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News and Notes (6/9/14): Derek Fisher, John Calipari and Ronaldo

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Derek Fisher, John Calipari and Cristiano Ronaldo highlight the InscriberMag’s News and Notes for Monday, June 9, 2014

Knicks Finalizing 5-Year, $25 Million Deal With Derek Fisher To Become Knicks New head Coach: According to ESPN and Yahoo! Sports, the New York Knicks are in the process—as of press time—of finalizing a new five-year $25 million deal to make former Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Derek Fisher, their new head coach.

Fisher, 39, won five NBA championships under new Knicks president of basketball operations, Phil Jackson, in Los Angeles will take over a team with questions about whether Carmelo Anthony will re-sign or test free agency.

John Calipari Turned Down 10-Year, $80 Million Offer from Cavs: According to Yahoo! Sports, Kentucky Wildcats head coach, John Calipari, who signed a seven-year, $52  million contract to stay in Lexington, turned down a ten-year, $80 million offer to become the new head coach and team president of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to media reports, the Cavaliers were hoping to leverage Calipari’s relationship with Lebron James as a toll to lure back the four-time NBA MVP and two-time champion back to Ohio.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Thigh Day-to-Day for Portugal: Next to the aforementioned James, Portuguese and Real Madrid superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has perhaps the most scrutinized and famous leg injury in the world in the form of a sore thigh. According to reports, Ronaldo is set to play in the up-coming 2014 FIFA World Cup down in Brazil.

Portugal, who is in Group G along with the United States, three-time champion Germany and Ghana, will need Ronaldo’s exceptional pace and knack of scoring if they bhope to advance out of the so-called “Group of Death”

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Robert D. Cobb
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