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January 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
KEVIN O'NEILL took over a troubled Southern California basketball team, getting the Trojans back to the NCAA Tournament after NCAA issues kept them out in his first season while producing winning records twice in 3 1/2 years. It wasn't enough. He was fired on Monday, with the Trojans 7-10 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-12 after splitting their road trip last weekend. "We just didn't win enough last year and this year. That's what this business is," O'Neill told the Associated Press by phone.
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June 18, 2003 | .Daily News Wire Services
Kevin O'Neill will be introduced as head coach of the Toronto Raptors today, a basketball source said. O'Neill, a former assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks, is expected to get a contract that runs at least 2 years, the source said yesterday. The Raptors scheduled a news conference for today. A team spokesman would not confirm the hiring. Reached by phone, O'Neill declined to comment. "I have no comment on the job until I have the job," he said.
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May 29, 1996 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Nonconformist doesn't exactly describe Kevin O'Neill because artists, by their very nature, often don't fit the norm. Quirky and whimsical aren't quite right either because of the seriousness of his work. No, O'Neill's brand of unorthodox inventiveness defies classification. Depending on the moment, you may find the philosophical poet, the wired performer, the pensive painter, or the compassionate human-rights advocate. At home in his studio recently, O'Neill was a mixture of his various personas, reflecting on his past and offering an update on his current projects.
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March 28, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin O'Neill said late yesterday he has made no decision on whether to remain as Marquette's coach or pursue other opportunities that have opened after leading his team to the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year. O'Neill is believed to be the top choice to fill a vacancy at the University of Tennessee. Published reports indicate Tennessee, coming off a 5-22 record, offered a four-year, $1.7 million deal. Tennessee athletic director Doug Dickey declined comment. "I won't deny that I've talked to some other people" O'Neill told WITI-TV in Milwaukee.
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March 27, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
California fired coach Ben Braun yesterday following another disappointing season in which the Golden Bears missed the NCAA Tournament. Braun spent 12 years at Cal and made the tournament five times. But the Bears went to the NCAA Tournament only once in his final 5 seasons, leading to the decision by athletic director Sandy Barbour. Cal finished in ninth place in the Pac-10 this season, going 17-16 overall and 6-12 in the conference despite having a talented roster that included likely future NBA players in Ryan Anderson, DeVon Hardin and Patrick Christopher.
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June 8, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Toronto Raptors hired Rob Babcock yesterday to be the team's general manager, a month after they declined to give him the job. The Raptors have been looking for a general manager since firing Glen Grunwald on April 1. He was replaced on an interim basis by Jack McCloskey, who favored Babcock from the start. Babcock interviewed twice for the job several weeks ago, but the Raptors didn't reach a decision until last Friday. Babcock spent the last two seasons as the top assistant to Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale, serving as the team's vice president of player personnel.
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June 2, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Julius Erving is no longer a candidate to be general manager of the Toronto Raptors, who are looking for a replacement since firing Glen Grunwald on April 1. Doctor J, the Sixers great, was an executive vice president with Orlando for six seasons before leaving the Magic last summer. Raptors star Vince Carter backed Erving for the Raptors' job, and Erving was interested. "He's not in the mix," interim GM Jack McCloskey said yesterday. The Raptors hope to have a GM before the NBA draft June 24. They're also looking for a coach to replace the fired Kevin O'Neill.
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June 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Assistant Sam Mitchell skipped yesterday's practice with the Charlotte Bobcats, furthering speculation he would become the new head coach of the Toronto Raptors. Charlotte coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff didn't confirm that Mitchell has gotten the Raptors job, but sounded like he's already planning to find a new assistant. "He's fortunate enough to get the opportunity, and we're really pleased about it," Bickerstaff said. "We appreciate the way they've handled things.
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March 30, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin O'Neill, the new Tennessee coach, ripped some Marquette alumni yesterday for making his job harder during his first years as coach of the Warriors. O'Neill, holding a news conference a day after taking the Tennessee job, said the problems peaked in the second of his five seasons at Marquette. The Warriors went 11-18 that season. "There are a bunch of former players in this town who . . . tried to derail this program at every turn," O'Neill said. He refused to name the former players.
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October 14, 1994 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Buddy Ryan could not beat the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, not even close, but he might have improved the Eagles' chances at beating them this Sunday. Troy Aikman, the Cowboys' Pro Bowl quarterback, still is hurting from a shot he took to the rib area in the 38-3 win over Ryan's Cardinals. Aikman was so sore Monday, he went to the hospital for what trainer Kevin O'Neill called "precautionary tests. " The media have been so preoccupied this week with the condition of running back Emmitt Smith's hamstring, which is improving, the Aikman injury went unreported until yesterday, when rumors of the quarterback's test leaked out. O'Neill said the injury was not serious and there was no doubt Aikman would start against the Eagles Sunday at Texas Stadium.
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January 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
KEVIN O'NEILL took over a troubled Southern California basketball team, getting the Trojans back to the NCAA Tournament after NCAA issues kept them out in his first season while producing winning records twice in 3 1/2 years. It wasn't enough. He was fired on Monday, with the Trojans 7-10 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-12 after splitting their road trip last weekend. "We just didn't win enough last year and this year. That's what this business is," O'Neill told the Associated Press by phone.
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February 23, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kevin M. O'Neill, 66, of Maple Glen, a salesman and an enthusiastic host, died of an apparent heart attack Friday at his home. The youngest of seven children, Mr. O'Neill enjoyed entertaining his large extended family. Every Memorial Day, he and his wife, Ellen Higley O'Neill, hosted a party for 120 relatives at Mondauk Park in Upper Dublin. Festivities featured his signature vodka-mint-and-lemonade cocktails, Mummers, and costumed characters. At weddings, he distributed hats from his collection of more than 200, and caused a frenzy on the dance floor as people reached for their favorites, his family said.
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March 27, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
California fired coach Ben Braun yesterday following another disappointing season in which the Golden Bears missed the NCAA Tournament. Braun spent 12 years at Cal and made the tournament five times. But the Bears went to the NCAA Tournament only once in his final 5 seasons, leading to the decision by athletic director Sandy Barbour. Cal finished in ninth place in the Pac-10 this season, going 17-16 overall and 6-12 in the conference despite having a talented roster that included likely future NBA players in Ryan Anderson, DeVon Hardin and Patrick Christopher.
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June 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Assistant Sam Mitchell skipped yesterday's practice with the Charlotte Bobcats, furthering speculation he would become the new head coach of the Toronto Raptors. Charlotte coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff didn't confirm that Mitchell has gotten the Raptors job, but sounded like he's already planning to find a new assistant. "He's fortunate enough to get the opportunity, and we're really pleased about it," Bickerstaff said. "We appreciate the way they've handled things.
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June 8, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Toronto Raptors hired Rob Babcock yesterday to be the team's general manager, a month after they declined to give him the job. The Raptors have been looking for a general manager since firing Glen Grunwald on April 1. He was replaced on an interim basis by Jack McCloskey, who favored Babcock from the start. Babcock interviewed twice for the job several weeks ago, but the Raptors didn't reach a decision until last Friday. Babcock spent the last two seasons as the top assistant to Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale, serving as the team's vice president of player personnel.
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June 2, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Julius Erving is no longer a candidate to be general manager of the Toronto Raptors, who are looking for a replacement since firing Glen Grunwald on April 1. Doctor J, the Sixers great, was an executive vice president with Orlando for six seasons before leaving the Magic last summer. Raptors star Vince Carter backed Erving for the Raptors' job, and Erving was interested. "He's not in the mix," interim GM Jack McCloskey said yesterday. The Raptors hope to have a GM before the NBA draft June 24. They're also looking for a coach to replace the fired Kevin O'Neill.
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April 16, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
His job status shaky, coach Kevin O'Neill yesterday questioned the Toronto Raptors' commitment to winning. "There needs to be a singular focus on winning and winning only," O'Neill said one day after the Raptors finished 33-49 in his first season. "There are too many things that go on that detract from winning. There's too many people around the players. There's too many latchers-on. There's too many personal agendas, too many vendettas. " O'Neill refused to specifically say who he was talking about, but he said that players' entourages weren't the problem.
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November 20, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Life has been a little different - and a little more difficult - this season for Toronto point guard Alvin Williams, a former star at Germantown Academy and Villanova. Williams is playing for a new head coach, Kevin O'Neill, and his streak of 195 starts has ended. His playing time has been reduced - from an average of nearly 34 minutes last season to 17.7. Part of it is having to adjust to O'Neill's deliberate offense. For the last three season, Williams directed the more free-flowing offense employed by Lenny Wilkens.
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June 18, 2003 | .Daily News Wire Services
Kevin O'Neill will be introduced as head coach of the Toronto Raptors today, a basketball source said. O'Neill, a former assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks, is expected to get a contract that runs at least 2 years, the source said yesterday. The Raptors scheduled a news conference for today. A team spokesman would not confirm the hiring. Reached by phone, O'Neill declined to comment. "I have no comment on the job until I have the job," he said.
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December 10, 2000 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Carmody insists that his mind was clear and that he carefully thought out his decision before leaving Princeton, where he won 92 games in four seasons as head basketball coach, to accept the same job at Northwestern. Yes, Northwestern, a team that won five games last season and lost all 16 of its games in the Big Ten. A team that saw its second-leading scorer and two other regulars transfer to other schools. A team that has 11 freshmen and sophomores and only one player taller than 6-foot-7 as it prepares for play in the rugged Big Ten. The Northwestern job is considered one of the most thankless in college basketball.
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