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Schools all over the country have shifted to online cla ses in an effort to containthe spread Craig Reynolds Jersey of thecoronavirus. Students are in insolation, so O'Nealpopped in fora virtual le son with students atEast Lake Elementary in McDonough, Ga.
Avideo from TMZ shows Aidan Hutchinson Jersey the basketball starsaying hi to the teacher, who nonchalantly sayshello back. Then she realizeswho the greeting came from, excitedly asking, "Is that Shaq?"
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Thesix- and seven-year-olds seemed happy to have the Hall of Famer Alex Anzalone Jersey stop by during these unusual times, but some of the most hilarious reactions came from the parents and adults who were around. The kids smiled, and the adults' jaws dropped as they grabbed their phones to takepictures.
O'Nealis family friends with one of the students in the Billy Sims Jersey cla s, . The Big Diesel stayed on to chat for a few minutes, which certainly brightened up the day during a le s- Quintez Cephus Jersey than-ideal situation.
Nowthese first graders havea great story to tell about their 7-1 momentary cla smate.Good work, Shaq.
John Beilein has stepped down as Cavaliers coach, ,and a sociate coach J.B. Bickerstaff will take the reins of the team in a full-time capacity.
Beilein's tenure was short-lived with few positives to take away Trevor Cahill Jersey . He rarely appeared on the same page as his players, and had a well-documented in which he called players "thugs" that he apologized for. Cleveland went 14-40 under his watch.
The Cavaliershopethey can now find some much-needed stability with Bickerstaff at the helm.
Here's a look at the new full-time head coach, who has prior experience in this position with two other organizations:
Who is J.B. Bickerstaff?
Bickerstaff, the son of former NBA coach Raul Mondesi Jersey Bernie Bickerstaff, played college basketball at Oregon State and Minnesota.
Bickerstaff joined the staff of the Charlotte Bobcats as an a sistant in 2004 and spent three seasons there beforemoving on to a sistant roles with the Timberwolves and Rockets.He waspromoted to the Rockets' interim head coach position on Nov. 8, 2015,after Kevin McHale was fired. Houston went 37-34 under Bickerstaffand lost in the first round of the playoffs to the top-seeded Warriors.
While that team was viewed as a disappointment following the 56-win season of the previous year, an incoherent roster featuringlittle help around James Hardenwaslargely Paulo Orlando Jersey to blame.Dwight Howard was miscast, Clint Capela had yet to emerge and inefficient veterans littered the team's rotation.
That offseason, from the Rockets' head coaching searchandjoined theGrizzlies in an a sociate head coach role. On Nov. 27, 2017, Bickerstaff was once again promoted to interim head coach after the Grizzlies fired David Fizdale. Memphis went 15-48 in Bickerstaff's first season and mi sed the playoffs. Still, the Grizzlies promoted Bickerstaff to a Terrance Gore Jersey full-time rolefor the 2018-19 season. After another playoff mi s, though, Memphis fired him.
Inthree seasons as a head coach (two in an interim position), Bickerstaff has compiled a record of 85-131 (.394 winning percentage).
What does J.B. Bickerstaff have to work with?
Not much. The Cavaliers are just about the most dysfunctional team in the league right now, Chris Owings Jersey with perhaps only the Knicks in worse shape.
They have two centers who can't shoot and are likely to be free agents this offseason (Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson), a veteran forward unhappy to be wasting his final productive years on a losing team (Kevin Love) and a cast of youngsters yet to prove themselves capable of becoming franchise cornerstones (Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Kelvin Herrera Jersey Jr.).
Any sign of progre s, then, would be seen as a succe s for Bickerstaff, and he could gain a high-caliber rookie in the upcoming draft cla s. As long as the Cavaliers' 2020 pick lands in the top 10, they get to keep it.