Off-Season Scraps Odds and Ends
One. This, which could be its own post:
Two. CNNSI’s Sam Amick has the scoop on Jerry Sloan’s interview with the Bobcats/Michael Jordan on 5/25:
I spoke to Jerry Sloan about his Charlotte interview earlier today. Nothing too new, but he said, “Everything went fine. There wasn’t any job offers or anything like that. We visited. He asked me a lot of questions and I asked him a lot of questions. I think they’re gonna interview some other people. I don’t know.” Truth be told, I failed to aske specifically who he visited with in the Utah interview.
Three. Bits from Gordon Hayward:
** Have you talked to Derrick Favors about the USA Select Team? I have not talked to D-Fav about it, but I’m sure we’ll talk about it soon.
** On Game 6 of the IND/MIA series: I haven’t really paid that much attention to the Playoffs…I think it’s pretty cool with the way [Indianapolis] is uniting around the Pacers, and they’ve been playing well. It’ll be a tough game for them tonight, but I’m definitely gonna make sure I stay away from the downtown area.
** On getting away from basketball: Well, I’m still trying to get away from it a little bit before I get back out there on the court. I’m actually going to go on vacation. I’m going to go on a cruise with somebody here soon, and after that it’ll kinda be like my final little relaxation before I start working out again. I’ve just been hanging out with friends, playing video games, going out to movies, going out to eat, just anything that a normal 22-year-old would do. Like I said, I haven’t really turned on the Playoffs unless I walk into a room and people are watching it.
** On video games: I actually just played in a grudge match against Brandon Jennings in L.A. That’s why I was in L.A. the past couple days. I played in a Call of Duty showdown, and I had a great time doing that and was able to get the victory. So I’d say I’m still pretty good at video games.
** On the aforementioned cruise: We’re going on a Caribbean cruise, so we’ll have a good time doing that…With this USA thing, it’s definitely going to have to get right back to work pretty much as soon as I get back from the cruise.
** Championship prediction: It’s tough to see the Spurs losing in a seven-game series.
** Who do you like watching as a basketball fan? To me, it’s really cool watching the Spurs and seeing what they do. How each person just plays their role almost to a T. They get the job done and sacrifice. If I were to pick a team, it’d probably be the Spurs. (1280)