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June 17, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Happy Anniversary, ABA. Twenty-three years ago today, the NBA accepted the San Antonio Spurs, the New York Nets, the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets into the league from the American Basketball Association. Last night, the Spurs became the first team from the league with the red-white-and-blue ball to represent the established league in the Finals. For much of this week, the veteran Spurs - David Robinson, Avery Johnson and Mario Elie among them - talked about the idea of winning a championship for those who came before.
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February 9, 1988 | By Patience T. Huntwork
The Association of Soviet Lawyers (ASL) is a Soviet propaganda agency posing as a bar association. In this guise, it has authored some of the most virulent anti-Semitic and anti-human rights propaganda of modern times. It has said, for example, that Soviet Jews who emigrate to Israel are "blacklisted" as "racial halfbreeds," and their children are doomed to lives of racial discrimination, and that only a handful of refuseniks are trying to leave the Soviet Union, while 200,000 Soviet Jews have applied to re-enter.
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November 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 2, 1996 | By Julie Stoiber, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jerome J. Shestack, a Center City trial lawyer, Thomas Jefferson devotee, and socialite, has a shot at becoming president of the American Bar Association. The election will take place over the weekend in Baltimore, at the ABA's midyear meeting. Shestack, 70, would be the seventh Philadelphia lawyer to serve as president in the 118-year history of the ABA. He would speak for the nation's lawyers and guide the association as it takes positions on national issues. Shestack ran for the post two years ago, but said he dropped out of the race.
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June 6, 1997 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Irony department: On the day Julius Erving agreed to become a vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic, he was on a conference call promoting HBO's entertaining look at the American Basketball Association (Monday, 10 p.m.). Erving's pro basketball roots are in the ABA. Before he joined the Sixers and helped them win the 1983 NBA title, Doctor J soared through the air as an ABA star. Erving is still upset the NBA won't recognize statistics accumulated in the ABA. "The ABA years are a valuable part of basketball history," Erving said.
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June 5, 1991 | By Carlin Romano, Inquirer Book Critic
To literal-minded book folk, ABA means the American Booksellers Association convention, the annual four-day ground war between publishers and bookstore owners that ended yesterday at the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side. To veterans, however, it really means "Anyone Buttonholes Anyone" - CEOs chatter with unemployed authors wearing sandwich boards, world-famous authors compete for hors d'oeuvres with mousy marketing assistants, almost every American culture line imaginable gets crossed and a more literate country supposedly emerges half a week later.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1991 | By Janet L. Fix, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerome J. Shestack wants to be president of the American Bar Association. Shestack, who racked up 30 years as a litigator with Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis before skipping to Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen last summer, said last week that he was adding his name to the list of those campaigning to become the ABA's president beginning in 1994. Candidates for the job put their names in the hat now in order to have the chance to be nominated for an election in February 1994.
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March 12, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
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.
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June 23, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Harrick is back in coaching more than a year after being forced to resign at Georgia amid accusations of improper payments to players and academic fraud. He was hired yesterday as head coach of the Vancouver expansion team in the American Basketball Association. "This is a great opportunity for me. The Vancouver team is a first-class organization, the quality of play in the ABA is outstanding as is the coaching," Harrick said in a statement. At Georgia, Harrick's son was accused of paying some bills for a player and teaching a bogus class on coaching.
NEWS
March 22, 2001 | By Martha W. Barnett
Below is an excerpt from a statement released Monday by Martha W. Barnett, president of the American Bar Association, regarding reports that the Bush administration is considering ending the practice of notifying the ABA of nominations for federal judgeships in advance of public notice. While the administration indicated that it would continue to use the ABA, a decision has not been made on whether it will continue to give the ABA the names of candidates before they are made public.
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July 2, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
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)
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February 28, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
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.
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November 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 24, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 19, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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December 7, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 20, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 28, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
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.
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March 12, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
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.
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