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Topic - Earl Monroe
No one would suggest that Carmelo Anthony is equal to or better than LeBron James (except maybe Melo himself), and no would suggest that the New York Knicks had a shot at beating the Miami Heat. But looking at the superstars and their respective teams can be instructive for would-be players and wanna-be general managers.
Doug Collins was full of nervous energy — standing, pacing the sideline, shouting instructions. He applauded good plays, and greeted his players with slaps on the back when they returned to the bench. But mistakes were not tolerated and were greeted sternly, with a harsh, corrective tone.
Georgetown great Patrick Ewing and former Kansas star Clyde Lovellette lead a 10-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.
Joe B. Hall played under Adolph Rupp at Kentucky in the late-1940s. He spent seven years as an assistant to the Baron of the Bluegrass, too.
"I was surprised at first that he took the 76ers job, but he's doing an excellent job with that team," Monroe said.