Will 2019 NBA All-Star uniforms add a dash of color?

Jan 15, 2019

Paul LukasESPN.com

Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com

What’s black and white and red-white-blue all over?

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game uniforms, apparently. Although the uniforms for the game, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17, have not yet been unveiled, Twitter user Josman Suri has posted a photo showing what he says is a rack of All-Star jerseys at a Nike retail shop.

@BleacherReport @BR_NBA @darrenrovell @UniWatch nba all star 2019 jerseys at Nike KL pic.twitter.com/Stbjp5pl8d

— Josman Suri (@JosmanSuri) January 15, 2019

The jerseys match a description recently provided to ESPN.com by a source who said the All-Star jerseys would be “black vs. white again, current team logo on the chest … [with] red-white-blue neckline and sleeve trim, stars on the side panels.” The source

Why the Steelers didn’t “lose” Mike Munchak

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak

One of the more preposterous storylines I’ve been seeing among critics of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last twenty-four hours is about (now former) offensive line coach Mike Munchak. The commentary is all over the board, but primarily lumped into the organization’s other drama, such as that of the ongoing Antonio Brown saga, when there’s […]

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Why the Steelers will miss offensive line coach Mike Munchak

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak

If I were to ask you to rank the importance of each member of an NFL coaching staff, you would probably start with your head coach, then your offensive and defensive coordinators, and move on down the list to positional coaches. I am here to tell you that, in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, […]

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Broncos To Hire Mike Munchak

The Broncos have agreed to terms with Mike Munchak to be their new offensive line coach, according to Mike Klis of 9News (on Twitter). Munchak was the runner-up in their head coaching search before the hiring of Vic Fangio and the club kept in close contact with him as they built out the staff.

The team announced the hire.

Initially, it was believed that Munchak might be a candidate for the offensive coordinator role that was abandoned by Gary Kubiak. Instead, he’s making a lateral move from the Steelers to the Broncos, though he’ll presumably receive a pay bump.

Munchak, 58, has been the Steelers’ offensive line coach since 2014. His contract expired after the 2018 season, so he had no real roadblocks on his way to Denver.

Munchak is widely regarded as one of the league’s best offensive line coaches in the NFL. Under his command, the Steelers’ front five helped transform Le’Veon Bell into a star and vaulted James Conner into the upper echelon of running backs in 2018.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

NBA predictions: Awards, Finals matchups and Warriors vs. the field

Jan 15, 2019

Who is the favorite for MVP and the major NBA awards? Who is winning the Finals: the Golden State Warriors or the field?

We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts for their votes halfway through the season.

Who is most likely to win MVP?

MVP is quickly becoming a two-player race between Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. Our panel gives Antetokounmpo the slight edge for now, but Harden has a chance to build his case if he keeps the Houston Rockets afloat with starting center Clint Capela out four to six weeks.

Forecast results Player Team Points* 1st-Place (%) 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 172 54.5 2. James Harden HOU 166 45.5 3. LeBron James LAL 19 0 4. Kawhi Leonard TOR 15 0 5. Stephen Curry GSW 6 0 *Weighted for first, second and third choice

Others receiving votes: Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Joel