Düsseldorf While most Europeans are asleep, the professional leagues in North America are bustling. What happened that night in American football, basketball, and ice hockey.
footballNew coach for Tom Brady
Tom Brady has a new head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the upcoming NFL season. In an unusual move, Bruce Arians is leaving Florida after three years with immediate effect, handing the position to teammate Todd Bowles, who is 11 years his junior. The 69-year-old Arians said that the plan of the heir had always been important to him. The African American Bulls are currently the sixth coach from a social minority on 32 teams. The low number is always the subject of criticism.
The announced comeback by quarterback Brady, who declared his career over in February and now wants to continue playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was the final turning point. “I don’t need to win another 15 games to be happy,” Arians told the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the decision. “I’d rather see Todd in a position where he can be successful than have to take a bad job.” He probably wanted to retire next February anyway and is now in control.
The Arians won the Super Bowl with the Buccanners two years ago and lost to eventual winner Los Angles Rams in a thrilling playoff last season. He will be an advisor to Director Jason Licht in the future.
The Buccaneers have already been confirmed as one of the two teams that will play their first NFL game in Germany in the fall. The opponent for the match in Munich is open.
Typically, NFL teams are required to interview several candidates for a head coaching position, with coaches from minority backgrounds given a chance. However, since the new NFL year had already begun, the Buccaneers did not have to follow this procedure and were able to promote the Bulls directly.
Basketball: The Mavericks solve the play-off ticket
The Dallas Mavericks reached the playoffs. With a 120:112 NBA win at Cleveland Cavaliers, German Maximilian Kleiber’s side, who scored six points, can no longer be prevented from playing the championship role. Texas is currently third in the Western Conference.
On the other hand, the Boston Celtics suffered a setback in the race for the most promising playoffs despite a convincing performance by quarterback Daniel Theis. The record champions lost 98:106 to the Miami Heat, who lead the Eastern Conference and, like the MAF, have already qualified. The Celtics, for whom Theiss scored 15 points without a miss, are fourth.
Shooting star Franz Wagner scored 28 points for the Orlando Magic and his brother Moritz added four more. However, the undefeated Washington Wizards’ defeat was 110:127. Without Dennis Schroeder missing due to a shoulder problem, the Houston Rockets also lost 118:121 to the Sacramento Kings.
Houston is out of the playoffs, and the disappointing Los Angeles Lakers still have little chance, but in a duel over the Utah Jazz on Friday night, they must dispense with their superstar LeBron James, who has ankle problems.
Hockey: Draisaitl wins the Oilers
With his 49th goal of the season and a penalty shootout, national hockey player Leon Drysittel helped the Edmonton Oilers win over the Los Angeles Kings. At 4:3, the man from Cologne scored the provisional 2:1 on Wednesday evening and was the first to score in a penalty shootout. Draisaitl once again joins Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maples Leafs as the NHL’s top scorer. The National Hockey League’s top scorer remains Driestel’s teammate Conor McDavid, who now has 100 points with one goal and one assist. Draisaitl at 97.
Despite the assists, Moritz Seder left the ice disappointed. The Detroit Red Wings lost 4-5 to the New York Rangers in overtime. With 39 assists, the National Ice Hockey Player remains the most successful NHL newcomer in this category and has gone on to advertise on his behalf for the award as New Player of the Season.