Category: NBA News

Yanni Hufnagel – brilliant mind for recruiting and developing players

Yanni Hufnagel is a current assistant basketball coach at Vanderbilt University. He has been a coach for the university since May of 2013. Prior to becoming a coach for the Vanderbilt program, he was a coach at Harvard for 4 years. At Harvard, his main responsibilities were scouting and developing players. Hufnagel was very successful at Harvard where he assisted the team to four-20 win seasons and they were able to win the Ivy League title in the last three seasons. His success at Harvard has transferred over to Vanderbilt as he helped the team recruit highly talented players. Yanni Hufnagel has been praised for his work ethic and his ability to scout talented players to go to the next level. The assistant coach is excited to be working at Vanderbilt and knows the legacy that the University has. With Hufnagel, the Harvard basketball team had a great record for various seasons and they performed well in the playoffs. Other prominent networks such as ESPN, CBS Sports, among others, have seen that the assistant coach made a difference in scouting players and bringing his energy to the team. Before being an assistant for Harvard Hufnagel was at the University of Oklahoma where he served as their graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team. During his time there he conducted workouts, organized databases, and assisted the staff at Oklahoma. The Oklahoma men’s basketball team was successful during his time there. At Oklahoma, Yanni Hufnagel was able to mentor and develop a big NBA star in the league today in Blake Griffin. Hufnagel has a degree in Science in Industrial and Labor Relations, along with a masters in Education while at Oklahoma. The coach has an impressive resume as he even interned for at the time, the New Jersey Nets, where he assisted them in drafting talent.

 

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The lawsuit that Hawk’s former insurer is facing

Atlanta Hawks is one of the best basketball teams in the country. The company has been in the news from Time to time, for other issues besides great performance. The team, which had been acquired by Bruce Levenson, was sold in 2015. There was a lot of news surrounding the sale, especially due to the huge profit that he made with the sale. The lawsuit is seen to be a result of some of the issues that might not have been completely settled during the changeover.

The company stated that when the insurer was giving them the policy, they had stated that they would cover issues related to employment practices. These include cover for wrongful termination, discrimination and other issues related to employment law. The prosecution claims that some of the risks that were supposed to be covered are not being adequately covered, hence the suit.

Even though the new team that is currently heading Hawks knows about the lawsuit, they have stated that they do not want to be part of it. In addition to this, they did not feel comfortable disclosing any information concerning the case. The former ownership of the company attached Bruce Levenson to the case. They expect that the case will end on a positive note.

About Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is known for his business acumen and the ability to invest in ideas that others may view as odd, and then make huge profits out of it. The sale of the Hawks Company brought him close to a million dollars, which was a huge profit considering how much he had bought it at. He has been investing in companies every since he graduated from college. His first company UCG corporation has grown from nothing to a capital base of billions. He is an excellent businessman and leader, something that his investment portfolio can easily prove. See, http://brucelevenson.com/.