Thursday, September 27

Westhead

As expected, Paul Westhead was named to PJ Carlesimo's staff today. Westhead joins Scott Brooks, Mark Bryant and Ralph Lewis as assistants for the team, with only Lewis returning from last year's group. Westhead was most recently the head coach for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, who won the WNBA title on ... oh, come on, does anyone really care about the WNBA?

In other news, Gary Washburn reports that Kevin Durant has inked a deal with Gatorade. Durant joins Dwyane Wade and Kevin Garnett as NBA endorsers of the yellowish swill, which is pretty heady company for the rookie forward. Honestly, I don't know where Durant ranks in the Seattle pantheon of rookies, but he's got to be right there in the top two or three. Griffey, as famous as he was as a rookie, still didn't approach Durant's fame. Perhaps Ichiro, as a well established veteran of the Japanese leagues might merit a higher spot, but that's an apples and oranges situation.

Of course, there's always Rick Mirer ...

5 comments:

Howard u said...

What about The Boz? Pretty sure he beats them all...

By the way, that guy that wrote the KD-bashing article wrote another Sonics-related post. It's pretty funny (well, sad) becasue he starts the post talking about the value of Luke Ridnour, and ends it by more or less concluding that his premise (Luke has value) was flawed.
http://morekrolik.blogspot.com/2007/09/examining-point-guard-revolution-part-1.html

Also, two posts before that is an entry about players that compare to Durant. KD=the next Van Horn?

Nuss said...

Good call; Bosworth was twice as famous as Durant. Can't believe I forgot about him ...

anonymous #12 said...

Yeah, Boz came into town with alot of fanfare but it was Bo Jackson who turned the Boz into a legend.

Anonymous said...

Gatorade is yellowish swill? That's a slur on all yellowish swills.

RJ said...

Thanks for the link / reminder Howard. I posted some comments on those Sonics related threads. You can checked them out there if you are interested.