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Archives: June 2007


Hawes meets the press in Sacramento

Former UW center Spencer Hawes met the media in Sacramento on Friday. From what I can tell, not all Kings fans seem thrilled with the pick. But not surprisingly — given that SacTown is the state capital — the media seems interested in Hawes’ politics (conservative).

Here is a link to the coverage of the Sacramento Bee, a TNT sister paper.

I’m not sure if it will demand that you register. For those who don’t want to, here are a few highlight quotes:


His offensive abilities, clearly, are not in doubt.

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Happy Hawes grateful for year with Dawgs

As of now, Spencer Hawes has no regrets about his decision to leave UW for the NBA. But he was gracious Thursday about what he gained from his lone season as a Husky.

“(I learned) so much about dealing with the good and bad and the ups and downs you can have in the course of a season,” he said. “It taught me a lot and how to deal with different kinds of things on and off the court.”

Hawes also seemed especially hopeful that Sacramento is that right situation he had long talked about. That’s probably

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Hawes goes No. 10 to Sacramento

UW freshman center Spencer Hawes was taken No. 10 in today’s NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings finished last in the NBA’s Pacific Division last season with a 33-49 record. Their incumbent starting center is Brad Miller, an eight-year veteran who averaged nine points and 6.4 rebounds last season. Also on the roster is former Sonic Vitaly Potapenko.

With the selection, Washington became the only school to have a player taken in the first round of the last three NBA drafts, with Hawes joining Brandon Roy, who went No. 6 last season, and Nate

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Hawes has second workout with Chicago

News Tribune NBA/Sonics reporter Frank Hughes is in New York for the NBA draft and reports today that UW center Spencer Hawes just revealed taking part in a second workout for the Chicago Bulls yesterday.

A lot of pre-draft projections have had Hawes going to the Bulls, and the follow-up workout only add to that, as does Hawes’ comment today: “I think the teams that I worked out for … they all would be a good fit. But I think Chicago would be an especially good fit for me.”


“Conference of Champions,” indeed

The Pacific-10 Conference lived up to its long-claimed nickname of “Conference of Champions” this school year, claiming national championships in eight sports, more than any other conference.

This total, by the way, doesn’t Washington’s national championship in men’s rowing, because the sport is not sponsored by the NCAA.

Here’s part of the release put out by the Pac-10:

The Pac-10 total of eight NCAA titles was followed by the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference, which shared runner-up honors with seven NCAA crowns. It marks the seventh time in the last eight years that the Pac-10

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SI calls UW football schedule nation’s toughest

This story has been out a while, but I don’t believe I’ve linked to it: SI.com calls the coming UW football schedule the toughest in the nation for 2007.

That said — and somebody slap me here if you think I’ve gone nuts — as I start looking a little more at the schedule and the projections for these teams — for the coming season, not just memories of last season — I’m beginning to think either/both of the first two games are winnable. They’re also losable, of course, but a 2-0 start would chance the season’s outlook

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