Friday, December 23, 2016

2017 Basketball Hall of Fame

I recently received an email, asking if I could vote, who I'd vote for? And the email said, I could only vote for 10, so here goes... In tier 1... Muggsy Bogues. Who wouldn't vote for a 5'3 guard, with averages of, 7.7 points and 7.6 assists. It's Muggsy Bogues for crying out loud. Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons. One of the all time best coaches in my opinion. Coached the Suns amongst others. Coach Del Harris. Same as Fitzsimmons. Coached the Lakers, and Bucks amongst. Coach Rudy Tomjanovich. Another of the bests. And of course, who can forget the incident with Kermitt Washington, when Tomjanovich was a player. Jack Sikma. The center for the 1979 Seattle Sonics championship team, 15.6 points and 9.8 rebounds throughout his career. Tracy McGrady, drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 1997. Averaged 19.6 points and 4.4 assists. Ben Wallace, 5.7 points, 9.6 boards. Not impressive to some, but worthy in my book. Kevin Johnson, Now Mayor of Sacramento, killer of the Blazers in the late 80's, early 90's. Tim Hardaway, same as Johnson (not mayor), but with the Golden State Warriors. Averaged career averages of, 17.7 points and 8.2 assists in 15 seasons. And Chris Webber. 20.7 Points, 9.8 rebounds. Mostly with the Sacramento Kings. I'd vote Steve Smith, who was a member of the Scottie Pippen, led Blazers, but Webber deserves the final vote. And in the last tiers. Harry Glickman of course. Without him, there would be no Trail Blazers Basketball. Everyone knows of Glickman. And Tim Grgurich. Long time assistant coach, including stops in Portland. Well respected guy. And for the record, I have met both him, and Glickman a few times. Let me know who you'd vote for in the comments.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

What you did not hear

The one thing you didn't hear in my interview with Rick Rizzs,do to time. I asked Rizzs, his thought's on Ken Griffey Junior entering the Hall-of-Fame, and being the first player to wear a Seattle hat entering. "It's great, a great part of history. I am so proud of Junior, and the crew he had. Coming up as a 19 year old kid, finishing out his career as a Mariner. He was here for 11-12 years, went to Cincinnati, came back here for the final 2 years. The best player I have ever seen. One of the greatest players of all time. And now he is recognized as a hall of famer. It is a great thrill to see him go in."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newest sports fan

You may have heard me mention the newest fan of sports, and the station this morning. This is Isla Hilmes. Who is Isla Hilmes? She is my niece born 2-20-15. Her family, including here, and Yakima can't wait to meet her.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sad news coming from the Blazers

Longtime Blazer great Jerome Kersey has passed. Here is a statement from the Blazers.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lombardi Trophy

Lombardi Trophy picture taken by myself. It really is silver. Championship ring, courtesy of, used with permission from the Seattle Seahawks.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 NBA Draft Lottery results 14=Phoenix Suns 13= Minnesota Timberwolves 12=Orlando Magic 11=Denver Nuggets 10=Philadelphia 76ers 9=Charlotte Hornets 8=Sacramento Kings 7=Los Angeles Lakers 6=Boston Celtics 5=Utah Jazz 4=Orlando Magic 3=Philadelphia 76ers 2=Milwaukee Bucks 1= Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland got the top pick last year as well

Sunday, November 17, 2013

There's a survey coming from the Blazers, asking fans to take a survey on their jersey(s). Do you have an opinion on them? Do they need a change? Or do you like them the way they are. Take the survey. And if you want, you can tell me what you think.