The NBA season is about halfway through, and if the playoffs began today the Kings would be in. That doesn’t mean they are a good team yet. But they are much improved.
The Kings have won four games in a row and appear to be rolling. But before any celebration begins, coach George Karl says, “I think we’re improving. But 10 games in January – the test has got to be longer than that, to get crazy about it.”
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New 49ers coach Chip Kelly is starting to assemble his staff. Coming on board will be Curtis Modkins, as offensive coordinator, and Derius Swinton as special-teams coordinator. Modkins was running backs coach last season in Detroit. Swinton spent the last two seasons as an assistant in Denver. Also, Fox Sports reports that Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Eric Mangini.
Troy Taylor says he is leaving as co-head coach at Folsom High School to become a college co-offensive coordinator at Eastern Washington because, “I wanted a new challenge, needed a new challenge.” After all, he did win five section titles with the Bulldogs. No wonder many people – family, friends, students – are bummed to see Taylor go.
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