Monday, May 11, 2009

BYE BYE CHUCK DALY, AN NBA LEGEND

Just tuning in to the NHL playoffs tonight (before I go to cover city council), watching the Pens and Caps go at it. But no one up here in frozen Canada really cares about what is going on with the American teams, really (though a few are certainly interested in the Pens - Caps series which, I should point out, will be over soon).

I'm just hoping the Chicago Blackhawks do us all a public service later tonight and put the Vancouver Canucks out of their misery, so that we can all concentrate full time on the NBA instead of be distracted by these hockey players.

As many NBA fans know, former legendary Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly died on the weekend. It's a big deal for me because we used to get our American signals via satellite from the Detroit stations, which meant we saw a lot of coverage of the Pistons on TV during their heyday in the late Eighties, with the "Bad Boys" like Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman and so on. Here's a piece that ran about him in the Washington Post, which saluted Daly for helming the famous 1992 Dream Team. Talk about a dream assignment.

And that's all for now.

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