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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Even after he became general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers nearly two years ago, Jim Lynam never could rid himself of the intense desire to coach."
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By BILL TANTON | November 29, 1994
The Washington Bullets' practice at Bowie State yesterday was nearly over when coach Jim Lynam blew the whistle, interrupting the scrimmage.Lynam knelt on one knee and looked up at his No. 1 draft choice, Juwan Howard."
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By LAURA VECSEY | May 5, 2003
ANOTHER SUITOR. Another city. Another stop on the Michael Jordan Savior Tour. Maybe this is a basketball midlife crisis the likes of which we've never quite seen before. It's not every day that the greatest player ever sputters into meltdown mode, giving the distinct impression of a man stumbling into uneasy middle age. Michael Jordan is on his way out not only as shooting guard but as the Washington Wizards' president, too? Hold on there, partner. It takes more than one attempt to divorce Jordan.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | November 2, 1990
LANDOVER -- When looking at Washington Bullets general manager John Nash, there is little doubt he is a man with a wearing job.His brown eyes are puffy, with dark circles ringing them. He sits down for a 4:30 p.m. interview at 8 o'clock and apologizes for having to make it so late.His schedule is like that. He is a man on the go. Coach Wes Unseld said last night he fears for the man's ears. "He has a phone growing out of one of them," Unseld said, only half in jest.Nash is the man who has accepted the responsibility of rebuilding the Bullets into a title contender.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 22, 1992
LANDOVER -- The Washington Bullets announced yesterday they have extended the contract of general manager John Nash through the 1996-97 season. His contract would have expired after this season, with the Bullets having the option to renew."
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By Alan Goldstein | January 31, 1995
Vincent Pettway of Baltimore and Simon Brown of Mount Airy have agreed to fight for Pettway's International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title, but the site and date have not been determined.Abe Pollin, president of USAir Arena, offered promoter Don King the use of his Landover building rent-free to stage the championship match April 1. But a King spokesman said the promoter favors holding the fight as part of a cable television show in Boston on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, featuring Irish heavyweight Peter McNeeley.
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Sports Digest | December 26, 2011
NBA Pollin's widow wouldn't mind return to Bullets name Wizards: Abe Pollin 's widow and former team co-owner said recently that she wouldn't object if the new owner Ted Leonsis decided to return the team name to the Bullets. "I respect my husband's wishes. I love him very much. I miss him terribly. If the fans want to change it back — hey, why not?" Irene Pollin said. "To me, it's what do the fans want? What's going to please them? To me, they're the ones who support, care.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1996
None of the five final name proposals had received widespread approval -- with fans booing the selections loudly each time they were displayed during recent home games -- but yesterday the name change became official for the Washington Bullets.The new name -- the Washington Wizards.Bullets owner Abe Pollin made the announcement last night on a D.C. newscast. Pollin was joined by players Chris Webber, Rasheed Wallace and Jim McIlvaine.McIlvaine had stated his liking of the name Sea Dogs, one of the finalists along with Dragons, Express and Stallions.
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By Jerry Bembry | October 3, 1990
The Washington Capitals' outlook brightened yesterday when All-Star defenseman Kevin Hatcher, who sat out the entire preseason in a contract dispute, ended his holdout and Don Beaupre, the starting goaltender for most of last season, reported after signing a new contract.Hatcher, 24, had missed training camp in an effort to get hi three-year contract renegotiated. Owner Abe Pollin said he would not discuss contract terms until Hatcher reported to camp. Spokesman Lou Corletto said Hatcher and general manager David Poile would discuss a new contract within the next few days.
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By Sandra McKee | April 11, 1993
Despite reports that commissioner Gary Bettman has offered Washington Capitals general manager David Poile an executive position in the NHL office, Bettman last night denied any conversations with Poile or anyone else."
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