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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 10, 1993
PHOENIX -- Jerry Colangelo, the president and architect o the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns, remembers the skepticism he expressed when, in 1968, the NBA first proposed awarding a franchise to this desert city."
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
After watching his team score just 71 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, Phoenix Suns coach Cotton Fitzsimmons -- who stepped down after last night's game -- spoke of the state of the NBA."The only people who like it are the ones whose teams are winning. They can take anything," Fitzsimmons said. "But it's still not very entertaining."The performance by the Suns on Monday was no aberration -- scoring is way down in the NBA this season. Last November, there were eight games in which a team scored in the 70s or less.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
After watching his team score just 71 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, Phoenix Suns coach Cotton Fitzsimmons -- who stepped down after last night's game -- spoke of the state of the NBA."The only people who like it are the ones whose teams are winning. They can take anything," Fitzsimmons said. "But it's still not very entertaining."The performance by the Suns on Monday was no aberration -- scoring is way down in the NBA this season. Last November, there were eight games in which a team scored in the 70s or less.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 10, 1993
PHOENIX -- Jerry Colangelo, the president and architect o the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns, remembers the skepticism he expressed when, in 1968, the NBA first proposed awarding a franchise to this desert city."
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February 12, 1991
Holyfield-Foreman bout likely in Atlantic CityA tentative agreement was reached last night that would keep the Evander Holyfield-George Foreman heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City, N.J.The arrangement was revealed by Dan Duva, who would co-promote the bout with Bob Arum on April 19. The live-site promoter would be Donald Trump.A news conference was scheduled for noon today at Trump's Plaza Hotel.* Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes has settled a four-year-old lawsuit with the widow of former New York Post sportswriter Dick Young, whom Holmes had ejected from one of his sparring sessions.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | April 26, 1992
We bid a fond farewell to: Cotton Fitzsimmons -- This is the heartwarming story of a survivor who became an institution. He made the most of opportunities with low-power programs (Buffalo, Atlanta, Kansas City) and found a home in Phoenix his second time around, rescuing the drug-tainted program. Garrulous and colorful, he is one of the game's spokesmen and his rasping repartee is imitated wherever NBA writers meet.Paul Westhead -- The Jerry Brown of basketball gets in trouble again with his new-age ideas.
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By Shaun Powell and Shaun Powell,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 22, 1990
MIAMI -- Ten years ago, Paul Westhead was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers because players criticized his stale, methodical and unimaginative offense.How ironic that today, Westhead has returned to NBA coaching only to face severe criticism of his shoot-every-seven-seconds approach.Basically, Westhead's hectic offense in Denver has been a liability to his defense in the exhibition season.While exhibition games carry little weight in the long run, the scores of these Nuggets games cannot be ignored:Phoenix 186, Denver 123.Houston 156, Denver 126.Atlanta 194, Denver 166.Boston 173, Denver 155.The problem may not be with the system, although opposing coaches question whether players can play that pace for 82 games.
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January 25, 1996
Bulls: Their 99-79 victory over the New York Knicks Tuesday was their 12th straight. The Knicks have now lost three straight at home.Hawks: Won their ninth straight in beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 84-72. The Cavs made just 29 of 84 (.346) shots.Magic: Stayed unbeaten at home with a 105-90 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers. Orlando reached the halfway point of its home schedule with a 21-0 record.Jazz: Outscored Portland, 30-8, in the second quarter and held the Trail Blazers to the lowest point total in their history in a 96-72 victory.
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April 24, 1992
Baseball Minnesota Twins -- Placed 3B Mike Pagliarulo (strained right wrist) on the 15-day DL. Activated 1B Kent Hrbek from the disabled list.Montreal Expos -- Assigned P Miguel Batista to Triple-A Indianapolis.New York Yankees -- Announced that the Triple-A Columbus Clippers had purchased the contract of P Scott Holcomb from Double-A Albany-Colonie. Announced that P Kirt Ojala was assigned to Albany-Colonie from extended spring training.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Activated C Don Slaught from the DL. Returned Rule V draft selection Miguel Batista to the Expos.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | November 10, 1991
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- For the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday was the first night of the rest of their lives, and it wasn't pretty.They started their post-Magic Johnson era by falling, 113-85, to the Phoenix Suns, their worst loss since April 22, 1990, when Pat Riley played the reserves in the regular-season finale at Portland.This time, what remains of their first string absorbed the pounding.James Worthy, trying to step up, came out firing, but missed his first nine shots and wound up four for 22.The Lakers shot 32 percent.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | April 26, 1992
We bid a fond farewell to: Cotton Fitzsimmons -- This is the heartwarming story of a survivor who became an institution. He made the most of opportunities with low-power programs (Buffalo, Atlanta, Kansas City) and found a home in Phoenix his second time around, rescuing the drug-tainted program. Garrulous and colorful, he is one of the game's spokesmen and his rasping repartee is imitated wherever NBA writers meet.Paul Westhead -- The Jerry Brown of basketball gets in trouble again with his new-age ideas.
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February 12, 1991
Holyfield-Foreman bout likely in Atlantic CityA tentative agreement was reached last night that would keep the Evander Holyfield-George Foreman heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City, N.J.The arrangement was revealed by Dan Duva, who would co-promote the bout with Bob Arum on April 19. The live-site promoter would be Donald Trump.A news conference was scheduled for noon today at Trump's Plaza Hotel.* Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes has settled a four-year-old lawsuit with the widow of former New York Post sportswriter Dick Young, whom Holmes had ejected from one of his sparring sessions.
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January 17, 1996
BaseballAngels: Invited OF Kevin Flora to spring training as nonroster player.Athletics: Signed IF Rafael Bournigal to minor-league contract and added him to roster of Triple-A Edmonton.Blue Jays: Agreed to terms with IF Juan Samuel (.263, 12 HRs, 39 RBIs for Tigers and Royals) on minor-league contract that would pay him about $325,000 if he makes major-league team.Cubs: Agreed to terms with P Bob Patterson (5-2, 3.04 in 62 games with Angels) on one-year contract worth about $500,000. Designated P Scott Moten for assignment.
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By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | April 25, 1991
Before they start planning the parade route in Portland, there are a few questions to be answered.Like: Are the Rockets for real? What's Nellie up to? Is there any Magic left? Is it time for the Jazz to rock and roll? Can the Admiral take command? Don't you have to change a Piston after so many miles? And is this a Bull market?"Parity is here," Phoenix Suns president Jerry Colangelo said.And it's come to the NBA playoffs."Never have so many teams had a chance to win the title," said Detroit's Chuck Daly, whose team is shooting for its third straight.
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