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December 24, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only natural for fathers to be interested in the athletic careers of their sons. The only drawback is many don't have enough time to become involved because of job commitments. That isn't a problem for Jimmy Rodgers, the former Boston Celtic coach. He has the time and financial security to do whatever he wants. So his avocation is watching his son, Matt, play quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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September 17, 2008 | Robert Hilburn, Special to The Times
Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music. According to the liner notes for the six-disc boxed set released last week, 102 of the 109 songs Rodgers did in the late 1920s and early 1930s were later recorded by other artists -- a 94% "cover ratio" unmatched by any other country singer-songwriter, including Hank Williams.
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June 11, 1988
K.C. Jones has led the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship series year in and year out, but Jimmy Rodgers gets credit as being the "brains of the outfit" by Mike Downey. Now that Boston is on a downhill slide, everyone has pointed a finger at Jones for not playing his bench, which included that great acquisition--Jim Paxson (0 points in Games 4 and 5 of the Piston series)--by the "brains," Jimmy Rodgers. ARTHUR ELLIS Inglewood
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July 17, 2005 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
The name Charlie Poole could cause even a lot of country music aficionados to plead ignorance, yet he's described as "the patron saint" of the genre in liner notes for the new three-CD box set "You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music" (Legacy Recordings, www.legacyrecordings.com).
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June 13, 1990
Chris Ford, who had been considered the leading candidate to become head coach of the Boston Celtics, was promoted to the job Tuesday. Ford, 41, succeeds Jimmy Rodgers and becomes the 11th coach in the Celtics' history. Boston had a 52-30 record before losing to the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs, after winning the first two games of the best-of-five series. Rodgers was fired two days later.
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June 1, 1988 | Mike Downey
Ask somebody to identify Jimmy Rodgers, and they'll probably either tell you that he sang the song "Honeycomb" or played running back for Nebraska. They'll never guess that the Mr. Rodgers in question happens to be coach of the most famous basketball team in America. See the guy by the Boston Celtics' bench--the one with the tri-color kinky hair and the eyebrows that go from ear to ear? The guy squatting right next to K.C. Jones, we mean.
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June 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy Rodgers, former coach of the Boston Celtics, is expected to be named the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves today. President Bob Stein of the Timberwolves said Tuesday that the team was "down to an announcement tomorrow." Bill Musselman was fired on April 22, despite exceeding all expectations by winning 51 games in the Timberwolves' first two years in the NBA.
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January 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy Rodgers, who guided the Minnesota Timberwolves to only two victories in their last 18 games, has been fired, the team said Monday. "It's something I did not want to do," said Jack McCloskey, the team's general manager. "But it was certainly a decision I had to make." Assistant Sidney Lowe was named interim coach. Lowe, who will be 33 next week, is the NBA's youngest coach.
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May 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Boston Celtics fired Coach Jimmy Rodgers Tuesday, two days after the team was eliminated by the New York Knicks in the NBA playoffs. "This has been a very difficult and trying time for all of us," General Manager Jan Volk said. "We felt that we needed to make a change, and in the interest of all concerned we felt it necessary to do so as quickly as possible.
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July 7, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Jerry West is annoyed that the media are still discussing a deal that would send Glen Rice and Robert Horry to Houston for Scottie Pippen. I'm annoyed that the Lakers apparently are still discussing it. Because West is not known to be particularly enamored of Pippen, one can assume that this idea has been promoted within the Laker front offices by Phil Jackson. It's part of the continuing Bullification of the Lakers.
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March 31, 1999 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine a record executive going on a talent search at the outset of the rock era and discovering Elvis Presley and the Beatles within two weeks of each other. Ralph Peer came close. In 1927, when the New York talent agent traveled to Bristol, Tenn., he discovered Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, who were every bit as important to country music, artistically and commercially, as the King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Fab Four were to rock.
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August 31, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Reverence for the Singing Brakeman is so high that even Bono, in the strings-backed "Dreaming With Tears in My Eyes," turns in his most straightforward vocal since, well, ever. And most of the cast, from Alison Krauss to Jerry Garcia to organizer Bob Dylan stick to basic variations of nostalgic Dixie swing, which is fine--the songs are classics. But only down 'n' dirty John Mellencamp ("Gambling Bar Room Blues") and jazzy Van Morrison ("Mule Skinner Blues") give any new spins.
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August 10, 1997 | Richard Cromelin, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar
Two notable things happened on Oct. 7, 1927: Babe Ruth hit a World Series home run and Jimmie Rodgers' first record went on sale. Even though Ruth was at the pinnacle of his fame and Rodgers was unknown, the intersecting events form a neat symbolic link between two defining figures of the century. Ruth's prowess and charisma transformed the game of baseball. Similarly, Rodgers single-handedly changed the shape of American popular music.
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January 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy Rodgers, who guided the Minnesota Timberwolves to only two victories in their last 18 games, has been fired, the team said Monday. "It's something I did not want to do," said Jack McCloskey, the team's general manager. "But it was certainly a decision I had to make." Assistant Sidney Lowe was named interim coach. Lowe, who will be 33 next week, is the NBA's youngest coach.
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June 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy Rodgers, former coach of the Boston Celtics, is expected to be named the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves today. President Bob Stein of the Timberwolves said Tuesday that the team was "down to an announcement tomorrow." Bill Musselman was fired on April 22, despite exceeding all expectations by winning 51 games in the Timberwolves' first two years in the NBA.
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May 9, 1990 | ALAN GREENBERG, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Coaching the Boston Celtics used to be a dream job. Nobody ever accused Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell or K. C. Jones of being coaching geniuses, but they did not have to be. The National Basketball Assn. was a far weaker, less-competitive league in those days, and the Celtics' cupboard was almost always overflowing with great players. Great young players. Jimmy Rodgers, fired Tuesday after two shaky seasons at the Celtics' helm, had few such luxuries.
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July 7, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Jerry West is annoyed that the media are still discussing a deal that would send Glen Rice and Robert Horry to Houston for Scottie Pippen. I'm annoyed that the Lakers apparently are still discussing it. Because West is not known to be particularly enamored of Pippen, one can assume that this idea has been promoted within the Laker front offices by Phil Jackson. It's part of the continuing Bullification of the Lakers.
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December 24, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only natural for fathers to be interested in the athletic careers of their sons. The only drawback is many don't have enough time to become involved because of job commitments. That isn't a problem for Jimmy Rodgers, the former Boston Celtic coach. He has the time and financial security to do whatever he wants. So his avocation is watching his son, Matt, play quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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November 10, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far as singer Patty Booker and her band mates in the Hired Hands are concerned, when God invented country music, on the first day He created Buck Owens and the Bakersfield sound. Indeed, to this vibrant band that spends most nights pounding out country classics as well as its own compositions in a handful of Orange County honky-tonks, country music's Golden Age wasn't the early '30s of Jimmie Rodgers or the late '40s of Hank Williams.
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