|SPORTS TRIVIA 05-03|
|Written by Staff Report|
|Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:34 PM|
Q: San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, named NBA Coach of the Year Tuesday after leading the Spurs to 50 wins, is one of only five coaches with four or more league championships. Name those first four.
A: NBA coaches with the most career championships include Phil Jackson (Bulls/Lakers) with 11; Red Auerbach (Celtics) 9; and John Kundla (Lakers) and Pat Riley (Lakers/Heat), tied with Popovich with four each.
Today in …
2002– The Braves edge the Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. With the score 0-0, Atlanta manager Bobby Cox lifts starting pitcher Damian Moss in the top of the eighth for a pinch-hitter – even though Moss has a no-hitter in progress. In his sixth major league start, Moss has thrown 116 pitches, walking seven. Still scoreless after 10 innings, the two teams have combined for just three hits, only one by the Cards – a one-out single in the eighth by Fernando Vina off Mike Remlinger. In the top of the 11th, left fielder Chipper Jones hits a two-run homer. In the bottom half, the Cardinals score one before Atlanta reliever Jon Smoltz closes out the victory. A native of Australia, Moss ends his major league career in 2004 with a lifetime record of 22-19.
Suns guard Jeff Hornacek, born 1963. Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson, born 1920.
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