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Dave Gavitt Coach led organization of Big East Conference Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
The Fabulous ForumThe inaugural bunch: From left, Donnie Forman, Herm Schaefer, Don Carlson, Don Smith, Tony Jaros, Johnny Jorgensen, Earl Gardner, Arnie Ferrin, Jack Dwan, Jim Pollard and George Mikan. The Minneapolis Lakers jumped from the National Basketball League to...
Lakers BlogForget about reading Tweets in 140 characters or less. When it comes to big news, such as, say the Lakers (or Jim Buss) hiring Mike Brown as their head coach, the tweets are going to come out in full rapid fire. It's easy to follow this since I as well as...
Sports Legend Revealed: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high schoolThe Fabulous ForumBASKETBALL LEGEND: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school. STATUS: Effectively True, Technically False. In 1971, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Haywood v. National Basketball Association,...
Sports Legend Revealed: Did the Knicks participate in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy?The Fabulous ForumBASKETBALL LEGEND: The Knicks participated in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy! STATUS: True. Fans of the NBA are quite familiar with the story of the first NBA draft lottery, which was also one of the greatest......
The Fabulous ForumThe beginning of a beautiful relationship: New Lakers head coach Phil Jackson on the bench during an exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors at the Forum on Oct. 21, 1999. It was the 1998-99 season and the Lakers had......
Fred Schaus, who helped usher in pro basketball to Los Angeles as head coach of the Lakers for their first seven seasons here and was Jerry West's mentor, died Wednesday in West Virginia. He was 84. Schaus was living in a nursing home and the cause of...
The Fabulous ForumThank you, Edison, for inventing electricity. So there is a switch! The Lakers threw it and lit up Staples Center, bright as neon in Game 5, just a bravura all-around performance, leaving me with some very ambivalent feelings. As a......
The Fabulous ForumWell, it's on. Is it ever. Or should I say, it's back on again. The two words in basketball that say so much and mean everything. Heck, they define an entire sport. Lakers and Celtics. The NBA's two most storied......
Lakers BlogNBA Finals participants express their thoughts on John Wooden a day after the legendary coach's death at age 99. Below is a video featuring ESPN analysts Jack Ramsey, Hubie Brown, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson as well as Lakers reserve forwards Lamar...
Lakers BlogLakers links -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports the Lakers plan to use more of their size in Game 3. -- The Times' Broderick Turner talks with assistant coach Frank Hamblen, who says the Lakers need to pass the ball better in Game 3. -- The Times'...
Question of the day: Is Phil Jackson the best coach in NBA history or simply someone who benefited from great players? [Updated]The Fabulous ForumReporters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. [Updated at 12:30 p.m.: Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times The only......
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