| Mar 14, 2012
Former Oregon Ducks coach
Dick Harter, 81, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach whose Ducks team ended UCLA's 98-game home winning streak in 1976, died Monday at a South Carolina hospital, according to Island Funeral Home in...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:08 PM
As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago.
Ewing was one...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:09 AM
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
I for one, being of sound mind and...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:02 AM
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers.
Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NBA TV presents “The Dream Team,” a documentary about the 1992 USA Olympic basketball team, on Wednesday, June 13. It's hard believe it's been 20 years since the 1992 USA Olympic basketball “Dream Team” — probably still the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
When the Orlando Magic parted ways with Otis Smith and fired Stan Van Gundy on May 21, it seemed that the Magic needed to move quickly to find their replacements. The Magic couldn’t afford to let its first choices for those positions get hired...
| May 27, 2011
| 10:03 AM
I find that people in Miami are just as quick to compliment my tee-shirt collection as they are my daily talk show. Between "Neil's" in Boca Raton and "The7Line" and "NoMas" up in New York, I have put together quite a collection of authentic team tee-...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Michael Jordan sharply disagreed with Kobe Bryant's claim that this year's USA Olympic basketball team could beat the 1992 Dream Team.
"For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done," Jordan told the...
| Jul 29, 2012
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28
Igniting the Flame
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...