Dwight Howard broke Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record for the most free-throw attempts in a game, making 21 of 39 in Orlando Magic’s 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors played ‘Hack-a-Howard’, sending the notoriously poor foul shooter to the line on his way to the record. Chamberlain had 34 free throws for the Philadelphia Warriors against St. Louis on February 22, 1962.
Howard finished with 45 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Magic to their third straight victory. But Dwight, 21 for 39?
Terry Hutchens of the Indy-Star on Minnesota handing Indiana a loss in Bloomington.
A few stories on the coaching profession…
Dave Goricki of the Detroit News on a girls high basketball coach that quit in the middle of the season. The coach blamed, “too much parental interference” on the reason he stepped away.
“There can only be one voice, and that has to be the coach. You can’t have kids looking up in the stands for instructions. It’s too much of a disruption. Dad needs to be up in the stands supporting his kids, not coaching them. This had been building up a bit and it was just time.
NEWS 7 in Denver on a high school boys coach suing the school that fired him.
A two-time Colorado State High School Coach of the Year is suing Mullen High School for firing him in 2010, saying he was a victim of disability and age discrimination, according to a lawsuit obtained by the CALL7 Investigators.
Chicago Tribune on a boys high school coach in Chicago charged with instigating a fight.
Michael Marot an AP writer on NCAA President looking to clean up college athletics. Good luck with that…
Emmert wants to restore some of college sports’ core principles — choosing education over money, amateurism over professionalism and abiding by the rules rather than ignoring them.
“What we have to do is work together to act on those values, to let the world know which fork in the road we’ve taken so we don’t have the same story line this year that we had last year,” he told about 2,000 delegates at the annual convention, just a few blocks from the NCAA headquarters. “I know we can do it. We can do it in 2012.”
Kelly Lyell of the Coloradoan on the Mountain West; they are playing good basketball. No Jimmer, no problem.
All eight Mountain West Conference teams not only have winning records entering the start of league play this weekend, all have 10 or more victories.
The expected down year following the graduation of Brigham Young star Jimmer Fredette and his team’s defection to the West Coast Conference, and the decision by San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard to leave early for the NBA hasn’t materialized.
LSU’s football team had troubles passing midfield in their national championship game against Alabama, last night the Tide fans cheered LSU’s men’s basketball team when they got the ball over half-court. The cheers were in reference to the struggles LSU’s football team had crossing the 50-yard line during Monday’s game, which they were only able to do once and not until after the game was out of hand.
Iowa head Coach Fran McCaffery says he has no regrets about slamming a chair during an outburst during Tuesday’s blowout loss at Michigan State. McCaffery told reporters Thursday he had no apologies for the tirade, which started after he was whistled for a tech while Iowa was losing 69-41. During a timeout McCaffery picked up an empty folding chair and slammed it on the court. McCaffery says he’s going to continue to “coach with passion” and fight for his players.
Quote of the Night: ”Every team has their own makeup and ours is not the same as everybody else’s.” -Chrishawn Hopkins, Butler Bulldogs.
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