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NATO affirms commitment to Ukraine despite shifts in member states’ positions

During a press briefing, Stoltenberg addressed concerns about NATO's stance on aid to Ukraine, stating, "NATO members provide modern missiles, air defence systems, modern battle tanks - these are all examples of significant modern assistance"

Russian forces advance in Marinka, posing autumn offensive threat in Donetsk oblast

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The allocated $106 billion for Ukraine assistance, requested in October, remains in limbo within the Republican-controlled House of Representatives

Trail Blazers Continue Their Search For a New Coach as Negotiations Take Place

SportsTrail Blazers Continue Their Search For a New Coach as Negotiations Take Place

Trail Blazers Continue Their Search. Goodwin was Kidd’s representative toward the start of his NBA profession. The Lakers’ collaborator is currently with Jeff Schwartz, the best I can tell. Yet, at the same time, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to think about what Goodwin and Lillard are up to here and where it may go straightaway. Chauncey Billups, a notable Neil Olshey compatriot, was additionally referenced as a short-list competitor. 

Kidd’s things are alarming. The Lakers looked past it and recruited him at any rate. I keep thinking about whether Blazers’ controlling proprietor Jody Allen will do likewise. Or then again, will she chance to distance Lillard and beginning as far as possible once again? That is where our state’s NBA association gets itself today, and I’m interested in how this will work out. 


Keep in mind, Kidd was captured and confessed in 2001 for abusive behavior at home. More affirmed maltreatment of his then-spouse was all around archived in their separation in 2007. What’s more, he likewise once confessed to driving hindered after slamming his SUV into a utility shaft. 

As a major part of the school at Cal, Kidd began the revolt that got Lou Campanelli terminated. As a master, he forced Byron Scott to leave them ahead of instructing position. At that point, when Kidd’s playing profession finished, he turned into a mentor himself. His first season on the work, he was fined $50,000 by the NBA for deliberately spilling a beverage on the court to stop play since he was out of breaks. Afterward, Kidd requested full control of the Nets b-ball tasks, and when the association denied, he constrained out.

Lillard will become the league’s first player with an annual salary of $50 million. Concluded a sports shoe deal with Adidas. No one doubts that Goodwin is doing a good job representing clients. But the Trail Blazers are not customers here. Lillard is. None of what we have seen put franchise rights in the first place.

Goodwin has addressed LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Webber, Damon Stoudamire, and Gary Payton at various places of his profession. Additionally, he had Juwan Howard, whose name likewise inquisitively surfaced in certain circles alongside Billups and Kidd as a potential swap for the Stotts. 

I’m not perusing this as a no holds barred Olshey versus Lillard fight by any means. The GM would lose that in a first-round knockout. Olshey is presumably more stressed over his professional stability in the wake of offering Stotts up as a penance for his own transgressions. However, it’s interesting to me that in the hours after the Blazers terminated Stotts with $10 million remaining on his agreement that the powers working in the background took care of business attempting to acquire control. It’s something Paul Allen couldn’t ever have permitted on the off chance that he was as yet alive and guarding his b-ball child. 

Back-diverting is the same old thing in pro athletics. It happens constantly. Specialists, mentors, players, and media are in an interminable dance. It’s the reason the normal season report about Stotts’ disintegrating professional stability ascribed to a “source” was passed along as gospel. Establishment strategic maneuvers aren’t uncommon, either, particularly when the gatherings included smell shortcoming in the association and control of Trail Blazers, Inc. feels available to all at this moment.


At the end of the 2002-03 NBA season, Scotty Pippen tried to work behind the scenes to obtain a small share of the Trail Blazers property. His career is going downhill. Pippen’s contract with Portland expired. He contacted Allen and tried to meet him. Pippen wants to discuss the possibility of another season with the Trail Blazers in exchange for a small portion of the team’s ownership.

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