Saturday, February 22, 2014

Februray 22, 2014 Five Basketball Returns Today

More returns are coming in from my basketball mailing last week.....

Jerry Sloan
was a tough player to play against as he was always in the opponents face and never gave an inch. He and fellow Chicago Bulls guard Norm Van Lier drove opposing players crazy with their non stop hustle and aggressive defense which I see lacking in the current game. Oh yeah... he also became a pretty good coach with the Utah Jazz.

Don Kojis
was a forward who played on the first years of three expansion teams in his career. He was drafted in the first round by the Chicago Packers in 1961, their first year of existance in the NBA. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1966 Expansion Draft and then was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1967 Expansion Draft. Overall he played 12 seasons in the NBA. Mr Kojis included 4 different business cards featuring different action photos.

Darrall Imhoff
played for the 1960 US Olympic basketball team and then played in the pros with the Knicks, Lakers and Sixers. He also corrected my misspelling of his first name.

Toby Kimball
was one player I will never forget because he and Bob Weiss were the only two guys I remember who had no hair on their heads. He was a pretty good player and a good rebounder.

Gary Gregor
came into the NBA as a First Round Draft pick of the Phoenix Suns and was names to the 1968-69 All Rookie team.He later played for the Hawks, Trail Blazers and Bucks before finishing in the ABA with the NY Nets.

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