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Jeff Van Gundy has two simple keys to winning a fourth-grade basketball game

Great rant by Jeff Van Gundy at #SSAC15 about how to coach 4th grade girls basketball pic.twitter.com/UeuwVi23Qi

— Bruce Temkin (@btemkin) February 27, 2015

Jeff Van Gundy was an early highlight at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday when he discussed a very important issue: Winning basketball games as the coach of fourth grade girls.

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Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. 278 more words

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RIP Hamilton Retires

Via ESPN

Richard Hamilton has retired from basketball.

The former UConn and Detroit Pistons guard announced his decision Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “His & Hers” show. 226 more words

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NBA Trades

By Samihan Dani

The trade deadline, which was on February 19, brought many interesting trades.

One of of the biggest trades was between the Suns, Heat, and Pelicans. 414 more words

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Kyrie Irving to Have MRI on Shoulder

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points, including 10-10 from the free throw line in a home victory against the league-best Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.  He was adept at supporting a dominant performance by LeBron James who scored 42 points on only 25 field goal attempts.  217 more words

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Michael Jordan once asked Common to forge his autograph when he was a Bulls ballboy

Before Common was an Oscar-winning songrwriter, he was the ballboy for the Bulls during Michael Jordan’s reign in Chicago. Common’s father, Lonnie Lynn, had a relationship with Bulls dating back to when he was drafted by the St. 111 more words

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