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December 5, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Dallas Mavericks said yesterday that Richie Adubato would remain their head coach until at least the end of the season. "We feel that Richie is the right man to take this team through the rest of the season," said Rick Sund, the team's vice president. "He's got a very good feel for the game, and he's ready for this challenge. " Adubato replaced John MacLeod, who was fired Wednesday. At that time, club officials would say only that he would be retained as head coach on an interim basis.
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June 7, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Pistons named George Irvine their coach and former star Joe Dumars their president of basketball operations. Also, Dumars announced that Brendan Suhr, formerly a top assistant to coach Chuck Daly, will take over as director of player personnel and Rick Sund will retain his role as general manager. "This is a guy that I would get in a foxhole with," Dumars said of Irvine yesterday. "He's about substance. I would take his substance before I would take his style. He's about the right things.
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February 23, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Owner Donald Carter of the Dallas Mavericks said yesterday that he had given up trying to coax Adrian Dantley to play for the team and that the reluctant forward would be traded to any club willing to give up a first-round draft choice. "The first team that gets here with a (first-round pick) gets Adrian," said Carter, who arrived at his decision after a 50-minute phone conversation with Dantley yesterday. Carter said that, if the Mavericks were not able to deal Dantley before the NBA's trade deadline tonight, Dantley would be suspended without pay. The Mavericks obtained Dantley and a 1991 first-round choice from Detroit a week ago in exchange for Mark Aguirre, their all-time scoring leader.
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May 7, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Quick, name the 76ers' next general manager. That's what owner Harold Katz would like to do, make it quick. But it might not happen that way. Katz said he has received "four legitimate phone calls" from potential candidates for the job since Jim Lynam left Wednesday to become the coach of the Washington Bullets. "They're good names," said Katz, who did not reveal any of his prospects. "Adding them to the list I already had, I've got a quality list. You'd know all the names.
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July 13, 1987 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Julius Erving said all along that he would not become an NBA coach. He never said he wouldn't be asked. The Dallas Times Herald yesterday revealed that a member of the Dallas Mavericks' front office contacted Erving in May about possible interest in becoming a candidate to succeed Dick Motta, who resigned on May 20. Erving, who had just completed his playing career with the 76ers, declined. The Mavericks are believed to have made a similar contact with former Sixers coach Billy Cunningham, who also declined.
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September 5, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By this time next week, the 76ers could be short one assistant coach. Gar Heard, the Sixers' lead assistant and one of the senior assistants in the NBA, could be heading to the Detroit Pistons to take a similar position under coach Alvin Gentry. "That's entirely possible," Heard said. "It's certainly an attractive position for me, and I am intrigued. If everything works itself out, I may go. " Rick Sund, the Pistons' general manager, said a decision on Heard would not be made until next week.
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May 15, 2010
Hawks fire Woodson The Atlanta Hawks made significant improvement under coach Mike Woodson, but not enough. Woodson was let go Friday, just four days after his team was swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Orlando Magic. General manager Rick Sund decided not to offer Woodson a new contract, ending a six-year coaching tenure in which the Hawks improved their record every year, and made the playoffs three straight years. Atlanta won 53 games this season, the most since 1996-97, and captured the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
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June 7, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Detroit Pistons promoted Joe Dumars to president of basketball operations, turning to a key member of the team's NBA champions of 1989 and '90. The Pistons also named Brendan Suhr director of player personnel and removed the interim tag from coach George Irvine. Dumars, 37, has been Detroit's vice president of player personnel for the last year. He said that role was a transition from his playing career, which ended last year after he spent 14 seasons with the Pistons.
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September 9, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Garfield Heard could remain an assistant with the 76ers for as long as Larry Brown remains the coach. Or he could join the staff of the Detroit Pistons, hoping a change will expand his reputation and help him someday become an NBA head coach again. Heard, who has spent the last five seasons with Brown, is leaning heavily toward the latter. He was scheduled to speak this afternoon with Pistons coach Alvin Gentry and said "going to another team can't hurt. " Heard has two years remaining on his Sixers contract, but Brown has said "he can stay for as long as I have a job. " The Pistons' assistants will be offered two-year deals that will match the duration of Gentry's contract.
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April 13, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Magic Johnson, wondering if the constant travel of the NBA has placed too many demands on his life, is leaning against returning as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. The newspaper said he will decide by the end of the week, perhaps as soon as Friday. The Lakers say they know nothing of such plans, contending Johnson had intended to discuss his situation with them after the regular season ends April 24. The Times said Johnson, citing restrictions on his lifestyle, estimated his chances of leaving at 70-30.
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June 14, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixers president and general manager Rod Thorn acknowledged Tuesday that the team has begun a search for his replacement - Danny Ferry has already interviewed for the job, according to a league source - but he added that he expected to be very much involved with, if not in control of, the June 28 draft. "Oh, yeah," Thorn said when reached via phone Tuesday afternoon. "We will do it the same way we did last year. I'm busy with that now, and it will be exactly the same way. " The Sixers, who will bring in more potential draft picks for workouts Thursday and Friday, face crucial decisions.
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June 14, 2010
Hawks hire Drew The Atlanta Hawks officially named Larry Drew as their new head coach Sunday. Now they can turn their attention to Joe Johnson. The Hawks announced Drew's hiring two days after the Associated Press and several other news organizations reported the team had selected Mike Woodson's top assistant as its new coach. This is Drew's first head coaching job. "After aggressively going through the interview process with all of the candidates it became clear, with his knowledge of the game as well as his experience as player and assistant coach, he had the qualities we were looking for to lead our club," general manager Rick Sund said in a statement.
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June 7, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Pistons named George Irvine their coach and former star Joe Dumars their president of basketball operations. Also, Dumars announced that Brendan Suhr, formerly a top assistant to coach Chuck Daly, will take over as director of player personnel and Rick Sund will retain his role as general manager. "This is a guy that I would get in a foxhole with," Dumars said of Irvine yesterday. "He's about substance. I would take his substance before I would take his style. He's about the right things.
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June 7, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Detroit Pistons promoted Joe Dumars to president of basketball operations, turning to a key member of the team's NBA champions of 1989 and '90. The Pistons also named Brendan Suhr director of player personnel and removed the interim tag from coach George Irvine. Dumars, 37, has been Detroit's vice president of player personnel for the last year. He said that role was a transition from his playing career, which ended last year after he spent 14 seasons with the Pistons.
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September 9, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Garfield Heard could remain an assistant with the 76ers for as long as Larry Brown remains the coach. Or he could join the staff of the Detroit Pistons, hoping a change will expand his reputation and help him someday become an NBA head coach again. Heard, who has spent the last five seasons with Brown, is leaning heavily toward the latter. He was scheduled to speak this afternoon with Pistons coach Alvin Gentry and said "going to another team can't hurt. " Heard has two years remaining on his Sixers contract, but Brown has said "he can stay for as long as I have a job. " The Pistons' assistants will be offered two-year deals that will match the duration of Gentry's contract.
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September 5, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By this time next week, the 76ers could be short one assistant coach. Gar Heard, the Sixers' lead assistant and one of the senior assistants in the NBA, could be heading to the Detroit Pistons to take a similar position under coach Alvin Gentry. "That's entirely possible," Heard said. "It's certainly an attractive position for me, and I am intrigued. If everything works itself out, I may go. " Rick Sund, the Pistons' general manager, said a decision on Heard would not be made until next week.
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February 3, 1998 | By Staff and Wire Reports Daily News sports writer Phil Jasner contributed to this report
Doug Collins was fond of saying, "If I'm the problem, I can be removed. " Yesterday, the Pistons gave him no argument. They fired their coach after he failed to get his team above .500 this season and alienated many of his players with his overbearing style. He was replaced on an interim basis by assistant Alvin Gentry, who lost his first game last night to the Wizards in Washington, 113-101. Speculation about eventual successors include former Pistons star Bill Laimbeer and former Phoenix coach Paul Westphal.
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May 7, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Quick, name the 76ers' next general manager. That's what owner Harold Katz would like to do, make it quick. But it might not happen that way. Katz said he has received "four legitimate phone calls" from potential candidates for the job since Jim Lynam left Wednesday to become the coach of the Washington Bullets. "They're good names," said Katz, who did not reveal any of his prospects. "Adding them to the list I already had, I've got a quality list. You'd know all the names.
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