According to an article by Robin Leach, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse wants to kick his Las Vegas success story up a notch. He’s seriously mulling not only a new Vegas-based television series but also a new restaurant concept to add to the four hit venues he already has on the Strip. This time, he’d partner up with Red Rocker pal, Sammy Hagar.
It’s official. Jason Kidd has made the transition from NBA superstar to head coach. The Brooklyn Nets franchise made the announcement on Wednesday night that they have named Jason Kidd their new head coach. Kidd’s hiring was first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. A source told the media that Kidd signed a three-year contract.
ORLANDO, FL. — Former Denver Broncos linebacker and team captain, Karl Mecklenburg, plans to to Outline “Six Keys to Success” when he delivers the keynote address at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO. The event takes place on September 23, through September 26, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, located at 6000 W Osceola Pkwy in Kissimmee, FL. Mecklenburg, a great story teller, will challenge and inspire COMPTEL PLUS attendees in the relentless pursuit of their goals, whether personal or professional.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Vikings quarterback and entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton will be the featured speaker during the Phoenix Award and Procurement breakfast awards ceremony on June 21 at 9 a.m. EDT during the Washington, D.C. portion of National Small Business Week. The morning event, held at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. hotel, will kick off a day of recognizing small business achievement. Later that day one business owner from a group representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam will be selected as the National Small Business Person of the Year.
CHATTANOOGA, TN. — Atlanta Braves All-Star, Chipper Jones, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at this year’s Times Free Press Best of Preps banquet in Chattanooga. The event takes place on June 17 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and is open to the public. General-admission tickets cost $50 and includes dinner and the awards ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-served. Jones is the first professional baseball player to speak at the annual banquet, which honors more than 500 area athletes.
GLENVIEW , ILL. — Brian Urlacher, who recently retired after a 13-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears, will compete as one of the celebrity amateurs in the upcoming Champions Tour Golf Tournament that runs from June 17-23 at North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Rd. in Glenview, Illinois. In the video below, Urlacher also speaks with ESPN’s Josina Anderson about his retirement and his decision to walk away from football.
The Chicago Bears announced last week that they plan to retire former head coach Mike Ditka’s No. 89 jersey on Monday Night Football, December 9, during halftime when the Chicago Bears meet the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears franchise said that Ditka’s No. 89 Jersey will be the last number they plan to retire.
NFL legend, Jim Brown, has reunited with the Cleveland Browns as a special advisor to the team. The formal announcement came on Wednesday, May 29, when Cleveland Browns’owner Jimmy Haslam announced Brown’s new position.
DALLAS, TX. — NCCA coach and recent Hall of Famer, Rick Pitino, will appear as the keynote speaker at the MUFSO SuperShow, scheduled to take place on Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Dallas, TX.
Former NBA guard Jeff Hornacek was recently hired on May 28 as the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Hornacek, 50, who had been an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz since 2011, has agreed to a a three-year contract to join the Suns, according to media sources. Hornacek joins the Suns in his first head-coaching job at a time when the Suns are coming off a last place finish in the Western Conference at 25-57, the fourth worst record in the NBA.