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John Groce Nominates Illini Greats in Ice Bucket Challenge

Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas, and head basketball coach, John Groce have accepted their ice bucket challenges. Thomas decided to call out local media Steve Kelly, Brian Barnhart, Marcus Jackson, Matt Daniels and former N-G writer Paul Klee. Groce decided to nominate some of the Illini greats in the 1989 Flyin Illini team, along with the 2005 National Runner up Illini team...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill Talks About the Time Michael Jordan Shut Up Jimmy Jackson

Former pro and current NBA TV talking head Kendall Gill explains why it’s never a good idea to talk junk to Michael Jordan before you look at your sneakers. Jimmy Jackson found this out the hard way. The post Kendall Gill Talks About the Time Michael Jordan Shut Up Jimmy Jackson appeared first on Hooped Up.
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Once Countered Trash Talk By Pointing Out Opponent’s Shoes

If you were going to trash talk Michael Jordan, you had to be on your A-game. As they said in The Wire, “if you come at the King, you best not miss.” Well it appears one time Jimmy Jackson missed, big time. During a summer league game, former New Jersey Nets player Kendall Gill told […] The post Michael Jordan Once Countered Trash Talk By Pointing Out Opponent’s Shoes appeared...
Via Diehardsport
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill’s Story of Michael Jordan Shutting Down Jim Jackson’s Trash Talk Is Pretty Great

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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

15$ To Draft All Time Illini Team. Who Would You Take

Posted to Mockery15$ to make an All Time Illini Basketball Team. Who would you take? PG Deron Williams 5 Derek Harper 4 Dee Brown 3 Bruce Douglas 2 Frank Williams 1 SG Kendall Gill 5 Nick Anderson 4 Brandon Paul 3 Luther Head 2 Cory Bradford 1 PF Deon Thomas 5 Brian Cook 4 James Augustine 3 Marcus Liberty 2 Mike Davis 1 SF Ken Norman 5 Kenny Battle 4 Marcus Liberty 3 Andy Kaufmann...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FYI: The Charlotte Hornets Are (Officially) A Thing That Exists Again

It’s only taken 12 years, but our long national nightmare of not having the Charlotte Hornets in our NBA lives is finally over. The former Charlotte Bobcats ditched their former name — which they’d had since entering the league in 2005 — during a Tuesday afternoon press conference, officially ushering in the ten billion-times cooler Hornets nickname. Of course, along with...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Chicago White Sox Digital Channel Compete?

Silver Chalice is a company that was started up by the Chicago White Sox back in 2009. It was recently announced that Silver Chalice teamed with Time Inc. (owner of Sports Illustrated) to form partnerships with MLB, NBA, NHL, and Nascar. The group, named 120 Sports, is a new digital network that aims to capitalize on the decreased use of cable television and increased use of other...
Via Sports Mockery
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois, Indiana unlikely to match 1989 classic

Every Illinois fan loves to debate which team was better: the 1988-89 ‘‘Flying Illini’’ of Nick Anderson, Kenny Battle, Kendall Gill, et al., or the 2004-05 squad led by Dee Brown, Deron Williams and Luther Head. Both teams reached the Final Four. Of course, neither was able to bring home a national championship. Here’s one difference between them that many surely have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

25 Year “Flyin’ Illini” Anniversary Celebration Set

Every player, except for Nick Anderson, and coach apart of “The Flyin’ Illini” will be on hand for Saturday’s reunion in Champaign, IL as the Illini take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Nick unfortunately had prior obligations in Orlando with the Magic. This will mark the 25th anniversary of one of the best years in Illinois basketball history. The 1988-1989 Illini team...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 15 Illinois Fighting Illini stories of 2013

The Illinois Fighting Illini are the official college basketball team of The Sports Bank. I’m a UI alum and you’ll notice the colors of this website. Which also later became the colors of the Chicago Bears, and my high school alma mater, the Stagg Chargers. Anyways, let’s get to the most popular Illinois Fighting Illini stories of 2013. All linked out, with corresponding numbers...
Via The Sports Bank
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

CSNNE Presents “Remember Reggie: The Reggie Lewis Story” on Sunday 7/28

COMCAST SPORTSNET PRESENTS: “REMEMBER REGGIE: THE REGGIE LEWIS STORY” DEBUTING JULY 28TH AT 8PM COMCAST SPORTSNET PRODUCES IN DEPTH 90-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ON THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE OF REGGIE LEWIS SURROUNDING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH BURLINGTON, MA, July 23, 2013 – Reggie Lewis lived an exceptional life in the limelight as a basketball phenom, from his younger days in...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Board of Governors unanimously approves Hornet move back to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- The "buzz" is back in the Queen City. On Friday morning, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved an application by the Charlotte franchise that will allow the Bobcats to revert back to the Hornets moniker for the 2014-15 season. The original Hornets franchise played in Charlotte from 1988 until the team moved to New Orleans in 2002. Those original...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

With change to Hornets OK'd, Charlotte chasing its past

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Muggsy Bogues, the NBA's shortest player in history at 5-foot-3, ran the point at a frenetic speed, pestering any opposing guard who thought it prudent to dribble in his building. "Grandmama" took off the wig and elderly woman's dress to attack the glass and the rim with a bounce and aggressiveness that made him every fan's favorite player...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

With change to Hornets OK'd, Charlotte chasing its past

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Muggsy Bogues, the NBA's shortest player in history at 5-foot-3, ran the point at a frenetic speed, pestering any opposing guard who thought it prudent to dribble in his building. "Grandmama" took off the wig and elderly woman's dress to attack the glass and the rim with a bounce and aggressiveness that made him every fan's favorite player...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets Are Officially Back

And with the first correct decision of Michael Jordan’s ownership, the Charlotte Bobcats will officially become the Charlotte Hornets, effective in 2014. It’s a great day, and one my teal-and-green-starved eyeballs have waited for for a while. The team is hosting a celebratory event today, featuring appearances by Muggsy Bogues, Rex Chapman, Dell Curry, Kendall Gill and Kelly...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA TV to Televise 62 NBA Summer League Games

With the NBA Draft complete NBA TV is now prepared to air 62 LIVE NBA Summer League games from Orlando and Las Vegas. Vince Cellini and Rick Kamla will share play-by-play responsibilities in Orlando with analysts Dennis Scott and Kendall Gill.  Matt Winer, Chad Andrus, Matt Devlin and Joel Myers will each provide play-by-play for select games in Las Vegas with a lineup of analysts
Via Sports Media Journal
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats to become Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Bobcats and owner Michael Jordan held a press conference on Tuesday announcing that the NBA’s youngest (and least successful) franchise will become the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte was, of course, home to a team called the Hornets from 1988 through 2002, when the team moved to New Orleans. When the New Orleans team decided to change its name to the Pelicans starting...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill returning to television; NBA TV

You can see Kendall Gill back on television soon; just not on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Kendall Gill did an exclusive with ESPN 1000′s Waddle and Silvy a few days ago. (He comes on around the 1:30ish mark here). This was the first time Kendall Gill talked publicly since he punched Tim Doyle in the face in mid March. Kendall gave no detail at all about the Tim Doyle incident....
Via The Sports Bank
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Small Thoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants- Kendall Gill- when he played for the then New Jersey Nets (1996-2001) he was never known to be a trouble maker or an confrontal player. It has never been reported of Gill getting involved in a fight off the court, so this fight between him and another sports caster in Chicago which Gill is suspened for the rest of the season and may at somepoint after the season cost him his...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill suspended for rest of the season

Last week we mentioned that Kendall Gill was involved in a fistfight off the air with a fellow broadcaster over a goal tending call against BUlls Joakim Noah.(Kendall Gill gets in apparent fistfight with fellow broadcaster over Joakim Noah goaltending call) well now it seems the follow up to this story is that Gill is now suspended for the rest of the season. According to the Chicago...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill: what will become of Bulls TV analyst, Illini legend?

As you now have heard, Kendall Gill, former Illinois Fighting Illini star and Chicago Bulls pre-and-post game analyst for Comcast SportsNet Chicago (and WGN sometimes too) is suspended for the rest of the year. It’s all in the station’s hands, but Gill’s job could be in serious jeopardy when CSN re-evaluates his contract this off-season. During his suspension, Gill won’t...
Via The Sports Bank
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill suspended entire year for fight with Tim Doyle

Update: Kendall Gill is suspended from Comcast SportsNet the entire Chicago Bulls season due to his scuffle with Tim Doyle Gill versus Doyle, CSN vs. BTN round one went down last night. In one corner, you have Kendall Gill: a former 1989 Flyin’ Illini Final Four team star and #5 pick in the NBA Draft. The 15-year NBA veteran led the NBA in steals in 1997-98 with the New Jersey...
Via The Sports Bank
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill reportedly suspended for season after punchup with Tim Doyle

Remember that crazy story from earlier this week where two basketball analysts in Chicago got in a fight after debating a topic on air? After taking a swing at colleague Tim Doyle, CSN Chicago basketball analyst Kendall Gill was suspended for the rest of the season by the station today.  WBBM's Ryan Baker tweeted about Gill's punishment and CBS Chicago has reported it...
Via Awful Announcing
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Gill reportedly fired after punchup with Tim Doyle

Remember that crazy story from earlier this week where two basketball analysts in Chicago got in a fight after debating a topic on air?  That crazy story was just given a major dose of reality.  After taking a swing at colleague Tim Doyle, CSN Chicago basketball analyst Kendall Gill was fired by the station today.  CSN's Gail Fischer tweeted the news and CBS Chicago has reported...
Via Awful Announcing
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Was this the right call? if you watch the replay it looks like Joakim Noah did interfere offensively with the ball on the cylinder. However I wouldn’t say it was worth getting into a fist fight over, but apparently former NBA star Kendall Gill felt otherwise. According to a published report, the events went as followed: According to observers, Gill and Big Ten Network analyst...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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