Glazed over

Zapped with a personal foul late in the second quarter last Friday, Greg Ostertag got aggressive.

He stormed to the press table, where the team announcers sit, and pummeled a box of Krispy Kremes.


Nine years Jerry Sloan has been telling 'Tag to get aggressive in the paint. What does he do?

He takes it out on a four-pack of doughnuts.

Left unsaid

Then there's that other guy with an aggression problem.

L.A.'s Shaquille O'Neal was ejected for his second technical Monday against the Jazz. O'Neal delivered an elbow to the head of Andrei Kirilenko and was tossed.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he would hold his tongue but added "(Referee) Bob Delaney's known to be very prejudiced against Shaquille. We know that. So we wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a good call."

And we wouldn't be surprised if Jackson gets a $10,000 fine for holding his tongue so well.

Daly update

The architect of the Detroit "Bad Boys" championship teams, Chuck Daly, says he'd like to get back to coaching.

He recently told NBA News he still has the itch. "Maybe one or two games a week," he said.

Hey, maybe the Utes could hire him — were it not for the rest of the quote: "Road games only."

Chuck Daly coaching in Laramie and Fort Collins?

Mmmmm. Probably not.

Knowledge is power

As an assistant coach at Georgia, Jim Harrick Jr. wasn't terribly ethical, but at least he was creative.

He was collared last year for fraudulently awarding A grades to Bulldog basketball players. Last week the school released the contents of a test in his basketball class. Among the brain-teasers:

How many halves are there in a college basketball game?

How many points does a 3-point field goal account for in a basketball game?

Diagram the half-court line.

Diagram the 3-point line.

There's just no substitute for a quality education.

Impossible dream

He's rich, talented and now he's a movie star in the making.

Cleveland's LeBron James is considering making a film with famed director Spike Lee.

Poor LeBron. So young, so vulnerable.

It's one thing to expect a kid to follow Shaq and MJ on the court. But to follow them in "Kazaam" and "Space Jam"? No way!

Hairy situation

Orlando's Drew Gooden ended his streak of 83 consecutive games Sunday night when he sat out.

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Ankle sprain? Strained back?

Nope. Infected hair follicles on his leg.

Still, I wouldn't be too rough on the guy. Word is he was also battling a nasty cold sore.


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