Jerry Sloan wants to coach the Magic

http://twitter.com/#!/christomasson/status/205020133956132864
Just one day after the Orlando Magic fired Stan Van Gundy, names of potential replacements are already starting to be leaked out to the mainstream media. One of the more intriguing candidates reportedly interested in the gig is hall of famer Jerry Sloan.

I would say Jerry Sloan would be a good hire for some one but dude is 70 and its time to let some younger coach shine, like BShaw!!

— James Green (@JMGeezy) May 22, 2012

what the………Jerry Sloan is interested in the Magic job? not sure what to think about this. better option than Dantoni at least

— Michael (@MJH3Bucs) May 22, 2012

So Jerry Sloan wanna coach #MagicNation to a title hopefully we get em

— Sir. West African (@corys_quotes) May 22, 2012

Jerry Sloan next magic coach?? Would be very intriguing

— Anthony Starks (@GRIZZNESSMONSTA) May 22, 2012

https://twitter.com/KenzDean/status/205035899761864704

The day after #SVG is out of Orlando is the day Jerry Sloan is interested in coaching again? Pure coincidence, NOT!

— Abel Tesfaye (@DontUwannaFonte) May 22, 2012

Jerry Sloan is interested in being the next Magic coach!!!!!! That would be AWESOME!!

— ChefBoyR2theickie (@R2theickie) May 22, 2012

Jerry Sloan, 70, has interest in the Magic job but only if all games are at 1 so he can still get to 430 sr. citizen buffett

— George Diaz (@georgediaz) May 22, 2012

Coaching diva superstar Dwight Howard doesn’t scare away the 70-year-old coach. After all, he got along with temperamental star Karl Malone for 15 years.

That doesn’t stop people from wondering how the two would get along though…

If Jerry Sloan takes over Magic…no way DH pulls same antics as he did with SVG.

— FirmFoundationMedia (@JohSco) May 22, 2012

Wow if Jerry Sloan takes over coaching the Magic, I can't see Howard leaving

— chris marchio (@TisMache) May 22, 2012

As a long time Jazz fan, I would personally love to see Jerry Sloan come to town. But if Dwight didn't like SVG challenging him… #fb

— Justin Stokes (@JVOX) May 22, 2012

Jerry Sloan interested in #orlandomagic job? He'd give them instant credibility, but memo to Dwight: He's as no-nonsense as Stan Van Gundy.

— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) May 22, 2012

Jerry Sloan had a difficult time dealing with Deron Williams. Interesting to think about how he would handle Dwight Howard…

— David Baumann (@DavidBaumannCBS) May 22, 2012

Whether you like him or hate him, you have to admit that Stan Van Gundy was one of the better head coaches in the NBA. After firing him, there are only a few guys the team could hire that would excite the Orlando fan-base. He may be a bit older than they want, but Jerry Sloan happens to be one of those few guys.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/22/jerry-sloan-wants-to-coach-the-magic/

Olive Garden Parent Gets New CEO

                                            <b>Darden Restaurants has tapped a company insider to take the helm of the Olive Garden parent just four months after an activist investor replaced its entire board.</b>                                                           

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Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, LongHorn Steakhouse, and a number of other casual dining chains, announced Monday it had appointed Eugene Lee as CEO. The move comes just more than four months after an activist hedge fund won control of the company’s entire board in one of the most stunning proxy battle victories in the history of activism.

Lee has spent the last seven years at Darden, most recently as president and Chief Operating Officer and then as interim CEO following former Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis’ resignation last summer after Darden’s then-management sold off Red Lobster despite calls for a shareholder vote on the matter beforehand.

That set activist investor Jeff Smith and his hedge fund Starboard Value, which was already gunning for change at Darden, to launch a campaign to replace every member of Darden’s board and install himself as chairman. Starboard won the proxy contest by a wide margin in October, and immediately set to work trying to find the right person to fill the company’s top spot.

A board source told BuzzFeed News that Lee’s selection of a Darden insider signifies stability and board harmony in working with legacy Darden leadership to bring about change at the company.

Since Smith’s board slate took over, Darden’s stock has risen more than 30% and currently trades around $61 per share.

In a statement Monday, Smith said Lee was the board’s unanimous choice after it conducted a thorough search of quality candidates.

“Gene has already done a terrific job improving the energy and attitude inside Darden, and we expect the reinvigorated culture to improve,” Smith said in a statement.

No word on whether Olive Garden will now salt its pasta water.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/olive-garden-parent-gets-new-ceo

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