Duncan named all-NBA for eighth time

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan was named to the all-NBA team Wednesday, becoming the fifth player in league history to make the squad each of his first eight seasons.

Huggins back at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Bob Huggins was reinstated as men's basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati names Robertson interim coach

CINCINNATI, July 20 (UPI) -- NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be interim men's basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati until Bob Huggins returns in late August.

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A roundup of top sports stories

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A roundup of top sports stories

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Duncan leads All-NBA First Team

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett of Minnesota and MVP Tim Duncan of San Antonio were named to the NBA First Team announced Tuesday by the league.

Pacers sign Tim Hardaway

INDIANAPOLIS, March 27 (UPI) -- The Indiana Pacers added some insurance in their backcourt Thursday by signing five-time All-Star Tim Hardaway to a contract for the remainder of the season.

San Antonio 104, Sacramento 101

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- In putting together perhaps the best road trip in NBA history, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs finished with a flourish Sunday.

NBA announces series of tributes

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Less than a week after the NBA used the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Michael Jordan, the league announced Thursday a series of games will be played celebrati

Utah 99, Phoenix 76

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Mark Jackson passed Oscar Robertson for third place on the NBA's all-time assists list Tuesday night while the Utah Jazz passed their way to a 99-76 victory ove

Hubie Brown starts as Memphis coach

MEMPHIS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Hubie Brown was introduced Wednesday as the new coach of the Memphis Grizzlies and said that, "when Jerry West calls you, I hope you know you listen up."

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Venus, Hewitt easy winners at Wimbledon

Nuggets waive Tim Hardaway

DENVER, June 25 (UPI) -- The Denver Nuggets on Tuesday waived veteran point guard Tim Hardaway.
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Oscar Robertson
Former NBA All Star and college basketball standout Oscar Robertson prepares to introduce the College Player of the Year during an awards breakfast at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on April 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed "The Big O" or O-Train, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Robertson played the shooting guard/point guard position, and was a twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in fourteen professional seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, and he is regarded as one of the best and most versatile NBA players of all time. He was a key player on the team which brought the Bucks their only NBA championship in the 1970-71 NBA season. However, his playing career, especially during high school and college, was plagued by racism.

For his outstanding achievements, Robertson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980, and was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. The United States Basketball Writers Association renamed their college Player of the Year Award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in his honor in 1998, and he was one of five people chosen to represent the inaugural National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class in 2006.

Robertson was also an integral part of the Oscar Robertson suit of 1970. The landmark NBA antitrust suit, named after the then-president of the NBA Players' Association, led to an extensive reform of the league's strict free agency and draft rules and, subsequently, to higher salaries for all players.

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