Weekend Hot Reads....
Published October 6, 2013
The N.Y. TIMES' Corey Kilgannon profiled 12-year-old Haley Smilow, who has "landed nearly two dozen one-on-one interviews with big league stars, opportunities that many full-grown beat writers would covet, and has written them up for publications including Sports Illustrated Kids, Baseball Youth and Junior Baseball magazines."
The MIAMI HERALD's Joseph Goodman writes the NBA D-League was "once mostly an afterthought," but "slowly has developed into a legitimate proving ground for coaches, players and even referees who have dreams of making it to the NBA." The "new financial reality of the NBA also has had a trickle-down effect on the D-League's growing significance."