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‘’THE SCHONZ” HAS DIED AT AGE 93

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William W. (Bill) Schonely (June 1, 1929 – January 21, 2023) 

Bill Schonely was local sports broadcaster who was the play-
by-play announcer for the
Portland Trail Blazers for almost
three decades, from the team’s launch in 1970 until 1998.

The Trail Blazers organization retired Schonely’s microphone
on November 3, 2003.

In 1999, Schonely was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of
Fame
for Broadcasting.

In 2012, Schonely was awarded the Curt Gowdy Media Award
from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Legendary broadcaster Bill Schonely says farewell to Trail Blazers fans at retirement ceremony ...

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FORMER NBA CHAMPION IS DEAD AT AGE 74

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Former NBA champion player and coach Chris Ford, who
rose to prominence during his time with the Boston Celtics,
has died Tuesday. He made the first 3-pointer in NBA history
on Oct. 12, 1979.

Chris Ford, Boston Celtics champion who made first 3-pointer in NBA ...

Former NBA Player, Coach Chris Ford Dies at 74

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LEGENDARY HOOPS STAR HAS DIED AT 79

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Paul Theron Silas (July 12, 1943 – December 11, 2022)


(UPI) – Paul Silas was a College Basketball Hall of Famer
and three-time NBA champion. 

Immediately upon retirement in 1980, Silas began a coaching
career with the San Diego Clippers.  

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tony Bennett Rare Photos: See How He Got His Start | Time

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
96 today.

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BASKETBALL GREAT HAS DIED AT AGE 88

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William Felton Russell (February 12, 1934 – July 31, 2022)

Russell is widely considered to be one of the greatest
basketball players of all-time.

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