January 11, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday. Anthony, who was angry about Garnett's choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics' locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston's team bus. Anthony didn't believe he would be suspended because he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not fight. But NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson ruled otherwise.
October 25, 2012
Serena Williams beat 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China, 7-6 (1), 6-3, Wednesday for her second round-robin win in the WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, for the top eight players in the world. Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic withdrew because of a virus. Samantha Stosur of Australia will replace her. Roger Federer edged Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel.
March 16, 2007 |
Sticking up for Kobe Bryant is proving costly, and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson isn't backing down. Jackson and the Lakers were fined $50,000 apiece by the NBA yesterday after the coach said the league was conducting a "witch hunt" against Kobe Bryant. "I thought you only get fined for criticizing the officiating," Jackson said. "They're the sacred cows. But I find out somebody else has a sacred cow somewhere else. " NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said the fine was for Jackson's "public criticisms of the NBA. " "It's never fun to face that kind of music," Phil Jackson said.
January 26, 2007 |
Ben Gordon scored 30 points, Luol Deng added 21, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Dallas Mavericks' eight-game winning streak with a 96-85 victory last night. Dirk Nowitzki collected 28 points and 11 rebounds for Dallas, which lost for just the second time in 23 games. After nearly blowing an early 17-point lead, the Bulls pulled away late in the fourth quarter. Nowitzki's three-point basket closed Chicago's lead to 79-76 with 4 minutes, 31 seconds left. P.J. Brown followed with a basket for Chicago, and Kirk Hinrich hit a three.
July 10, 2004 |
Allen Iverson could become the feel-good story of the summer, at least in the eyes of Stu Jackson, the chairman of the selection committee for the United States' Olympic men's basketball team. Iverson, a five-time all-star with the 76ers, and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs are the only original members of the U.S. team who have stuck to their commitments to play this summer in Athens, Greece. Just last week, Iverson talked publicly about his strong desire to represent the country, and it was music to Jackson's ears.
February 14, 2003 |
Allen Iverson was not among the first four players USA Basketball named yesterday to the team that will try to qualify for the 2004 Olympics, but he still may end up on the squad. Orlando's Tracy McGrady, New Jersey's Jason Kidd, San Antonio's Tim Duncan, and Milwaukee's Ray Allen were named to the U.S. team that will be coached by Larry Brown. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant has been extended an invitation to participate; USA Basketball is awaiting his signed contract, spokesman Craig Miller said.
January 4, 2003 |
Lakers star Kobe Bryant plans to play for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as next summer's qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico. "I just want to play, just made up my mind," Bryant said. "It hit me one morning. I wanted to compete. We need to get ourselves in position where we can go back to the Olympics and bring home what's rightfully ours. " Bryant said he told selection committee chairman Stu Jackson about his decision and recently talked with 76ers coach Larry Brown, who will coach the national team.
November 27, 2002 |
In 1992, the United States finally fielded an Olympic basketball team of professional players, a juggernaut affectionately called the Dream Team, which outscored opponents by an average of 43.8 points en route to gold. Participation was a privilege. The idea in using the NBA elite was to take the game global, and thus improve it. Talk about outfoxing yourself. "It's evident to the committee that the gap in international competition has closed," said Stu Jackson, chairman of the USA Basketball men's senior national team, which finished a stunning sixth in the World Championships last summer, and now must qualify for the 2004 Olympics.
May 10, 2000 |
Shaquille O'Neal was dominant again, this time at the ballot box. There was no doubt the powerful Los Angeles Lakers center would win his first NBA Most Valuable Player award for his terrific work this season, with the only question being whether he would be the first unanimous selection. He missed, by one vote. "The first thing I did was call my mother and father," O'Neal said yesterday at the Lakers' practice facility in suburban El Segundo, Calif., where he was presented the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the NBA's 45th MVP. "My father started crying.
December 17, 1999 |
Feeling the Vancouver Grizzlies were better than their 4-18 record, president and general manager Stu Jackson said yesterday he was left with no choice but to fire coach Brian Hill. Lionel Hollins, the only remaining member of the coaching staff from the Grizzlies' inaugural season in 1995, will take over on an interim basis for the rest of the season. Hollins, 46, played three seasons for the 76ers from 1979 to '82. He takes over a club that has lost four consecutive games, has won one of its last 15 and following Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers is back at the bottom of the NBA Western Conference standings.