Archive for April 16th, 2009

Danny Ainge OK after minor heart attack

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital after having a minor heart attack. He is recovering nicely.  Mr. Ainge is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.

The Celtics are the NBA’s current defending champions, and the NBA playoffs are set to begin Saturday.

Read fan reaction and post your own comments in this forum topic.

I was just with high school superstar guard John Wall and he said he does not plan on trying to enter the 2009 NBA Draft.

Wall is a fifth year senior.

Wall also said he has now added Florida to the list of colleges he is considering attending.

For more, see our high school basketball page.

- Jeff Lenchiner, editor of InsideHoops.com

Antawn Jamison hated this season

The Washington Times (Mike Jones) reports: “This is the worst season I’ve ever been a part of,” said Antawn Jamison, who went through a 17-win season in his rookie year with Golden State. “Even though we had a lot of injuries, we still thought we had enough talent to play better than what we’ve shown this year. But this is the worst season. Back then [2000-01 with Golden State], we had guys on 10-day contracts - six or seven guys. You were, I don’t want to say expected to be that bad, but… here, we’ve got a foundation here and some guys who have been here for an extended period of time. … It can’t get any worse than what we went through this year.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is investigating whether a $15,000 political contribution from Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, who is a partner in the Foxwoods Casino planned for Center City, violated the state ban on campaign giving by gambling interests. Snider gave $15,000 on Jan. 15 to Comcast Corp. PAC-USA, a political committee registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. The 2004 gaming act prohibits any casino principals from contributing “to any political party committee or other political committee in this commonwealth.” In an interview yesterday, Paul Mauro, deputy director of the Gaming Control Board’s Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement, said only: “There is an ongoing investigation, and we don’t comment on ongoing investigations.”

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