Quote of the Day

"All the old-school coaches out there, their days are numbered. You’re seeing young coaches get hired, people moving in a different direction, bringing on guys who have limited experience."
–- ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, on the Knicks hiring Derek Fisher as coach shortly after ending his playing career. ("First Take," ESPN2, 6/10)
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 189 Print This Issue

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  • The First Word

    O'Bannon said basketball activities kept him from taking certain classes

    There was an "awful lot of talk about education during the opening day of testimony" in the Ed O’Bannon-NCAA trial in Oakland yesterday, as O'Bannon "told a packed courtroom that he had gone to college with the goal of making it to the NBA and had spent little time on anything but basketball," according to Brad Wolverton of the CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. O'Bannon said, "I did basically the minimum to make sure I kept my eligibility academically so I could continue to play." O’Bannon said that his basketball commitments -- "as much as 45 hours a week -- prevented him from taking certain classes and majoring in what he wanted." NCAA attorney Glenn Pomerantz got O'Bannon to acknowledge that he had "received numerous benefits, i ...

  • Derek & The Dominos

    Phil Jackson's first big move with the Knicks is hiring Derek Fisher.

  • Brown Out

    The Browns exercise their right to decline HBO's request to appear on "Hard Knocks."

  • I'm Sailing Away

    S.F. not on list of three potential host cities for '17 America's Cup.

  • Conference Call

    Lynn Holzman to take over as new WCC commissioner.

  • Anchors Away

    CBS Sports, Navy partner for "Veterans Classic" hoops event.

  • Get A Grip

    SuperStroke is ready to outfit more than just putters after a revenue boom, growing roster of endorsers.

  • Hall Pass

    The NSSA awards ended with the highest honors going to Marv Albert and Rick Reilly.

  • Deciding Point

    Tennis Channel app great for watching matches, but lacks basic features.

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