Steph made a dang regular season Web.com Tour event the biggest thing in golf for a couple of days. On Thursday, all anyone on golf Twitter cared about was tracking Steph’s round. This was concurrent with the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, one of the PGA Tour’s most lucrative and prestigious events, which had 49 of the top 50 players in the world in the field.
The interest he created for the Ellie Mae Classic and Web Tour was enormous, both on the ground and watching from afar. No other fringe pro or other exemption was doing this. Eventual winner Martin Piller even called it the “Steph Curry Invitational” on Sunday.
Hayward was coming off of an exceptional season at Butler, falling just short of winning it all in the National Championship Game. But in a 2010 NBA Draft thought to be loaded with names like John Wall, Evan Turner, DeMarcus Cousins, Wesley Johnson and Derrick Favors — remember, these guys were STUDS in college — Hayward’s name didn’t stand out from the pack.
Today, Hayward is a max player on the Celtics after making the All-Star team with the Jazz last season. He could be the piece that pushes Boston over the hump.
This type of move had already happened once this summer: the Hawks installed a GM, Travis Schlenk, above Mike Budenholzer amid a tumultuous offseason. Budenholzer didn’t quit; perhaps Premier League Cheap Jerseys the odd nature of his initial ascension to that front office role amid the Danny Ferry racism investigation meant Bud never actually wanted it. (That’s a touch hard to believe.)
Anyway, at the time, I wondered if Ballmer could make the same sort of change, and whether doing so would cost the Clippers the coaching services of Rivers. Ballmer not only saw the need Really Cheap Jerseys to try it, but by choosing Frank, he made it work without losing Rivers.