Dawn Staley Leaves Temple University For South Carolina

Posted in Candace Dupress, Dawn Staley, John Chaney, Richmond Rage, Temple University, University of South Carolina, University of Virginia on May 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The North Philly basketball legend will be missed on and off the court

This hurts. I’m sure my sadness for the city doesn’t compare to AG’s (Temple grad), but Staley’s presence here was on par with any of the men coaching in the city mainly because Dawn rescued a program that didn’t have a national identity before she took the job. She was 172-80 with six NCAA Tournament appearances. She was a prominent force at Temple, where John Chaney was–and still is–a college basketball coaching legend before he retired in 2006.

Her foundation has helped numerous at risk kids turn it all around.

In eight seasons she won 5 Big 5 Coach of the Year awards.

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Kobe Bryant Finally Gets His Shine

Posted in Andrew Bynum, Boston Celtics, Carlos Boozer, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, David Aldridge, David Stern, Derek Fisher, Deron Williams, Detroit Pistons, Doug Collins, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets, Inside the NBA, Jason Maxiell, Jerry Sloan, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, Marv Albert, NBA, NBA MVP, NBA On TNT, Orlando Magic, Pam Oliver, Paul Milsap, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, Stan Van Gundy, Utah Jazz on May 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Does this look like a team led by a selfish superstar?

Game 1: Detroit Pistons (86) @ Orlando Magic (111) – The Pistons lead the series 2-1.

Announcers Marv Albert and Reggie Miller with Pam Oliver reporting

Miller on how Pistons center Jason Maxiell has found a successful way to post-up Magic center Dwight Howard: “(Jason Maxiell) has posed a lot of problems for Dwight Howard, who is about four inches taller (than Maxiell). He is using his legs to get underneath Dwight Howard a little bit down low. He’s not worried about the upper body strength of Dwight Howard He’s trying to get into his legs and bring him down to his size.”

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Chuck Gets Punked; SLAM Gets Some Shine

Posted in Charles Barkley, Lang Whitaker, Odenized, Slam Magazine on May 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Marketing power move by Lang Whitaker

Big ups to Odenized