Source >Danny Ainge was named General Manager of the Boston Celtics on May 9th, 2003. During the 18-year period he’s led the Celtics (2020-21 is season 18), Ainge has made 63 trades. That’s more than any other front office executive during the same timeframe. His willingness to deal earned Ainge the “Trader Danny” moniker.
>As one Eastern Conference Executive put it: “Danny has been doing this longer in one place than almost anyone else. You only get to do that by being really, really good at what you do.”
>Ainge has made at least one trade every season. These range from being part of the largest trade in NBA history in 2005 (five teams, 11 players, two players’ draft rights and two draft picks) to small deals like buying a pick for cash (Henry Walker in 2008) or dumping salary for a protected pick (Jabari Bird in 2019).
>During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, the Celtics GM made a whopping 17 trades. In 2014-15, from mid-December to mid-January, Ainge swung five separate deals, including four in less than one week.
>A Western Conference Assistant GM laughed about that spree: “I’ve never seen anything like that. Our office joke became ‘Boston make a trade today yet?’. It was crazy. And I think they did really well in every one of those trades too!”
>What’s it like to talk trade with Danny Ainge and the Celtics?
>An Eastern Conference GM: “I hate talking trades with Danny because I feel like I’m gonna lose on something. One time, he called me about a guy who wasn’t in our rotation. This guy had played like five games in two months. I immediately panicked and called my team and our scouts and asked them ‘What are we missing? Why does Boston want him?’. That’s the sort of stuff you second-guess when talking trades with Danny.”
>· A Western Conference Assistant GM: “Easiest conversations we have, because they don’t mess around. You ask about a guy and they don’t want to talk about him, they’ll tell you right away that you are wasting your time. Danny and Mike are also up front if you call and they don’t want anything from your roster. Once, at the draft, they told us ‘You better be talking picks, because we don’t want any of your players’. That may sound harsh, but draft day is so crazy and time is so short, that you appreciate the honesty.”
>*Does Danny Ainge drive as hard a barga... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Coaching staff - per the official release: https://texassports.com/news/2021/1/22/sarkisian-closing-in-on-completing-football-assistant-coaching-staff-at-texas.aspx
Head coach: Steve Sarkisian (will call plays)
QBs: AJ Milwee (previously: analyst at Alabama)
RBs and Offensive Run Game Coordinator: Stan Drayton (retained from previous staff)
WRs: Andre Coleman (retained from previous staff)
TEs/STC/Assistant Head Coach: Jeff Banks (previously: TEs/STs coach at Alabama)
OL/OC: Kyle Flood (previously: OL coach at Alabama)
DC/OLBs: Pete Kwiatkowski (previously DC/OLBs at Washington)
DL: Bo Davis (previously: DL coach for the Detroit Lions)
ILBs/co-DC: Jeff Choate (previously: HC at Montana State)
Defensive Passing Game Coordinator and Secondary Coach: Terry Joseph (previously: defensive PGC at Notre Dame)
Safeties: Blake Gideon (previously: special teams coordinator at Ole Miss)
Director of Football Performance: Torre Becton (previously: S&C at Cal)
I graduated in 2020 and these kiddos are doing their final semester now so I can say this.
It started as an accident and ended as a game to see how much I could get away with.
The accident was falling for the cutest boy in my hall. The sex with fantastic. I partied all night with my residents. I wasn't 21 yet, but I used my fake ID to buy the alcohol. l I made edibles for my residents. I never wrote any them up. I never did room searches. I still went to my sorority events. I went to Cochella weekend, Big Bear and Vegas weekends without telling my supervisors. I didn't do my job and had a lot of fun while taking advantage of the free food and housing. I used the hall budget to buy more alcohol and snacks for the floor instead of throwing informative hall programs.
No one got hurt. I had two rules. 1. No inebriated driving and 2. No throwing up after Hallo-weekend. I figured they should know how to hold alcohol by then.
If anything, they were more willing to come to me in an emergency because they knew I was chill and I wouldn't get them in trouble. My residents kept my negligence quiet because they didn't want me to get fired. All the other RA's were lame.
They gave me an award for being the top RA that year and asked me to come back the following year. I declined that offer. I just never told them that I was a terrible influence.
If you trusted me with your 18 year old college freshman... I am sorry... but we had a great time!
I got that tip from here a long time ago, I think, and just wanted to pass it on. Hat tip to whoever first noticed this!
Before I begin, I want to emphasize, this post is not about the role of non-physicians in medical care or scope of practice. This is also not about who is smarter.
This post is simply about the frequently asserted claim, particularly on social media, that it is more difficult to be accepted into physician assistant school than medical school.
The data below is from MD applicants/matriculants from 2019-2020, DO applicants/matriculants from 2018-2019 (most recent report) and PA applicants/matriculants from 2019-2020 (as well as limited additional information from 2016-2017, see * below).
PA - 32.3%
DO - 35.3%
MD - 40.9%
All medical schools require applicants to take the MCAT. The most commonly required test for PA school applicants is the GRE. The GRE is required by 57.7% of schools. The MCAT or GRE is required by 6.2%. Only the MCAT is required by 1.3%, with the SAT, ACT, CASPer composing the remaining required exams.
PA (GRE) - Applicants:
PA (GRE) - Matriculants:
So, is it more difficult to be accepted into physician assistant school than medical school?
Technically, yes. Actually, no.
Yes, a smaller percentage of PA applicants are accepted. And, yes, it is true that PA matriculants have slightly better science and overall GPAs than DO matriculants. However, on a whole, the competitiveness of PA applicants is less than that of MD/DO applicants. MD matriculants have substantiall... keep reading on reddit ➡