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General News Archive - June 20, 2003

Randy Ayers was promoted Friday from assistant to head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, who failed to land their first several choices to replace Larry Brown. Ayers, a former Ohio State coach, spent the last six seasons as Brown's assistant.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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