Haslam is especially sensitive to the issue because Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine, Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi and Ray Farmer have been fired since he’s been the owner. Haslam promised he would not blow it up before the 2015 season, then did just that after the season. Haslam invested in the present structure, so if he makes a change it will reflect on him as well as the people he fires.
His comment early in training camp was designed to be a promise without making a promise: We feel really good about the people we have in place. Really good.
Four defensive penalties gave the Vikings 62 yards on two touchdown drives.
We’re going to get a chance to evaluate our football team to see where we are, Jackson said. After eight games we’re 0-8. We know that part. We’ll see what we can go good, see what we can do better.
Every night (the defense does) not want me to get into the paint, Antetokounmpo said. I think I need to do a better job of getting into the paint and making plays for my teammates and for myself.
Grant finished 5 of 9 from the floor and scored 17 points for the first time since April 1, 2016. … Milwaukee’s Tony Snell had a team-high five assists, the first time that he had at least five since March 28, 2015.
Thunder: George, Anthony, Adams and Westbrook combined for 48 first-half points. The quartet alone outscored the Bucks in the half, who trailed 60-42 at halftime. … Among the star trio of Anthony, George and Westbrook, Anthony was the last to leave the floor for the night, playing until there were 6 minutes left in the game with the Thunder leading by 23.