Career victories for Gene Bess of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar
Bluff, Mo.; he's the first college basketball coach at any level to win 1,000
The Saints' record last season, the second-worst in the NFL.
Combined 2005 winning percentage of the 13 opponents New Orleans will face next
season, tied for the second-toughest schedule in the league.
Increase in Kobe Bryant's scoring average from last season (27.6) to this
season (35.1); among players who averaged 25 points, only Wilt Chamberlain (in
1961-62) and Rick Barry (1966-67) had bigger jumps in consecutive seasons,
according to STATS, Inc.