Nayo Jones Experience
The New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to terms on a mammoth contract extension that should become the league's richest when it goes into effect, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans and Davis have agreed to a five-year extension estimated at nearly $145 million that will kick in starting with the 2016-17 season and run through Davis' 28th birthday.
First-round picks from the 2012 NBA draft like Davis are eligible to negotiate contract extensions now through Oct. 31. But like any free-agent deal around the league, they can't be formally signed until July 9, when a league wide moratorium on roster business is lifted. Davis tweeted he had agreed to the deal shortly after the window for negotiations opened after midnight ET.
Mitchell Leach, Content Associate for ESPN at their headquarters in Bristol, CT, is an Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) 2007 graduate. He spoke at the ICB Lombard campus about his experiences and gave students important tips for being successful in the field of broadcasting.
Calais Malik Campbell is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Miami, and was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
During the 2011 season, Campbell stepped up as a defender for the Cardinals with the defensive scheming of their new Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton. Campbell racked up 8.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and an interception. On special teams play, he blocked 3 field goals during the season. At the end on the season, the Cardinals placed the franchise tag on Campbell because his contract had run out. During the off-season between 2011 and 2012, the Cardinals reached a long-term agreement with Campbell, signing him to a five-year, $55 million contract. The deal contains $31 million guaranteed.
Nayo Jones describes her most recent album Nayo Jones Live at the Kerr Center, will be released this summer, as "a bold statement of creative possibilities for the 21st century" on version of some great Jazz standards. It features Dowell Davis on drums, Felix Sainz on bass, Loannisn Goudelis on piano, Kerry Campbell on Alto Saxophone and Doc Jones on Piano on a few tunes. For them to participate on a new Nayo Jones album is a little like coming full circle for her. In seeking their collaboration, Nayo shows that her desire to be at the forefront of music is one of her main goal and for the last 10 year she has put in the work to back it up.
When I met her at the ASU Kerr Center in Scottsdale AZ, she was relaxed to the point of being laid-back: all this unexpectedly changes, however, towards the end of the interview, when I ask Nayo about how’s it been after moving to New Orleans and getting a chance to tour with one of New Orleans legend Kermit Ruffins. She becomes unstoppable, running the interview over time to excitedly explain the ins and outs of living and working in a city that never stop. Live music and good musicians are everywhere including the streets. I’m living the Dream.