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2010-09-22 09:00:00

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- adidas today will unveil NBA Revolution 30 - the lightest and most technologically advanced NBA uniforms - at an event at the NBA Store in New York City with the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, the New York Knicks' Toney Douglas and Wilson Chandler and the New Jersey Nets' Brook Lopez and Jordan Farmar. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100922/LA69004) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100922/LA69004)...

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2009-06-02 12:49:39

Del Harris, who spent 50 seasons as a basketball coach including 1,013 games as an NBA head coach, has retired, the Chicago Bulls said Tuesday. Harris, who turns 72 this month, left the staff of Bulls Coach Vinny Del Negro this week, ending a professional career that began in 1976 with Houston. He began coaching in Puerto Rico and coached nine seasons at Earlham College. Harris' school-record 176 victories at Earlham earned him inductions into the Indiana Hall of Fame and NAIA Hall of Fame....

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2009-06-01 13:26:22

Eddie Jordan was introduced Monday as coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Last weekend, team officials confirmed they had reached an agreement with Jordan, 54. The deal is worth $8.1 million over three years, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Jordan told a news conference he was excited to accept this responsibility and this challenge. I'm very excited and humbled and giving it 100 percent to restore the tradition and the brand of basketball that the fans, the organization will be proud...

2009-05-30 22:37:45

Dwight Howard had 40 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 103-90 win over Cleveland and the Eastern Conference title. The Magic will visit the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday for the opening game of the NBA Finals. Rashard Lewis added 18 points for Orlando, which reached the NBA Finals for only the second time. Houston swept Orlando in 1995. LeBron James scored 25 points for the Cavaliers, who held off elimination with a 112-102 win Thursday. The Magic hit 12-of-29 from...

2009-05-29 20:46:24

The Philadelphia 76ers hired Eddie Jordan on Friday to be the team's new head coach, a report on csnphilly.com said. The report said the 76ers and Jordan have agreed to a three-year deal. A news conference is expected to be called on Saturday to make the announcement official. Jordan was in his sixth season as coach of the Washington Wizards when he was fired last November. He has a career coaching record of 230-288. Jordon, 54, replaces Tony DiLeo, who was the team's interim coach after...

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2009-05-13 13:08:59

Cleveland's LeBron James was a unanimous choice for the All-NBA First Team, which included Los Angeles's Kobe Bryant for the seventh time in eight seasons. Along with James and Bryant, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane Wade were voted to the first team. James, who was also selected as the NBA's most valuable player this season, was the only unanimous choice. Bryant was listed as a first-teamer on 119 ballots and Howard on 116 by the 122 sportswriters and...

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2009-05-12 11:39:57

Indiana forward Danny Granger, who finished fifth in the league in scoring average, was voted the NBA's most improved player for this past season. Granger was listed first on 48 ballots and totaled 364 points in the voting, the NBA announced Tuesday. New Jersey guard Devin Harris, who was first on 43 ballots and had 339 points, was the runner-up and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, with 83 points, was third. Granger, who just completed his fourth season in the NBA, averaged 25.8 points a game in...

2009-05-09 21:45:09

Alvin Gentry has reached a three-year agreement to become the head coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the team said Saturday. Gentry had been named interim head coach after Terry Porter was fired at the All-Star break. He was the lone holdover from the staff of former Suns Coach Mike D'Antoni, who coaches the New York Knicks. Saturday's transaction is expected to become official Monday. Under Gentry's guidance, the Suns went 18-13 in the season's second half but missed the playoffs for the...

2009-04-23 18:22:54

The Sacramento Kings cleaned house Thursday, firing interim Coach Kenny Natt and all five assistant coaches after a franchise-worst 17-65 record this season. Natt became interim coach Dec. 15, when Reggie Theus was fired after a 6-18 start. It was a tough season, Natt said late in the season. You never know in the NBA, said former Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan on the Washington Post Live television show this week, when asked if he was ready to return to coaching. Analysts have said Jordan is the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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