March 14 (Washington Post) -- Earl Monroe called back late Wednesday afternoon after physical therapy. The Pearl says he's not gleaming as much these days. He turns 70 later this year and has had six knee-replacement operations since July to prove it. Like a somewhat accomplished former teammate of his, Monroe couldn't imagine working full-time now just for the money. "He doesn't need a job," Monroe said of Phil Jackson, who is said to be days, maybe even hours, away from going back to work for a Knicks organization that Jackson and Monroe last helped lead to a title more than 40 years ago. "When I last spoke to him, he seemed content living in L.A. and doin' his thing." So what's this really about? "You see what Pat Riley has done lately," Monroe said. Yep. "Well, everyone knows that Pat Riley and Phil haven't had the greatest relationship over time," Monroe said. "There is an
Charlotte assistant Patrick Ewing, a Hall of Fame player who spent the majority of his basketball career with the New York Knicks, made his head coaching debut in the Bobcats’ 101-91 loss against his former team.
Patrick Ewing has agreed to become associate head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, who are owned by former National Basketball Association rival and Olympic teammate Michael Jordan, Yahoo Sports reports.
Hank Greenberg was the son of Romanian Jews who spoke Yiddish at home. As a Detroit Tiger, he was dropped into a state whose industry was controlled by one anti-Semite (Henry Ford) and whose airwaves were poisoned by another (Father Charles Coughlin).
President Barack Obama assembled what he called his own basketball “dream team,” calling in retired basketball greats Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing to help him raise more than $3 million for his re-election.
Patrick Ewing, who led Georgetown University to college basketball’s championship game in three of his four seasons, heads this year’s class of inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.