After the hiring of Harvard graduates Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta, the Browns have finished rounding out their new front office by hiring another Harvard grad, 28 year old Andrew Berry.
His official job title will be Vice President of Player Personnel and will be the teams top talent evaluator. As a member of the Colts, Berry just completed his 7th season and his 4th as the team’s pro scouting coordinator. He was originally hired as a scouting assistant in 2009 before being promoted to pro scout in 2011. Berry has also been known to be the primary scout and is credited for the Colts drafting Andrew Luck in 2012.
He will join former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who is now the Browns assistant head coach, and former Colts offensive line coach Hal Hunter, now the Browns' offensive line coach in Cleveland as the Browns have brought in a totally new coaching staff and management.
Berry played collegiate football at Harvard, where he was a two-time All-American at cornerback and a three-time First-Team All-Ivy League selection as a four-year starter.
"Andrew Berry is one of the brightest young men we ever had the pleasure of working with." - Bill Polian— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 28, 2016
The NBA has announced that newly minted Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will serve as the Eastern Conference All-Stars head coach. All the current Cavaliers assistants will also be invited to serve as his assistants for the game. Lue will be replacing former Cavs coach David Blatt, who was fired last week after starting the season 30-11 and best record in the Eastern Conference. Tyronn Lue says being able to coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars is a tribute to David Blatt and the players. He's honored to do so. But, this is the realist tweet I've read on the subject:
If NBA wanted to pushed those All-Star ratings up, they would have let Blatt coach lol— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) January 28, 2016
The Cavs have hired Mike Longabardi who will serve as the team's assistant coach and defensive coordinator. Longabardi spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under Doc Rivers, four of which with Coach Lue.
This will be the second year in which the NBA has gone with a USA vs. World format for the Rising Stars Challenge. It used to be a rookies vs. sophomores game. The rosters were released yesterday.
For full draft results the link has been provided HERE.