June 29, 2000 |
Jerome Moiso, who gave up his final two years of eligibility after an up-and-down career at UCLA, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 11th pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, joining a team that hasn't qualified for the playoffs the last five seasons. Moiso, a 6-foot-10, 235-pounder, doesn't figure to be a savior for Coach Rick Pitino, but his spurts of athleticism for a player his size will be a welcome sight for the Celtics, who have lacked an inside presence for years.
April 12, 1986 |
Instead of getting a shot at one of the best college players of 1986, such as Brad Daugherty, Len Bias or Kenny Walker, the Chicago Bulls will get a shot at Larry Bird. They won't have a chance to sign the Boston Celtics' forward, just face him in the first round of the playoffs. This became a certainty Friday night at Chicago when the Bulls rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Washington Bullets, 105-103.
May 11, 1986 |
The Cleveland Cavaliers still are looking for a general manager and have yet to make a decision on their head coaching vacancy. But despite the uncertainty in their front office, the Cavaliers are hopeful of success in today's NBA lottery. Wait. Didn't Cleveland trade its first-round pick this year to Dallas back in 1980?
March 29, 1986
It's called the Freak Defense, and Dale Brown said he first employed it at Bishop Ryan High School in Minot., S.D., to confuse opponents who were physically superior. As LSU prepared for today's game against physically superior Louisville, Brown explained the defense to Mickey Spagnola of the Dallas Times Herald: "We change on different clues and for different reasons. Say, if No. 10 brings the ball across halfcourt and he goes to the right side, we play man (to man on defense).
March 12, 1985
When UCLA and Montana meet in the first round of the NIT Thursday, it will be their first meeting since the Grizzlies almost spoiled John Wooden's farewell season 10 years ago in the 1974-75 NCAA regionals at Portland. The Bruins, featuring a front line of Marques Johnson, Richard Washington and Dave Meyers, with 7-1 Ralph Drollinger in reserve, were odds-on favorites to beat the Big Sky champions whose biggest name was their coach, Jud Heathcote.
April 3, 2001
IN THE TOURNAMENT * East Regional, first round Duke 95, Monmouth 52 21 points, 10 rebounds Battier--a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior from Birmingham, Mich.--had five of the Blue Devils' school-record 18 three-point baskets. He had two three-point baskets and a layup in a 57-second span in Duke's 62-point first half.
January 15, 1993 |
Ed Stokes had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 12 Arizona defeated Washington, 93-76, Thursday night at Tucson. Arizona (8-2, 3-0 in Pacific-10) used its pressure defense to key a 12-2 run midway through the second half to break open a three-point game. Reserve Joe McLean keyed Arizona's burst with a three-pointer and he finished with 14 points. He grabbed an offensive rebound and made a jump shot with one second to play to give the Wildcats a 50-40 lead at halftime.
September 17, 1999 |
The board of the National Assn. of Evangelicals has voted to move the organization's headquarters from Carol Stream, Ill., to Azusa. "We had 50 board members vote and 75% voted for giving the new president the authority to move ahead with a move," said the Rev. Richard Cizik, Washington director of the organization. President Kevin Mannoia intends to rent a facility in Azusa until a decision can be made about a permanent location in the Los Angeles area, Cizik said.
October 18, 1992 |
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. -- Henry Adams * An election is a moral horror, as bad as battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned. -- George Bernard Shaw * Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. -- Ambrose Bierce * Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.