Welcome back to another edition of Parlay ponts! “NostraDAWGmous” Eddie’s got this column so lets get right into it shall we? (Editor note: Tiger’s Masters win happened after the article was sent. Ken did the addition to the Points as indicated).
NBA: Luke Walton and the Sacramento Kings have agreed in principle to make him their new head coach, a day after he agreed to part ways with the Lakers. Walton was 98-148 in his three seasons as coach for the Lakers. Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams are the central candidates to replace Walton.
Parlay Point: The Lakers is a messy situation for any coach to step into right now. They will have to also replace Magic Johnson, as the panel shared their thoughts on the podcast this week. The Lakers have failed to make the playoffs since the 2012-2013 season. Can this once proud franchise turn things around? We shall see. This off-season will be very important as they look to move forward. Walton will look to turn around and up and coming Kings team.
NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr held off Joey Logano to win his first race of the season at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night and also his first race win with Joe Gibbs Racing. It also snaps an 81-race winless streak at short tracks for Truex. Clint Bowyer finished third, Pole winner Kevin Harvick fourth, and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five. The series has a week off next week for Easter and then will head to Talladega Superspeedway in two weeks.
Parlay Point: This was a huge victory for Truex, with finally breaking through at a short track but also his first victory with his new team. Job Gibbs Racing continues its dominant start to the season with their third straight victory and also six wins in nine races. The only other team to have wins this year is Penske Racing.
Ken - PGA: Tiger Woods wins the 83rd Masters Golf Tournament. It’s Woods’ 1st major tourney win since the US Open in 2008 & his 1st Masters win since 2005. Woods has now won 15 major tourneys in his PGA career.
Parlay Point: At 43 & with all his troubles/injuries over the years, Woods pulling this off almost feels like a Hollywood movie. Now the narrative shifts from Tiger’s troubles to Tiger’s back? Only time will tell, but its a great comeback story. It also re-ignites the Chase for Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors win talk as well.
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