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March 19, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One player said Jekyll and Hyde would be an accurate way to describe his coach. A former player said that practices were like wars, with the coach as the enemy. A onetime colleague and longtime friend called him the most competitive man he has ever known. Bob Knight? Gary Williams? John Chaney? No. Nope. Negative. Fran Dunphy. Yeah, that Fran Dunphy - the universally liked, publicly genteel Temple coach. Three years ago, when he arrived from Penn to replace the legendary Chaney, Dunphy was seen by some as too nice to succeed on North Broad Street.
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March 16, 2012 | By B.G. Kelley
Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from La Salle and a master's in counseling and human relations from Villanova, and he has completed his course work toward a doctorate in counseling and student development at American University. He teaches a course at Temple's Fox School of Business. As "March Madness" kicks off and Temple enters the national championship tournament for the fifth time since Dunphy took over the program, in 2006, high school and college athletes would be wise to take a cue from him. About 1 percent of all the kids playing high school basketball in the United States will be good enough to get a college scholarship in the sport.
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July 16, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHILADELPHIA - Temple men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy today signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through the end of the 2013-14 season. Dunphy led the Owls to a 21-13 record and an Atlantic 10 championship last season, giving Temple its first NCAA tournament berth in seven years. Dunphy has posted a 33-31 record in the two seasons since he replaced John Chaney. "We knew when we hired Fran Dunphy two years ago that he was the right man to lead Temple basketball," said Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw.
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March 23, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
DAYTON, Ohio - On Sunday, Fran Dunphy set the tone for his team's foray into the NCAA tournament. Moments after a roomful of fans and supporters roared approval at Temple's selection, Dunphy walked in and apologized. The coach was talking specifically about the team's quarterfinal loss to Massachusetts in the Atlantic Ten tournament. But the theme has carried all the way to Dayton, where the Owls prepared for Friday's game against North Carolina State. "I can't sit here today and tell you we have a fabulous NCAA record," Dunphy said.
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January 16, 2013
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April 2, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Temple moves closer to naming a new basketball coach - with Penn coach Fran Dunphy the clear target - top Owls assistant Dan Leibovitz has been contacted by Northeastern University about its head coaching opening, according to a college basketball source. Leibovitz, reached in Indianapolis, declined to comment. The athletic director at Northeastern is former Temple AD Dave O'Brien, looking for a coach after Ron Everhart left the Colonial Athletic Association school last week to take over at Duquesne.
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October 25, 2006 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ocean provided a serene backdrop to the Atlantic Ten Conference men's basketball media session at Boardwalk Hall yesterday, but mostly the event was noticeably sedate because of the absence of John Chaney for the first time in nearly a quarter century. Chaney, of course, was the loud and legendary Temple coach who retired after last season. Since his presence at this affair easily topped most nightclub acts, it seemed inappropriate that Chaney wasn't in this entertainment hot spot, where the A-Ten will play its tournament in March after moving out of Cincinnati.
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November 21, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFFF WRITER
The Penn men's basketball team returned to practice yesterday after opening the season in the CoSIDA Classic in Raleigh, N.C., where the Quakers put forth two good efforts only to wind up with a pair of losses over the weekend. "We did some good things, but there are some things we need to tighten up," Penn coach Fran Dunphy said. "We're playing some good teams, and we need to be better prepared. " North Carolina State, the host, defeated Penn on Friday, 77-64, in a contest that the Quakers led by a basket with less than 12 minutes remaining.
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January 12, 1997 | By Steve Krasner, FOR THE INQUIRER
Penn basketball coach Fran Dunphy wasn't particularly happy at halftime last night. And he mentioned his dissatisfaction to his team, which was trailing lowly Brown by seven points. "We didn't come out in the first half with a lot of intensity, and the coach let us know at halftime," forward Jed Ryan said. Message delivered. Message received. The Quakers roared back onto the court and took off on an 18-3 tear that paved the way for a 59-53 victory in an Ivy League game at the Providence Civic Center.
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April 27, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A podium was set up at midcourt on the Palestra floor yesterday. From there, Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky introduced Glen Miller as the Quakers' new basketball coach. The 42-year-old Miller, appropriately wearing Penn colors with a blue suit and a red-and-blue tie, left Brown to take over the Ivy League's marquee program. Fran Dunphy, the Quakers' career leader in wins, was named to succeed John Chaney at Temple on April 10. During his 17-year tenure, Dunphy guided Penn to 10 Ivy League titles in the last 14 seasons.
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October 31, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Fran Dunphy is not one to waste words. When he was asked what he needs from his returning top scorer, Will Cummings, the Temple basketball coach got to the point. "Just about everything," Dunphy said. "I need to trust in him and I have already. He's got to be our best decision maker. He's got to be our toughest and staunchest defender, and he has to lead us in every way on and off the court. And he's done a very good job of that. " Cummings was named second-team all-American Athletic Conference on Wednesday during the AAC's media day. The part about being the toughest and staunchest defender seemed to resonate with him. The Owls had posted six consecutive seasons of 21 or more wins and reached the NCAA tournament each time.
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October 31, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The 11 head men's basketball coaches from the American Athletic Conference sat side by side in brown leather chairs yesterday, each taking a turn to briefly discussing his team's prospects for the looming season. When it came his time to clutch the microphone, Temple coach Fran Dunphy cut right to the point. In the wake of a dismal 9-22 season that snapped the program's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances at six, the Owls' focus entering the 2014-15 campaign is clear.
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October 14, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Carroll's Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-10 senior center, committed Sunday evening to play basketball at Temple. "I just think he felt real comfortable with Fran Dunphy and the rest of the Temple coaches," said Terrell Meyers, the director of Aflakpui's AAU team, WeR1. "Coming from Ghana, I think he wanted to experience something different and be in the city. " Aflakpui, who came to Carroll from Ghana in September 2012, chose the Owls over Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, and St. Louis.
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October 5, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The time is now for Jaylen Bond, and Bond couldn't be any happier. After sitting out last season after transferring from Texas, the 6-7, 225-junior from Plymouth Whitemarsh is finally ready to play for the Temple. "I can't wait and I'm really looking forward to it," Bond said on Friday, following the Owls' first official practice at McGonigle Hall. "I feel like I've become an all-around better player. I learned a lot while watching and now I just want to play. " Bond will get that opportunity at last when the Owls open the 2014-15 season on Nov. 14 at home against American.
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October 2, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Levan Alston was looking for his dad's old Temple jersey on Monday night, but the search through the family's West Philadelphia home was unsuccessful. Alston thought it would be the perfect complement when he announced Tuesday morning that he was following his dad's path to play basketball for the Owls. A few hours before the news conference, there it was. "I found it in a clutter of stuff in the basement," said Alston. "It was a nice find. " The 6-foot-4 guard unzipped his black sweatshirt to reveal his dad's cherry-colored jersey with the same No. 10 the younger Alston wears at Haverford School.
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September 12, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AT ONE POINT, it looked as if Jalen Brunson was destined to go to Temple. His father Rick played for John Chaney some 2 decades ago. His mother Sandra played volleyball on North Broad Street. The family lived in South Jersey when he was growing up. As it turns out, the player Scout.com rates as the top point guard in the recruiting class of 2015 is coming to Philadelphia. But he'll be playing for a different Big 5 program from his dad's. Wednesday at Stevenson (Ill.) High, Brunson announced he will bring his talents to Villanova.
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September 10, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SOURCES FAMILIAR with the situation have confirmed reports that Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple standout Rick Brunson, will announce his college destination tomorrow afternoon at Stevenson (Ill.) High School. For a player who is considered one of the top lead guard prospects in the nation, that choice will either be Illinois or Villanova, the sources said. Brunson just visited Villanova this past weekend, after previously visiting Illinois. He was supposed to visit Temple this coming weekend but canceled.
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August 13, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JAYLEN BOND (Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Devin Coleman (Friends Central) gave Temple serious consideration before choosing Texas and Clemson, respectively. Jesse Morgan (Olney) did not really look at the Owls before heading off to Massachusetts. The three Philly guys are all regulars in the Temple practice gym this summer, getting ready to be part of the solution to a very un-Temple-like 9-22. They came home for various reasons, but come home they did and, if the Owls are to get back where the Owls have traditionally been, the three transfers will be critical parts of that.
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August 9, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Philadelphia's representatives in the Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 sat on stage Thursday and occasionally glanced up at the second-floor gallery where, glowing like familiar stars in an alien sky, the illuminated faces of earlier Philly basketball legends looked back. Those Hall of Fame predecessors and the city's rich and welcoming basketball culture, these inductees insisted, set them on a path to Springfield. "Growing up outside Philly in the late 1950s, early 1960s, there was nothing bigger than basketball," said Gary Williams, the South Jersey-born coach whose long and successful coaching career included an NCAA title in 2002 at Maryland.
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June 27, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE RUMORS had been out there. Now all indications are it's about to become a reality. Sources have confirmed reports that former Temple point guard Rick Brunson is expected to soon join coach Fran Dunphy's staff on North Broad Street. Dunphy wouldn't comment when reached yesterday. Neither would Brunson. People familiar with the situation would only say "it's a process. " One said it could happen as soon as late next week. The job, as required, was posted by the university on Tuesday.
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