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Toros Now as Good as the Knicks With Addition of Barrett
" able to beat about three teams in the NBA. And not in the "any given night" way. They..."

Feb. 27, 2008 Sports Post by Matt Moore

Toros on Top
"...(and owing to the number of injuries the aging NBA champs have suffered this year) there have been a..."

Jan. 14, 2008 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

The Final Word on the Toros’ ’06-’07 Season
"...extended stretches without a win, disappointing cameos from former NBA stars, energizing performances from former unknowns, incidences of high..."

April 26, 2007 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Dennis Johnson: Amazing Player, Even Better Person
"...head coach of the Austin Toros and a former NBA star, passed away last Thursday from an apparent heart..."

March 1, 2007 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
"...Naked City • Austin Toros head coach and three-time NBA champion Dennis Johnson died last Thursday after collapsing outside..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature

The Big Turnaround (and Who's to Thank for It)
" who played more than 200 games in the NBA - with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, and Toronto..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Feature

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
"...NBA 2K7..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Feature by Mark Fagan

Glory Road
Even though Glory Road presents a fictionalized account of what many count as the most significant NCAA basketball game ever played, the film remains a predictable sports rouser.
"...match (in which Texas Western squared off against future NBA coach Pat Riley, among others). Glory Road really isn’t..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball
As friends and foes, they forged the most ferocious rivalry in midcentury American sports, and in the process turned a struggling, ragtag National Basketball Association into a thriving sports empire
"...the Boston Celtics, leading them to an unprecedented 11 NBA titles in 13 years. Conversely, Wilt Chamberlain was the..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Books Review by Jay Trachtenberg

The Common Law
Basketbrawl – Self Defense in Texas
"...Could the players argue self-defense if the NBA fight happened in Texas?..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Column by Luke Ellis

Games: Part 2
Holiday gift guide

Dec. 17, 2004 Screens Feature

Love Don't Cost a Thing
A nerdy high school student pays a cheerleader to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to appear cool.
"...of weeks. Paris is a cheerleader who’s dating an NBA player (named Dru Hilton – which means, through a..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Reindeer Games
Giving the gift of joystick jollies

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Feature

Coach's Corner
Attending his son's graduation at UC-Santa Cruz, Coach is struck by a sudden infatuation with alternative sports: college baseball, horse racing, hockey, even World Cup soccer.
"...To my great disappointment the NBA Finals have become an alternative sport. America concurs, as..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
Mike Tyson's a punk who doesn't deserve the cover of Sports Illustrated; the Spurs and Mavs are pretenders who don't deserve better than they got; and baseball fans … well, they deserve a league that can deal with its labor problems
"...promoting a homicidal psychopath. Both Texas entries into the NBA sweepstakes see their seasons come to abrupt terminations amid..."

May 24, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Soccer Watch
Ale, ale, ale, ale! The World Cup starts in two weeks! Plus a look at the basketball and hockey playoffs so far.
"...far, with more to come). Compared to this, the NBA is a yawn...."

May 17, 2002 Column by Nick Barbaro

Coach's Corner
Odds and ends: David Stern … Drew Bledsoe … KevinGarnett … Rick Reilly … and more.
" of the 10 people nationally who like the NBA ... and I'm not watching. If a potential grudge..."

May 3, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
Kings?Blazers?Mavericks? Forget it -- the only team with a chance to unthrone the Lakers is the San Antonio Spurs. And that second-round series will likely be decided by a couple of injuries.
"...time, I wonder why I'm not on this show. NBA Playoff 101 (freshmen only) is an easy class. It..."

April 26, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
San Antonio and Dallas are two of the best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.
"...counterpart Tim Duncan is likewise happy to be a NBA star. He's engaged in a good-natured (but highly competitive)..."

April 12, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
It's odds & ends week as the basketball playoffs (college and pro) approach.
"...With the NBA finally approaching their real season, the most dangerous team..."

March 15, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Our readers talk back.
"...I guess I'm the only one who thinks midseason NBA action is utterly meaningless in the face of the..."

March 8, 2002 Column

Coach's Corner
Coach pretty much stays out of political discussions these days -- but did you catch our president at the Olympics the other night? What a doofus!
"...I promised in October that I wouldn't mention the NBA again until February. I've been true to my word...."

Feb. 15, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
Mark Cuban has transformed the once-pathetic Dallas Mavericks into an elite NBA squad -- but they're not quite there yet.
"...tale of success, the Mavs have gone from an NBA toilet plunger to almost NBA aristocracy. The operative word..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
As the NBAplayoffs wind toward their conclusion, Coach is struck by how bland the announcers still are.
"...TV critic and do an exhaustive rundown on the NBA playoff crews on cable, and on the Big Cheese..."

May 18, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
To those who think the NBA is just a pale, slow-motion shadow of its former self, Coach says: Take another look; the running game is back, and you need only look at the eight surviving playoff teams to see it.
" that a subtle change was occurring in the NBA right before my tired, TV-strained eyes: the exciting up..."

May 11, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
Every Joe Fan thinks he could run a sports franchise -- and maybe he's right. After all, there are plenty of examples of how easy it is to run one badly.
"...idiotic player decision of the year: the acquisition of NBA juvenile delinquent Rod Strickland. I knew it was insane...."

April 27, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
In a very boring weekend, the very lowest point is watching the UT men's basketball team get thumped.
" so dead that they actually argue about today's NBA All-Star game. I jog around the lake in a..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
Dennis Miller on MNF? Who cares? In other news: The Spurs and Heat are the NBA's big winners in the free-agent sweepstakes, and the Cowboys -- despite what you may be reading elsewhere -- will continue to slide.
"...Time to grade the NBA's ballyhooed free-agent class. The big winners are the Spurs..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Coach's Corner
The mid-summer drought in traditional sports is on (the Olympics don't count). Also, Monday Night Football will try not to suck so bad; Mike Tyson's a bore, and Sampras and Agassi may be getting too old.
"...begun in earnest. Numerous stories about a non-event, the NBA draft, take up lots of space. Two stories about..."

June 30, 2000 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

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