June 26, 2015 |
Edward T. Garrity Jr., 83, of Narberth, a retired insurance agent and college basketball star whose skill on the court earned him the nickname "Fast Eddie," died Sunday, June 21, of congestive heart failure at his home. Commitment to athletics defined Mr. Garrity's life, his family said. The West Catholic High School graduate played on the men's basketball team at St. Joseph's University on scholarship in the 1950s, scoring more points than any team player had before in a single home game.
June 26, 2015 |
NEW YORK - It was like the parade before the beauty pageant yesterday on the fifth floor of the Westin Hotel in Times Square for 19 players who are anxiously awaiting tonight's NBA draft. The fashion was subdued - kind of like business casual - compared to how the players will be decked out tonight. The moods were light and loose, the exact opposite of what they'll be tonight. It was one last chance for them to meet with the media and talk about how their lives will be changing once their names are called.
June 20, 2015 |
The Inquirer reported Tuesday that former coach Larry Brown has been lobbying the 76ers to hire Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager. There is one person who wholeheartedly supports that move: Iverson himself. "I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look, being able to look into somebody's eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight or if they are not," Iverson said Thursday night.
June 19, 2015 |
VILLANOVA incoming freshman Jalen Brunson, considered one of the top lead-guard prospects in the country, has made the 12-man roster for the USA Basketball Under-19 team that will play in the FIBA World Championships in Crete, Greece, from June 27 to July 5. Brunson was part of the U-18 team that qualified for this competition by winning the FIBA Americas title last summer. In the first game, he broke Stephon Marbury's 20-year-old USA Basketball record with 13 assists against Uruguay.
June 18, 2015 |
Paul P. Budniak, 80, of Magnolia, who retired in 1999 as a teacher and coach at Cherokee High School in Marlton, died of complications from heart problems Saturday, June 13, at Virtua Marlton Hospital. Mr. Budniak joined the Cherokee faculty when the school opened in 1975, teaching history and English, and becoming the school's first coach of its basketball and golf teams, his wife, Margery, said. He retired from basketball coaching in 1980, she said, but continued to coach the golfers until his 1999 retirement from teaching.
June 13, 2015 |
Archbishop Ryan announced Joe Zeglinski, a former two-sport standout for the Raiders, as its new head boys' basketball coach on Thursday. Zeglinski, a member of Ryan's Class of 2006, was a four-year starter at guard in basketball and remains the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,253 points. He also starred as a running back and defensive back on the gridiron. Zeglinski was a four-year starter in basketball at Hartford. With 2,016 career points, he ranks second on the program's all-time list.
June 7, 2015 |
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Pick-up basketball is a simple thing, you would think - a throwback pleasure where the interior play-by-play obscures whatever exterior reality might or might not measure up this season. You would think, then - first weekend back on the 96th Street courts, the net on one end torn and hanging like it's in some inner-city playground and not the toniest beach town this side of Amagansett - that the intrigue would be minimal, strategy irrelevant. And then you see big Charlie Naddaff, 57, 6-foot-10, drafted by the Indiana Pacers back in the day, sidle over to local Stone Harbor real estate dude Jack Binder, 33, by the fence.
June 1, 2015 |
B.J. Mitchell regards himself as a basketball player who also participates in track and field. His track and field coach has another perspective. "I tease him all the time," St. Joseph coach Noel Vadino said. "He tells me he's a basketball player who does track. I tell him he's a track guy who plays basketball from November to March. " The 6-foot-2 Mitchell scored 1,369 points in four seasons at St. Joseph. He averaged 18.9 points as a senior. He plans to play basketball next year at Camden County College, with hopes of transferring to a four-year school to continue his career on the hardwood.
May 14, 2015
THE SIXERS came out with some new logos yesterday. One of them, with stars and the word Philadelphia around the outside, kind of looks like the Philadelphia Union logo. Another of them, described as a secondary logo, pictures Benjamin Franklin dribbling a basketball - a concept used at one point on Penn's basketball warmups, and also on the 2002 NBA All-Star practice jerseys. So that's what's new.
May 7, 2015 |
BERNIE ROGERS has stepped down as Archbishop Ryan's head basketball coach after 15 seasons to take the same position at Haverford School. Rogers compiled a 212-161 record at Ryan. The Raiders went 10-13 overall and 4-9 in the Catholic League last season. At Haverford School, Rogers replaces Henry Fairfax, who stepped down to concentrate on his duties as the school's admissions director. Rogers played at Ryan (class of 1992) and Ursinus. Haverford School went 17-11 overall and 7-3 in the Inter-Ac last season.