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July 5, 2010
Smug? Yes. Best? Yes. Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel Is Phil Jackson the greatest NBA coach who ever lived? Or has he lived the greatest life of any coach? Yes and yes — plus, he also gets the girl (Jeanie Buss). We never seem to assign a sarcastic asterisk to Red Auerbach, John Wooden, Don Shula, Joe Paterno or Joe Torre, each of whom prospered on the backs of stars. Deal me a Shaq and Kobe for Phil's hand, and I'll raise you Russell and Cousy for Red's.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 3, 2013
Jimmy Patsos got what he wanted after all. "Three games in March," he said Sunday after Loyola beat Manhattan, 63-61, at Reitz Arena. Three games to win the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and get the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. All he wanted was a shot at it. He doesn't ask for the sky, the moon and the stars above. But now Loyola, the little Catholic school at the corner of Charles St. and Cold Spring Lane, gets a chance to win three games in March and go to the Big Dance.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 3, 2013
Jimmy Patsos got what he wanted after all. "Three games in March," he said Sunday after Loyola beat Manhattan, 63-61, at Reitz Arena. Three games to win the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and get the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. All he wanted was a shot at it. He doesn't ask for the sky, the moon and the stars above. But now Loyola, the little Catholic school at the corner of Charles St. and Cold Spring Lane, gets a chance to win three games in March and go to the Big Dance.
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July 5, 2010
Smug? Yes. Best? Yes. Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel Is Phil Jackson the greatest NBA coach who ever lived? Or has he lived the greatest life of any coach? Yes and yes — plus, he also gets the girl (Jeanie Buss). We never seem to assign a sarcastic asterisk to Red Auerbach, John Wooden, Don Shula, Joe Paterno or Joe Torre, each of whom prospered on the backs of stars. Deal me a Shaq and Kobe for Phil's hand, and I'll raise you Russell and Cousy for Red's.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1995
BOSTON -- Tonight, thousands of Boston Celtics fans will walk into the new FleetCenter on Causeway Street and look up. What they'll see is the past. Glorious banners -- in Celtics green for 16 NBA championships, in Bruins gold for five Stanley Cups.L All accomplishments achieved at the legendary Boston Garden.Beginning tonight, The Garden is truly history. The NHL's Boston Bruins left the place behind Oct. 7, with their first home game here in The Fleet. Tonight, the NBA does the same, when the Celtics open the season against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 28, 2007
Someday, the NFL will catch up with the NBA. It hasn't happened yet, even though the ascent of two black coaches to the Super Bowl mirrors what took place nearly 32 years earlier at the NBA Finals. The difference? The meeting of Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith next Sunday is a huge deal today, the talk of the sports world and much of the non-sports world. The meeting of K.C. Jones and Al Attles in May 1975 was hardly noticed, barely commented on and definitely not scrutinized. Not even by the two coaches themselves.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - These should be great times for Los Angeles Lakers guard Mitch Richmond, but it's understandable if he looks at the team's success with a bit of wistfulness. Richmond has always had the misfortune of being the Phil Mickelson of the NBA, perhaps the most talented player never to win a title. And now that he has won his first ring with the Lakers, the feeling for Richmond is bittersweet because he wasn't much of a part of it. "I'm definitely excited and happy about the experience, but you know, definitely, you're not as happy as you should be," Richmond said.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
When he entered the coaching profession 25 years ago, Lenny Wilkens did so with great reluctance. He had established himself as both a floor general and a scorer in a career that would earn him nine All-Star appearances. He was a player in his prime.Then Seattle SuperSonics general manager Bill Vertlieb made him an offer."He invited me to dinner and he approached me about being a player-coach," Wilkens, now coach of the Atlanta Hawks, recalled of that conversation, back in 1969. "I looked at him and said 'you've got to be crazy.
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By Bob Ryan and Bob Ryan,Boston Globe | February 17, 1991
No one can truly appreciate the feeling of being a Have more than one who has extensive experience being a Have-Not.That's why among all close participants in the Boston Celtics' current success, no one is savoring the feeling of each and every day as much as Don Casey, an assistant coach who can see your best tale of National Basketball Association coaching woe and raise it with consummate ease.Laughs Casey, "A guy called me the other day and said, 'Last July, you were scratching around without a paycheck.
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By Jackie MacMullan and Jackie MacMullan,Boston Globe | March 31, 1991
It was never a matter of memorizing dead spots on the parquet or the way the lip of the south rim bent ever so slightly. The lighting? Nothing out of the ordinary, Andrew Toney reports. In fact, said the former Philadelphia 76ers guard, the only thing special about the creaky court on 150 Causeway Street was that it served as the stage for his most famous role: the Boston Strangler."My first step out of the locker room, I was in range," Toney says. "It was easy. I have no explanation for it. It was just easy for me to score at Boston Garden."
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By DAVID STEELE | January 28, 2007
Someday, the NFL will catch up with the NBA. It hasn't happened yet, even though the ascent of two black coaches to the Super Bowl mirrors what took place nearly 32 years earlier at the NBA Finals. The difference? The meeting of Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith next Sunday is a huge deal today, the talk of the sports world and much of the non-sports world. The meeting of K.C. Jones and Al Attles in May 1975 was hardly noticed, barely commented on and definitely not scrutinized. Not even by the two coaches themselves.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - These should be great times for Los Angeles Lakers guard Mitch Richmond, but it's understandable if he looks at the team's success with a bit of wistfulness. Richmond has always had the misfortune of being the Phil Mickelson of the NBA, perhaps the most talented player never to win a title. And now that he has won his first ring with the Lakers, the feeling for Richmond is bittersweet because he wasn't much of a part of it. "I'm definitely excited and happy about the experience, but you know, definitely, you're not as happy as you should be," Richmond said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1995
BOSTON -- Tonight, thousands of Boston Celtics fans will walk into the new FleetCenter on Causeway Street and look up. What they'll see is the past. Glorious banners -- in Celtics green for 16 NBA championships, in Bruins gold for five Stanley Cups.L All accomplishments achieved at the legendary Boston Garden.Beginning tonight, The Garden is truly history. The NHL's Boston Bruins left the place behind Oct. 7, with their first home game here in The Fleet. Tonight, the NBA does the same, when the Celtics open the season against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
When he entered the coaching profession 25 years ago, Lenny Wilkens did so with great reluctance. He had established himself as both a floor general and a scorer in a career that would earn him nine All-Star appearances. He was a player in his prime.Then Seattle SuperSonics general manager Bill Vertlieb made him an offer."He invited me to dinner and he approached me about being a player-coach," Wilkens, now coach of the Atlanta Hawks, recalled of that conversation, back in 1969. "I looked at him and said 'you've got to be crazy.
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By Bob Ryan and Bob Ryan,Boston Globe | February 17, 1991
No one can truly appreciate the feeling of being a Have more than one who has extensive experience being a Have-Not.That's why among all close participants in the Boston Celtics' current success, no one is savoring the feeling of each and every day as much as Don Casey, an assistant coach who can see your best tale of National Basketball Association coaching woe and raise it with consummate ease.Laughs Casey, "A guy called me the other day and said, 'Last July, you were scratching around without a paycheck.
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April 20, 1991
Who's who, anyway?What do former track star Jim Ryun and Japanese bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato have in common? Hold onto your hats, but they were among a handful of people deleted in the "1991 World Book Encyclopedia."On the other hand, seven sports figures were added to the new edition: Red Auerbach, Boris Becker, Nadia Comaneci, Pete Maravich, Joe Montana, Wilma Rudolph and Nolan Ryan. You have to wonder what took so long for Auerbach, architect of the Celtics' great success starting in the 1950s.
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By Dan Shaughnessy and Dan Shaughnessy,Boston Globe | February 16, 1993
Boston's winter of 1948 was bitterly cold. Slugger Ted Williams went south to fish. On Jan. 28, while Ted was fishing in Florida, Doris Williams gave birth to a daughter, Barbara Joyce Williams. The baby was early. Ted was late.The Globe's Harold Kaese wrote, "Everyone knows where Moses was when the lights went out. And apparently everybody knows where Ted Williams was when his baby was born Tuesday. He was fishing."In his biography, "My Turn at Bat," Williams wrote, "Well, Bobby Jo was the most important thing in my life from the moment she was born . . . but I sure wasn't going to apologize for something that didn't concern anybody but Doris and me."
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