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November 4, 2012 | By Ravi Mattu
When basketball legend Michael Jordan scored 20 straight points for the Chicago Bulls, he is reported to have been told by one of his coaches, "There is no 'I' in team. " Jordan replied coolly, "There is an 'I' in win. " When Jordan uttered those words, he took on one of the sacred cows of team sport: that to succeed, the role of the individual must be subordinate to the needs of the group. Jordan's example suggests the exact opposite. However good his teammates were - and with a roster that included Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Toni Kukoc, they were very good - his performance was so impressive that teamwork wasn't key to success.
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November 4, 2012 | By Ravi Mattu
When basketball legend Michael Jordan scored 20 straight points for the Chicago Bulls, he is reported to have been told by one of his coaches, "There is no 'I' in team. " Jordan replied coolly, "There is an 'I' in win. " When Jordan uttered those words, he took on one of the sacred cows of team sport: that to succeed, the role of the individual must be subordinate to the needs of the group. Jordan's example suggests the exact opposite. However good his teammates were - and with a roster that included Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Toni Kukoc, they were very good - his performance was so impressive that teamwork wasn't key to success.
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SPORTS
July 31, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Salsa, which will begin play in the American Professional Soccer League in 1993, reached a three-year agreement with Cal State Fullerton to play home games in the new Titan Sports Complex, the team announced Thursday. William De La Pena, a Montebello ophthalmologist who owns the team, also announced that Rick Davis, former U.S.
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August 7, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he never was pressured or persuaded to quit, Marcel Lachemann announced his resignation as manager of the Angels Tuesday. Lachemann, unable to cope with the mounting losses and unsure how to jump-start a team many had expected to contend for the American League West title, said he stepped aside in the "best interests of the club." "I don't want to be a martyr, but I believe in responsibility," Lachemann said. "This was my decision. They [club management] fought me on this."
SPORTS
June 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Jack McCloskey of the Detroit Pistons as general manager.
SPORTS
July 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles Salsa, which will begin play in the American Professional Soccer League in 1993, reached a three-year agreement with Cal State Fullerton to play home games in the new Titan Sports Complex. Dr. William De La Pena, a Montebello ophthalmologist who owns the team, also announced that Rick Davis, former U.S. national team captain and New York Cosmos standout in the late 1970s and early '80s, would be the Salsa's general manager.
SPORTS
April 16, 1987 | Associated Press
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Wednesday a national campaign to pressure professional sports franchises to hire more blacks in management, and promised "massive demonstrations" against any that refuse. "We have millions of black young people who need to see blacks in these front offices. . . . Most newspapers devote more space to sports than to business," said Benjamin Hooks, NAACP executive director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1987 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Five summers ago, when the Oakland Raiders were about to bring professional football back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, John Ferraro got an uneasy feeling. No stranger to the sports world, Ferraro starred at tackle for USC in the 1940s and has since enjoyed many weekend afternoons watching football at the Coliseum. He also served a term as president of the Coliseum Commission, the oddball government creation that runs the place and that lured the Raiders here.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The steering wheel shakes beneath Al Campanis' hands. In the middle of a busy street, the luxury car slows. The man whose derogatory comments about blacks in 1987 illuminated the racial complexion of professional sports is talking about Jackie Robinson. "Do you know that Jackie once volunteered to speak at my son's eighth-grade graduation on Long Island?" Campanis says. "Showed up and made my boy feel so good. I'll never forget it. Jackie Robinson." A wheezing sound fills the car, then a moan.
SPORTS
October 17, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rich Shuebrooks, manager of basketball events for Nike, Inc., concludes his office voice mail message with a bit of philosophizing. "And give this a thought," he says. "Success is not doing one thing 100% better, but doing 100 things 1% better." Inside "the berm"--the name Nike employees use for the earthen wall that surrounds the company's Beaverton, Ore., "World Campus"--Shuebrooks is likely to find little argument.
SPORTS
July 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles Salsa, which will begin play in the American Professional Soccer League in 1993, reached a three-year agreement with Cal State Fullerton to play home games in the new Titan Sports Complex. Dr. William De La Pena, a Montebello ophthalmologist who owns the team, also announced that Rick Davis, former U.S. national team captain and New York Cosmos standout in the late 1970s and early '80s, would be the Salsa's general manager.
SPORTS
July 31, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Salsa, which will begin play in the American Professional Soccer League in 1993, reached a three-year agreement with Cal State Fullerton to play home games in the new Titan Sports Complex, the team announced Thursday. William De La Pena, a Montebello ophthalmologist who owns the team, also announced that Rick Davis, former U.S.
SPORTS
June 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Jack McCloskey of the Detroit Pistons as general manager.
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