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•Sam Jones, Boston Celtic star who retired this spring, explaining that it did not surprise him when Bill Russell announced that he was resigning as player-coach of the team: "What would you do if Sam Jones retired?"
March 31, 1969 | Joe Jares
Sharp observers of basketball figured out long ago that 7'1½" Lew Alcindor (see cover) was going to be one of the great net-straighteners of all time. They were so right.
March 31, 1969
As his father blew a horn in the Bruin band Lew Alcindor ended his college career on a new high note. By leading UCLA to a third straight NCAA title he gave the pros, who have waited forever, a glimpse of his...
March 24, 1969 | Joe Jares
North Carolina, Purdue and Drake survived stirring quarterfinal rounds for the dubious privilege of trying to prevent an aroused Lew Alcindor and UCLA from winning their third straight NCAA title
January 20, 1969 | Joe Jares
At least eight schools in the Midwest's biggest conference are good enough to play with the best in the country. But the sleeper may be the Fighting Illini, who can't get to the NCAA but can cause trouble