Will Billy Donovan Succeed in the NBA?
And frankly, it has less to do with Donovan and more to do with the situation he's inheriting. He has one of the Top 10 players in the game in Dwight Howard. Howard is only 21 and coming off a season in which he averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds a game. Second, he's coming to one of the premiere free agent destinations in the league that has an extremely desirable cap situation (the team's highest paid player next season will be Hidayet Turkoglu at only $6.3 million). Plus, Orlando plays in the wide open Eastern Conference, which will only get worse as Greg Oden and Kevin Durant head to Western Conference teams.
So Donovan has his all-star, a potential marquee free-agent, a pile of cash to spend on players and one of the NBA's most attractive cities for a free agent. That's more than we can say for Mike Montgomery in Golden State, Lon Krueger in Atlanta, Tim Floyd in Chicago and more of the failed college to NBA coaches.
We think he'll be a bit hit in Orlando. What do you think?
Who Has a Job You'd Die For?
Jason Poland, 25, LEGOLAND model builder
Alecia Oleyourryk, 21, Editor of Boink, a sex magazine published by and for college students
Casey Durdines, 21, mayor of California, Penn.
Chris Snow, 24, Director of Hockey Operations for the Minnesota Wild
Now we want to know who else deserves praise. Whether it's you, your girlfriend, your roommate, your friend, whoever – we want to know who has a job – whether it be full-time or just for the summer -- that you wished you had.
Lacrosse: Love it or Hate it?
Yet, we just can't get into it. It's not that we don't admire the athleticism of lacrosse (it certainly seems like an exhausting sport) or the suspense (Duke's victory was exciting). But it's just not doing it for us. In fact, we'd much rather watch a bad high school football game then Monday's Johns Hopkins-Duke championship. And apparently, we're not alone. An SIOC poll from the weekend revealed that 68 percent of our audience couldn't care less about the sport.
So today, we want to hear from you. Is lacrosse a terribly underrated college sport or just some small pockets of the country making the sport out to be bigger than it is?
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