July 2, 2016 |
Peter A. Brigham, 76, of Wynnewood, a national leader in the field of burn injury care and prevention, died of prostate cancer Wednesday, June 22, at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line in Media. Mr. Brigham was the founding director of the Philadelphia-based Burn Foundation, which supports burn care centers at area hospitals. He was president of the organization for a quarter-century, from 1979 to 2004, while simultaneously making strides in national burn data collection. He was considered a groundbreaker for his work with the American Burn Association (ABA)
February 28, 2016 |
The American Bar Association has backed off a plan to offer lower-cost legal services to small businesses and individuals after pushback from bar leaders in Pennsylvania and Illinois. The ABA launched the pilot project last October with Rocket Lawyer, a Web-based lawyer referral service, in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California. The goal was to make legal services available to individuals and small businesses who typically cannot afford them and do not qualify for legal aid. Bar leaders in Pennsylvania and Illinois bitterly opposed the program, however.
November 8, 2014 |
Camden basketball legend Dajuan Wagner will begin his comeback with the Philadelphia Spirit of the American Basketball Association. Wagner signed with the Spirit on Thursday night before a practice at the team's home court at Life Center Academy in Burlington Township. "I need to get some good up-and-down going," Wagner said. "I've got to get my feet wet and see where I'm at. " Wagner, 31, last played in the NBA in November 2006. He has been engaged in an intensive workout program for about a year to determine if he can resurrect his professional career.
September 24, 2014 |
Caldwell Jones, a rail-thin frontcourt player who helped the 76ers reach the NBA Finals three times, died Sunday of a heart attack in Decatur, Ga. Mr. Jones, 64, was one of four brothers to reach the NBA after playing at Albany State College. He began his career with the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA in 1973 before joining the 76ers in 1976. Mr. Jones, who retired from the NBA in 1990, played six seasons with the Sixers before he was traded to the Houston Rockets. He also played for Chicago, Portland and San Antonio in a 14-year NBA career.
June 19, 2014 |
Herb Magee said he learned a lesson about coaching from Jack Devine. Magee's senior year at West Catholic High School was Mr. Devine's first year of coaching basketball there, but he came with a reputation as a star player at West Catholic and Villanova University. "We felt we were a good team, but when Coach Devine took over, he instilled in us the desire to become better," Magee said. "He would let us do what we did best," Magee said, adding that as a coach, "I allow my own players to do what they do best.
February 7, 2014 |
HE WOULD GIVE them instant credibility. That was the thought of SMU athletic director Steve Orsini when he decided 2 years ago to hire then-71-year-old Larry Brown over younger, hungrier coaches. Larry Brown is in the Hall of Fame. Larry Brown has coached in the ABA, NBA and NCAA, winning championships in each, and is the only American man to ever have coached and played in the Olympics. Larry Brown was the name coach who could walk into a name recruit's house and, well, game over.
December 7, 2013 |
CAMDEN The Rutgers University School of Law-Camden has been fined for accepting students who took standardized graduate school tests other than the Law School Admission Test, the American Bar Association's accrediting arm announced Wednesday. The LSAT is required under accreditation standards, unless a law school seeks a "variance" in advance to accept one of the other tests, such as the GRE or GMAT. Rutgers-Camden has been fined $25,000, and a public censure document is posted on both the bar association's website and at the bottom of the law school's home page.
July 20, 2013 |
Former professional players Bo Kimble, Paul Graham, Patrick McFarland, Kenny Battle, and Rich Rinaldi will take part in a free youth basketball and life skills clinic Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rambler Recreation Center, H and Tioga Streets in Kensington. The clinic is part of a 14-city tour called Full Court Press: Prep for Success that is aimed at mentoring at-risk youngsters. The National Basketball Retired Players Association, the Police Athletic League, and the National Urban League collaborated on the event.
June 28, 2013 |
YOU HAVE TO LOVE a 21st Century player's ode to ABA hairstyles. Nerlens Noel, however, really would not have played well in the ABA where offense ruled. The freshman from Kentucky is a one-tool player whose tool changes games. If you are looking for a highly skilled big man like last year's Kentucky freshman star Anthony Davis, stop looking. Noel's offense is grabbing a missed shot and stuffing it. Or beating everybody down the floor and dunking it. He arrived in college with a limited offensive game and leaves the same way. The three best skills in college basketball last season were Ben McLemore's pure shot, Victor Oladipo's athleticism and Noel's defense.
March 12, 2013 |
JOHN THOMPSON had viewed it like any other ordinary game in the Eastern Professional Basketball League in the 1960s. He had suited up in his zebra stripes and called the game as he saw it. Afterwards, he walked off the court fully confident he had done a good job. But then he got fired. No explanation was given. Racial discrimination was the one he could see. It wouldn't mark the first or last time Thompson felt he had been discriminated against. But not matter how severe the blow, nothing could make him sever ties with something he deeply loved.