Friday, May 29, 2009
According to a report by the Philadelphia daily news, the Philadelphia 76er's have chosen Eddie Jordan to be their new head coach. Jordan, who coached the Wizards from 2003 to 2008, led the Wizards to four straight playoff appearances during his stint in D.C. Despite his success, Jordan was fired, and subsequently replaced by interim head coach Ed Tapscott, after starting the 2008 season with a dismal 1-10 record.
The Washington Redskins made a somewhat unexpected move today, Friday May 29th, by releasing veteran tackle Jon Jansen. 33 year old Jansen has played his entire NFL career with the 'Skins and was considered one of the most consistent players on the team over the past ten years. Since Being selected by the 'skins 37th overall in 1999 out of Michigan, Jansen's play has earned him a reputation as one of the NFL's elite lineman. The team leader was cut today, after a meeting with head coach Jim Zorn, team owner Daniel Snyder, and Redskins' vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato.
> Jansen waisted no time in searching for a new team, reportedly signing with the Detroit Lions just hours after being released by the Skins
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Spanish League runner up Real Madrid will be playing MLS team DC United this summer in an exhibition match. The August 9th meeting between the two teams will take place at Fedex Field instead of RFK stadium due to large attendance expectations. This will be the second meeting between United and Real Madrid in recent years. Their last meeting was in Seattle and resulted in a 1-1 tie.
While being questioned about the Steroids allegations against the Caps, Donald "The Enforcer" Brashear said that he "would highly doubt" the said reports. However, while talking about his future with the Capitals, Brashear said, "at my age and where I'm at, money is the most important." Throughout the season, Brashear had some offers from teams in Russia's KHL, and decided to wait for after the season to make any decision on the matter.
The outlook for Brashear isn't looking too good. The Caps wont overspend on him and he may be offered a lot more in Russia. Hopefully the Caps number one black player (get it) stays!
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According to an article by Frank Isola of the NY Daily news, former NY Knicks guard Stephon Marbury could find himself in a Wizards uniform. Marbury, who played under Wizards head coach Flip Saunders with the Minnesota Timberwolves, had reportedly been contacting Saunders on a daily basis during his playoff run with the Celtics this spring. The thought of the 6-2 point guard joining the team will undoubtedly spark mixed reactions from wizards faithful. While some would love to see the 12 year veteran who has averaged just over 19 points per game in the wizards backcourt, others cite "Starbury's" previous attitude problems and would prefer not to risk harming team chemistry with the addition.
Mike James, whom the Wizards acquired in the trade of Antonio Daniels, has picked up his player option for the 09-10 season, according to his agent, Bernie Lee. In 53 games for the Wiz, who are his tenth team in eight years, James averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 assists, and since he's only signed on for one more year he may be trade bait.
Here's an interesting fact: James was the first player to have not been drafted in the NBA yet still average over 20 ppg. As a spectator, I alway's liked his jumper, and I'd like to see what he does as a backup behind the (potentially) healthy Arenas.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
According to several reputable sources, including this Washington Post Article, Sergei Federov's prospects in DC aren't looking too good for Caps fans. Its a bittersweet ditching, however, as his leaving would clear up a significant amount of cap space to bolster the Defense, which is VERY MUCH needed. Its not a done deal, but dont expect to see Sergei Rockin the Red next season.
About a week ago, the Washington Wizards, who had a 17.7% chance of getting the first pick in this upcoming draft, dropped down to 5Th in the NBA lottery. Wizards fans everywhere were probably cringing in pain, and, of course, at losing the opportunity to get Blake Griffin, Oklahoma's superstar forward. However, recent history suggests that number five ain't too shabby, and number one wont get you a surefire stud.
Dating back to 2001, the first picks of the draft include:
Kwame Brown, Yao Ming, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Andrew Bogut, Andrea Bargnani, Greg Oden, and Derrick Rose.
The fifth picks of the same drafts were:
JasonRichardson,Nikita Tskitishvili, Dwayne Wade, Devin Harris, Raymond Felton, Sheldon Williams,
Jeff Green, and Kevin Love.
Number one has the clear advantage with Yao, LeBron, Dwight Howard, and Rose all proving to be worthy.
However, Kwame was a bust, Boguts been nothing special, and who the
heck is Bargnani? There are clear busts at five as well, but Dwyane Wade is a superstar, Devin
Harris is a stud, Felton, Green, and Love are all young and rising stars, and Richardson has been
a solid veteran for years.
So should the Wizards be weeping about dropping all the way to five? Negatory. they should
be embracing the fact that they are, in the Abraham Lincoln 5 spot, where plenty of potential lies.
According to Tampa Bay Online, A Florida man arrested yesterday for the possession of anabolic steroids told police that he had previously sold performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes of both The Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals. Personnel from both organizations have expressed statements denying any knowledge of the incident and underlining the organizations' intents to participate in the respective leagues' testing programs.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Your reading the first post of the new DCPROSPORTS blog! This blog will hopefully be updated frequently with up to date information on all of Washington D.C.'s major sports teams. It will feature links to various other local blogs and forums. Check back frequently for all the latest news on the Skins, Wizards, Caps, and even the Nationals.