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Philip Douglas “Phil” Jackson Returns To The New York Knickerbockers As Team President.


 

 

By Jueseppi B.

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan, left, and new team president Phil Jackson poses for photos during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Knicks owner James Dolan, left, and new team president Phil Jackson poses for photos during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

From The Associated Press:

 

Phil Jackson officially president of the New York Knicks

 

by Brian Mahoney, Associated Press.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson is back in New York, providing the Knicks stability, championship-building ideas and a link to the franchise’s best days.

 

Now they need him to get some good players.

 

Jackson was introduced Tuesday as team president of the Knicks, in the midst of another difficult season and with no easy path to a quick fix.

 

But Jackson has won here before, done plenty of it since and says a couple of years off have left him ready to take on what might be his toughest challenge, turning this dysfunctional franchise into a champion again.

 

“It would be a capstone on the remarkable career that I’ve had,” Jackson said.

 

Jackson was a member of the Knicks’ title teams in 1970 and 1973, and they haven’t won since. He went on to win 11 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.

 

This will be his first time as an executive and the Knicks say he will be in charge of all basketball decisions. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan said he “willingly and gratefully” is stepping back to give Jackson the power to make the changes.

 

“Phil has a vision for the Knicks that I know will put us on the path for success,” Dolan said.

 

Steve Mills will remain general manager.

 

“I think that we have a teamwork situation here that’s going to be really quite swift and capable of making some important changes as we move forward,” Jackson said.

 

The Knicks announced the hiring in the lobby of Madison Square Garden, with a giant “Welcome Home Phil” sign overhead and racks of his old No. 18 jersey on sale.

 

He signed a five-year contract that reportedly will pay at least $12 million annually. After living in California for many years, Jackson said he would spend significant time in New York, starting with Wednesday’s game against Indiana.

 

He’s got big decisions coming up involving Carmelo Anthony and coach Mike Woodson.

 

It’s the second reorganization in six months for the Knicks, who fired GM Glen Grunwald days before the start of training camp. Mills replaced him even though he had no previous experience running the basketball side.

 

The deal began to take shape at a holiday party hosted by a mutual friend of Jackson and Dolan. Though Jackson quickly declined interest in coaching, they agreed to keep talking.

 

It will be tough for Jackson to make big changes quickly in New York, where the Knicks face with the salary cap problems. Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Andrea Bargnani will all be in the final year of expensive contracts, making them difficult to unload. And they traded their first-round pick to Denver in 2011 to acquire Anthony.

 

Jackson alluded to that, saying the Knicks “were going to have to go out and work the bushes for players this next year.”

 

But he has a vision for how he wants to do it, a change from the Knicks’ way of too frequently adding big-name players who don’t fit any particular style.

 

Jackson said he won’t insist that the Knicks run the triangle offense that worked so well for him with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, then Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. But he made it clear he believes in the system’s principles of passing, movement and teamwork.

 

But it’s not just Xs and Os that have doomed the Knicks during a mostly disastrous decade. It’s the policies of Dolan, who has too often involved himself in basketball decisions.

 

Jackson said he will be accessible and will focus on things such as “how players are treated” and “the kind of culture that’s built.”

 

“This organization has suffered in the past few years from things I think have just been created, by press, by lack of continuity, by lack of solidarity.”

 

It wasn’t like that when Jackson played in New York. Those teams not only thrived on the court but were well-known and well-liked around the city, players such as Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere.

 

“This is the best place to play basketball,” Jackson said.

 

Jackson is marrying the daughter of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss and said he will continue to spend time in California, where his children and grandchildren live.

 

Jackson said he didn’t know how much day-to-day work he would handle. After five knee and hip surgeries, Jackson is “not easily able to move around” on commercial airlines or scouting at small gyms.

 

That ruled out coaching, the job that Knicks would have loved him to do. But the work needed from the front office might ultimately be more important.

 

“Now to come back to where I’ve started in basketball, it’s a great feeling,” Jackson said.

 

Thank you The Associated Press.

 

 

New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson, right, shakes hands with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson, right, shakes hands with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Phil Jackson, the new president of the New York Knicks, answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson, the new president of the New York Knicks, answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson smiles as he is introduced as the new president of the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson smiles as he is introduced as the new president of the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier, left, joins Phil Jackson, the newly named president of the Knicks, at a news conference Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Frazier and Jackson are former teammates with the Knicks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier, left, joins Phil Jackson, the newly named president of the Knicks, at a news conference Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Frazier and Jackson are former teammates with the Knicks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

 

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5 Reasons You Can Trust President Obama’s Bracket.


 

By Jueseppi B.

President Barack Obama participates in a basketball drill on the White House basketball court during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a basketball drill on the White House basketball court during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

NCAA Tournament: 5 Reasons Why You Should Trust President Obama’s Bracket

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From RANTSPORTS.com:

 

March Madness is finally here! In celebration of this glorious time of year, college basketball fans everywhere are filling out brackets in an admirable, but often futile attempt to achieve the perfect bracket and win money and/or bragging rights. The leader of the free world is no exception. President Obama, in all likelihood, will be filling out his annual NCAA bracket sometime this week. Here are five reasons why you can trust his picks.

 

5. President Obama Loves and Respects the Game

 

President Obama clearly has a great admiration for the game of basketball. When he is not speaking to foreign leaders or trying to push bills through Congress, you can find him courtside at college basketball games or giving the Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bill Russell.

President Obama clearly has a great admiration for the game of basketball. When he is not speaking to foreign leaders or trying to push bills through Congress, you can find him courtside at college basketball games or giving the Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bill Russell.

 

 

4. Basketball Runs in the Family

 

Oregon State head coach, Craig Robinson, must enjoy his presidential connections. The sixth-year head coach is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. Needless to say, the Beavers' commander-in-chief has probably shared some of his basketball wisdom with the real Commander-in-Chief.

Oregon State head coach, Craig Robinson, must enjoy his presidential connections. The sixth-year head coach is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. Needless to say, the Beavers’ commander-in-chief has probably shared some of his basketball wisdom with the real Commander-in-Chief.

 

 

3. The President is a Former Player

 

Believe it or not, President Obama was a four-year player on his high school team growing up in Hawaii. Obama worked his way up to highest level, Varsity AA, at the Punahou School by his senior year and was a very solid contributor throughout his four years there.

Believe it or not, President Obama was a four-year player on his high school team growing up in Hawaii. Obama worked his way up to highest level, Varsity AA, at the Punahou School by his senior year and was a very solid contributor throughout his four years there.

 

 

2. White House Pick-Up Games

 

Obama's basketball experience continued after high school. He has been known to participate in a variety of pick-up games, even after taking his spot in the Oval Office. As you may remember, the President was elbowed in the face during a rather physical game in 2010, causing him to get stiches in his upper lip.

Obama’s basketball experience continued after high school. He has been known to participate in a variety of pick-up games, even after taking his spot in the Oval Office. As you may remember, the President was elbowed in the face during a rather physical game in 2010, causing him to get stiches in his upper lip.

 

 

1. Obama Has Picked a Winner in the Past

 

President Obama's past efforts have left a lot to be desired, but Obama did pick North Carolina to win during his first Presidential bracket in 2009, so that should count for something. When it's all said and done, everyone struggles to build the perfect bracket. But if you feel that you need some more analysis, there are definitely worse people that you could consult than the Commander-in-Chief.

President Obama’s past efforts have left a lot to be desired, but Obama did pick North Carolina to win during his first Presidential bracket in 2009, so that should count for something. When it’s all said and done, everyone struggles to build the perfect bracket. But if you feel that you need some more analysis, there are definitely worse people that you could consult than the Commander-in-Chief.

 

 

A Blast From The Past:

President Obama’s Bracket For The 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

 

President Obama’s Bracket for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

 

Yesterday President Obama continued what’s become a March tradition: For the fifth time, he sat down to fill out his brackets for the NCAA men and women’s basketball tournaments — and shared his picks with ESPN.

 

The President has Louisville, Ohio State, Florida, and Indiana headed to Atlanta for the Final Four.

 

He picked the Hoosiers to top the Cardinals in the National Championship game on April 8.

 

Download the full predictions here.

 

We’ll share the President’s pick for the women’s tournament on Friday. Be sure to check back!

 

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President Barack Obama makes his selections for the NCAA tournament.

 

 

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Oklahoma State Guard Marcus Smart Pushes Texas Tech Fan Who Allegedly Called Him The “Nigger-Word.”


 

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Marcus Smart Pushes Texas Tech Fan – Oklahoma State Basketball player shoves Fan Brawl Video

 

 

 

It appears that the fan that got pushed by Smart is apparently a not-so-nice guy. One Twitter user found what he did to a player during a previous game:

 

This is the same fan, Jeff Orr, giving Davis, another opposing player from another game, the Italian fuck you sign.

This is the same fan, Jeff Orr, giving Davis, another opposing player from another game, the Italian fuck you sign.

 

Patrick Wilson @realpatwilson: Dude that Smart pushed was same jackass that taunted BD…
The fan, whose name is Jeff Orr, is regarded as Texas Tech’s No. 1 fan

 

 

Video of that can be seen here, as he wags his tongue at the player while also giving him a “F**k you!” gesture:

 

 

 

 

Ryan Aber @ryaber: Sure this has been said but OSU radio said immediately after the incident that Smart told the OSU coaches that the fan said THE word.

 

 

Orr has had a history of heckling college athletes. Utah Jazz point guard John Lucas III still remembers Orr during his college days.

 

 

@Luke1luk: I just saw the video that same fan was at the games talking crazy even when I was in school I don’t forget a face he says a lot of crazy shit.
Following that report, Doug Gottlieb of ESPN released some text messages his Texas Tech friend had with Orr. Orr says he didn’t say anything vulgar or the N-word, but he says he said something he shouldn’t have.
@GottliebShow: Jeff Orr to a friend of mine via text “I kinda let my mouth say something I shouldn’t have,I feel bad”
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It’s hard to judge if Orr was telling the truth or not. He’s on the losing side right now based off his previous actions. Not sure if Orr would even admit he said the N-word, if he really did. It also seems kinda shady to me that Gottlieb’s friend won’t screenshot the reply either.

 

Robert Littal of Black Sports Online makes a great point from Gottlieb’s tweets:

 

@BlkSportsOnline: If he didn’t say anything vulgar or the N-Word. why is he sorry, why does he feel bad? He is covering, sorry not buying it

 

 

Amazingly right after Gottlieb’s tweets, an Oklahoma State beat writer confirmed that Orr called Smart the N-word:

 

 

@KellyHinesTW: Radio analyst John Holcomb confirms what he said on air: He heard Marcus Smart say the fan called him the n-word.
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After that report, Orr was semi-right on his texts to that Texas Tech fan when he said that it was something he shouldn’t have said. Allegedly, he told Smart to “go back to Africa,” or even added the n-word into that. We don’t know, but some of these tweets provide a perspective:
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@RockChalkFB: Not confirmed yet, but reports are coming out that the Texas Tech fan apparently said “go back to Africa” to Marcus Smart.
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@SportStation_: Orr, the Texas Tech fan Marcus Smart pushed, reportedly told Smart, “Go back to Africa, n*****”, prompting retaliation.
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@EricSports: Being reported that Jeff Orr said “Go back to Africa” to Marcus Smart.
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Many people are currently in support for Marcus Smart. Duke’s Jabari Parker wrote on Twitter that the “media is giving Marcus Smart a hard time. They definitely casting the first stone for something they know little of. I got your back bro.”
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Metta World Peace — who is notorious for beating up a fan during the infamous “Malice at the Palace” incident — offered some words of advice to Smart on Twitter saying that ”all mistakes and missteps are a foundation for improvement. Sometimes the game is so intense, we forget it’s just a game.”
Others, such as former NBA forward Desmond Mason, say there is still no excuse for Smart’s actions:
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@dmasonart: Some things are hard to ignore, BUT no excuses! Deal with your consequences. I was called the N word EVERY game I played in Lubbock!
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I’m not sure if Smart has ever dealt with racial slurs while he was playing in Oklahoma State, so this could have been first time. We don’t know. But otherwise, it’s pretty understandable on Smart’s end. Jeff Orr is just lucky that Smart just shoved him.

 

 

When you’re there saying something a player that’s obviously going to make him mad or get violent, why say it? Someday someone is gonna knock your teeth in, and Orr is lucky it hasn’t happened to him already.

 

 

Marcus Smart pushed a Texas Tech fan at the end of the Oklahoma State’s loss to the Raiders for calling him the N-word. Smart pushed the fan, who’s name is Jeff Orr, which ended up in the sophomore guard going to the bench.

Marcus Smart pushed a Texas Tech fan at the end of the Oklahoma State’s loss to the Raiders for calling him the N-word. Smart pushed the fan, who’s name is Jeff Orr, which ended up in the sophomore guard going to the bench.

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If “Super Fan” Jeff Orr did indeed call Marcus Smart a nigger, and tell him to go back to Africa, Marcus Smart was justified in shoving his racist caucasian ass. Lets not forget Jeff Orr is an adult & Marcus Smart is a college age young man….not yet reached the maturity level of the grown ass Jeff Orr, who was taunting Marcus Smart with racial slurs. IF He Did So.
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Racism has no place anywhere in the world, but especially on a college basketball court during a basketball game.
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It has nothing to do with the frustration of a 4 game losing streak. It has everything to do with a caucasian fan using words he has no right using to another human being. And it has been reported, this Jeff Orr has done this before, so it’s not his first rodeo with racism or vulgarity toward opposing teams players.
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Barack Welcomes The 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat To The East Room…Of HIS House.


 

By Jueseppi B.

When you are The POTUS, Yiu get all types of cool "stuff."

When you are The POTUS, You get all types of cool “stuff.”

 

Barack Welcomes NBA Champs Miami Heat Back To HIS House

 

Published on Jan 14, 2014

President Obama welcomes the NBA champion Miami Heat to the White House and notes it is a return visit since they have won back-to-back titles. He says he wishes the Miami Heat well, unless they’re playing the Chicago Bulls.

 

 

 

Mitt Romney Thought HE Was Gonna Get This....fool.

Mitt Romney Thought HE Was Gonna Get This….fool.

 

Remarks by the President Honoring NBA Champion Miami Heat

 

Remarks by the President Honoring NBA Champion Miami Heat

 

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East Room

3:02 P.M. EST

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello!  (Applause.)  Everybody, please have a seat.  Have a seat.  Welcome to the White House.  Actually, for these guys, it is welcome back to the White House — (applause) — after being back-to-back world champions, the Miami Heat.

 

Now, one of the cool things about this job is welcoming championship sports teams from across the sporting world to the White House.  And usually people enjoy coming to the White House.  I have to say, I’ve never seen folks more excited than the Heat when they came last year.  (Laughter.)  I mean, LeBron was so pumped up I thought he was going to give me a hug and knock me over like the guy in the SportsCenter who hit the half-court shot.  But it was wonderful to see them then.  It wonderful to see them back.

 

We’ve got some outstanding members of Congress who are big fans of the Heat.  They’re from both parties — because we all know nothing brings people together like the Miami Heat.  (Laughter and applause.)  Across the NBA there’s just a unifying — (laughter) — sense about the Heat.

 

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I want to congratulate Coach Spoelstra for the outstanding work that he does; legendary team president, Pat Riley, for his outstanding leadership; and all the coaches and players, members of the staff and crew to make a championship season.  This group has won twice now, but it’s gone to the finals three times.  And sometimes it feels like they’re still fighting for a little respect.  I can relate to that.  (Laughter.)

 

Last season, the Heat put together one of the most dominating regular seasons ever by a defending champion.  They won a team-record 66 games.  At one point, they won 27 games straight — the second-longest winning streak ever, extraordinarily impressive — almost as impressive as the Bulls’ 72-win season.  (Laughter.)  Riley and I were reminiscing about those Knicks years.  (Laughter.)

 

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But as these guys know, winning a title is never easy.  In the playoffs, the Pacers put them through seven bruising games.  In the finals, the Spurs showed us all that they’ve got an awful lot of life left in them, and one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the greatest coaches of all time.  In fact, San Antonio had the series all but wrapped up in game six.  As you will recall, Miami was down five points, less than 30 seconds to go.  The last 122 times that happened in the playoffs, the team that was down lost 122 times.

 

And then they brought out the ropes.  And then Ray Allen saw them bring out the ropes.  (Laughter.)  And with five seconds left, Chris Bosh gets an incredible offensive rebound, passes it out to Ray; Ray is backing up, he’s got to jump forward; hits one of the most iconic shots of all time.  And then he added a few choice words about the ropes, which we cannot — (laughter) — which we cannot repeat here.  But, Ray, I do want you to know that when you say those things on the court, like, people can read your lips, right?  (Laughter.)  You do understand that?

 

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RAY ALLEN:  Yeah.

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Okay.  All right.

 

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So the Heat won game six, went on to win game seven, their third title in eight seasons.  LeBron James earned his second straight Finals MVP to go along with four regular-season MVPs in five years.  Dwayne Wade, warrior that he is, played through a pair of injured knees, always came through when it mattered.  Chris Bosh was there playing great defense, getting the rebound, hitting a clutch shot.  Everybody on this team participated.

 

And from Ray’s big shot to the contributions of Mario Chalmers, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem, Birdman, Birdman’s tattoos — (laughter) — Birdman’s mohawk — (laughter) — the Heat showed us the kind of heart and determination it takes to be a champion.

 

And they also showed what heart means off the court.  Last year, they raised close to $2 million for local charities.  Before this event, they met with some of our amazing wounded warriors over at Walter Reed, and we’re proud to have some of those wounded warriors here in the audience here today.  Honoring our troops — (applause) — honoring our troops isn’t just something that they do when they come to the White House — it’s something they do all year round with their Heat Home Strong initiative.  And Pat Riley I know has been hugely invested in this, and we talked a little bit about this — his incredible admiration for our men and women in uniform, but more concretely his willingness to do something about how we support them I think is a credit to the entire organization.

 

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On top of that, Coach Spoelstra serves as a member of the NBA Fit team to encourage healthy habits among young people.  I know Michelle is thankful for the support that many of these players have given to her Let’s Move initiative.  I heard that all of you are getting ready to embarrass yourselves by singing some karaoke for Shane’s education foundation.  (Laughter and applause.)  Just leave Al Green to the pros, people.  (Laughter.)

 

So bottom line is, outstanding athletes, outstanding organization, outstanding team, but also outstanding members of their community.  And so we’re very proud to have them back.  We wish them great luck for the rest of the season, unless they’re playing the Bulls.  (Laughter.)

 

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And with that, I think we should take a picture, but we should make it quick before one of these guys starts yelling at Mario.  (Laughter and applause.)  I mean, sometimes it’s just a bad pass, guys.  It’s not Mario’s fault.  (Laughter.)  I got your back, man.

 

COACH SPOELSTRA:  Well, this is a great honor for the entire Miami Heat family.  It does not get old.  And what this is, is we put this together before the playoff run last year, and it was a covenant between all of us that we signed that we would commit to each other — all the way to the end.

 

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THE PRESIDENT:  This is outstanding.

 

COACH SPOELSTRA:  So we have marks for each win, and it signified each player would mark the win for that game, and the final one was the team one.  So this one right here, you can see “44” and your name right there.

 

THE PRESIDENT:  There you go.  It was added to it.  You know, you guys are winning me over a little bit.  (Laughter.)

 

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COACH SPOELSTRA:  Getting there.  Getting there.  We promise we’ll put together another one for you and let you mark it this year.  (Laughter.)

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Congratulations.  (Applause.)

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Friday The 6th Of December. 19 Days Left Until You Are Broke.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – December 6th, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6th, 2013

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2013

 

In the morning, the President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. In the evening, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

 

Friday, December 6 2013 All Times ET

 

12:15 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks on the U.S.- Korea partnership and U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific, Yonsei University.

 

 

2:00 AM: The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Chung Hongwon, Prime Minister’s Office.

 

 

9:45 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

 

5:00 PM: The First Family attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; The President delivers remarks, The Ellipse.

 

 

Detailed Press Information:

 

In-Town

Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires:  AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Times
Radio: NPR
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President Obama Speaks at an Evening Hanukkah Reception

December 05, 2013 | 11:20 |Public Domain

 

As the Festival of Lights draws to a close this year, President Obama suggests taking one last chance to think about all the miracles big and small that we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our own lives.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at an Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

December 05, 2013 | 9:02 |Public Domain

 

As the Festival of Lights draws to a close this year, President Obama suggests taking one last chance to think about all the miracles big and small that we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our own lives.

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 05, 2013 | 4:37 |Public Domain

 

President Obama says that Nelson Mandela’s journey from a prisoner to President embodied the promise that human beings, and countries, can change for the better, and asks that we pause and give thanks for the fact that Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 12/06/13 or, “Olde English”

December 05, 2013 | 4:39 |Public Domain

 

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President spoke on the importance of addressing economic mobility and supporting implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visited fasting immigration reform activists, marked World AIDS Day, celebrated Hanukkah, and visited a local bookstore for Small Business Saturday. That’s November 29th to December 5th or, “Olde English

 

 

 

Press Briefing

December 05, 2013 | 01:02:01| Public Domain

 

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks December 05, 2013

 

Remarks by the President at Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

 

Remarks by the Vice President at a Breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and the U.S.-China Business Council

 

 

Statements and Releases December 05, 2013

 

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, on the Death of Nelson Mandela of South Africa

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Central African Republic

 

FACT SHEET: Attracting Manufacturing Investment in American Communities

 

FACT SHEET: Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management

 

NEW REPORT: The Economic Benefits Of Extending Unemployment Insurance

 

Joint Fact Sheet on Strengthening U.S.-China Economic Relations

 

U.S. Fact Sheet on Strengthening U.S.-China Economic Relations

 

 

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Ask Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz Your Questions About Immigration Reform

 

From the Archives: Hanukkah at the White House

 

It Shouldn’t Have Happened to Me, But It Did

 

2013 White House Holidays

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Previews the 2013 White House Holiday Decor

 

White House Youth Summit: Making Sure People Have the Information They Need to #GetCovered

 

 

Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — President Barack Hussein Obama (@BarackObama) 

 

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The President watching coverage of the passing of Nelson "Madiba" Mandela, Former South African President

The President watching coverage of the passing of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, Former South African President

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Locals stroll past a mural, outside the house former President Nelson Mandela stayed in the 1940s, in Alexandra township

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Young Mandela Africa Fighting

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