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Eversley, a Canadian, becomes the Bulls’ first black general manager after four years in Philadelphia’s front office — the past two as senior vice president of player personnel.
He spent a decade at Nike, managing company-owned retail stores in Ontario before moving to their corporate office in Oregon and becoming the point person for their basketball player relationship division. He then worked in Toronto’s front office for seven years and Washington’s for three before joining the 76ers.
Eversley had a big hand in Philadelphia trading up with Boston to get Matisse Thybulle with the No. 20 overall pick in the draft last June. The rookie guard established himself as one of the NBA’s best young defenders this season.
Now, Eversley will work with Karnisovas to help turn around a sagging franchise.
The Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. Instead, they were 11th in the Eastern Conference at 22-43 and on the way to their third straight losing record when the NBA suspended play because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bulls hired Karnisovas as executive vice president of basketball operations 2 1/2 weeks ago, convincing him to leave his job as GM of the Denver Nuggets. They believe making the move then rather than waiting until the season resumed or got called off gave him more time to evaluate the organization.
John Paxson shifted into an advisory role after nearly two decades leading the front office as general manager and then vice president of basketball operations. A few days after Karnisovas agreed to take the job, the Bulls fired Forman, who had been the GM since 2009 and joined the organization as a scout in 1998.
Karnisovas has since been assembling his staff, hiring New Orleans salary-cap specialist J.J. Polk and Denver player-personnel director Pat Connelly for front-office positions. Now that his general manager is in place, he has another important decision to make.
That would be whether to keep coach Jim Boylen. With a 39-84 record since replacing Fred Hoiberg early last year, he could be on shaky ground.
Though Zach LaVine was averaging a career-high 25.5 points, Lauri Markkanen’s scoring and rebounding dipped in his third season. The 7-footer from Finland was averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds — down from 18.7 and 9.0. Rookie Coby White had come on strong before play was stopped and was averaging 13.2 points after being drafted with the No. 7 pick.
Clark State Community College officials said the school will receive $2.9 million.
Half of Clark State’s funds will go directly to students whose education has been impacted by COVID-19, according to a statement from the college. The other half of the funds will go to Clark State in order to provide financial relief related to coronavirus related expenses.
“The intent of the ACT is to get the money to students quickly to help during this uncertain time,” Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State said.
In order to follow the guidelines outlined in the CARES Act, Clark State will send the money directly to students — the students simply need to apply, the statement said.
Funds from the CARES Act will be available to Clark State students on a first-come, first-served basis, the statement said, until the monies designated for students are expended.
The uses for these emergency funds include technology needs, food, tuition assistance, childcare, transportation and more, the statement said.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced April 14 that the U.S. Department of Education distributed $388 million in funding to institutions of higher education in Ohio as part of the COVID-19 response, a statement on his website said. The higher education emergency fund was provided through the bipartisan CARES Act.
“Like many industries and employers across the state, the coronavirus pandemic is having a serious impact on our higher education institutions,” Portman said. “The CARES Act rescue package that was recently signed into law included additional resources to help those institutions.”
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said in a post on his website the CARES Act is another “important step in the right direction.”
“I will continue working with Sen. Portman, Gov. DeWine and local leaders across Ohio to help communities get the resources they need,” Brown said.
Students can complete an application at clarkstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/903 and can expect a response within 24-hours.
“Clark State is always focused on the needs of our students. We are committed to providing support services that enable them to be successful,” Toni Overholser, director of the Clark State Foundation said. “We understand that our students are struggling in this difficult time and want to assist them … We want to reassure students that we are here for them and we will get through this together.”
The Springfield News-Sun reached out to Wittenberg University about plans for their $1.7 million in federal aid and did not receive a response.
Wittenberg President Mike Frandsen said previously the university was reviewing options “to offer financial support to students,” including offering refunds for room and board.
“One option we are considering is a refund or a credit of partial room and board charges for the spring semester,” Frandson said previously. “We hope to have more definitive guidance on this no later than April 30, but please know that we will be issuing refunds or credits for some portion of the room and board charges that you were, unfortunately, unable to utilize.”
According to Portman’s website, funding for local institutes of higher education include:
• Cedarville Univerisity: $2,294, 323
• Clark State Community Collge: $2,914,627
• Wilberforce University: $689,372
• Wittenberg University: $1,728,770
• Wright State University: $10,140,846
We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the remote learning. We need speakers to record video program sessions, share their story, share their business and share the effect this is having on them. This is a perfect opportunity to teach a student about how this pandemic is affecting our economy. If you would like to volunteer to be part of our remote programming, please contact our Development Manager, Crystal Steiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I played basketball until I was in eighth grade. But I had to quit because I couldn't shoot. I could dribble. But everyone expects you to be good because of the name.
"But I like it. I like the pressure it brings you. I like the challenge.
"I went to St. Vincent-St. Mary's in Akron, Ohio, where LeBron James went to high school. Everyone was like, 'Why aren't you on the team?' I would say, 'Trust me, you don't want me on the team.'
"But you definitely have to be more than an average person if your name is Kobe (Kobi) Bryant.
"When I was 9 or 10 years old, I had a moment where I was like, 'Wow, I'm really named after Kobe Bryant.' But I liked it. I liked the notoriety of it.
"The day he died, I was in the shower. And I looked at my phone and I had three missed calls from my mom. I called her back. My mom was crying. It was really upsetting. I had to check other news sources.
"It was just weird because people would say my name afterward and I'd realize that they were talking about him, not me. I definitely think it was different for me. I think having the same name made his death more unique, in a way.
"I definitely drank some champagne [as a toast to Kobe Bryant's life] and watched the news that night.
"I feel more responsibility to hold up the name now."
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Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools will begin providing meals for their students throughout the district.