John Lennon once told an interesting story about life…. When he was 5 years old, his mother told him that happiness was the key to life. He went to school one day, and the assignment was for everyone to put down what they wanted to be when they grew up. John confidently put down Happy… The teacher looked at him, then at his answer and said “John, you didn’t understand the assignment.”John boldy and honestly replied “Teacher, You don’t understand life.”
Co-founder of then Blue Ribbon Sports in 1968 and now known as Nike, Phil Knight has decided to resign as Chairman. That’s a tough thing to come to terms with if you’re the top dog at the world’s largest athletic shoe and clothing maker.
Under Knight’s direction, Nike has become a $12 billion global business, selling apparel and equipment with an ever wider range of shoes.
“I am confident that as CEO of Nike Inc., Bill will lead Nike’s extraordinary team of people to create an even bigger and better global company,” Knight said in a prepared statement.
He did not give a reason for relinquishing the titles. His resignation is effective Dec. 28.
Darren Rovell reports Mark Parker has been recommended for the position, while the Seattle Times suggests Phil Knight will be succeeded by William Perez, head of S.C. Johnson & Son, maker of Glade air fresheners and Drano drain cleaner. Stick with TSG as this story develops.
IAMSU! links up with Dej Loaf and K Camp for his brand new single called Famous produced by Juneonabeat.
The Milwaukee Bucks got bigger Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent center Greg Monroe, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
Monroe spurned the New York Knicks among other teams by agreeing to terms with the Bucks on a three-year maximum deal worth approximately $50 million with a player option for the final year, sources said.
Yahoo! Sports reported the agreement earlier Thursday.
The 25-year-old Monroe joins a promising young nucleus in Milwaukee that features Giannis Antetokounmpo (age 20), Jabari Parker (20), Khris Middleton (23) and Michael Carter-Williams (23).
Monroe, the 6-foot-11 big man out of Georgetown, was linked to the Knicks as a primary free agent target because of his ability to score, rebound and pass and his potential fit in the triangle offense. Monroe’s decision to join the Bucks is a blow for New York, which is looking to add more talent around star Carmelo Anthony. The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers also reportedly met with Monroe this week.
David Falk, Monroe’s agent, said all four teams offered his client a maximum deal. NBA free agency started Wednesday, but teams can’t officially sign players until July 9. Monroe immediately gives the Bucks an offensive and rebounding presence inside.
The Philly rapper Meek Mill makes his way to Sway In The Morning. Meek talked about his his new album Dreams Worth More Than Money, the following up his Dreams and Nightmares intro, admiration for Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Wale, gaining knowledge from Nicki Minaj, and referencing Tupac.