Seven named to hall of fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 7 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics center Robert Parish and Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy, two of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, headline the list of seven elected to the

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Winner take all for Syracuse, Kansas

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Blazers suspend Randolph

PORTLAND, Ore., April 4 (UPI) -- Forward Zach Randolph of Portland was suspended for two games Thursday, one day after he reportedly threw a punch at teammate Ruben Patterson during practice.

Washington 95; Portland 91

PORTLAND, Ore., March 26 (UPI) -- Tyronn Lue scored 10 of his season-high 21 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help Washington surprise Portland, 95-91.

Pippen knee surgery, out three weeks

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers may have to play the rest of the regular season without point guard Scottie Pippen, who had arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.

Portland 95, Indiana 88

INDIANAPOLIS, March 17 (UPI) -- Arvydas Sabonis scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Monday night as the Portland Trail Blazers salvaged the finale of a three-game road trip with a

Philadelphia 90, Portland 79

PHILADELPHIA, March 14 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson directed the offense during a fourth-quarter surge and collected a season-high nine assists Friday night as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their

Portland 125; Toronto 103

PORTLAND, Ore., March 13 (UPI) -- Damon Stoudamire scored a season-high 20 points Wednesday night and Derek Anderson added 18 as Portland rolled to a 125-103 victory over Toronto.

Portland 92; Seattle 77

SEATTLE, March 12 (UPI) -- Rasheed Wallace and Derek Anderson combined for seven three-pointers and 41 points Tuesday night as Portland thumped Seattle, 92-77.

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Parish, Worthy named Hall finalists

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 10 (UPI) -- Boston center Robert Parish and Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy , headline the list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2003.

Philadelphia 88; Portland 60

PORTLAND, Ore., March 7 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson scored 36 points to lead Philadelphia to its 10th win in 11 games Thursday night, 88-60 over Portland.
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Maurice Cheeks
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Maurice Cheeks directs his team from the bench against the Phoenix Suns on January 4, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks (born September 8, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player and assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association from May 23, 2005 to December 13, 2008. Prior to that, he was head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers from the start of the 2001–02 season until March 2, 2005.

Cheeks was born in Chicago, grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes, and attended DuSable High School. He attended West Texas State University from 1974 to 1978. Cheeks was an all-Missouri Valley Conference player for three straight seasons, as he averaged 16.8 points per game and shot nearly 57% for his collegiate career. He is currently the third leading scorer in WTSU history.

After college, Cheeks was selected as the 36th pick in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Cheeks played 15 years as a point guard in the NBA, including 11 with the Philadelphia 76ers, He earned four trips to the NBA All-Star Game, and he helped the 76ers earn three trips to the NBA Finals in a four-year span in the early 1980s (1980, 1982, and 1983), including one NBA championship in 1983. While starting at point guard for a Sixers team that at times included stars such as Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Andrew Toney, and Charles Barkley, Cheeks was well-regarded for his unselfish team play and excellent defensive skills. As a result, he was named to four straight NBA All-Defensive squads from 1983–86, and then earned a spot on the second team in 1987.

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