November 22, 2000 |
Tim Legler, an outside shooting specialist who spent parts of 10 seasons in the NBA, is getting ready for his first head coaching job. A resident of Avalon, Legler was named last month as the head girls' basketball coach at Middle Township. He replaced Gary Barber, who resigned. The first day of practice will be Friday. Legler most recently played in the NBA last season with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 3.3 points in 23 games. He was a career 43.1 percent shooter from three-point range in 310 NBA games.
May 22, 1992 |
Antwon Harmon and Harold Ellis scored 18 points each to lead the Atlanta Eagles to a 123-112 victory over the Philadelphia Spirit in a USBL game last night in Atlanta. For the Spirit (2-3), the loss started a five-game road trip. Michael Anderson and Roy Marble each scored 20 points for the Spirit, and Tim Legler added nine. Atlanta is 4-2.
May 26, 1992 |
The Philadelphia Spirit won its third USBL game in as many nights with a 110-101 victory over the Palm Beach Stingrays in West Palm Beach, Fla., last night. Tim Legler led the Spirit (5-3) with 29 points. Michael Anderson had 20 points and seven assists. For the Stingrays (3-5), Ron Mathias had 26 points. Reggie Cross scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds. The Spirit trailed, 51-49, at halftime, but moved to an 84-74 lead after three quarters.
May 28, 1992 |
Michael Anderson's 23 points led six Philadelphia players in double figures as the Spirit defeated Tampa Bay, 102-92, in a United States Basketball League game last night in Tampa, Fla. The win was the fourth straight for the Spirit (6-3), which also got 20 points from Roy Marble and 15 from Tim Legler. Nate Johnston had 23 points and eight rebounds for Tampa Bay. It was the first time in franchise history that an opponent failed to score 100 points against the Spirit, now in its second year.
June 1, 1992 |
Tim Legler sank two free throws with five seconds remaining to put the game out of reach as the Philadelphia Spirit ran its unbeaten streak to six games with a 101-96 win over the Long Island Surf last night. The Spirit led, 99-96, when Lloyd Daniels launched a three-pointer with eight seconds left that would have tied the game. It missed, and Legler then put the game away with his foul shots. Roy Marble led the Spirit with 28 points. Legler had 17, including 14 in the first half.
February 10, 1997 |
Sometimes the stats lie. The stats from the rookie all-star game showed Houston's Matt Maloney shooting 2-for-10 with five points, the lowest total of any starter for either team. "I deserved to be here, I belonged in this game," said Maloney, the Rockets' point guard from Haddonfield, N.J., and Penn. "I always believed I could play in the league. When I was the last cut of Golden State last season, that proved it to me. I was there five weeks. I knew it was a reachable goal.
June 8, 1991 |
Tim Legler scored 27 points, including two free throws with 7.3 seconds left, as the Spirit held off a furious rally by the New Haven Skyhawks and took a 113-108 United States Basketball League victory. The Spirit, which never trailed, held an 85-69 lead after three quarters before the Skyhawks scored the first 11 points of the final period. New Haven closed to within three, 111-108, on a three-pointer by Daren Rowe (21 points) with 10 seconds remaining, before Legler hit his game-clinching foul shots.
June 6, 1991 |
Paul "Snoopy" Graham came off the bench to score 35 points and pace the Philadelphia Spirit to a 123-116 victory over the Long Island Surf in the United States Basketball League opener for both teams. The Spirit trailed, 59-53, at the half, but pulled ahead in the third period and led by as many as 13 points midway through the final quarter. Long Island closed to within 118-116 with 34 seconds remaining, but Michael Anderson hit a jumper with 12 seconds left, and Dallas Comegys stole the Surf's subsequent inbounds pass.
January 3, 1998 |
Six technical fouls, one flagrant, 10 ties, 10 lead changes, a lot of trash talking and a playoff atmosphere. In most respects it was like any Knicks-Nets game, except this one had a new dimension, Keith Van Horn. The rookie scored 16 of his 29 points in a fourth-quarter show that co-starred Sherman Douglas as the New Jersey Nets defeated the visiting New York Knicks, 103-98, last night. "Did you see him in the fourth quarter? Did you see him drain those threes? That kid is a superstar," Nets center Jayson Williams said.
June 13, 1991 |
It was time to start the first home game in the history of the Philadelphia Spirit at Holy Family College last night, but game times can be negotiable things. The owner of the new United States Basketball League franchise smiled and mentioned to the team's general manager that there was no rush, that people were still entering the gym. Some were probably Michael Anderson's relatives. "I've got my mom and pop, nieces, nephews, friends," said Anderson, ticking off the guest list for his first home appearance as a pro since he played for the the USBL's Philadelphia Aces in the summer of 1988 after finishing a stellar career at Drexel.