May 21, 2010 |
It's not as though the Lakers' assistant coaches have a portal, accessible only through a cubbyhole in El Segundo, winding into the mind of head Coach Phil Jackson. It only seems that way sometimes. That's perfectly natural when a coaching staff has been together, for the most part, through two franchises (Chicago and Los Angeles), power struggles, championship runs and an earthquake or two. Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen laughed a bit when he was asked whether he often knew what Jackson was going to say before he said it. "We've been together quite a long time," he said.
October 5, 1989
In addition to Don Dyer, nine others will be inducted into the Cal State Long Beach Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach: Hector Alvarez, a standout football lineman from 1959 to 1961. Frank Bowman, an administrator and former faculty athletic representative for the university. He is now assistant vice president and staff coordinator of housing. Bill Florentine, a basketball player from 1960 to 1962 who is seventh on the 49ers' career scoring list.
December 26, 1991 |
Scottie Pippen scored 27 points to go over the 5,000 mark for his career and lead the Chicago Bulls to a 121-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. It was Chicago's third consecutive victory and 20th in its last 22 games. The Bulls extended their unbeaten streak against Eastern Conference opponents to 9-0, while Boston's road record slipped to 5-7.
January 17, 1988 |
Cal State Long Beach survived an off-game by Morlon Wiley and defeated Fresno State, 66-63, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game before 1,795 fans at the 49er gym Saturday night. Wiley, who had been averaging 22 points a game, scored 16, making only 6 f 16 shots. But guard Rigo Moore compensated by coming off the bench to score 13 points. He scored eight in a row late in the game when Fresno was starting to assert itself.
February 26, 1986 |
The hot Milwaukee Bucks, playing without a flu-stricken Sidney Moncrief, used the team concept and rolled past the Clippers, 114-99, Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive National Basketball Assn. victory. Eight Bucks scored in double figures, including forward Terry Cummings with 16 points and Paul Pressey with 10 points and a career-high 16 assists. "The whole concept is team, team play," Cummings said. "No matter how things are going, we always get back to it."
November 20, 1996 |
Miami Heat forward Kurt Thomas will be sidelined about four weeks after undergoing surgery to help repair a stress fracture in his right ankle, the team said. . . . Point guard Chris Childs was activated from the injured list by the New York Knicks. An off-season acquisition as a free agent, Childs broke a bone in his right leg during a preseason game practice, and was on the disabled list when the season began. . . .
May 10, 1986 |
Bobby Jones doesn't play like a guy who is about to retire. The 6-9 forward, one of the NBA's top defensive players, joined Charles Barkley, Maurice Cheeks and Julius Erving Friday night in keeping the Philadelphia 76ers alive in the NBA playoffs. Jones and Barkley each scored 23 points, and Cheeks reached double figures in points, rebounds and assists as the 76ers routed the Milwaukee Bucks, 126-108, to force a seventh and deciding game in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
December 1, 1987 |
Charles Barkley scored 43 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat Utah, 106-100, Monday night at Salt Lake City, handing the Jazz its first home defeat of the season. Barkley keyed a 15-1 first-quarter spurt by the 76ers and, in the fourth period, scored on a drive and free throw with 3:14 left to give Philadelphia a 99-94 advantage. The Jazz, who at 7-0 were the only National Basketball Assn.
January 23, 2004 |
New Orleans Hornet guard Baron Davis will sit out two more games because of a sprained left ankle, the team said Thursday. Davis already sat out Wednesday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was injured during the fourth quarter of Monday's game at Minnesota. He will sit out tonight's game at Denver and Saturday's home game against San Antonio.