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UNC Basketball Head Coach Hubert Davis: ‘I’m Very Proud to be African-American But I’m Also Very Proud That My Wife is White’

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Earlier this week, it was announced that ex-NBA player Hubert Davis was hired as the next coach to head men’s basketball at the University of North Carolina, which made him the first Black man to lead the school’s team. This is a great achievement in itself, yet, Davis had people scratching their heads when he stated during his latest press conference that he is “very proud that my wife is white.”

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During a press conference introducing Davis as UNC’s new men’s basketball head coach, succeeding the retired Roy Williams, where facts regarding his hiring were revealed, he felt the need to mention he was married to a white woman.

“It is significant. It’s significant that I’m African American, and I’m the head coach here. It’s significant. And I know that in terms of Division I head coaches all around the country, only 26% of the head coaches for Division I men’s basketball are compromised by minorities, specifically African Americans. I know that it is significant that I’m the fourth African American head coach in any sport in the history of the University of North Carolina. I’m very proud to be African-American. But I’m also very proud that my wife is white, and I’m very proud that my three beautiful, unbelievable kids are a combination of both of us.”

Davis played ball at UNC from 1988 to 1992 under well-regarded coach Dean Smith, who died in February 2015. The 50-year-old played in the NBA for several teams, most notably the New York Knicks, before landing a job as an ESPN college basketball analyst in 2012.

As an assistant coach at UNC, he helped the men’s basketball team reach the  Final Four in 2016 and 2017 and win the NCAA championship in 2017.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board decided to appoint Davis at its Trustees meeting Monday afternoon. 

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Dwayne Wade Purchases Ownership Stake in Utah Jazz; Plans to Use Opportunity to Expand Impact

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NBA superstar Dwayne Wade has purchased a minority ownership stake in the Utah Jazz. The retired Miami Heat guard is expanding his basketball legacy beyond the court.

“Proud and excited to become a part of the Utah Jazz family with Ryan Smith and the rest of the amazing ownership team,” Wade posted on Instagram. “As a businessman, entrepreneur, and investor, I bring a lot to this partnership outside of my basketball experience. I’m excited to help take the Utah Jazz to the next level.”

Dwayne Wade Joins the Utah Jazz Ownership Team

Last year, tech billionaire Ryan Smith and his wife Ashley purchased a majority stake in the Utah Jazz. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Smith purchased the franchise for $1.66 billion. Smith spoke to Wade about the opportunity to join the team’s ownership group. Wade believed it was a perfect match and agreed to the deal.

“As we continue to build on the incredible legacy of the Utah Jazz franchise, we are excited to add Dwayne’s experience and expertise to the equation,” Smith said in a statement.” Utah is an amazing place and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the future of the franchise and the future of this state. Dwyane’s influence will be important to both.”

In 2019, Wade retired from the NBA after a 16-year playing career. Although he spent the majority of his career with the Miami Heat, he also played for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. The three-time NBA champion and 13-time NBA All-Star is now focused on opportunities that will allow him to go beyond himself. At the same time, he’s staying true to his love for the Miami Heat.

“The respect I that I have for that [Heat] organization will not go anywhere, the love that I have for the [Heat] fans — that goes nowhere,” Wade told ESPN. “But this is about the next phase of my life as an investor, a businessman, an entrepreneur. For me, this is an opportunity to grow.”

Dwayne Wade Plans to Expand Community Impact

Wade joins a list of other retired basketball legends who have NBA ownership stakes. His childhood role model, Michael Jordan, is a majority owner in the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played an influential role in what Wade defined as possible. Now, he aspires to expose more youth to opportunities beyond what they see in their neighborhoods.

Wade grew up on the south side of Chicago. After his parents divorced, he lived with his father in Robins, Illinois. He’s witnessed a lot of black men fall due to a lack of support and guidance. Wade plans to use this opportunity to support more underrepresented youth, including providing scholarships. Jazz owner Ryan Smith is known for granting scholarships. Wade knows that his Utah Jazz ownership stake will have an impact beyond the court.

“I’m a living example that fairytales do come true,” he shared with The Salt Lake Tribune. “I’m excited about what this not only does for the NBA, but what it does for the little boys and girls out there that look like myself.”

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Best Stocks To Buy Now? 4 Cyclical Stocks To Consider

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While the economy appears to be on the uptrend, could these cyclical stocks follow suit?

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Today is Malbec World Day. This is how it is celebrated in Mexico

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Wines of Argentina celebrates the eleventh edition of Malbec World Day with a Mexico online store. The festivities run from April 15 to May 15.

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