Bernard King’s Journey to Springfield: In 14 seasons in the NBA Bernard scored over 19,000 points. King never played alongside a superstar. BK was the workhorse in New Jersey, New York, Golden State and Washington.
1-Eben-Novy-Williams of Business Week.com on Roy Williams who is recovering from surgery. The 62-year-old coach, a two-time national champion and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, was in surgery for 3 1/2 hours this morning, the school’s athletic department said in an e- mailed statement. He is expected to be coaching when the Tar Heels begin practice on Oct. 13.
2-Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune on the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team preparation for the upcoming season and their move to the ACC. “Let’s remember the Big East has been good to us and we’re playing in the Big East this year,” said Brey, whose team has won at least 10 Big East games each of the last three years, including 14 and 13 the last two. “We’ve set some goals in the Big East, so let’s get back and focus on that.”
3-Kareem Abdul-Jabber with a guest piece for ESPN.com; the captain gives us take on the basketball hall of fame.
4-Boston Herald.com on Leo Papile and his new assignment with USA Basketball. It was announced by USA Basketball that Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) coach and founder Leo Papile has been named to the coaching staff for the 2012 USA Men’s Developmental Basketball Team. Papile was selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee last month.
5-Dan Devine of Yahoo Sportson Steve Nash who recalls being booed by Mavericks fans while he was in Dallas. “When I was in Dallas, my third year in the league. I got traded from Phoenix to Dallas, I was playing with a little bit of a back injury and I’d just signed this big contract, and I think the people in Dallas were wondering why I’d just signed this big contract — you know, I hadn’t come into my own yet.
“There was this one game where we were playing the Rockets, and they had Charles Barkley, and it was sold out,” Nash continued. “And at one point, I started to get booed every time I touched the ball. At home. And I’m the point guard, so I have the ball … on a number of occasions, if you haven’t watched basketball. It was one of those moments where you’re like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening to me.’”