He’ll ultimately be remembered for his coaching acumen, of course. His teams featured what for his era was the ultimate brand of basketball. Controlled pace, crisp ball movement, careful shot selection and stout defense.
Sports myths are usually harmless enough, and they usually are more dramatic than the truth. But the truth should always win out in the end.
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The calls for Allen’s coaching scalp are growing louder as he heads toward a third consecutive losing season.
It was indeed a glorious time. Simpler, too.
History has shown, at least around these parts, that these conflicts tend to work out for all parties in the long run.
It’s widely believed to be their most promising collection of talent since the team that advanced to the conference finals in 2013 and 2014
Reality of one kind or another will set in as time goes on, but for now, let everyone enjoy their hat-donning photo ops and family celebrations and press conferences.
The only certainty is that Thursday promises to be an eventful evening for the Pacers, potentially one of the most significant in franchise history because of the menu of opportunities that awaits them.
Kanaan and his wife, Lauren, consider themselves nothing special amid the parents whose kids attend the same elementary school as Deco, a second-grader, and Max, who is in kindergarten.
Ultimately, they had enough talent and experience to go all the way. But just barely.
The Indianapolis News writer was so respected that his passing in October 1962 was treated as a major story in the local newspapers, even one he didn’t work for.
Fifty years ago, Indiana University reached the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with the first and unlikeliest of Bob Knight’s five Final Four teams.
It remains the single-game scoring record for a Big Ten player and stands as one of college basketball’s all-time-greatest shooting performances when the game’s meaning and opponent’s quality are considered.