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Friday / May 14.
  • Via Pollstar.com

    This will not be the first time The Who has toured performing its 1973 double-album about alienation, mods and rockers. The band took Quadrophenia on the road in North America and Europe in 1996 and ’97.

    To recreate Quadophenia live, Messrs. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will have a little help from their friends – Zak Starkey on drums, bassist Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend on guitar/backing vocals, keyboardist Christ Stainton, Loren Gold on keyboards and backing vocals and Frank Simes serving as musical director as well as keyboardist and backing vocalist.

    Here are the tour dates:

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — Steve Novak hoped Linsanity would return to New York, but he agrees that Houston’s back-loaded, poison pill contract offer was “ridiculous.”

    “It can be looked at as a ridiculous contract in the sense that it’s a $5 [million], a $5 [million] and a $15 [million over the first three years],” Novak told SNY.tv Wednesday at the Steve Novak Basketball Camp at Sleepy Hollow High School.

    “It is kind of ridiculous in terms of the structure. I don’t think in terms of Jeremy’s value that it’s ridiculous. I think everybody knows that. He’s very valuable….I wasn’t there when Carmelo said it but ‘ridiculous contract,’ I think probably means more the fact that there’s a max offer being offered in the third year when the first two was a five.”

    Now that Lin is gone to Houston, Novak said he’s “shocked.”

    As we head into July’s second live period, Kentan Facey is one of the hottest names on the AAU circuit.

    A 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward from Long Island Lutheran, Facey excelled at the LeBron James Skills Academy and in Indianapolis and will play this weekend with his New Rens team in Philadelphia.

    “So far I’ve been playing a lot better and I have more confidence than what I was before,” Facey, a native of Jamaica who has been in the U.S. for about two years, told SNY.tv Wednesday on his way to Philly. “That’s the major difference right now, just a lot of confidence.”

    By RACHEL MARCUS

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    BROOKLYNAvery Johnson immediately deflected the question away from Brook Lopez.

    The Brooklyn Nets head coach didn’t want Lopez, the team’s newly re-signed center, to respond to a question about what could happen when January rolls around and Lopez is a part of trade rumors involving Dwight Howard again.

    “Whenever a free agent signs a contract, I don’t think the possibility of you being traded in January ever comes up,” Johnson said at a press conference for Lopez on Wednesday in Brooklyn. “That would be a first for me, and I’ve been in the league over 20 years.”