The season had barely ended when Dana Takahara-Dias was told she was being released as the Rainbow Wahine’s head basketball coach.
It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out.
The search begins.
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Pro day is pau, and now former Warriors are preparing for the next step.
“I’m rehabbing and getting healthy,” said Tuipulotu, who suffered a pulled hamstring while running the 40. He said he will rely on physical therapy to rehab his right leg.
His right shoulder is another matter. He is debating whether to undergo a procedure to heal the glitch in the shoulder that kept him from bench-pressing during pro day. “I have to figure that out,” he said.
For now, he is trying to get back into the groove, and that includes his usual power breakfast. “I’m at the Hukilau Cafe,” he said of the popular North Shore eatery. “I’m having the loco moco.”
On the Tuipulotu scale, it earned a “mean” rating.
“It hasn’t failed me yet,” he said. “It’s always been good.”
Pollard did well in the vertical jump (37 inches) and broad jump (10 feet, 6 inches), but wasn’t at his best in the 40 (4.59 seconds) and struggled in the pro shuttle (4.39 seconds). Pollard was among several who had difficulty turning on the turf, a one-piece surface that appeared to cling to cleats momentarily on deep-plant cuts. “You could see the turf rising up,” Pollard said.
He is seeking a guest workout at pro days in San Diego, where he was raised. He said he wants a re-do on the 40 and pro shuttle.
Pollard will learn this week whether he will receive an invitation to Calgary’s camp in June. His dream, for now, is to earn a berth in an NFL camp.
Paredes was the surprise of pro day, with impressive results in the speed and jumping disciplines. He was scolded a few times for not locking his arms during the 225-pound bench press, but was only deducted one rep. He was credited with 27 reps.
Paredes is awaiting follow-up calls from NFL teams in the hope of landing private workouts. “He’ll be in Hawaii preparing for whatever comes next,” agent Alan Cunanan said.