Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has issued a statement regarding his future ownership of the club. The American billionaire was at the center of fan unrest on Sunday as Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, missing out on a top four finish for the first time in 21 seasons under Arsene Wenger. Kroenke’s fellow Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov (he owns 30 percent of the shares) last week offered over $1.3 billion for Kroenke’s 67 percent stake in the Gunners but Kroenke turned the bid down.
The Orlando Magic have hired Jeff Weltman as their president of basketball operations, league sources confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Weltman has spent the last four years as a Toronto Raptors’ executive, working under Raptors president Masai Ujiri. The Raptors have made four consecutive playoff appearances. Last September, the Raptors promoted Weltman from executive vice president for basketball operations to general manager. Before Weltman joined the Raptors, he spent five years as a Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager, one year as the Detroit Pistons’ director of basketball administration and five years as an assistant general manager with the Denver Nuggets. Weltman worked 13 seasons
Another NBA Draft lottery passes, and another opportunity is missed for the Denver Nuggets to jump into the top three of this year’s draft. Prospects like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Jackson would provide an immense boost for the future of the Nuggets franchise, but alas, there looks to be no real way to move up that high without making questionable decisions. To vent my frustrations lately, I have been listening to various podcasts about the draft to possibly hear about the Nuggets and their potential options this year. In my search, I came across a podcast by the name of The Basketball Analogy, headed up by Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN. He truly is a great basketball mind but has an even