"For the Love of the Game" appears in Sports Illustrated

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From the June 25th Issue:

The ratings for the Spurs' NBA Finals sweep suggest otherwise, but former NBA assistant coach Tom Newell beleives there are people who want to watch fundamentally sound, team-based basketball.  That's why last Saturday in Seattle, Newell staged a game with rims raised to 11 feet.  The idea:  Foot-higher baskets would cut down on dunking and three-pointers, leading to more passing.  Says Newell, who called in 20 college and overseas players.  "The game has been distorted so players don't use skills other than jumping."

 

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