Apple developing series based on KD's AAU days.
Kings acquire defenceman Dion Phaneuf in trade with Senators
Mike Hoffman , Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Zack Smith have all been prominently featured on TSN's Trade Bait board. In bringing in Phaneuf and Thompson , Los Angeles is clearly trying to claw their way into the post-season.
The series, Swagger, draws inspiration from Durant's childhood playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball in metropolitan Washington, D.C, where aspiring young athletes and their families find themselves swept up into the youth-sports economy at a startling early age. The show is dubbed "Swagger" and will be produced by Imagine Television and Durant's Thirty Five Media.
The series will be written and directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, best known for writing the 2009 Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious, and for creating the recent Fox limited series Shots Fired.
Broad-based growth in Eurozone confirmed after boom year
That was mirrored by growth in the EU's biggest economy , Germany , which grew by 0.6% in the final quarter of 2017. Quarterly national accounts from euro area and major European economics are due on Wednesday.
Apple's leap into scripted television is attracting an National Basketball Association superstar and a major TV and film producer.
It has not been entirely smooth sailing for Apple, however. Both Durant and Grazer are set to executive produce with Imagine's Francie Calfo and Thirty Five Media's Rich Kleiman joining them in executive producing duties. Apple has reportedly ordered dramas with Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston, as well as a pair of sci-fi series from Steven Knight and Steven Spielberg.
After missing out on Kevin Stefanski, Giants hire Mike Shula as OC
Those two tenures have gone pretty differently, as Saban has won numerous national titles and Shula only had one winning season. It's likely that the Giants will draft a quarterback this spring, and Shula will work closely to develop whoever that is.
Durant's personal connections with Apple also run deep: Durant watched the 2016 elections at the house of Apple TV's head executive Eddy Cue - a frequent court-side presence at Warriors home games - along with Apple CEO Tim Cook and singer Pharrell Williams, according to the New York Times.