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2011-08-09 08:48:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The highest achievement to which an NBA player can aspire is the Most Valuable Player Award. For the first time ever, an NBA MVP Award will be auctioned, on Aug. 12 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when Grey Flannel Auctions offers for sale the 1972-73 trophy won by former Boston Celtic Dave Cowens. The 3ft. 9in. MVP trophy comes straight from Cowens' personal collection. "There's no overestimating this trophy's importance....

2009-09-11 23:02:43

Five-time MVP Michael Jordan headed a list of superstars inducted Friday into the Basketball Hall of Fame. David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and Vivian Stringer joined Jordan in receiving their sport's top honor. The game of basketball has been everything to me, Jordan said at the induction banquet. "It has been my refuge, my place that I have always gone when I need comfort and peace. It has been a relationship that has evolved over time. It has provided me with a platform to share...

2009-07-03 19:09:08

Phil Jackson announced Friday he will coach the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers for a 10th season in 2009-10, his 19th season overall as an NBA coach. Jackson made the announcement amid speculation he might try to coach the Lakers during home games only, but after a battery of medical tests, he decided to coach the full season. All things point to go!, he said on the team's Web site. After consulting with Lakers team internist Dr. John Moe, I feel confident that I can gainfully pursue an NBA...

2009-04-06 10:59:24

Six-time NBA champion and five-time Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan is among the five-member class of 2009 for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jordan, fellow players David Robinson and John Stockton and Coach Jerry Sloan were all selected for enshrinement on their first year of consideration, Hall of Fame officials said Monday. The fifth member to be inducted is Rutgers women's Coach C. Vivian Stringer, who had previously been a finalist. They will be enshrined Sept. 10-12 into the...

2009-02-15 13:30:50

The NBA has named its annual most valuable player award for the playoff finals after Boston Celtics great Bill Russell beginning this season. Commissioner David Stern made the announcement in Phoenix, the site of this year's all-star contest. Who better to name this prestigious award for than one of the greatest players of all time and the ultimate champion? Stern asked during a news conference Saturday. He is respected by colleagues, coaches, fans, and his legacy clearly has withstood the...

2009-01-18 22:35:11

The Utah Jazz said Sunday Coach Jerry Sloan has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the controls for a 22nd season next year. Sloan is the longest-tenured coach ever in the NBA. Since he took over the Jazz Dec. 9, 1988, his teams have compiled an overall record of 1,019-613. Although they have never won an NBA title, they have been to the NBA Finals twice and have won their division seven times. The Jazz are 24-17 this season. We appreciate Jerry's continued...

2006-06-10 11:07:39

By Steve Ginsburg DALLAS (Reuters) - American coaches must return to teaching fundamentals to compete with the influx of well-schooled international players flooding into the league, according to NBA Commissioner David Stern. Speaking at a news conference during the NBA Finals, Stern said international players had paid their American counterparts "the ultimate tribute" by raising their game to the caliber of the NBA. "There is no difference in the skill level, no difference in the...

2006-03-23 21:21:08

By James Nelson SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah Jazz favorite Karl Malone watched as his famed No 32 jersey was raised to the rafters and retired in an emotional ceremony on Thursday. The 42-year-old Malone spent 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association where he set numerous records and was named one of the league's 50 greatest players. The muscular prototype power forward also played on the gold medal U.S. Olympic basketball teams in 1992 and 1996. "I'm here today to say...

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