Going Bullets Retro with Kevin Grevey
NBC Washington had a good video piece on Kevin Grevey and the ’77-78 Washington Bullets championship team earlier today (video above, obviously …. unless you are getting this through an aggregator/reader, then click the link).
Ahh, the memories … before my time.
I naturally wanted some more on Kevin Grevey, so should you.
The first place you should go is Bullets Forever for a piece about Grevey, all-time BF #20, by Mike Prada … bonus is an old school video of Pete Maravich playing horse.
Then jump in the way-back machine and head to a story from the Sports Illustrated Vault about Grevey leading his ’75 Kentucky Wildcats to a big win over Alabama.
Or this other tid-bit from the SI Vault:
“He lets the players know from the start that it’s going to be tough,” says Grevey, now a member of the NBA Bullets. On the night Hall visited Grevey’s room,
Hall stayed—and Grevey stayed away until Hall left. That was at 6:30 a.m. For the rest of that season the players called Hall “Goldilocks” and “Papa Bear” and kept asking Grevey, “Who’s been sleeping in your bed?” ["Forty Minutes To Glory," Barry McDermott, Sports Illustrated - April 24, 1978]
But I got a kick out of this little gem from the Bullets championship playoff run, set in the conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers:
And then I can’t believe I read this:
In Other News:
According to his agent, Mike James has picked up his player option for next season [via Washington Examiner] … no-surprise, no-brainer. Just the other day, James told Mike Jones of The Washington Times, “It’s already been taken care of, brother. Already done.”
“I can’t wait to see Sam make that 7:30 meeting.” Nuggets Coach George Karl about Sam Cassell’s coaching career. [via Wizards Insider]
“I was a guy, when I played the game of basketball, I wasn’t fast, I couldn’t jump, I wasn’t a great ball handler, I just knew how to get it done.” Sam Cassell on the John Thompson radio show. [via Sports Radio Interviews]
‘Witnesses’ keep waiting – Mike Jones, Washington Times
“Man, this city is depressed. You get a look at it,” says lifelong Cleveland resident Marvin Connors, who is both jobless and homeless. “LeBron bringing us a championship is more than just basketball. If he brings us a championship, I think it will bring something nice that we’ve never had in Cleveland. It will bring businesses in here, help with the economy. When they made it to the finals the last time, I had a job for three days just cleaning up from the celebration.”
Damn. Didn’t know how sad it was in Cleveland. Kinda put Wizards fans whining about curses in perspective. Those people are desperate.
TalkHoops.net has a good run-down of the ’08-09 season in Exit Interviews: 2008-2009 Washington Wizards.
Blasts From the Past (found this while doing research on Grevey)
“The Philadelphia Phillies went from worst to first. Hollywood made a movie about the Jamaican bobsled team. Beavis and Butt-head stopped playing with matches. Even Roseanne Arnold found a key she can sing in.
So when is something good going to happen to the Washington Bullets?
[Mike Terry. "Remedy for Bullets' Woes Still Comes in Small Doses." The Washington Post. October 31, 1993. HighBeam Research. <www.highbeam.com>.]
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