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Al Davis still comes to mind almost daily. Jason Myers Jersey . Amy Trask will see something or read something and wish she could share it with the late Raiders owner. Along with her husband of nearly 29 years, Davis had one of the most profound influences on her life and career.Now 18 months removed from her almost three-decade stint with the franchise, Trask remains a loyal fan of the Raiders team she fell in love with as a college student at California-Berkeley.She warns her colleagues at CBS and others that when it comes to Oakland, I often answer from my heart.Im asked so often, am I still a fan of the team? Why wouldnt I be? she said. I worked for the team almost three decades.These days, Trask is far removed from the daily operation in Alameda, California.She and husband Rob, an investor, sold their home in the Oakland Hills earlier this year and moved back to Southern California and the same Venice Canals district where they lived during the Raiders time in Los Angeles.Her path has come full circle.Davis died in October 2011, leaving a huge void for Trask. The Raiders longtime chief executive officer, she resigned her position on May 11, 2013.I think about him all the time, Trask said in a phone interview. Ill think of him in a variety of contexts — something funny and Ill want to tell Al; something in the world, and Ill want to discuss that with Al.When Trask walked away from it all, she heard from former NFL greats — even some baseball Hall of Famers — and coaches who offered to guide her through how to make the transition to a new, non-football life.How to essentially do a paradigm shift, Trask said.But Trask wasnt away for long. By the start of the 2013 season she had landed as an analyst for CBS, taking on the terrifying new challenge of television. No, she never imagined this, and no, she doesnt plan to return to work for a team.She still gets her football fix every Sunday, now paying more attention to every team instead of primarily just the Silver and Black. Theres an ice cream fix, too. Thats a daily indulgence, and Trask is proud she had 15 pints in her freezer at once last week. A variety of brands and flavours, and — just as was her way as a top executive — she doesnt play favourites.Absolutely once a day, sometimes more than once a day, she said. There is no shame whatsoever about eating ice cream on a daily basis or multiple times a day.What does she miss most about the Bay Area? Thats easy: the iconic Fentons Creamery. Next: friends and colleagues, and they understand.She hits her home elliptical machine by 5 a.m. most days.Im an early riser by nature, I love being up before anyone, she said.All these years, Trasks life has revolved around the NFL calendar. Running all aspects of the business operation of the Raiders, from ticket sales to the search for a new stadium, she used to pop into offices at team headquarters to remind other employees the exact countdown to draft day or the first training camp practice and season opener.Most of all, she had Davis trust as one of the most influential women in the NFL at a time there werent many.You could tell that they had a mutual respect for each other, said 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, a one-time Raiders quarterbacks coach. I was a very low-level person, but Amy always treated everybody well. She didnt just manage up to Mr. Davis. She managed down well and I always respected that about her. Shes very sharp, always very detailed, very organized. She had a good presence about her and I always respected her.Trask, who first interned with the Raiders before later returning, became CEO in 1997 and was one of Davis most trusted advisers. She earned a bachelors degree from Cal in political science, then received her law degree from Southern California.On the third anniversary of Davis death on Oct. 8, Trask found it fitting the NFL approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills in the wake of the death of longtime owner Ralph Wilson in March. Davis and Wilson were dear friends, and that was not lost on me.In late September, Trask began as a panelist on a new weekly all-women sports show We Need to Talk, which airs in prime time on CBS Sports Network. She will participate in five episodes.Trask is working on a book. She is travelling regularly to and from New York for the CBS That Other Pregame Show, spending as little time outside California as necessary.Former linebacker Bart Scott has helped Trask deal with the transition, even offering a supportive hand to hold under the table during the show.Shes a trailblazer, shes a goal setter, Scott said. They sat us right next to each other, which was perfect. I understood what she was going through. I have tremendous respect for who she is as a person. We know she has the goods. It was all about her delivering it in a way that people could see and understand.Those who know her encouraged Trask to try something outside her comfort zone. But for someone who for years was a public figure — even if she could stay hidden in Raiders headquarters — that idea was hard to envision.I enjoyed being behind the scenes, below the radar screen, she said. I am doing something now that is very frightening, and in fact I am facing my biggest fear.Trask has avoided starting a Twitter account, though she does lurk and read from colleagues feeds from time to time.Little did she know she would be weighing in on some of the NFLs biggest stories, from Ray Rice to Adrian Peterson.I would have bet every single penny that we have that I would not have ended up on television, she said. 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Joerger (YAY-gehr) was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday after a season in which they won a franchise-best 56 games but split with coach Lionel Hollins. "I am ready for this opportunity," Joerger said. "I have won in the past. I know how to win. Were going to win." Joerger, 39, was a successful head coach in the minor leagues and was the lead assistant under Hollins the last two seasons. He has been with the team six seasons. The Grizzlies are coming off a Western Conference finals appearance, but there was a disconnect between Hollins and the new ownership group led by Robert Pera. Hollins contract wasnt renewed despite a 196-155 record since becoming coach of the Grizzlies in January 2009. "Lionel Hollins did some great things for this organization. ... Now we turn the page to the Dave Joerger era," said Jason Levien, the Grizzlies chief executive officer and managing partner. Terms of Joergers contract werent released, but The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis has reported Joerger signed a four-year deal with a starting salary of about $1.5 million. "This is a blue-collar town, and Im a blue-collar guy," Joerger said. "I came up the hard way. I came up through the minor leagues." Joergers name had been mentioned as the heir apparent to Hollins even as ownership and the former Grizzlies coach were trying to patch things up. On June 10, team leaders decided they had reached an impasse with Hollins and announced they wouldnt keep him. "This is something Ive been dreaming about for a long time," Joerger said. "This is something Ive been preparing for for a long time. This is Lionels job. When it wasnt Lionels job, then Im interested in coaching this team and leading this team. When that happened, then we started talking and going forward. The last couple of days, it went really fast." The Grizzlies also interviewed George Karl, the NBA coach of the year before being fired by Denver, Chicago Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney and former Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry. Through it all, Joergers name remained the one most mentioned. Levien said he was "positively inclined" toward Joerger as the coaching search began, but they had never talked about specific direction or style. "t;I thought it gave us an opportunity to spend real serious time in evaluating who the other options were," Levien said. Chris Ivory Jersey. "There arent too many times you get a first-time NBA head coach who has won professional basketball championships as much as Dave has." Joerger won an International Basketball Association title and two Continental Basketball Association crowns with the Dakota Wizards. A third CBA championship came as coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2005. He won a fifth minor league championship in 2007 with the Wizards after they had moved to the NBA Development League. Joerger was the Grizzlies lead assistant coach this season and helped co-ordinate a defence that allowed a league-low 89.3 points per game. His experience with the team also could help the Grizzlies have a smooth transition from the Hollins era. The dismissal of Hollins wasnt popular in many segments of the Grizzlies fan base. While Hollins had his detractors, his success made the departure tough to accept in the community, which has no other professional franchise. "I think coming off the success we had at the end of the season here in May and the excitement around the team was palpable," Levien said. "Certainly making changes, making adjustments is never easy. I think there is going to be an important time now for people to get to know Dave, to get to know our vision for the team as an organization, where we want to take this team and its role in the community. ... That said, I think also were going to soothe a lot of people when we start winning basketball games. We cant do that until Oct. 31 or so." Joerger said his style will be a faster pace than in the past, but not at the expense of the Grizzlies defensive reputation. He said the Grizzlies will maintain a grit-grind attitude and remain one of the most physical team in the league. Joerger said the faster pace wouldnt mean "vomit basketball" in which shots are taken in the first 5 seconds of the shot clock. "I think that would be silly regarding the fact we have two All-Stars playing the power forward and centre position," Joerger said referring to Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. "But by opening up the floor, moving the basketball, by spreading the floor a little bit, they are going to have more room to work. "Other teams arent going to have nine dudes in the paint when Zachs trying to back down and go to work. ... I like 3-pointers, but I love layups and I love free throws." 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