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Scuttle leftovers, Feb. 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

SL Price wrote last week’s Sports Illustrated feature on Missouri star Michael Sam, expected to be the first openly gay player in the National Football League. Price once visited Iron Mountain for a Tom Izzo-Steve Mariucci feature ...

There’s some question whether Rick Adelman will return to coach the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. Veteran St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters has some possible replacements including an Iron Mountain grad.

“Don't count out Michigan State coach Tom Izzo as a future Timberwolves coaching prospect,” Walters wrote recently.

Izzo, who has flirted with the NBA in the past, is good friends with Timberwolves president Flip Saunders.

It would be interesting to see if the Super Dooper Yoopers and bus driver Mark Zenko could find the Mall of America? Super Dooper Yoopers have never seen MSU lose in their trips to East Lansing ...

Interesting observation from one of my highly-regarded sources when asked if surprised that Negaunee has knocked off Ishpeming twice this boys basketball season: “Negaunee spends a little more time on basketball. They’re more polished. That (Tyler) Jandron kid, they really have no one that can match up with him.” ...

From Gary Washburn, Boston Globe: “The marriage between the Bucks and O.J. Mayo has been unsavory so far. Mayo, who signed a three-year, $24 million deal in the offseason, hasn't played since Jan. 25 because of poor conditioning. It is speculated that the Bucks want Mayo to lose 10 to 15 pounds before he hits the court again, and he has also been felled with flu-like symptoms recently. Of course, the worse the Bucks fare and the more quality players they hold out, the better their chances for the No. 1 overall pick to add to their young core. Mayo is averaging just 12.2 points per game and is shooting a career-worst 39.6 percent in 41 games for Milwaukee.” ...

 
 

 

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