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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich Flies High at Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When Gregg Popovich went in search of a college after graduating from Indiana’s Merrillville High School in 1966, it didn’t take him long to settle on the Air Force Academy. He wanted a place with a sterling academic reputation that also would give him a chance to play college basketball. The[...]

NBA Coach of the Year George Karl Joins ESPN as NBA Studio Analyst

The 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year George Karl has joined ESPN as an NBA analyst. As part of the multi-year agreement, Karl will provide analysis for a variety of studio shows, includingSportsCenter, NBA Coast 2 Coast, NBA Tonight and other news and information programming. He will make his debut on the 11 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter on Saturday,[...]

George Karl Earns NBA Coach Of The Year Honors

“I am honored and energized to represent coaching and be their ambassador as coach of the year and continue to symbolize the great coaching there is in the NBA,” Karl said in a statement. “There are probably seven or eight guys who are deserving of it and another 10 or 15 other coaches who have[...]

Pat Riley receives Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley is the recipient of the Association’s “Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2012, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday. Riley, enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, his first year of eligibility, is widely recognized as one of the most successful[...]