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December 6, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Mack has an easy smile, and an eye for an easy basket. For far too long, he also had a nose for trouble. Mack's first year of college basketball was the sort of season that sends word ahead: Watch this one. "He was very good," Iowa State Coach Johnny Orr recalled. "You knew he was going to be a great player." But Mack didn't become a great player at Iowa State, where he started on the team that reached the 1989 NCAA tournament before losing to UCLA.
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December 6, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Mack has an easy smile, and an eye for an easy basket. For far too long, he also had a nose for trouble. Mack's first year of college basketball was the sort of season that sends word ahead: Watch this one. "He was very good," Iowa State Coach Johnny Orr recalled. "You knew he was going to be a great player." But Mack didn't become a great player at Iowa State, where he started on the team that reached the 1989 NCAA tournament before losing to UCLA.
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July 21, 1989
Sam Mack, a starting forward on the Iowa State University basketball team last season, was acquitted of robbery and kidnapping charges in the March 30 holdup of a fast food restaurant in Ames, Iowa.
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March 20, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER
Georgia Tech 65, Houston 60--The Yellow Jackets outscored the Cougars, 11-2, in the final four minutes. "I'm very proud of this team," Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Cremins said. "It never ceases to amaze me. When we were down four it could have been lights out." Trailing, 58-54, Georgia Tech called time out with four minutes remaining and switched to a zone defense. The defensive switch seemed to confuse Houston, which missed its next six shots. Jon Barry led Georgia Tech (22-11) with 17 points.
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October 8, 1996 | Associated Press
Brent Price, expected to replace Kenny Smith at point guard for the Houston Rockets, sprained a knee ligament and will be sidelined two to three weeks. Price, who missed the 1994-95 season because of an injured left knee, hurt his right knee during training camp in Galveston, Texas. Team physician Walter Lowe said he is optimistic Price will be ready for the season opener Nov. 1. "He'll probably wear a brace for a while after he comes back," Lowe said.
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March 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
John Starks wanted to leave the Chicago Bulls so badly he offered to give up his salary for a chance to join a team headed to the playoffs. It didn't quite work out that way. Even though arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled Tuesday that Starks could forfeit his salary if he wanted to, the Bulls, after waiving him, said they would pay off his contract, about $700,000. Kaplan also ruled that if Starks signs with another team, he can't be on the playoff roster.
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October 29, 1997 | Associated Press
The Vancouver Grizzlies completed two trades, acquiring forward Tony Massenburg from the Boston Celtics and swingman Sam Mack from the Houston Rockets. The Grizzlies also received a second round-draft pick from the Celtics for second-year forward Roy Rogers. In acquiring Mack, Vancouver gave up a second-round pick. Rogers' departure came less than a week after he questioned his teammates' commitment after a 113-83 exhibition loss to the Phoenix Suns.
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July 21, 1989
Sam Mack, a starting forward on the Iowa State University basketball team last season, was acquitted of robbery and kidnapping charges in the March 30 holdup of a fast food restaurant in Ames, Iowa.
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April 1, 1989
Two Iowa State athletes were shot by police and charged with first-degree robbery in another run-in with the law by athletes from a Big Eight school. Sam Mack, 18, and Levin White, 21, were in stable condition at Mary Greeley Medical Center at Ames, Iowa, where they were under guard. Mack was shot once in the hip and once in the leg, and White was shot once in the foot.
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May 13, 1999
FRAN BLINEBURY, HOUSTON CHRONICLE If an octopus had hands, there still wouldn't be enough fingers to point at all that went wrong with the Rockets this time. No breakdowns in the final minute. Just a train wreck from the opening quarter. No game that got away. Just a team that never showed up. No offense. No defense. No chance. No Scottie Pippen. Now no margin for error after the 110-98 thumping by the Lakers on Tuesday night that was never that close.
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