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Notebook: KU Players Reveal What They Want in Next Coach

I can’t believe it. I’m still not among the hundred most popular billionaires. I’m behind Adam Sandler, for God’s sake!


The Rock Chalkboard

What Kansas football players want to see in program's next head coach
In the meantime, the players are currently going through a spring practice slate that is more than halfway complete. Three of those players — two brought in by previous coach Les Miles and one brought in by David Beaty — spoke to media on Tuesday. While players have been hesitant to speak on the coaching search, the three were asked by about the qualities they would want in their next coach.

Kansas offer validated Isiah Kendall's choice to stick with football
"After I started putting in the work, I started loving it and finding a love for football," Kendall told "I grew up around football. My family has always been a football [family]. ... I started finding a love for football this year, really."

Joe Lunardi projects the four top seeds for 2022 NCAA Tournament
On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi updated his bracketology projection for 2021, which means he made projections for each of the four top seeds. In Lunardi’s most recent update, the top seeds are Gonzaga (West Region), UCLA (South), Alabama (East) and Kansas (Midwest).

Scouting report of 4-star KU basketball signee Kyle Cuffe Jr.
A tad undersized as a scoring or shooting guard but is an extremely explosive athlete. Makes myriad plays defensively and is a major threat finishing at the rim in transition. Excels in a fast open game much more than in a slower constricted game. Loves to get the the rim as a slasher. Finishes with either hand against contact. Needs to develop his pull up game. Does have a quick release on the catch and shoot from deep and shows some potential as a shooter. A playmaker primarily for himself. Has room to improve as a distributor. Is a strong rebounder for his position. Can be a terror on the defensive end with his explosive athleticism.

Bits o Chalk

PGA Tour bonus program will pay players based on impact metrics rather than performance
The idea is to reward players who drive engagement with sponsors and fans. It had been studied in the wake of an effort by a rival entity known as the Premier Golf League that over the past several years has attempted to lure players to a new circuit that would set up a worldwide schedule with guaranteed payments.

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden suffers setback in hamstring rehab, out indefinitely
"Back to square one," Nets coach Steve Nash said Tuesday. "We'll rehabilitate him and get him back whenever we can, and who knows when that will be. We'll support James and our performance team in getting him back in as best condition as possible. And hopefully that comes sooner than later, but there's no guarantee."

Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis 'meant no disrespect' with widely criticized tweet
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis, reacting to widespread criticism of a tweet sent from the team's Twitter account after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, told ESPN on Tuesday night that the post was his idea, and he does not plan to delete it.

Minnesota Timberwolves dedicate game ball to George Floyd's family
"I think for all of us, we all felt that this game was bigger than basketball," Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns said after the game. "This was a moment that wasn't meant for us, this was meant for our city and for George Floyd's family. I think everyone in America right now is grieving with them and sending our prayers, blessings and love towards them.

Super League suspended - Why English clubs pulled out, and what's next for them and UEFA
One of the army of public relations folks hired by the 12 clubs behind the Super League notified media late Tuesday that, after an emergency meeting, the project was "suspended." Yeah, suspended by a thread over a giant pit of derision, incompetence and failure.

Eraser Dust

Columbus Police Show Body Camera Footage Of Officer Fatally Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl – CBS Pittsburgh
Police shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin guilty verdict: Ex-cop found guilty in George Floyd's death, faces up to 40 years in prison; Sentencing in about 2 months - ABC7 Los Angeles
Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for decades when he is sentenced in about two months in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher confirmed for next year's Rock In Rio, Lisbon
The three acts, who were all scheduled to perform at the event this year, will take to the World Stage (Main Stage) on June 18, the festival’s first day. According to a press release, they will all “bring it down” when they perform at Bela Vista Park, which will be transformed into a City of Rock.

Gov signs law killing affordable-housing program in Bozeman, Whitefish
House Bill 259, passed by the Legislature on largely party-line votes with Republicans in favor, prohibits cities from requiring housing developers to “provide housing for specified income levels or at specified prices.” (Ed note - related, as of Monday the cheapest 3 bedroom home in Whitefish that was not under contract was $580,000)

First Look At 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Reveals A New Addition To The Cast | HuffPost
But as the trailer shows, there’s a new character, sports psychologist Sharon (Sarah Niles), who may be immune to Lasso’s irrepressible optimism as well as his baking: