Friday, June 24, 2016

Michigan Friday: Congrats To Caris!

Michigan Basketball has been playing in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a couple of years now.  The Wolverines have a large fan base in NYC and enjoy the trip to the City each year.    It was also the location of Michigan's last game of the season as they were beat there by ND in the NCAA Tournament.

The Barclays Center was also the location last night that hosted the NBA Draft.    Ironically, it will also be the new home for Michigan Senior Guard Caris LaVert who was picked 20th by the Indiana Pacers but was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. 

Brooklyn is going through a major rebuilding project and only has 8 players currently under contract for next season, not including LaVert.  Hopefully, this means the former Michigan guard (if healthy) will get a lot of playing time next year.   Caris didn't even participate at the NBA combine and was still seen on crutches. 

Good luck Caris and we hope you have a long NBA career! Why to rep the Wolverines with that jacket, I didn't get to hear Jalen's reaction to the suit, but I'm sure it was positive!

  • The USA Today has a top list of Assistant College Football Coaches Salaries:  Out of the Top 10, the SEC had 7 assistants making over a million dollars, lead by Auburn who was paying Will Muschamp $1.6M a year.  The top two guys Will and Kirby Smart each have new head coaching jobs now.    Michigan made the list at #15 and #16 with DJ and Drevno making $880K each. 

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