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Around The Rim
Jackie MacMullan
April 12, 1999
Uconn coach Jim Calhoun, riding high from his first NCAA championship, has zero interest in any other college job but admits to a fascination with the NBA. "[Former Lakers coach] Del Harris has been bugging me for two years to think about it," says Calhoun, "but the only way it would happen is if someone offered me silly money." Like what former Nets coach John Calipari banked?
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April 12, 1999

Around The Rim

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Uconn coach Jim Calhoun, riding high from his first NCAA championship, has zero interest in any other college job but admits to a fascination with the NBA. "[Former Lakers coach] Del Harris has been bugging me for two years to think about it," says Calhoun, "but the only way it would happen is if someone offered me silly money." Like what former Nets coach John Calipari banked?

... Chicago players say veteran Ron Harper has practiced little but harped plenty on the good old days, while Toni Kukoc, regularly maligned by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson in those old days, is the team's leader and best player. Kukoc's contract is up next summer, and the Bulls are concerned that he'll return to Europe to finish his career with icon status and a far easier schedule....

Sacramento point guard Jason Williams has been slapped back down to earth by the usual suspects: rookie fatigue and attentive opponents who don't want to show up on his SportsCenter highlight reel. Williams has also been shooting poorly and quickly for the last month; Kings coaches are imploring him to at least glance at the 24-second shot before hoisting it up. In a 10-game stretch through Sunday, Williams shot 28.2% from the floor....

Everyone knows the surprisingly dim Suns miss the athleticism of Antonio McDyess, but they also miss the one-on-one skills of Kevin Johnson. While Jason Kidd has MVP-type numbers, no one else in Phoenix seems able to create scoring opportunities.

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