Wednesday, April 11, 2012

News for Bobby Petrino, NBA scores & current NBA Playoff Berths: 4/11, Vol. 118, 1st Edition

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In breaking news late yesterday evening, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long fired head coach of the football program Bobby Petrino after discovering more information that followed Petrino’s motorcycle accident with Jessica Dorrell, a university employee.  Initially, Petrino told Long that he was alone during the accident, which later was found to be untrue and Long place Petrino on a leave absence.  Several days later, Long discovered, Petrino, who is married with four children, did in fact an improper relationship with Dorrell, whom Petrino hired and also gave Dorrell a gift of $20k dollars and Long stated  “he made the decision, a conscious decision, to mislead the public on Tuesday, and in doing so negatively and adversely affected the reputation of the University of Arkansas and our football program and in short, coach Petrino engaged in a pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior designed to deceive me and members of the athletic staff, both before and after the motorcycle accident.” Since Petrino was fired with cause, he will not receive the $18 million dollar buyout his contract called for.  Pertrino released this statement “the simplest response I have is: I'm sorry. These two words seem very inadequate. But that is my heart…. all I have been able to think about is the number of people I've let down by making selfish decisions. I've taken a lot of criticism in the past. Some deserved, some not deserved. This time, I have no one to blame but myself. I chose to engage in an improper relationship. I also made several poor decisions following the end of that relationship and in the aftermath of the accident. I accept full responsibility for what has happened.”  Long stated the search for a new head coach begins immediately.

Now onto the National Basketball Association, as they had a lighter schedule last night, but with two key nationally televised games as two Eastern Conference power houses battled in the first televised game as the Boston Celtics got the best of the Miami Heat 115-107 as the Celtics proved they are still a force to be reckon with as Paul Pierce netted 27 points, the Charlotte Bobcats continued their quest to land the number one pick in the draft as they lost for the 49th time this season, this time to the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-90 with 25 points from Lester Hudson, the Orlando Magic still didn’t Dwight Howard, but this time they needed him as they lost to the Washington Wizards 93-85 as Kevin Seraphin had a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while the Philadelphia 76er’s literally spanked the New Jersey Nets 107-88 as Lou Williams scored 20 points, the Sacramento Kings came up short against the defending champions Dallas Mavericks 110-100 as Shawn Marion put up a double-double and the second nationally televised game featured a re-match from last Sunday’s overtime thriller in Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks battled the Chicago Bulls without Derrick Rose, but this time the outcome was different as the Bulls cruised to a 98-86 victory with Rip Hamilton finally delivering what he was brought in to do and scored 20 points.

The playoff picture in the NBA is starting to take shape as the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat as expected have already clinched a playoff berth for the Eastern Conference, while in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs have clinched their playoff berth and the Oklahoma City Thunder have clinched their division.

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