Hot Rod Hundley, the beloved voice of the Utah Jazz for more than three decades, has died. He was 80.
Hundley, whose easy West Virginia vocals and unmistakable phraseology walked a generation of Jazz fans from New Orleans to Salt Lake City — from the franchise’s inception to two NBA Finals appearances before retiring in 2009 — had been dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s for several years.
Hundley was born in Charleston, W.V., and went on to earn All-American honors as a player at West Virginia University. Hundley spent six seasons with the Lakers, but his true calling came in the broadcast booth.
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After reports surfaced that RMU men’s basketball coach Andy Toole was interviewing for the same position at another school, the university’s athletic director released this statement tonight:
“We’re thrilled that Andy has decided to remain at RMU,” Coleman said. “He has accomplished a great deal with our program, and we have full confidence that he can take our program to even greater heights.”
A cancer charity slammed a school in Runcorn after it put pupils in isolation for refusing to remove daffodil pins from their blazers.
Furious parents complained that their children should be in class preparing for GCSEs but were being punished by The Grange School for wearing yellow Marie Curie Cancer Care daffodils.
Lily Gaynor, 16, who called the ECHO from one of two isolation units, claimed up to 70 children were in isolation.
The school said the measure was not a new decision and part of a long-standing uniform policy, of which all pupils and parents are aware.
But Anne Jackson, chief executive of North West Cancer Research, branded the decision “ridiculous” and a “disgrace”.
Several flights to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport were delayed after a major power outage hit large areas of the Dutch capital and surrounding towns in the province of North Holland on Friday morning. Although power has since been restored to the airport, large parts of the country are still suffering from blackouts, according to media reports.
Public transport across the Netherlands has been affected, with trains cancelled and passengers stuck in lifts, trams and subways. Schiphol — Europe’s fourth-largest airport — was switched to backup power for more than an hour, and flights were cancelled or diverted to other regional airports. The diversions are still in place, according to media reports.
Robert Morris coach Andy Toole is reportedly in the running to become the next coach at Fordham and will interview for the position.
Toole couldn’t be reached for comment.