Harris gets the Bucks. Tobias Harris was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats as the 19th overall player in last night's NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. He'll make somewhere between 80% and 120% of $1,218,700 due to some quirky NBA rules. Reactions from SB Nation's Bucks blog Brew Hoop were mixed, but the front pagers, in a post on the current state of the team, take some comfort in the endorsements of the scouts. Check out the SB Nation NBA Draft storystream for more on the draft. Scotty Hopson will pursue opportunities as a free agent.
Dooley's guys, too. Derek Dooley's assistants are getting some hefty raises. Jim Chaney and Justin Wilcox are both getting $100k bumps, which moves Chaney to $525k and Wilcox to $700k. Several of the staff have been targeted by other programs or NFL teams, including Chaney, Wilcox, Eric Russell, and Charlie Baggett. Russell and Terry Joseph each received $50k increases, and the largest increase went to Harry Hiestand, who jumped from $200k to $475k, but that was due to a contractual transition from Hiestand's time with the Chicago Bears. After all of that, Alabama's Nick Saban still makes more himself than Tennessee's entire staff combined. Nice.
Aaaand let's add Greg Bergeron to the party. UT Sports has a video interview with new head baseball coach Dave Serrano, who just hired Greg Bergeron. Bergeron has been Serrano's right-hand man for some time, and Serrano loves the guys:
"Greg has been a huge part of any success that I have had over the last seven years as a head coach at both UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, and I don’t expect that to change at Tennessee," Serrano said in a university statement. "He is one of the best offensive strategists in college baseball and has done a fabulous job of developing infielders into first-round picks and gritty, grinding players."
"One of the things I've been working on in my recovery is acceptance, and to be honest, I need to accept that I want to be able to play baseball with my kids when I'm 35. I don't want to be limping the rest of my life. As much as I love football, and I really love football, I don't know if in the immediate future, I'm going to be able to do it with everything that's wrong with my body. I just think it's time."
Best of luck to Ainge.