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February 12, 2004 | Robyn Norwood
It can be hard for people on this side of the country to understand what St. John's basketball once meant in New York City. "We're bleeding here," Lou Carnesecca, the 79-year-old former coach told reporters after St. John's played Boston College at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. "All of New York City is bleeding." The sex scandal that has embarrassed the school -- and reduced the roster to eight players after six were expelled or suspended -- is only the latest blow to the once-great program.
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December 27, 2003
NBA career assist leaders: Active players in bold *--* 1. John Stockton 15,806 2. Mark Jackson 10,215 3. Magic Johnson 10,141 4. Oscar Robertson 9,887 5. Isiah Thomas 9,061 6. Gary Payton 7,768 7. Rod Strickland 7,749 8. Maurice Cheeks 7,392 9. Lenny Wilkens 7,211 10. Terry Porter 7,160 11. Tim Hardaway 7,071 12. Bob Cousy 6,955 13. Guy Rodgers 6,917 14. Muggsy Bogues 6,726 15. Kevin Johnson 6,711 16. Derek Harper 6,577 17. Nate Archibald 6,476 18. John Lucas 6,454 19. Reggie Theus 6,453 20.
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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.
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June 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Lakers' NBA title repeat gave NBC its highest overnight ratings for the Finals since Michael Jordan's last season. Friday night's Game 5 between the Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had an overnight rating of 13.5 with a 24 share. That gave NBC a five-game overnight average of 14.8/25, 7% higher than the Lakers' championship last season against Indiana (13.8/24), and 26% higher than the 11.7/21 for the five-game series between New York and San Antonio in 1999.
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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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March 15, 2000 | By LONNIE WHITE
If owner Donald Sterling decides not to keep interim Coach Jim Todd and wants to look elsewhere for a coach for next season, Denver assistant John Lucas would be a strong candidate. Lucas, who sat on the Nugget bench Tuesday night for their game against the Clippers, is respected around the league and has four years of NBA head coaching experience, at San Antonio from 1992-94 and Philadelphia from 1994-96.
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May 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
John Lucas once joked that he demanded three titles when he took the job of rebuilding the Philadelphia 76ers because friends told him to ask for as many as he could get. Having already been dismissed as vice president of basketball operations and general manager, Lucas was fired as coach Monday, three weeks after the team completed the season with the second-worst record in the NBA.
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June 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Lucas took charge of the 76ers on Tuesday, warned fans against expecting miracles and said that Philadelphia's players should expect to run. "We won't win the NBA championship next year," he said, "but we hope to be a better team." Lucas doesn't have to do that much to accomplish his goal. In failing to make the playoffs the last three seasons, the 76ers have lost 160 games.
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June 10, 1994 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Lucas resigned as coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday amid speculation that he will become a candidate for the vacant Clipper job and a report that he would coach the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers have long been interested in Lucas and announced that they had planned to ask permission to speak to him last year. "If you said that the Clippers should have interest in me, that would be nice," Lucas said from Houston, where television KPRC reported that he would coach the 76ers.
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