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2009-08-26 15:44:36

Florida International officials are backing out of a basketball game against national champion North Carolina, the Miami Herald said. The contest at Chapel Hill Nov. 9 is slated to be a part of the 12-team Coaches versus Cancer tournament classic this winter, but FIU thought it was supposed face Ohio State. An e-mail from the Gazelle Group, the tournament's sponsor, to FIU assistant coach Anthony Anderson, obtained by the newspaper Tuesday, said because of scheduling conflicts, the Golden...

2009-05-09 08:46:55

Chuck Daly, who coached the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA titles, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. Daly, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, died in Jupiter, Fla., surrounded by his family. Known as the ultimate players coach, Daly led the Pistons to NBA titles in 1989 and 1990 and coached the original Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992. Daly affectionately earned the nickname Daddy Rich for his perfectly fitting dapper suits, The Detroit Free Press...

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2009-04-15 12:15:02

A Florida International official said Wednesday new men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas is donating his first-year's salary to the university. Thomas was introduced Wednesday as the coach of the Golden Panthers, saying he wants to take the team to the next level. Florida International Athletic Director Pete Garcia said Thomas was donating his first year's pay to the school. Thomas has agreed to a five-year contract but financial terms haven't been released. Thomas takes over the Golden...

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2009-04-14 12:38:06

Florida International University Tuesday has selected former NBA star Isiah Thomas to be its men's basketball coach. It will the first collegiate coaching job for Thomas, who led the Detroit Pistons to a pair of NBA titles during his 13-year Hall of Fame playing career and also has five seasons of pro coaching experience with Indiana and New York on his resume. Coming back to the college game has always been a dream of mine and I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to go somewhere where we...

2008-11-21 15:16:44

Guard Jamal Crawford has been traded by the New York Knicks to the Golden State Warriors for forward Al Harrington. The deal was announced by the NBA teams Friday. Crawford averaged 19.6 points and 4.4 assists in 11 games for the Knicks this season. He averaged 14.7 points and 4.1 assists a game over his nine-year NBA career. Harrington, in his 11th season, averaged 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds over five games for Golden State this season. He averaged 13 points and 5.8 rebounds a game in his...

2008-10-25 03:00:02

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Police were reportedly sent to the home of former New York Knicks head coach and president Isiah Thomas early Friday morning in response to a call that someone had overdosed on sleeping pills. The New York Post reported on Friday that Thomas was the person who overdosed, citing authorities, and that Thomas was the one rushed to White Plains Hospital for treatment, as confirmed by Harrison police. But in the same report, the Post...

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2008-10-25 10:00:00

There were conflicting reports Friday about whether former New York Knicks Coach Isiah Thomas was being treated for a drug overdose. ESPN said a 46-year-old man was taken from Thomas' suburban New York home and treated for an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. Thomas is 47 but family members said the man who was hospitalized was not the hall of fame guard. However, New York television station WCBS reported Friday afternoon that Thomas it was Thomas who overdosed. The TV station said...

2008-07-30 06:00:43

By Keith Herbert, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 30--Madison Square Garden has been hit with another discrimination lawsuit, this one filed by a suite attendant who claims she was passed over for a position serving food to the Knicks and Rangers in their locker rooms while less experienced men were assigned the post. In February 2004, a Madison Square Garden manager told Laura Ward, of Manhattan, she would not be assigned to the plum "Press AM" locker room position because of her gender,...

2006-06-26 21:10:25

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks owner James Dolan has given team president and new coach Isiah Thomas one season to turn around the NBA club. Speaking publicly for the first time since firing Larry Brown last week, Dolan told reporters that Thomas has one season to show "significant progress," The New York Times reported on Monday. "This is his team, he made this bed," Dolan said. Thomas, who assembled the NBA-high $125 million roster that struggled to a 23-59 record last...

2006-06-22 12:03:47

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Knicks fired head coach Larry Brown and named general manager Isiah Thomas to replace him, the National Basketball Association said on Thursday. "Sometimes decisions work and sometimes they don't," team chairman James Dolan said in a statement announcing the widely anticipated move. "After careful consideration, despite the best intentions from everyone involved, this current structure did not work for us last season and I did not...