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Old School

Robert Rubino connects current sports news with the past

Al Attles’ perfect game

Today is the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. And although Chamberlain’s accomplishment is impressive, to say the least, Wilt was far from perfect when the Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 169-147 on March 2, 1962, at Hershey, Pa. Chamberlain shot 36 of 63 from the field and 28 of 32 from the free-throw line. Chamberlain teammate Al Attles, though, who would go on to coach the Golden State Warriors to their only NBA championship in 1975,… Read More »

When Warriors were truly in golden state

Warriors fans can give themselves a treat today. NBA TV is broadcasting key games from the 1975 postseason — which, of course, ended with the team’s only Bay Area NBA championship. At 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., Game 7 of the Warriors-Bulls Western Conference finals will be shown. At 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., Game 3 of the Warriors-Bullets NBA Finals will be shown. And at 1 p.m. 7 p.m. and then 1 a.m. (Tuesday morning),… Read More »

Next Warriors coach? Why not Al Attles?

Let’s have some tongue-in-cheek fun and imagine some truly old-school candidates for the Warriors coaching job: Al Attles. Have you seen Attles lately? At 74, the Warriors community relations director looks fit. And he’s right there in the building. Warriors ownership wouldn’t even have to pay moving costs. Attles has the experience of having coached the only Warriors’ team to win the NBA title. Granted, that was 36 years ago. Still.