Q&A with Team Brotherly Love’s assistant coach Danny Holdsman

first_img Published on July 28, 2019 at 12:01 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Boeheim’s Army, the Syracuse alumni team, will face Team Brotherly Love in The Basketball Tournament’s regional final tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a spot in the eight-team final for a $2 million prize. Brotherly Love knocked off Armored Athletes, 90-82, in one semifinal, while BA defeated Gael Nation 84-74 behind Eric Devendorf’s 20 points Saturday afternoon. Before tip-off at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, Team Brotherly Love assistant coach Danny Holdsman answered some questions from the The Daily Orange about Boeheim’s Army’s next opponent.The Daily Orange: What is something that everyone should know about Team Brotherly Love? What’s allowed this roster to click so far?Danny Holdsman: These guys have been together well before I got involved with the team. I think the core group of guys are going on, I want to say, their fifth or sixth summer together coached and organized by Tony Paris, who’s a workout guy in the Philly area. It’s guys who either grew up or played college ball in the area. A couple Drexel guys — Frantz Massenat, Samme Givens, Shannon started his career there, Samme’s brother. Ramone Moore, Semaj Inge played at Temple. Michael Ringgold and Novar Gadson played together at Rider. Wayne Marshall played at Temple, predated Rumon and Samaj.And then the new addition to the roster this year is Maurice Watson Jr., who finished his college career at Creighton, but is another guy from the Philly area. The main connect between everyone is Philadelphia in some aspect — be that growing up, playing college ball there, or both — and led by Tony Paris, who grew up in Brooklyn but has moved to the Philly area and kind of worked his basketball career there. And then this year, I got involved with them. So long story short, that’s Team Brotherly Love.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Out of those players you named, who’s one to keep an eye on and who’s an underdog that has the potential to break out?D.H.: I was talking to a friend earlier today, and I said that Frantz Massenat and Novar Gadson are the two best players you’ve never heard of. Just in the sense that the guys played mid-major college basketball, haven’t spent any time in the NBA but have been quietly killing it overseas for years and have shown that in TBT, at least over the past two years — the Talladega Knights and now this team. Samme Givens is another one of those guys that has been consistently lighting it up.The underdog guy I would probably have to say it’s between Shannon Givens and Maurice Watson Jr., two of our smaller guards off the bench. Both have the ability to be spark plugs and haven’t really broken out yet in the tournament compared to what I’ve seen them do. I think those two guys could have big games.D.O.: What’s the key to stopping Boeheim’s Army tomorrow? Was there anything you noticed over the past two days that work particularly well?D.H.: Devendorf is the engine that makes the team move, that gets the crowd involved. So I think you have to get out to a quick start to limit the crowd and along with that comes stopping Devendorf from getting going like he did today against Gael Nation. I think clearly Jordan Crawford’s a great scorer, he’s going to take a lot so you have to try to not let him make a lot. And then other than that, it’s just finding ways to get good shots in that 2-3.D.O.: Any mention of prior losses or connections with Boeheim’s Army leading up to tomorrow’s game? D.H.: I would say two things on that point. I think the thing they’re most looking forward to — and myself included — is the opportunity to play a game in an atmosphere like that with those kinds of stakes. To kind of come in and play the enemy in a hostile crowd and try to pull off the win. And then the second thing I would say on that is we spent some time getting ready for this week scrimmaging and playing with some different guys, and a couple of them were from Team Foe, the other Philly TBT team in the past who actually, I want to say it was a quarterfinal game a few years back, had a big lead on Boeheim’s Army and blew that away. So when they kind of talked and realized we were in the same region, I think those guys were kind of looking forward to us getting the chance to play Boeheim’s as well and kind of get revenge for their part.D.O.: Is there anything that hasn’t clicked over the past couple days for Team Brotherly Love that needs to tomorrow? D.H.: I think we need to do our best to limit turnovers, which we didn’t do well game one against Playing for Jimmy V. I think we had 20 turnovers in that game. I don’t know the stats off the top of my head from today, but I’m sure it was less turnovers. So, I think just continuing to do that. And then the second thing would just be make free throws. We shot pretty poorly in both of the first two games, so just guys got to be able to put in the free ones if you’re going to win a game like tomorrow. So hopefully we can turn that around. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll: The Donald Sterling Question

first_imgThe NBA just banned L.A. Clipper owner Donald Sterling for life. What best reflects your view? Great decision. This guy was a racist. I agree with the judgement; but I worry about its ramifications with free speech The fact he was secretly tape recorded and set up bothers me greatly Donald Sterling was exercising his First Amendment Rights and should not be punished. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (17) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 328 weeks ago http://abcnews.go.com/US/naacp-forgive-clippers-d… I find this amusing. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CrusaderCountry · 328 weeks ago The First Amendment prohibits the making of any law abridging the freedom of speech. It in no way protects a person from suffering personal or professional consequences from their speech. Since the NBA is not a law making body, their decision has absolutely nothing to do with the First Amendment. Report Reply 1 reply · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 328 weeks ago Nearly two-to-one. Stay classy, Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Not a sheeple · 328 weeks ago The man is going to be laughing all the way to the bank. Bought the team in 1981 for $17 million dollars and today their estimated to be worth between $600 million and $1 Billion dollars. He only owns them for a tax write off and now the NBA is forcing him to sell. What a joke so many damn people in America keep letting a few jerk their chains and manipulate facts. How come some of you can not understand what is going on in AMERICA with all the RACE CARDS being played by the current administration to focus attention else where instead of whats going on in DC. Report Reply 1 reply · active 328 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 328 weeks ago It is now a fact he knew he was being recorded. What should be patently obvious is that “free speech” claims are specious. Dude committed no crime. No one is trying to send him to jail. No evidential standard need be met for this reason. No one wishes to prevent him from making such statements whenever and to whomever he pleases. The government is not involved here. In business, particularly owners of franchises, you can’t just say whatever you want and expect that there should be no repercussions– unless you went to the Sarah Palin School of Constitutional Law. If you embarrass your franchisors, then you can expect to lose franchisee rights. If you alienate your consumers, you have no right to insist that they should buy your product anyway and that they are violating your rights if they don’t. I am sure that, in part due to their own secretive tolerance of his known racist behavior, the NBA will be quick to cut ties and blame it all on him, and thus minimize their enabling actions (or inactions) of the past. Nobody is more “outraged” by the “shocking” actions of subordinates than superiors who are complicit. Report Reply 6 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 328 weeks ago Okay I read the article and it is a whole lot of he said, she said. after I read it, sounds like her lawyer is trying to cover her ass. I don’t see this a concrete evidence that he knew it was recorded. With that said, they are all a said bunch of people, and sorry to say there are just as many minorities doing the same towards others and they are given a pass. Too many other real problems going on in this world right now and nothing is getting done. it is all sad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Dorothy from Kansas · 328 weeks ago He can say what he said again today. He can say it tomorrow. He can shout it from the town square. The First Amendment is safe. However, the First Amendment does not protect you from others exercising their First Amendment rights. Actions have consequences. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 328 weeks ago It doesn’t protect being stupid. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 326 weeks ago So did he not know the Anderson Cooper interview was being taped? Report Reply 0 replies · active 326 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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