Category Archives: Basketball

Master of marketing, former Seattle Sonics GM Gary Volchok got his start with roller derby team

MERCER ISLAND, QWASH. – Gary Volchok knows how he’ll begin and end the eulogy for his father Zollie, one of the architects of the Sonics team that won the 1979 NBA title. The middle part of his address is giving

Master of marketing, former Seattle Sonics GM Gary Volchok got his start with roller derby team

MERCER ISLAND, QWASH. – Gary Volchok knows how he’ll begin and end the eulogy for his father Zollie, one of the architects of the Sonics team that won the 1979 NBA title. The middle part of his address is giving

The first (and only) time many Philly athletes appeared in print was because of sportswriter Herm Rogul, 72

YORKTOWN, Pa. – For Herm Rogul, basketball was like a religion. His brief playing career ended on the playgrounds of West Philly, but he became a chronicler of those who went on to greatness in the eras when Philadelphia basketball

The first (and only) time many Philly athletes appeared in print was because of sportswriter Herm Rogul, 72

YORKTOWN, Pa. – For Herm Rogul, basketball was like a religion. His brief playing career ended on the playgrounds of West Philly, but he became a chronicler of those who went on to greatness in the eras when Philadelphia basketball

A white coach with a black team, Isadore ‘Spin’ Salario took Chicago high school to state finals in 1958, 1960

WHEELING, Ill. – Isadore “Spin” Salario will forever be remembered as the little Italian who bridged the gaps between black and white and coached Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to state basketball championships in 1958 and 1960. The

A white coach with a black team, Isadore ‘Spin’ Salario took Chicago high school to state finals in 1958, 1960

WHEELING, Ill. – Isadore “Spin” Salario will forever be remembered as the little Italian who bridged the gaps between black and white and coached Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to state basketball championships in 1958 and 1960. The