The fear used to be part of the fandom. It might not have been obvious, but it always was there, right beneath the surface. For years, to root for the Spurs meant worrying somebody was going to take them away. Every now and then a rich out-of-state investor would take an interest in South Texas’ only major professional sports franchise, and the locals shuddered when they heard the names. Bertram Lee, a businessman from Boston. Joe and Gavin Maloof, a couple of brash siblings from New Mexico.
It almost certainly will not work. That concession needs to be made up front, though it may be obvious. All the Los Angeles Clippers have is a plan, and it appears as doomed as about 28 others. But they at least have to try, and in today’s NBA, that means doing something extreme. The Golden State behemoth is not going away any time soon, and its impact continues to be felt all over the league. Nobody aims for subtle, moderate improvement anymore.
There has to be a precise moment when it occurs. That is the way things die, right? One second, an entity exists. The next, it does not. Pretty simple. The problem with the death of a sports dynasty, however, is that the end almost never is so obvious. The eulogies either come far too soon or far too late, and in the latter case only after a demise that unfolded too slowly to notice. People always claim they saw it coming. But no one ever can be sure when it arrives.
Is he the type of coach who needs to talk to the media to encourage his team to "move on?" Not historically. Is he the type of coach who chooses his comments carefully and almost always has a reason for them? Yep.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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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".