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By From Sun staff and news services | November 25, 2009
Abe Pollin, a pioneer in area sports and the first man to move a major league sports franchise out of Baltimore in the modern era, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment. No details were disclosed, but Pollin suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder that impairs movement and balance. He had heart bypass surgery in 2005 and broke his pelvis two years later. "With Abe Pollin's passing, the NBA family has lost its most revered member, whose stewardship of the Wizards franchise, together with his wife, Irene, has been a study in unparalleled dedication to the city of Washington," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
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By Mark Heisler | January 17, 2010
Day 27 of Gilbert held hostage … With sentencing put off until late March, the prosecutors got what they needed Friday, insisting Gilbert Arenas plead guilty to a felony rather than a misdemeanor. That must be the difference between getting busted in Washington and the suburbs, as the Cavaliers' Delonte West did. West was charged in Maryland with four misdemeanors for carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun on his motorcycle, violating concealed-carry laws, as opposed to possessing four unloaded guns that weren't licensed in Washington.
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By From Sun staff and news services | November 25, 2009
Abe Pollin, a pioneer in area sports and the first man to move a major league sports franchise out of Baltimore in the modern era, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment. No details were disclosed, but Pollin suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder that impairs movement and balance. He had heart bypass surgery in 2005 and broke his pelvis two years later. "With Abe Pollin's passing, the NBA family has lost its most revered member, whose stewardship of the Wizards franchise, together with his wife, Irene, has been a study in unparalleled dedication to the city of Washington," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
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By Sports Digest | January 3, 2010
Amid conflicting reports on what happened in the Washington Wizards locker room, the matter clearly goes beyond the team's original statement about Gilbert Arenas storing unloaded guns in his locker. What began with the NBA looking into a possible violation of its own rules has turned into an investigation involving the U.S. Attorney's Office and District of Columbia police. The implications are serious, with the legal system, the league and the Wizards in line to take possible action if the allegations prove true.
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March 9, 2006
Good morning --Abe Pollin -- We're still getting used to the name Verizon Center. At least we can still call it the Phone Booth.
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By From Staff Reports | October 30, 1994
Juwan Howard, the Washington Bullets' first-round draft pick, yesterday rejected the team's latest contract offer at a two-hour meeting at the home of Bullets owner Abe Pollin, the club said in a news release.The money offered was unchanged -- a guaranteed $30.7 million over 10 years. Yesterday, however, the club said it included a series of options that would allow Howard to negotiate for more money after his second, third or fourth years. He also was offered an unconditional right to terminate midway through the contract.
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November 26, 2009
The funeral for Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin will be held Friday. The team said Wednesday that a public memorial service will also be held Dec. 8 at Verizon Center. Pollin died Tuesday at the age of 85. Team spokesman Matt Williams said Pollin suffered from corticobasal degeneration, a rare brain disease. President Barack Obama issued a statement paying tribute to Pollin, who bought his NBA franchise in 1964. "Abe believed in Washington, D.C., when many others didn't - putting his own fortune on the line to help revitalize the city he loved," the president's statement said.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2003
The NBA gossip mills, such as they are, are all churning over the question of whether the marriage between Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin and Michael Jordan, the once and presumed future president of basketball operations, can be saved. If the barrage of stories emerging this weekend are to be believed, Jordan and Pollin, who are scheduled to meet sometime this week to discuss the club's future and Jordan's involvement, will be left only to haggle over the terms of the divorce. But the two men still have enough mutual interests to make saving their relationship a priority.
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March 10, 1995
Mayor Marion Barry strengthened Washington's economic base and self-esteem by persuading sports impresario Abe Pollin to agree to build a new arena near the Gallery Place Metro station.Downtown is the best site for such entertainments as the National Basketball Association Bullets and the National Hockey League Capitals, both of which Mr. Pollin owns and both of which play at the USAir Arena, formerly the Capital Centre, in Prince George's County. Washington's Chinatown on the Metro, near the Convention Center, is a better spot.
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November 25, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Antawn Jamison had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead Washington past the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-107, on Tuesday night, hours after the death of Wizards owner Abe Pollin. Nick Young added 20 points for the Wizards as they ended a two-game skid despite playing without Caron Butler, who sat out with a sore right ankle. Louis Williams' layup pulled Philadelphia to 108-107 with 40 seconds remaining. After Gilbert Arenas committed a turnover with 28 seconds left, Williams missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded.
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December 9, 2009
Abe Pollin memorial service Jamison: 'His time here, he really made a difference' Former Wizards owner Abe Pollin was remembered as a civic-minded visionary, passionate sportsman and generous philanthropist at a public memorial service Tuesday night in Washington. "He's done all these things for so many people, not only here in this country, but in other countries as well. Kids he's helped out with all the scholarships that he's given," said Basketball Hall of Fame guard Earl Monroe, who played for Pollin's Baltimore Bullets from 1967 to 1971.
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By Sports Digest | December 9, 2009
Former Wizards owner Abe Pollin was remembered as a civic-minded visionary, passionate sportsman and generous philanthropist at a public memorial service Tuesday night in Washington. "He's done all these things for so many people, not only here in this country, but in other countries as well. Kids he's helped out with all the scholarships that he's given," said Basketball Hall of Fame guard Earl Monroe , who played for Pollin's Baltimore Bullets from 1967 to 1971. "Those are the things that will live on long after today.
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By Sports Digest | November 28, 2009
Antawn Jamison scored 24 points, Nick Young added 22 and the Washington Wizards beat the host Miami Heat for the first time in seven tries, 94-84. Jamison, playing for the first time this season against the Heat after missing the first two meetings because of a shoulder injury, scored his 16,000th career point. Dwyane Wade had 18 points while struggling for Miami, which was without small forward Quentin Richardson for a fourth straight game. Pollin: Abe Pollin is being remembered as a great friend and sports fan. The funeral for the Wizards owner was held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
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November 26, 2009
The funeral for Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin will be held Friday. The team said Wednesday that a public memorial service will also be held Dec. 8 at Verizon Center. Pollin died Tuesday at the age of 85. Team spokesman Matt Williams said Pollin suffered from corticobasal degeneration, a rare brain disease. President Barack Obama issued a statement paying tribute to Pollin, who bought his NBA franchise in 1964. "Abe believed in Washington, D.C., when many others didn't - putting his own fortune on the line to help revitalize the city he loved," the president's statement said.
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November 25, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Antawn Jamison had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead Washington past the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-107, on Tuesday night, hours after the death of Wizards owner Abe Pollin. Nick Young added 20 points for the Wizards as they ended a two-game skid despite playing without Caron Butler, who sat out with a sore right ankle. Louis Williams' layup pulled Philadelphia to 108-107 with 40 seconds remaining. After Gilbert Arenas committed a turnover with 28 seconds left, Williams missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded.
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By From Sun staff and news services | November 25, 2009
Abe Pollin, a pioneer in area sports and the first man to move a major league sports franchise out of Baltimore in the modern era, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment. No details were disclosed, but Pollin suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder that impairs movement and balance. He had heart bypass surgery in 2005 and broke his pelvis two years later. "With Abe Pollin's passing, the NBA family has lost its most revered member, whose stewardship of the Wizards franchise, together with his wife, Irene, has been a study in unparalleled dedication to the city of Washington," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
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By Sports Digest | November 28, 2009
Antawn Jamison scored 24 points, Nick Young added 22 and the Washington Wizards beat the host Miami Heat for the first time in seven tries, 94-84. Jamison, playing for the first time this season against the Heat after missing the first two meetings because of a shoulder injury, scored his 16,000th career point. Dwyane Wade had 18 points while struggling for Miami, which was without small forward Quentin Richardson for a fourth straight game. Pollin: Abe Pollin is being remembered as a great friend and sports fan. The funeral for the Wizards owner was held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | November 28, 1990
LANDOVER -- Good things allegedly come to those who wait, and so Bernard King was willing to wait for the Washington Bullets to come to him about a contract extension.And since King has been about the only bright spot the lowly Bullets have had so far this season, it seemed about time for the wait to end.And so it did yesterday, as the team and the star forward came to agreement on an extension of King's contract, believed to be for two years and $4 million.For his part, King, who asked the team not to reveal the exact terms, was happy to establish a permanent tie to an organization that gave him a chance to prove himself three years ago after his near career-ending knee injury in March 1985.
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By From Sun staff and news services | November 25, 2009
Abe Pollin, a pioneer in area sports and the first man to move a major league sports franchise out of Baltimore in the modern era, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment. No details were disclosed, but Pollin suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder that impairs movement and balance. He had heart bypass surgery in 2005 and broke his pelvis two years later. "With Abe Pollin's passing, the NBA family has lost its most revered member, whose stewardship of the Wizards franchise, together with his wife, Irene, has been a study in unparalleled dedication to the city of Washington," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
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March 9, 2006
Good morning --Abe Pollin -- We're still getting used to the name Verizon Center. At least we can still call it the Phone Booth.
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