I spent a week talking to prominent New Jersey high school football coaches and others in that community about what it’s like to hold that job in 2017. The norms for coaches have changed drastically in the last decade. Can the hard-ass football coach still roam the sideline? Or is that an easy way to get fired?
I wrote about Kristaps Porzingis for VICE Sports this week. I talked to the scout who first found him as a wiry teenager in Latvia, the Latvian ambassador to the UN, and looked into why Porzingis has made a leap in his third year. It’s not just because of the vacuum left behind by Carmelo Anthony’s trade. And the folks at VICE Sports put a cool photo on the story too.