May 1, 1988 |
The Albany Patroons yesterday gave coach Bill Musselman his fourth consecutive Continental Basketball Association title, rallying from a 14-point deficit for a 105-96 victory over the Wyoming Wildcatters in the seventh and deciding game of the league's championship series. Lowes Moore came off the bench to score 23 points, and series MVP Tod Murphy scored 21 as Albany captured its second CBA crown. Wyoming was in front for most of the first half. With Kenny Natt scoring 12 points and Michael Graham adding nine, the Wildcatters built a 33-19 lead early in the second quarter.
March 29, 2007 |
The Albany Patroons, of the Continental Basketball Association, suspended their coach, former NBA All-Star Micheal Ray Richardson, for anti-Semitic comments he made to the Albany, N.Y., Times Union Tuesday. Richardson was suspended for the rest of the best-of-five CBA championship series, which his team trails, 2-0, to Yakima. He made the remarks before Tuesday's playoff opener while discussing a new contract offer. "I've got big-time lawyers," Richardson told the Times Union.
March 20, 1993 |
If Tim Legler seemed to play with particular intensity, well, he just might have been. Legler, the former La Salle star who is now with the Dallas Mavericks, was on the final day of his second 10-day contract for last night's game against the 76ers at the Spectrum. According to NBA rules, the Mavericks must release him today or sign him for the remainder of the season. After helping Dallas to an 89-87 victory with 10 points, three assists and some tough defense in 23 quality, off-the-bench minutes, Legler probably ensured his spot on the roster.
April 14, 1989 |
Former Lehigh star Daren Queenan, a 6-5 shooting guard for the Charleston Gunners, has been named the 1989 Continental Basketball Association rookie of the year in a vote by the league's 12 coaches. "Daren Queenan has been a true team leader and team player this season," Charleston head coach Tex Williams said after yesterday's announcement. "He's very unselfish. I would expect him to get a shot at the NBA next season. " Queenan, a Norristown High product who was Charleston's sixth-round draft pick, averaged 24.7 points per game last season, first among the rookie class and second overall in the league.
January 20, 1997 |
When Joe Courtney left the gym in Rock Island, Ill., Friday night, he was leading the Quad City Thunder in scoring, scorching the CBA for 18.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 28 games. "I was thinking, 'How much more of this can I take?' " the newest 76er was saying. "I went back to my hotel, the message light was on, [Sixers general manager Brad Greenberg] asked me how things were going. Then he asked whether I was ready. I was halfway packed before I got off the phone. " The 6-9 Courtney caught a flight to Philadelphia Saturday morning, passed his physical examination, signed a 10-day contract, then took a seat on the charter flight to Indianapolis.
June 29, 2000 |
Isiah Thomas signed a letter of intent to sell the Continental Basketball Association to the union that represents NBA players, according to published reports yesterday. The move may clear the way for the former Detroit Pistons star to succeed Larry Bird as coach of the Indiana Pacers, although the NBA still must approve the move. NBA officials have said Thomas, who last month was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, couldn't take a coaching job while he owned the CBA. The Indianapolis Star reported that Thomas owes about $750,000 from his purchase of the CBA, which has a loose agreement with the NBA to develop players.
February 9, 2001 |
The Continental Basketball Association temporarily suspended play yesterday, with league owner Isiah Thomas attempting to sell the teams to local groups. "After a long and exhaustive process, the trustee for the Isiah Thomas blind trust has determined it is in the best interest of all parties concerned to return all CBA teams back to local ownership," the Phoenix-based league said. The league's value plummeted when the NBA decided to operate its own developmental league rather than relying on the CBA, though the NBA extended its partnership through the current season.
March 11, 2009 |
With 1 minute, 35 seconds left in last night's Non-Public South A boys' basketball championship at Jackson Liberty High, Holy Spirit coach Jamie Gillespie ran up the white flag. The Spartans were trailing Christian Brothers Academy, 58-33, and it was time for the subs. Third-seeded CBA (27-2), winner of 16 sectional titles, walked away with a 64-36 victory after running away with the game. The Colts are scheduled to play in Saturday's final at the Ritacco Center in Toms River.
December 20, 1988 |
Gerald Henderson is on a list, he's checked it twice, now he's trying to decide whether it's naughty or nice. The list is in the Continental Basketball Association's Dec. 12 newsletter. It counts 43 CBA veterans who were on NBA rosters Opening Day. It includes the Sixers' Scott Brooks, who played with Albany (N.Y.) last season, and recently cut Pete Myers, who spent 28 games with Rockford (Ill.) last season. But Henderson says the count is off, by at least one. "Not me," the 76ers' guard said after yesterday's practice at St. Joseph's University.
March 12, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Today, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren begins a busy week by attending he NHL's annual general managers meetings in beautiful Boca Raton, Fla. The meetings run through Wednesday. After that, Holmgren will head out on a scouting trip to check on some of the NCAA's hottest undrafted free agents in their respective conference tournaments. The Flyers already have inked Ohio State goaltender Cal Heeter to a new deal Sources say the Flyers are in the hunt for University of Minnesota-Duluth sophomore forward J.T. Brown, one of the premier scorers on the market this year.