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Walsh never counted on getting Johnson in 1987. His research told him Johnson would be gone long before the 11th pick. Walsh started plotting. He went to then-Pacers coach Jack Ramsay. “And I had a tape of Reggie and I said, ‘Jack, I want you to look at this because I don’t know if we’re going to get the kid we were looking for,'” Walsh said. “He watched it that night and he came back in and said, ‘Yeah, I’d take him.’ And I said, ‘So would I,’ and so that’s what we did.”

Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr among 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History

NBA PR: The NBA today unveiled the 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History as part of the continuing celebration of the league’s 75th Anniversary Season. The list was selected by a panel of 43 current & former NBA head coaches in collaboration with the National Basketball Coaches Association.

Terry Stotts is moving up the winning ladder of Trail Blazer coaches. Stotts’ 292nd victory pushed him past Rick Adelman into second place behind Jack Ramsay as the winningest head coach in franchise history. Stotts’ overall record in Portland is 292-235. Adelman’s Portland coaching record (291-154) features the highest winning percentage in team history (.654). Ramsay’s record was 453-367 (.552).
Colangelo leaned on one of his mentors, Pete Newell, a legendary coach and basketball luminary. Newell visited Phoenix and Colangelo presented his concerns and general goals the afternoon prior to a Suns game, and the conversation continued at the arena and over a glass of wine following the game. The next morning, Newell delivered a six-page outline on the various concepts and ideas laid out over the course of the previous day. Soon after, in the early spring, Colangelo’s committee, which included heavy hitters such as Jerry West, Wayne Embry, Jack Ramsay and Rod Thorn, in addition to a handful of active coaches and general managers, convened at The Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The committee plowed through the proposals, which included requiring teams to bring the ball over half court in eight seconds rather than 10. (Colangelo had suggested seven seconds.) The NBA’s illegal defense rule, which had existed in one form or another to prohibit zone defenses since the league’s earliest days, was scrapped. Instead, the committee proposed the defensive three-second rule, preventing defenders from loitering in the paint but allowing them to defend an area rather than an opponent elsewhere on the court.
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