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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Lucas, who overcame physical disabilities inflicted by rheumatoid arthritis to become an active member of Southern California's jazz community for decades, has died. He was 84. Lucas died of complications from pneumonia March 17 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, two days after his birthday. Stricken with rheumatoid arthritis as a boy, Lucas was unable to bend his arms or legs, unable to get his hands within a foot of his face, unable to wiggle his fingers, unable to walk.
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SPORTS
October 13, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Home again, naturally. The Clippers returned from their whirlwind adventure in Mexico, having answered some of their preseason questions with four games left before the regular-season opener. Some ? but not all. Namely, how would the knee and/or calf of point guard Baron Davis respond the morning after his first game this exhibition season. Davis said there was no trepidation getting up and taking that first step Wednesday morning. Davis played 16 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs in a 100-99 loss Tuesday night at Mexico City, recording seven assists and six points and committing one turnover.
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SPORTS
March 15, 1986
Veteran guard John Lucas was released Friday by the NBA's Houston Rockets after failing a drug test and has entered a drug treatment facility in Van Nuys, the team announced. "(Lucas) has suffered a relapse of his drug problem, marking the second such incident since the implementation of the anti-drug agreement between the NBA and its players," team spokesman Jim Foley said.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
For "Lights, Camera . . . " we ask a craftsperson to talk about a specific scene in his or her latest film. This week, John DeLuca John DeLuca , producer and choreographer of "Nine," talks about creating the kicky go-go dance for Kate Hudson. Enter Guido Contini ( Daniel Day-Lewis), world famous Italian filmmaker. Guido makes films that challenge him and his audience. Enter Stephanie (Kate Hudson), American fashion journalist and avid fan of Guido Contini's movies -- but for all the wrong reasons.
SPORTS
November 23, 1986 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
was on familiar turf, standing about 20 feet from the basket, his eyes searching the court. He looked as confident as ever, his eyes alive and alert, his movements quick and graceful. John Lucas was on a basketball court again and, just as in high school, college and the NBA, he was the man in charge. One thing was missing, though: the ball. Lucas had his arms folded on his chest as he paced back and forth. He had his back to the basket.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Meredyth Lucas, who wrote for such classic television series as the original "Star Trek" and such films as the 1950 "Dark City," which marked Charlton Heston's Hollywood debut, has died. He was 83. Lucas, who was also a producer and director, died Oct. 19 in Los Angeles of leukemia, said his daughter, Victoria Lucas. Born into a show business family, Lucas incorporated his varied interests into scripts, specializing in medical shows, mysteries and science fiction.
SPORTS
February 25, 1994 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One still flies over the cuckoo's nest. Appropriately enough, it's John Lucas, coach of a wacky crew called the San Antonio Spurs and a man whose whole life was a warm-up for the assignment, even if he didn't realize it. Today, Lucas finds himself in charge of 12 young men, some of them with almost as many problems as he had, no two of them alike. Check out this roster: C--David Robinson, a born-again Christian who participated, with A.C. Green, in an athletes' campaign for sexual abstinence.
SPORTS
April 28, 1991 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was that beeping again. From where he sat, behind the wheel of his blue, four-door BMW, it really appeared as if the only thing John Lucas is addicted to these days is his car phone. After a brief conversation, Lucas hung up the phone. The way he looked, in his neatly tailored suit, he could have been a businessman, lawyer or developer. He didn't look like a recovering addict.
SPORTS
February 14, 1993 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the afternoon of Dec. 18. Red McCombs, in the neighborhood only because he has a meeting for a charity function, stops by the offices of the San Antonio Spurs, the team he owns. He runs into Jerry Tarkanian, the coach. Tarkanian asks if they can talk.
SPORTS
September 18, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
The idea of hiring John Lucas had been percolating in Mike Dunleavy's mind for quite a while, and finally it came time to put it out there. "It was one of those ideas," said Dunleavy, the Clippers' general manager and coach. "Hey, unless I ask him, I won't know." Dunleavy said Thursday morning that Lucas, a well-respected former NBA player and coach, was at the team's offices in Playa Vista and would be joining the Clippers coaching staff. Lucas has a long-standing relationship with Dunleavy, and many of the current Clippers have worked out with Lucas at his Houston base.
SPORTS
October 19, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Clippers assistant coach John Lucas was breaking down the game of pupil and point guard Baron Davis , and almost, as if on cue, the bearded one appeared in the locker room before Sunday's exhibition game against the Lakers. "I don't know the BD she was talking about," Lucas said. Davis, who had 16 points and eight assists in the 114-108 loss to the Lakers, said that he didn't know that Baron Davis, either. It was suggested that it was the Baron Davis without the heavy beard, the beard he joked that makes him look like a werewolf.
SPORTS
September 18, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
The idea of hiring John Lucas had been percolating in Mike Dunleavy's mind for quite a while, and finally it came time to put it out there. "It was one of those ideas," said Dunleavy, the Clippers' general manager and coach. "Hey, unless I ask him, I won't know." Dunleavy said Thursday morning that Lucas, a well-respected former NBA player and coach, was at the team's offices in Playa Vista and would be joining the Clippers coaching staff. Lucas has a long-standing relationship with Dunleavy, and many of the current Clippers have worked out with Lucas at his Houston base.
SPORTS
March 10, 2006 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Some NBA observers wondered whether Sam Cassell would help the Clippers, but John Lucas was not among them. Before the season, Lucas, a former NBA player and coach, said General Manager Elgin Baylor made "a great move" in acquiring the veteran point guard from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Lucas' view is now the consensus around the league.
SPORTS
March 3, 2005
*--* John Stockton 15,806 Mark Jackson 10,334 Magic Johnson 10,141 Oscar Robertson 9,887 Isiah Thomas 9,061 * Gary Payton 8,367 Rod Strickland 7,987 Maurice Cheeks 7,392 Lenny Wilkens 7,211 Terry Porter 7,160 *--* *--* * Jason Kidd 7,074 Tim Hardaway 7,071 Bob Cousy 6,955 Guy Rodgers 6,917 Muggsy Bogues 6,726 Kevin Johnson 6,711 Derek Harper 6,577 Nate Archibald 6,476 John Lucas 6,454 Reggie Theus 6,453 *--*
SPORTS
December 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
When the game is on the line, Oklahoma State's opponents know just where to find the ball. But stopping John Lucas III from putting it in the basket remains the hard part. The point guard who hit the three-pointer that sent the Cowboys to the Final Four a season ago is up to his old tricks again this year. While his shots aren't always the dramatic, game-winning variety, Lucas remains the spark that has the sixth-ranked Cowboys continuing to win.
SPORTS
April 4, 2004 | Bill Plaschke
Ten seconds. That's all the Final Four needs. That's why the Final Four works. Ten seconds to uplift and devastate, 10 seconds to make a career and kill a spirit, 10 seconds during which sports is stripped down to the sharp corners of its soul. It happened again Saturday, the Final Four imitating the best of this country's seven-game championship series and four-hour title games in the blink of an eye.
SPORTS
December 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
George Gervin, former star with the San Antonio Spurs, is returning to the team's bench as an assistant to John Lucas, the Spurs' new coach.
SPORTS
January 15, 2003
"With Ricky (Davis) and Darius (Miles), I am in constant collisions. But, you know, I had Dennis Rodman, so these guys aren't even close to being tough." John Lucas, Cleveland Cavalier coach on dealing with two headstrong players
SPORTS
March 31, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
It took Oklahoma State junior guard John Lucas III a split-second to release the three-point shot he made to beat Saint Joseph's on Saturday night in the Meadowlands ... ... and his whole life to prepare for it. John Lucas Jr.
SPORTS
March 28, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
John Lucas played the worst half of his basketball life. He missed all five three-point shots he tried, hoisted up three airballs and probably wished he could have taken the first flight out of Continental Airlines Arena. "I was horrible," Lucas said. "I mean absolutely horrible." But there are second chances in life and, more important for Lucas, a second half. His three-point shot with 6.
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