
-Can Seattle throw at all vs. Pats secondary, I'm sure they'll load up to stop Lynch


3. ROB MANFRED TAKES OVER - WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST? 

-He's talking eliminating shifts, lowering mounds....Obviously wants offense because the typical american sports fans has to have scoring or they get bored...

His first suggestion involved the pace of game; Manfred said he would “be aggressive about using the (pitch) clock over the long haul.” His second recommendation concerned offense, and that is when Manfred said he would be open to eliminating shifts.
Pressed by Ravech, Manfred indicated that he wasn’t talking about forcing infielders to maintain set positions; he was thinking more about dividing “the number of players who have to be on each side of second base” -- in other words, prohibiting the use of three infielders on the right side.
I don’t agree with Manfred; at this point, the sample size for judging the effectiveness of shifts is too small. I’d rather see if hitters start to adjust before telling the smart guys who devised the shifts, “Sorry, you went too far.”
The issue, though, is certainly worthy of exploration -- and it’s not the only one that warrants deeper investigation as far as offense is concerned.
The data packet that baseball sent to the union -- and subsequent informal conversations – included the following ideas, according to the source:
• Lowering the mound.
• Bringing in the fences in every park (a decision generally left to the individual clubs).
• Wrapping the ball tighter to make it fly farther.
• Adjusting the strike zone, which has gotten wider and lower, according to baseball’s data.
• Adopting the designated hitter in the National League.
Now don’t start howling on social media -- none of these ideas has even progressed to a proposal, and it’s possible that none ever will.
Manfred, in fact, seemed to shoot down the possibility of the DH in both leagues Sunday, telling The New York Times: “I can’t see the American League clubs giving it up, and right now, given the composition of our National League owners, I don’t see them buying into it. So I think we’re staying where we are.”

4. NFL: 

49ERS: 
-It will come down to Rams or 49ers for Chudzinski - What gig would you take?
-49ers reportedly offer Fewell DB coach job: Former New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Few...

RAIDERS: 
-Todd Grantham is at Lousiville, but spent 11 years int he NFL as a DC (2005-2007 with Browns) and DL coach for Colts, Cowboys and Texans.


- 
On new OC Bill Musgrave, he's planning on running a no-huddle offense. That's the 1 facet of Chip Kelly's offense he's taking.


12:15 GUEST: WALTER JONES 


12:30 KLAY'S 37:
-Best single game regular season performances?
-Klay may very soon be better than Curry
-Better two way player now

12:45 ROB MANFRED TAKES OVER - WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST? 

-He's talking eliminating shifts, lowering mounds....Obviously wants offense because the typical american sports fans has to have scoring or they get bored...

His first suggestion involved the pace of game; Manfred said he would “be aggressive about using the (pitch) clock over the long haul.” His second recommendation concerned offense, and that is when Manfred said he would be open to eliminating shifts.
Pressed by Ravech, Manfred indicated that he wasn’t talking about forcing infielders to maintain set positions; he was thinking more about dividing “the number of players who have to be on each side of second base” -- in other words, prohibiting the use of three infielders on the right side.
I don’t agree with Manfred; at this point, the sample size for judging the effectiveness of shifts is too small. I’d rather see if hitters start to adjust before telling the smart guys who devised the shifts, “Sorry, you went too far.”
The issue, though, is certainly worthy of exploration -- and it’s not the only one that warrants deeper investigation as far as offense is concerned.
The data packet that baseball sent to the union -- and subsequent informal conversations – included the following ideas, according to the source:
• Lowering the mound.
• Bringing in the fences in every park (a decision generally left to the individual clubs).
• Wrapping the ball tighter to make it fly farther.
• Adjusting the strike zone, which has gotten wider and lower, according to baseball’s data.
• Adopting the designated hitter in the National League.
Now don’t start howling on social media -- none of these ideas has even progressed to a proposal, and it’s possible that none ever will.
Manfred, in fact, seemed to shoot down the possibility of the DH in both leagues Sunday, telling The New York Times: “I can’t see the American League clubs giving it up, and right now, given the composition of our National League owners, I don’t see them buying into it. So I think we’re staying where we are.”

1 PM: WEEKEND REVIEW:

  • Klay's 37  - Best regular season feats? 
  • Pro Bowl -Team Irvin beats Team Carter
  • Coach K wins #1000
  • Raiders hire Rob Moore and Bernie Parmalee
  • NHL All-Star game 
  • No real NFL 


1:15 GUEST: ALBERT BREER NFL NETWORK 

1:30 CHUD'S CHOICE 49ERS OR RAMS - WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? 

Rams: (Free agents: Britt, Barksdale, Lance Kendricks) Bradford, Tavon Austion, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, Tre Mason
OL: Jake Long, Roger Saffold, Scott Wells, Davin Jospeh, Joe Barksdale

49ers: (Free agents: Crab, Gore, Lloyd, Iupati) Kap, Hyde, Boldin, Patton, Steve Johnson, Vernon, Ellington.
OL: Staley, A. Davis, Boone, Marcus Martin, Kilgore.


1:45: GUEST: JULIUS THOMAS BRONCOS TE 

2 PM: FIRST WAVE OF SUPER BOWL STORYLINES: 

-Deflategate is over
-Mashawn's balls are now a focus
-Injuries to Thomas and Sherman
-I don't know how Seattle moves it in the air at all
-Kam vs. Gronk
-Do Patriots try to run or throw?
-Blount or Lynch could decide it
-Seattle back to back, Belichick and Brady win one for the first time in 10 years

2:15: KLAY'S 37:
-Best single game regular season performances?
-Klay may very soon be better than Curry
-Better two way player now

2:30 TBA 

2:45 CABOOSE:



Friday, January 23, 2015

FRIDAY: ALL-STAR STARTERS, DEFLATED AND LIARS

1. WARRIORS:
-What does it say that Curry is #1 in votes?
-Warriors progress since Lacob bought team for $450M in July 2010
-Let the reserves debate begin 
-Did Bieber's tweet help Lowry overtake Wade? 
-Aldridge out 6-8 weeks...W's already have 5 game lead over Memphis for best mark...


2. BILL WALSH FOOTBALL LIFE TONIGHT: 
-Ranking the NFL coaching hires 
-49ers in holding pattern 

The 49ers are in a holding pattern while looking to land their offensive coordinator. Here is where things stand with their apparent leading candidates, Rob Chudzinski and Lane Kiffin:
– Chudzinski, an Indianapolis Colts special assistant:
The Colts, who hired him a year ago after his one season as the Cleveland Browns coach, have blocked him from interviewing for the 49ers and St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator vacancies. But Chudzinski’s contract expires Monday, according to FoxSports.com.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson addressed his motives about Chudzinski on Friday. According to long-time Colts reporter Mike Chappell of RTV6, Grigson said: “It’s my job to make sure good people stay in this building and don’t just walk out.”


3. KOBE:


Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne)
Kobe will miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery, sources said. There is strong concern within the organization that is the case.

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Bryant, who was being examined by team doctors Friday, suffered the tear during the second half of Wednesday night's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, though sources said he has been dealing with this shoulder injury since the preseason.
Lakers coach Byron Scott didn't hide this concern about the future of the Lakers star during Friday morning's shootaround in San Antonio.
"Yeah I'm worried," Scott said. "We all in the organization are worried about it."
Bryant apparently aggravated the injury with 4:14 left in the third quarter against the Pelicans when he drove baseline for a two-handed dunk.
"It felt fine when I went up, didn't feel too good when I came down," Bryant said after the game.
He grabbed his shoulder as he ran back down the court and checked out of the game a few minutes later.


-I know non-Lakers fans hate him, but you have to have a vilan and he's one of the best
-Will non-Lakers fans miss Kobe
-This franchise is going to be down a while.

4. NFL:
Inflategate:
-Mark Brunell explains in detail why he didn't believe Brady 
-Great Kimmel mix: Brady doesn't know - Ball free bit.
-Many don't believe Brady. He was more genuine, Belichick left him to twist, he did well, but many don't believe him.
-I can't believe how long this has gone on
-Hope it doesn't contnue into super week
-Ex-Panthers GM rips Patriots for "Culture of Cheating" (Will this tarnish Patriots, Belichick and Brady legacies?)


Raiders:
-Shefty said this morning could go college ranks, did grab Sal Sunseri as a DLine coach from Florida State.
-Not as big of a deal with Del Rio around

Kiper gave Raiders second highest draft grade behind Giants:

Summary: I've pounded some Raiders drafts in recent years, but I thought they did a great job in 2014, and it looks even better today. I know a bad team is supposed to get more out of the rookie class, but off the top, I can ask this question: Is there a single team in the NFL that wouldn't have been helped by Khalil Mack in 2014? I wrote then, "They stayed put at No. 5 and got Khalil Mack, who not only offers them an added pass-rusher, but a great deal of versatility. He doesn't have to be a great pass-rusher to be a very good NFL player right away." Well, Mack wasn't a great pass-rusher early on, but he was arguably the single best run defender in the NFL at any position, at least among players not named J.J. Watt. And even then, Mack still piled up 40 QB hurries, per Pro Football Focus numbers. He was a total stud and deserves to be in the Pro Bowl.
While Derek Carr isn't a certain star, he's at least given this franchise hope that it has found a franchise QB. He and Teddy Bridgewater were the best rookie QBs by far, and Carr isn't exactly surrounded by top-flight talent. And Oakland got him in Round 2. Mack and Carr also both fill premium positions. Elsewhere, Justin Ellis was arguably the best rookie defensive tackle not named Aaron Donald, and Oakland nabbed him in Round 4. T.J. Carrie is a starter at CB who held up well as a seventh-round pick, and Gabe Jackson (my No. 2 guard in this class) also played well and could have started on a number of teams. No, it didn't add up to much winning, but the Raiders got a lot from the 2014 draft class.

New grade: A-


49ers:
-Down to Rams and 49ers - What if Chud chooses Rams?
-Do OCs not want to work with Kap?


12:15 IS THIS OVER YET?: WHAT WE LEARNED YESTERDAY

Audio:
 -Mark Brunell explains in detail why he didn't believe Brady 
-Great Kimmel mix: Brady doesn't know - Ball free bit.

The NFL's investigation into the New England Patriots' underinflated footballs began Sunday night immediately after the AFC Championship Game, has included nearly 40 interviews to this point, and is ongoing, the league announced in a statement Friday.
The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and independent attorney Ted Wells, who previously conducted the league's probe into the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal. In addition, the league has retained Renaissance Associates, an investigatory firm with sophisticated forensic expertise to assist in reviewing electronic and video information.
The league said in its statement that the Patriots "promptly pledged their full cooperation and have made their personnel and other information available to us upon request."
On Thursday, quarterback Tom Brady said he had yet to be contacted by the NFL.
"While the evidence thus far supports the conclusion that footballs that were under-inflated were used by the Patriots in the first half, the footballs were properly inflated for the second half and confirmed at the conclusion of the game to have remained properly inflated," the NFL's statement read.
"The goals of the investigation will be to determine the explanation for why footballs used in the game were not in compliance with the playing rules and specifically whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action. We have not made any judgments on these points and will not do so until we have concluded our investigation and considered all of the relevant evidence."
The investigation centers on Playing Rule 2, Section 1, which requires that the ball be inflated to between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch.
"Prior to the game, the game officials inspect the footballs to be used by each that this standard is satisfied, which was done before last Sunday's game," the statement read.
"The playing rules are intended to protect the fairness and integrity of our games. We take seriously claims that those rules have been violated and will fully investigate this matter without compromise or delay. The investigation is ongoing, will be thorough and objective, and is being pursued expeditiously. In the coming days, we expect to conduct numerous additional interviews, examine video and other forensic evidence, as well as relevant physical evidence.
"Our investigation will seek information from any and all relevant sources and we expect full cooperation from other clubs as well. As we develop more information and are in a position to reach conclusions, we will share them publicly."

12:30 GUEST: MYCHAL THOMPSON 


12:45 IS STEPTH THE MOST POPULAR WARRIOR EVER?
-All-Star reserves
-What does it mean that Curry got the most votes?

1 PM: TRUTH: BRADY, BELICHICK, RODGERS, HARDEN


1:15 GUEST: MATT STEINMETZ 


 1:30 HOW DO YOU BREAKDOWN THE CREDIT FOR THE WARRIORS TURNAROUND?:

-Bought Warriors on July 15, 2010 for than record $450M

The price for the team is $450 million, beating the previous NBA record—$401 million, which was the amount Robert Sarver paid for thePhoenix Suns in 2004.
Lacob and Guber beat out rival bidder Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle.
Lacob bought a share of the Boston Celtics in 2006. Guber's Mandalay Entertainment owns and operates minor league teams, including two affiliates of the New York Yankees.
The sale was brokered by Galatioto Sports Partners, which has been involved in the recent sale of the Charlotte Bobcatsand Chicago Cubs.
The Warriors franchise, which was bought by Chris Cohan in 1995 for $119 million, was valued at $315 million by Forbes in December of last year, but the Warriors' location in the Bay area undoubtedly added more interest and thus a higher price.
Mark Mastrov, founder of 24-Hour Fitness, was also considered a top competitor for the team.
The only formality is for the league’s Board of Governors to approve the new owners. Although the NBA owners are currently having their meetings in Las Vegas this week, there are no signals that an approval would come that quickly.
The Warriors on-the-court performance obviously didn’t have much bearing on the sale. Since Cohan bought the team 16 years ago, the team has had the second worst record in the league (behind the Los Angeles Clippers) over that time span.

  • LACOB
  • JERRY WEST 
  • MEYERS
  • MARK JACKSON 
  • STEVE KERR
  • STEPH CURRY 
  • KLAY THOMPSON
  • OTHER PLAYERS

1:45 RANKING THE COACHING HIRES: ESPN DOESN'T LIKE BAY AREA NEW COACHES:

5. Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio

This could be the toughest job in the league even though Derek Carr appeals as a young quarterback. GM Reggie McKenzie is on the hot seat, the stadium situation is abysmal, the owner is unproven and the roster features too many aging veterans. Del Rio could do the best possible job and still fail. One personnel evaluator I spoke with questioned whether Del Rio could maintain the trust of players. That seemed odd because Del Rio is a former player, and his ability to relate was part of his appeal when he replaced Tom Coughlin as Jacksonville's coach in 2003. The way things ended for Del Rio and the Jaguars is worth revisiting. Del Rio suddenly adopted disciplinarian tactics as his final season slipped away. Head coaches can improve when given a second chance, although won-lost records show mixed results. The list of second-chance head coaches taking jobs from 2005-14 featured Lovie Smith, Jim Caldwell, Ken Whisenhunt, Andy Reid, Jeff Fisher, Romeo Crennel, Mularkey, Fox, Chan Gailey, Eric Mangini, Jim Mora, Herm Edwards and Art Shell. Nine of those 13 have or had worse records the second time around. Their cumulative winning percentage drops from .521 the first time to .424 the second time thanks to 2-14 marks for Smith, Whisehunt, Mularkey and Shell. Note that Carroll, Norv Turner and Wade Phillips became third-time head coaches during that 10-year period.

6. San Francisco 49ers: Jim Tomsula

So much of the focus in San Francisco has been on uncomfortable dynamics between former coach Jim Harbaugh and the front office. The move to hire Tomsula also reflected the organization's belief that a change could benefit relations with some players, including tight end Vernon Davis. Still, flushing out Harbaugh and high-profile assistants such as Fangio would have been easier to accept from the outside if there were more apparent evidence Tomsula was ready to fill the void. Tomsula has been an interim coach in the NFL and a head coach in NFL Europe, but anyone looking for reassurance from his introductory news conference found the opposite; it was difficult to watch. There is also not much precedent for coaches jumping from the defensive line to the top job without working as a coordinator. Rod Marinelli was the last to do it. Fixing the offense and specifically quarterback Colin Kaepernick has to be the priority. Promoting Tomsula wouldn't seem to help much on that front. If Kaepernick does bounce back quickly, the 49ers' next offensive coordinator could be in line for a head coaching job elsewhere. Coordinator turnover was a problem for the 49ers in the past. Having an offensive-minded head coach in place could have provided some insurance there.

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RAIDERS 6: In many ways, the Raiders job isn’t that bad. There’s promise and potential, led by two star rookies in quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack. The team showed progress toward the end of the 2014 season, and with more high draft picks, there’s a chance to make marked improvements.
Still, Del Rio is hardly an inspiring selection — especially after Oakland really wanted Jim Harbaugh. He has head coaching experience, but his track record is spotty at best. In nine years with the Jaguars, he compiled a 68-71 record and won a single playoff game. Del Rio hasn’t shown that he can build a consistent winner, even if he has enjoyed some success recently as the defensive coordinator of the Broncos. He’ll run a similar 4-3 scheme in Oakland, but it’s safe to say that there were more dynamic coaches available on the market. 

49ERS 7: There’s just no doubt about this one. The one question any team considering a coaching change needs to ask is this: Is the new coach a sure-fire upgrade over the old one? And with Tomsula replacing Jim Harbaugh, the answer is unquestionably no. Yes, Harbuagh’s personality — at times — can be grating. He’s not the easiest guy to get along with. But he demanded the most out of his players and, for the most part, won. He helped take the 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl.
But the front office and Harbaugh couldn’t mend their fractured relationship and now Tomsula is tasked with keeping the 49ers relevant. The problem is that Tomsula will be learning on the job. He went from being San Francisco’s defensive line coach — not its defensive coordinator — all the way up to its head coach. By skipping several steps on the coaching ladder, Tomsula lacks experience he’ll need. He’s not just in charge of one position group anymore. He’ll be the one responsible for all facets of the team. Tomsula was San Francisco’s interim head coach in 2010 and won his only game, but filling in for one week is far different from running the show for seasons at a time.


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