the Rockets signed him to a nonguaranteed contract in August 2014

Meanwhile, Karl, for all of his many successes and skills, might be a last-round pick if you’re looking for the coach least likely to make a star player feel undermined. Karl has won a lot of games, but he has also griped loudly and mightily about his stars at every stop of his nearly 30-year coaching career — doubling down on that reputation in a recent book titled, appropriately, Furious George. Karl was absolutely the coach to make a fast offense — under Karl, the Kings boasted the league’s fastest pace — but, predictably, Cousins and Karl fought incessantly, a feud that was well-documented until Karl’s firing last spring.

Joerger, for his part, brings a reputation, earned in Memphis, as a coach adept at managing players’ personalities and expectations in the locker room. But though he excelled at game management and performed the community relations portion of the job admirably, he hardly projected stability. He grew petulant behind the scenes and took veiled public jabs at the front office for not providing the players he craved, including numerous love letters during media availabilities to Jazz guard Rodney Hood, whom the Grizzlies passed on in the 2014 draft, and labeling the roster “old and slow.”

After Black delivered a strong summer league performance, the Rockets signed him to a nonguaranteed contract in August 2014. He went on to make the Rockets’ opening night roster.
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“I’m always a big advocate of betting on myself,” Black said. “I agreed to a deal draft night like every other player in the draft, which is crazy. So, the only thing I really missed out draft night was hearing my name called.”

Game Kids Tedy Bruschi Jersey Black’s first NBA game was on Oct. 28, 2014, when new Rockets center Dwight Howard returned to Los Angeles to play the Lakers. Black had two points in 20 minutes in the Rockets’ 108-90 blowout, which was highlighted by a yelling match between Howard and Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle breaking his leg.

Bill Belichick’s cutoff gray hoodie used to make regular appearances, including at Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants

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Bill Belichick’s cutoff gray hoodie used to make regular appearances, including at Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants.

HE STILL INDULGES his inner slob, of course. He still wears pullovers. He still wears those Patriots-branded mock turtlenecks. He still wears sweatshirts with the sleeves awkwardly cut at the biceps, showing off his guns, looking a little like his pal Jon Bon Jovi during the New Jersey tour. Inside the Patriots’ building, Belichick was never known for his hoodies. He was known for his socks.
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The No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 draft lived up to his billing, leading the league with 1,631 yards — 318 more than any other player. Elliott was the driving force behind a Cowboys offense that churned its way to a 13-3 record before falling in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers on a last-second field goal.

His closest competition for the award was teammate and quarterback Dak Prescott, but it’s worth throwing an honorable mention to Tennessee Titans lineman Jack Conklin, because linemen never get any love in these awards.

Belichick has embraced the trappings. The inevitability of time is a powerful motivator. He has been coaching professional football for 42 years. He has been singular in his pursuit of greatness — at a cost.