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June 25, 2004 - 10:44am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Draft quotes from Sacramento Kings' website:

Why are the Kings your favorite team?

Kevin Martin: “They are now because they have faith in me to take it to the next level. I hear that from a lot of different teams that I have worked out with. I don’t remember saying it in public but it’s been getting around. They are definitely my favorite team now.”

Being an underclassman obviously you had a great year last year, what were the factors of you coming out...
June 25, 2004 - 1:09am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cleveland GM Jim Paxson didn't think one of the eight possibilities he deemed impact players would be available to the Cavs at pick number 10.

For that reason, Paxson said the Cavs were 50-50 on whether to trade the pick.

Turns out: Cleveland gets a guy who almost shot 50 percent from the field last year.

The Cavs select 6-7 guard Luke Jackson from Oregon with the 10th pick of the 2004 NBA Draft.

Jackson, a second-team All-America selection averaged...
June 24, 2004 - 10:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The decision with the most consequence for Zanesville native Kevin Martin: stay in the NBA draft or return to college?

Not necessarily. It may have been which flight to board.

WHIZ reported Wednesday that Martin cancelled a scheduled workout with the Indiana Pacers to work out for the Sacramento Kings instead.

The decision made Martin a millionaire.

The Kings selected the 6-7 shooting guard out of Western Carolina with the 26th pick of the 2004 NBA...
June 23, 2004 - 10:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Several NBA mock drafts put Kevin Martin (Zanesville) to Indiana with the 29th overall selection - the final pick of the first round.

However, Martin's father, Kevin Sr., tells WHIZ that the 6-7 shooting guard cancelled a workout Wednesday with the Pacers and flew to Sacramento instead.

"They (Kings) wanted to see him again," Martin Sr. said. "He was already out there too (for a workout Tuesday with the LA Lakers), so it's just a hop over to Sacramento rather than to fly...
June 23, 2004 - 12:41am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It did not take the Cavs long to replace their best long-range shooter from last season.

The Charlotte Bobcats selected two-guard Jason Kapono from Cleveland in the expansion draft Tuesday night. But the 'Cats and Cavs reportedly made a deal for Sasha Pavlovic, whom Charlotte plucked from Utah in the expansion draft.

Cleveland will give up a future first-round pick for the Serbia-Montenegro native, who averaged just under five points a game in his rookie season last year...
June 23, 2004 - 12:31am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Former Ohio State guard Nick Dials will transfer to play basketball at the University of Akron, Zips' coach Keith Dambrot said Tuesday.

Dials announced at the end of the 2003-04 season that he would leave the Buckeyes because they would not promise the former walk-on a scholarship for more than one year.

Dials, a former D-II Ohio player of the year at Willard High School, turned down several scholarship offers after high school to play for Ohio State. He earned a...
June 22, 2004 - 3:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Turns out former Blue Devils’ football coach John Lucas doesn’t need to leave Zanesville for a new job.

New Maysville head coach Jason Lee tells WHIZ that Lucas accepted the Panthers' defensive coordinator position on Monday.

The move is pending board approval on July 15.

"When I got this job, (Lucas) was the first person I contacted," said Lee.

Lucas submitted his letter of resignation as the Blue Devils' coach on February 26 following a 2-8 campaign...
June 22, 2004 - 12:16am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Kevin Martin's reputation continues to rise... at least on online mock NBA drafts.

2 mock drafts, Draftcity.com and InsideHoops.com, have the ZHS grad moving up in the draft order. Draftcity has Martin now going to Denver with the 20th pick, while InsideHoops has the two-guard headed to Indiana at 29th overall.

Martin's father tells WHIZ that his son will work out for the Pacers on Wednesday, a day after working out for the L.A. Lakers.

The NBA draft takes...
June 17, 2004 - 5:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville native is headed to the NBA - now for good.

Kevin Martin, the 6-7 guard from Western Carolina, will remain in the NBA Draft.

The NBA deadline for underclassmen to either stay in the draft or return to college was 5 p.m. Thursday.

"He told me around 4:30," Kevin Martin, Sr. said. "He was going right down to the wire.

"He's had hit heart set on this since the final game of (Western Carolina's) season. He felt his workouts (with NBA teams...
June 16, 2004 - 9:18pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Phone records from a cell phone issued to the Ohio State men's basketball office dispute the earlier statements from a former OSU assistant coach.

The records show at least four phone calls were made to the home of Kathleen Salyers, whose lawsuit against an OSU booster led to the firing of Buckeyes' head coach Jim O'Brien.

Paul Biancardi, the new head coach at Wright State and a former OSU assistant under O'Brien, denied the allegations in the lawsuit but refused to...
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