On August 4th, Beijing time, the Hornets officially announced that the former boss Michael Jordan had sold most of the shares of the team, and the Hornets boss officially became a group led by Gaby Plotkin and Rick Schnarr.
Jordan became the small owner of the Bobcats, the predecessor of the Hornets, in 2006. In 2010, Jordan spent $275 million to become the largest shareholder of the team and became the only black owner in the entire NBA.
After holding the Hornets for 13 years, Jordan finally decided to sell the team. Jordan decided to sell the Hornets to a group led by Gaby Plotkin and Rick Schnarr. The shares sold this time were valued at about $3 billion, and Jordan kept a small stake.
With the approval of the NBA board of directors, the deal was officially completed today, and the Hornets officially changed owners. The Hornets also held a press conference for new owners Gaby Plotkin and Rick Schnarr today.
Jordan wrote in the official statement: "In the past 13 years, I feel extremely honored to have the opportunity to become a major shareholder of my hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina. I am proud of all the achievements of the team: exciting on-court moments, the return of the Hornets’ team name, Charlotte hosting the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, and Hornets Sports Entertainment Company becoming a real pillar of the community. Over the years, the unflinching commitment, enthusiasm and loyalty of Hornets fans are unbelievable. At the same time of my transition to minority shareholders, I am very happy to hand over power to two successful, innovative and strategic leaders, Gaby and Rick. I know that the Hornets will keep moving forward under strong management. I am excited about the future of the team and will continue to support the team and the community in my new role in the next few years. "
Live on May 20th According to Gazzetta dello Sport, although Milan was eliminated from the Champions League by Inter Milan, the fans are still full of enthusiasm and the ticket sales for Sampdoria are still hot.
At 2: 45 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st, Beijing time, AC Milan will play Sampdoria at home in the 36th round of Serie A. There is still hope for Milan to compete for the fourth place. This game is very important for them, so Milan fans are still very enthusiastic.
Judging from the remaining ticket situation in official website, Milan, only some seats have not been sold, and the ticket prices of these seats are between 149 euros and 209 euros. According to the calculation of Gazzetta dello Sport, the San Siro will be nearly full, or at least more than 72,000 spectators will enter.
It’s raining in Milan now, but what can’t be extinguished is the enthusiasm of Milan fans.
Andy Cole, a famous Manchester United striker, opposed the possibility of introducing Harry Kane to the team and insisted that the British star was a "short-term solution".
Andy Cole believes that Manchester United need a longer-term solution instead of chasing Harry Kane too hard.
The former Manchester United striker said: "Manchester United can no longer solve problems with short-term solutions." They can’t spend 80 million pounds or 100 million pounds on Harry Kane. Then two years later, they will look back and say to themselves, he is 32 years old and we need to find another striker. "
"They can’t put themselves in that position again."
Old strikers United have signed in recent years include Ibrahimovic, 34, in 2016, cavani, 33, in 2020 and Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, in 2021. Andy Cole’s exhortation seems to be talking about Harry Kane’s problems, but from whom did he draw this conclusion?
"Changing coaches is like changing knives", I believe many fans have heard such a sentence. However, there are many teams in European football this season whose performance is still sluggish after changing coaches, and Chelsea is one of them.
However, in Germany, Bayern, the king of Nantah who dominated the Bundesliga for 10 years, has now entered the dilemma after changing coaches.
Last night, in the 29th round of Bundesliga, Bayern played Mainz away. It seems that they haven’t got out of the shadow of the Champions League in the middle of the week. In the end, Bayern lost to the opponent 1-3 and suffered two rounds of the league.
As Dortmund beat Frankfurt 4-0 behind him, Bayern once again fell from the top of the Bundesliga standings to the second place.
In addition, Bayern has suffered four consecutive games in various competitions, which is the first time they have suffered four consecutive games since October 2018.
0-3 Manchester City, 1-1 Hoffenheim, 1-1 Manchester City, 1-3 Mainz
Since Bayern replaced the former coach nagel Mann with tuchel, tuchel led the team to play seven games, but the results were not satisfactory.
The results of seven games are: 2 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws. At present, Bayern has been out of the German Cup and Champions League one after another, and the league is also very competitive with Dortmund.
Embarrassed, in the first press conference after tuchel took office as Bayern coach, he made it clear that his goal of leading the team was to help Bayern win the triple crown.
However, after only seven games, the ambition of the Triple Crown is doomed to be a joke.
According to statistics, tuchel lost three games after coaching only seven games, while the former coach nagel Osman lost three games after coaching 37 games. Bayern changed coaches and became lonely?
The three senior officials of Bayern, Heiner, Kahn and Sally, who were watching the game at the scene, also looked embarrassed when they saw Bayern’s present situation.
Looking back at the data of the whole game, although Bayern holds 74% of the ball control rate, it still has no score.
Plus this game, this season’s main center, the team’s top scorer (17 goals) Shubo-Morting missed due to injury, and Bayern finally failed to score.
In fact, after the main center Lewan left the team, Bayern this season has been short of stable scoring players.
According to Romano, Bayern has planned to make major changes this summer, one of which is to introduce a new center.
After Levan left the team, Bayern brought in Liverpool winger Manet, but the latter did not integrate well into the team, and even after losing to Manchester City in the Champions League knockout, he fought with teammate Sanet.
Mane, 31, is likely to be sold this summer in exchange for funds to introduce a new center.
On the other hand, due to the poor performance after the coaching change, Kahn, a senior member of the club, was also told that "he has been abandoned by the board of directors and it is only a matter of time before he is dismissed."
Whether Bayern, which is at home and abroad, can keep the final Bundesliga title this season is still unknown. Will Dortmund tear down the fig leaf of the Ten Champions?
Paris Saint-Germain was eliminated in the Champions League once again. After welcoming Messi to join, it stopped in the top 16 for two consecutive years. Foreign media TA mentioned that Messi needed the ball to help the team, and Paris might not need a player like Messi.
Messi needs the ball.
Messi, who is 35 years old, is difficult to help the team without the ball. In Paris Saint-Germain, Messi holds the ball too far from the goal, which was encountered by the late Barcelona era and the Argentine national team.
In the Champions League game against Bayern, Virathit’s situation is not very good. Messi hopes to organize the attack better, and the coach also asks Vitinia to help Messi. When Messi is in a high position, Vitinia stays in the backcourt. If Messi retreats to the middle backcourt, Vitinia will suddenly attack the opponent, but unfortunately, Vitinia has no way to be the one who destroys the opponent’s defense.
It’s not just Messi who needs the ball in the front court trident of Paris Saint-Germain, but also two other excellent players, Neymar and Mbappé. Although Mbappé’s explosive force in the moment of counterattack is another threat when he doesn’t have the ball, maybe a team can only have one such player, not two or even three.
Does Paris Saint-Germain really need Messi’s attack?
In fact, Messi has done a good job on the offensive side. In 14 Champions League games on behalf of Paris Saint-Germain, he scored 13 goals and assists, which is very efficient. But for Paris Saint-Germain, they don’t lack goals and assists, but need on-court activity and good skills and tactics, so even if Messi performs well, there is still no way to build a successful team.
In fact, before Messi came to Paris Saint-Germain, this team was once very close to the championship. In the shrinking season of 2019-20, they lost to Bayern in the final, and in the 2020-21 season, they played in the semi-finals, only losing to Manchester City. In these two seasons, Messi stopped at the top 16 after joining, which did not meet expectations in terms of results. Of course, Messi also had his personal commercial value.
Benzema, as the Golden Globe winner this season, is a late bloomer and has become a respected Golden Globe winner. Originally, Benzema was also prepared to pursue the victory and continue to show his strength in the World Cup, so that his career could be successfully concluded. Therefore, Benzema deliberately took a rest and maintained his body to participate in the World Cup in La Liga this season.
But the reality is really cruel. Finally, when the World Cup arrived, Benzema actually left the French team at the last minute because of injury. However, this incident took a big turn before the World Cup final, and Benzema’s agent made it clear that he had recovered. However, Deschamps’ coaching team made it clear in the interview that they would not call Benzema into the national team. Directly before the World Cup final, it triggered the infighting farce of the French team.
Although this incident seems to have subsided after the World Cup, then there was a second internal strife in the French team, that is, the contradiction between meritorious captain Lori and coach Deschamps. In the FIFA Best of the Year, both of them chose to ignore each other in the voting, which really made people feel quite outrageous. This time, Benzema once again stood up and challenged Deschamps. In the last few days, he directly questioned and accused Deschamps twice by name.
Benzema, who is currently recuperating, once again shows off his muscles. Obviously, Benzema wants the outside world to see his excellent physical condition and strong strength. It is a complete mistake to let everyone know that Deschamps didn’t take him to the World Cup. Referring to the poor performance of Dajilu and Griezmann in the World Cup final, this game was replaced. If Benzema had been there at that time, it might have really stopped Messi from winning the championship.