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OBIT: Ed Macauley, 83, basketball star as early NBA’s “Easy Ed’

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ed Macauley, one of the NBA’s first big stars who won a championship with the St. Louis Hawks and was traded by the Boston Celtics for Bill Russell, has died. He was 83. Continue Reading

Lynx have great shot to get No. 1 pick 2nd season in row

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The WNBA will hold its annual draft lottery this afternoon to determine the top four picks in next season’s draft. Only teams who did not make the playoffs are eligible for a chance at the top spot. But thanks to a trade the world champion Lynx pulled off with Washington before last season, Minnesota have the second-best chance to get the number one overall pick. Continue Reading

Lynx beat Dream 73-67 for WNBA title sweep

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series. Continue Reading

Dakota Wizards name former NBA player Potapenko as assistant

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Vitaly Potapenko (poh-TAH’-pehn-koh) most recently served as an assistant for the Indiana Pacers. He will serve alongside newly hired Dakota Wizards coach Nate Bjorkgren for the upcoming D-League season. Continue Reading

Near miss against San Antonio pains Timberwolves

November 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

After the Timberwolves’ most heartbreaking loss this season, coach Kurt Rambis found reasons to smile. Rambis said his team displayed its best effort at both ends of the floor in Wednesday night’s 113-109 overtime loss to San Antonio at Target Center. His players were agonizing over another late-game collapse, though. Continue Reading