News archive from 28 June 2013, page 12

Philadelphia 76ers to make Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown their head coach

Philadelphia 76ers to make Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown their head coach

The Sixers have decided to hire San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown as their new head coach, the Daily News has learned. Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the past seven seasons...

Daily News, 22:29 in Sport
 

Heika: There's a simple reason Jim Nill came to the Stars

Stars beat writer Mike Heika joined Norm Hitzges on KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket earlier this week. Here are some highlights.   On whether fans should expect to make the playoffs: “I definitely think so, and I think they expect to too. I think one of the...

Dallas News, 22:31 in Sport
 
Knicks select Tim Hardaway Jr. from Michigan at NBA Draft 

Knicks select Tim Hardaway Jr. from Michigan at NBA Draft 

Tim Hardaway is a name that was on the Knicks board as far back as the late 90's. Of course, back then he was the enemy as the point guard of the hated Miami Heat. Now, the Knicks are hoping Hardaway's son can help them beat Miami. The Knicks selected...

Daily News, 22:32 in Sport
 

Bobcats miss big opportunity by drafting Cody Zeller

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Charlotte Bobcats made their selection in Thursday's NBA draft, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel was available. Maryland center Alex Len was available. If you prefer guards, the best guard in the draft, Kansas' Ben McLemore,...

 

AP source: Mavs get Miami's Larkin after trades

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have ended up with Miami guard Shane Larkin after a pair of trades to move down in the NBA draft and clear salary cap space for a run at center Dwight Howard in free agency. A person with knowledge of the deals tells The...

 

N.C. players: Brooklyn Nets hook Duke's Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee followed a path to the NBA that is becoming less traveled these days. He remained in college for four years before the Brooklyn Nets selected him on Thursday night with the 22nd pick in the NBA Draft. After NBA Commissioner David Stern...

 
$800 for pink tennis shoes? To ‘sneakerheads,' that's a bargain

$800 for pink tennis shoes? To ‘sneakerheads,' that's a bargain

At ATC, a sneaker consignment store in Miami Beach, an unassuming pair of black leather Nikes with green soles sits in a locked glass cabinet. These shoes are Air Jordan 1s, from the XX8 Days Of Flight series. Don't know what that means? This may...

 

Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk earns TSN's Play of the Year award - against himself

As TSN puts it on their website, “it was an all-Datsyukian final” for the NHL's Play of the Year award. Why should it be any other way? It seems only Pavel Datsyuk can beat Pavel Datsyuk. The Detroit Red Wings center's goal against the Nashville...

 
Hotel Trades Council has no room for de Blasio 

Hotel Trades Council has no room for de Blasio 

THE HOTEL TRADES Council, a politically savvy union with a $2 million war chest, endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor Thursday, dealing a setback to Bill de Blasio’s candidacy. The Trades Council had been one of the last undecided...

 

Antonio Villaraigosa leaves his mark on L.A. schools

In the middle of Watts, at one of the worst-performing high schools in Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in his element. As he sat with Jordan High students late last year, he shared snippets of his life story, as he's done during...

 

Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget with few changes - or complaints

SACRAMENTO - Flanked by fellow Democrats and other political allies, Gov. Jerry Brown approved California's new budget Thursday, changing very little of the $96.3-billion spending plan before signing it into law. Brown said California's finances are...

 

1961 Black Hawks: Blizzard of goals and snow

Winning it all in 1961 wasn't even the biggest news story in Chicago. A late spring snowstorm, with drifts of up to 10 feet, dominated the news. In the middle of the front page in the next day's Tribune was a three-line headline: "Hawks bring...

 

1938 Black Hawks: 1 of most improbable winners in NHL history

When the Black Hawks clinched the 1938 title in Chicago, Lord Stanley's Cup wasn't in the house. Frank Calder, the first president of the NHL, thought so little of the 1937-38 Hawks that, prior to the Cup finals against the heavily favored Toronto...

 

1934 Black Hawks: Triumph then tragedy

In the 1933-34 season, the Black Hawks still were relatively new on the scene. They played their first season in 1926-27 and moved into the Chicago Stadium in 1929. The Hawks had only modest success, losing in the finals to the Canadiens in 1931....

 

Texas PUC ponders stopgap measure for electrical grid

AUSTIN — The debate over how to keep Texas’ electricity grid from collapsing under the weight of high consumer demand on hot summer days is not expected to end anytime soon. But what is being described as a stopgap measure to try to mitigate the...

 

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