Pelicans coaching candidates: Will Weaver takes a modern approach | Pelicans

Elwanda Tulloch

With the 35th pick in the 2019 draft, the New Orleans Pelicans took Didi Louzada, a Brazilian wing who at the time of his selection was still a teenager.

Louzada needed to develop before he was thrown into the NBA fire. So he signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League in what is commonly referred to as a “draft-and-stash” maneuver.

In Louzada’s first season as the Pelicans’ stash, he played under Will Weaver, who before coaching one of New Orleans’ draft picks worked closely with one of the team’s key decision-makers.

Before he took over in Sydney, Weaver worked with Pelicans general manager Trajan Langdon. In 2019, they both helped run the Brooklyn Nets’ G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. In 2018-19, Long Island went 34-16 and lost to Rio Grande in the G League Finals. Weaver earned G League Coach of the Year honors, while

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Kealakehe girls swimming takes down Punahou to win school’s first state championship in 2010

Elwanda Tulloch

Editor’s note: While the sports world is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hawaii Today will look back every Tuesday at memorable sports moments on the Big Island.

The Punahou girls showed up to the HHSAA swimming and diving championships in 2010 looking for their fifth consecutive state title. The Buffanblu girls had won — at that point — 45 championships in the sport, dating back to 1958.

The only thing in their way on Feb. 13, 2010 were the Kealakehe Waveriders and a former Buffanblu coach.

The Kealakehe girls swimming and diving team showed up to Kamehameha’s Naeole Pool that day and claimed the school’s first team state championship, securing the title on the final girls race of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay featuring Madison-Gail Hauanio, Jade Morton, Kelly Jernigan and Alyssa Foo, who took bronze.

Waverider coach Steve Borowski said winning the title that year

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