Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nugs & Northern Iowa

Well, the Denver Nuggets pulled off the heist of the draft stealing Sonny Weems away from the Chicago Bulls on draft night. Weems was part of a three team trade after the Bulls had selected him.
Chicago acquired the draft rights to some piece of trash from Turkey known as Omer Asik (6'11" center) who was originally selected 36th by Portland.
The Nugs traded its 2009 second round pick to Portland, which also received a pair of future picks from Chicago.
Most likely Sonny Weems will now be Denver's #1 option on offense as Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson will likely become role players or be traded.

A new era in Arkansas track and field is officially underway now as the U of A hired Northern Iowa's Chris Bucknam to succeed the retired legend, John McDonnell.

I'm giving Bucknam about 72 hours to produce some sort of championship before I begin a campaign to have him removed. I think that's only fair since McDonnell seemed to average one national championship every 36-48 hours or so.

Bucknam spent 25 seasons at Northern Iowa compiling 35 conference championships and six top 20 finishes in NCAA indoor and outdoor championships.

Good luck, Coach Bucknam.

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