P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When outlining his plan last month to search for Budenholzer’s replacement, Schlenk emphasized he wanted to hire a coach best-suited to work with young players.“Obviously one of the things that’s most important is having a coach who’s going to connect with our young players, continue to develop our young players,” he said. “That’s going to be a big part of it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was critically important to find a dynamic teacher who could connect with and develop our young core while instilling the culture and high standards we feel are necessary in a successful program,” Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said in a statement. “Lloyd Pierce checks every box, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him leading the Atlanta Hawks into the future.”The Hawks have scheduled a Monday news conference to introduce Pierce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPierce, 42, spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach in Philadelphia where the 76ers just reached the Eastern Conference semifinals after finishing third in the conference with a 52-30 record. Pierce also spent two years as assistant coach with Memphis Grizzlies, including 2013 when they reached the 2013 Western Conference finals.“This is a day I’ve been working toward for a long time and it’s an honor to be the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks,” Pierce said. “I have great respect for Travis and strong belief in his plan to bring a championship to the city of Atlanta. After spending time with ownership, it’s clear they have a deep investment in and commitment to making this a model organization. This opportunity is a perfect fit for me, and I’m eager to get started.” Neymar still has fears over foot injury ahead of World Cup More youth is coming in the June 21 NBA draft. The Hawks have three first-round picks, so the rebuilding effort will gain momentum.Pierce also has been an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors in 2010-11, and he was assistant coach for player development with Cleveland between 2007-10, which included three playoff berths and a spot in the 2009 Eastern finals. Pierce started as an assistant coach at his alma mater at Santa Clara between 2002 and 2007. He played four seasons with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash a teammate.Once the decision was made to part ways with former coach Mike Budenholzer, who was interviewing for other jobs, Schlenk emphasized he would seek a replacement to work with such young players as center John Collins and forward Taurean Prince.Pierce replaces Budenholzer who left last month after five seasons with Atlanta . The Hawks went 24-58 this season, which was worst in the Eastern Conference and tied with Dallas for the NBA’s third-worst record. But they were rarely blown out, losing 21 games by fewer than 10 points with only seven losses by 20 or more points.The last-place conference finish followed 10 straight playoff appearances. The Hawks hit bottom after the team that won 60 games only three years ago gradually lost such starters as Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce talks to players during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Atlanta Hawks are giving Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise. The Hawks announced Friday, May 11, 2018. they had agreed to terms on a deal with Pierce. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks are hiring a young coach in Lloyd Pierce to lead a rebuilding team that is about to add even more youth.The Hawks announced Friday they are giving Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise.ADVERTISEMENT
Eighteen-year-old Fiaze Mohammed found himself before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with two charges of breaking and entering.The first charge against Mohammed stated that on September 9, 2018 at Campbellville, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Toolsie Persaud and stole $10,000; US$1000 and Cdn$1000, which amounted to $370,000 in local currency.The other charge stated that on the same date and location, the teen broke and entered the dwelling of Persaud and stole one Samsung J7 Prime cellular phone valued $70,000 along with one Samsung J7 Pro cellular phone valued $65,000, property of Trisha Persaud. The teen denied the charges.Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application, told the court that the teen had no previous charges laid against him.According to facts presented in court, on September 9, 2018, the Virtual Complainants (VCs) secured their valuables and left their home to attend a church function. However, about 03:30h when they arrived home, they discovered the items missing. A report was made to the Police, and an investigation was launched. This led to the arrest of the teen.According to the prosecution’s case, the teen in an oral statement admitted the offence, and was later charged.No objections to bail were made by Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris. Magistrate Latchman released the teen on $250,000 bail for each charge. The case will continue on October 29, 2018.