(WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar appointed Brian Norris as Broome County Division of Security Director Thursday morning. Norris says he is honored to be his position and plans to “streamline” the division’s internal process and improve its infrastructure among other goals. “I plan to continue our community outreach programs andbuild upon them to connect with our Broome County residents,” he said. “We have a diverse department and I want to continue to improve and diversify my staff to better serve the county and its visitors,” Norris said in a news release. Norris fills the position following the retirement of former Broome County Division of Security Director James Dadamio, who served as director since 2006. Norris says there’s always room for the county officers to learn and grow. County officials credit Norris with his more than a decade of service with the division. “Norris brings years of experience and knowledge to this position,” said County Executive Garnar in a news release. “We’re excited for him to take on this new role with the department.”
Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We always say: Knowledge is power,” he said. “And the quicker you have the knowledge, the more powerful and faster you become on defense.”BOOGIE CIRCLES CLIPPERS GAMEAll-Star DeMarcus Cousins reportedly plans to make his Golden State Warriors debut on Jan. 18 against the Clippers at Staples Center, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.ESPN had already determined last week that the network would change its previously announced schedule to broadcast the game, the third of this year’s series between the teams. The first two meetings have been thrillers, with the Clippers winning 121-116 in overtime at home and Steph Curry converting a layup with 0.5 seconds left to lift the Warriors to a 129-127 victory in Oakland.Cousins – who signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer as a free agent – has been out since suffering a left Achilles rupture on Jan. 26, 2018, when he was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. In 48 games before his injury, he was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists, plus 1.6 blocked shots and 1.6 steals.AND THE AWARD GOES TO …The Clippers received the inaugural NBA Team Innovation Award for Clippers CourtVision, the digital viewing experience that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to analyze the action on the court and then translate it into a series of animations and annotations on the screen. It’s available to Fox Sports Prime Ticket subscribers.CourtVision was envisioned by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and uses technology from Second Spectrum to give fans a choice between watching a game on “Player Mode,” which features in-game stats, “Mascot Mode,” which is heavy on fun-filled features, or “Coach Mode,” which draws up plays on-screen as they develop.The NBA Team Sales & Marketing 2019 Awards were announced at the league’s annual sales and marketing meetings in Miami.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory That discourse is especially important with a team whose longest-tenured member is Thornwell, whom the Clippers acquired on June 23, 2017.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Every team has its own language, he said, and so sometimes messages get lost in translation.“If you’ve been doing things a certain way for so long, you get used to it a certain way,” Thornwell said. “Guys, they have good intentions, (they’re) just calling the wrong call because it’s not the team’s call. It’s an issue we had to correct and it’s still something we continue to work on.“We try to do this thing where echo – if one player hears it, just say it because maybe the person beside you might not hear it. Talking is a part of defense and so you can’t play defense without talking. That’s one thing that we really emphasize every night.”It’s just a matter of some extra tutoring, Rivers said. LOS ANGELES — While they were studying film recently in an effort to identify ways to improve their transition defense, the Clippers realized they needed also to do some vocab cramming, too.“One of the things we found is that the guys were late a lot on stuff,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “And the big would say he called it out and the guard would say he didn’t hear it, then the big would say, ‘I said it,’ and the guard would say, ‘it was the wrong terminology.’ ”“It’s a pretty open team where everybody can voice themselves and give their opinion about things,” reserve guard Sindarius Thornwell said.They can talk about talking, in this case.