There were only two ways to play this when the New York Knicks contacted Kings general manager Vlade Divac and asked permission to speak with Scott Perry about their general manager vacancy. The easy move would have been to decline the request, remind the Knicks that Perry only four months ago committed to a multiyear contract as Kings vice president of basketball operations, and insist that he is too valuable to lose.
Dressed casually in a white T-shirt and jeans, with a backpack strapped on his broad shoulders, Bogdan Bogdanovic strolled to the front desk of the lavish hotel, dropped a credit card on the counter, then tucked a room key into his pocket as several Kings teammates wandered past. Finally, he is here. Finally, they meet.
The city known for gambling, entertainment, triple-digit heat and no-hassle weddings is also where aspiring professional basketball players – where the Eric Stuteville’s of the world – showcase their skills in hopes of securing a job or invitation to an NBA training camp. Remember Eric Stuteville? The Sacramento State product? The 6-foot-11 big man whose college coach refers to as a “sled dog” because of his punishing nature and high pain threshold?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".