It's too bad that you didn't name the Sacramento Kings' Jason Williams rookie of the year. Yes, Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors had a great season of dunks and slams; unfortunately that seems to be the only way to win awards these days. Williams's passing and creativity on the offensive end and the fact that he is the most important player on his team are factors you should have taken into account.
Todd Plager, Rockford, Ill.
Last Call for Dynasties
It wasn't surprising to see Notre Dame among your list of favorite dynasties of the century (Our Favorite Dynasties, May 10), but what about Michigan's 1901 to '05 teams coached by Fielding H. Yost? Over that span the Wolverines went 55-1-1 and outscored their opponents 2,821-42.
David Hamm, Madison, Wis.
How about two Lakers dynasties: Mikan's, which won five NBA titles in six years, and Magic and Kareem's in the 1980s, which won five in 10 years.
Chris Rauber, Santa Clara, Calif.
You forgot UCLA's men's volleyball teams under coach Al Scates. If John Wooden was the Wizard of Westwood with 10 NCAA titles, what's Al with 17?
Ron Maurer, Buena Park, Calif.
The Brazilian soccer team has dominated world rankings for nearly two decades and has won four of the last 11 World Cups.
Alastair Rodd, Fort Lauderdale
In the 1990s the Stanford men's tennis team has won six championships in seven trips to the NCAA finals, including four straight from '95 to '98. Since '73 the Cardinal has won 16 titles.
Amol Navathe, Alpharetta, Ga.
Air Traffic Controller
Tom Heinsohn says that naming a tunnel after Ted Williams slights Bill Russell (above). I have tried to think what landmark in Boston should bear Russell's name. I suggest the control tower at Logan Airport, since Russell altered the flight plans of so many objects in the Boston sky during his 13 years there.
Steve Smith, Ellsworth, Maine