Archive for Monday, January 22, 2001

NBA Briefs

January 22, 2001


Stackhouse misses game because of flu

Auburn Hills, Mich. Detroit Piston guard Jerry Stackhouse, the NBA's leading scorer, missed Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks because of the flu.

Stackhouse, averaging a league-best 30.1 points, has led the Pistons in scoring in 36 of his 39 games this season. He arrived at the Palace less than 45 minutes before game time Sunday, and was replaced in the starting lineup by Chucky Atkins.

Former Knicks coach, GM Donovan dies

Bernardsville, N.J. Eddie Donovan, the general manager who helped build the New York Knicks' two championship teams in the 1970s, has died. He was 78.

Donovan died Saturday from complications of a stroke, his family said. The Knicks held a moment of silence before their game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

"Eddie was a great basketball guy, had a great feeling for the game," said Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who was drafted by Donovan with the Knicks. "He had an affectionate spirit about himself."

Donovan was general manager of the Knicks from 1963-70, acquiring Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Cazzie Russell and Jackson.

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