Star forward Anthony Davis has verbally agreed to accept the New Orleans Pelicans’ maximum extension deal that will reportedly pay him $145 million over five years. Davis took to social media to make the announcement last night. Jake Madison, with Bourbon Street Shots, says this deal will keep Davis in New Orleans until, at least, 2020…
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He says Davis’ deal will go into effect for the 2016-2017 season, but it can’t officially be signed until next week.
Newly hired LSU assistant basketball coach John Treloar will not be joining the program. Treloar, who was the director of player personnel for the Phoenix Suns when hired in April, stated Tuesday night that he has accepted a job with another NBA team. Treloar was an assistant at LSU from 2004-2008. LSU head coach Johnny Jones will reportedly reopen a search to replace Treloar.
It’s being reported that Shreveport native Michael Qualls has signed an NBA free-agent deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former Arkansas Razorback star was considered a prospect in the NBA draft, but suffered an ACL injury in the weeks leading up to the draft. It is not expected that Qualls will be healthy for the NBA’s summer league or training camp.
UNO has tapped former LSU All-American Blake Dean as their new head baseball coach. Dean was a member of the LSU National Championship Baseball team in 2009. At the age of 27, he will become one of the youngest head coaches in Division-I baseball. Dean takes over a program that saw the Privateers winning just 27 games over the last two seasons.
And in the Women’s World Cup, the United States advance to the final after defeating Germany 2-0. Midfielder Carli Lloyd struck first for the US by converting a penalty kick in the 69th minute. Kelly O’Hara sealed the victory with a goal in the 84th minute. The US team will face tonight’s winner between England and Japan in Sunday’s championship match.